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Senior staffers bid farewell to ‘The Sandspur,’ reminisce on time spent

When I first joined The Sandspur as a freelance writer, it was a way for me to build up my portfolio and gain writing experience for the future. I am happy to say that it has become much more than [...]

April 27, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

Letter from the Editor to the Class of 2020

It is unbelievably humid, there are lizards everywhere, the amount of rain cannot possibly be real, and you brought way too much stuff (even though you’ll think halfway through the semester that it isn’t nearly enough).  Moving in is a [...]

August 29, 2016 Opinion

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Johannesburg, South Africa A wave of intense xenophobia has taken over parts of South Africa with the latest manifestations hitting Johannesburg. Protestors attacked and looted foreign-owned businesses to show their displeasure for the growing number of foreigners in a country [...]

April 24, 2015 Beyond Rollins, Campus, News

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North Charleston, S. Carolina A South Carolina cop has been arrested on murder charges after shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott, the man he pulled over for a traffic stop. Officer Michael Slager pulled Scott over for a broken tail light and [...]

April 16, 2015 Beyond Rollins, News

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Rome, Italy The Italian government rescued over 1,500 migrants in approximately 24 hours as they attempted to enter Italy via five boats in the Mediterranean Sea. The mission took four coastguard vessels and an Italian navy ship to rescue those [...]

April 8, 2015 Media, News

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Alps, France Germanwings flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps after the co-pilot sent the plane into an intentional descent. Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old co-pilot, reportedly locked the door to the cockpit after the pilot left for a moment and [...]

April 2, 2015 Beyond Rollins, News

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Jerusalem, Israel Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected as the head of the country Likud party. Netanyahu won with a comfortable margin, to the surprise of many, after staying fairly even with his challengers in the poll during the [...]

March 26, 2015 Beyond Rollins, News

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Istanbul, Turkey Three British teenagers were placed into custody in Turkey’s capital and subsequently returned to the United Kingdom after attempting to make their way to Syria to perpetuate terrorist acts. Scotland Yard, the British investigative agency, contacted the Turkish [...]

March 19, 2015 Beyond Rollins, News

Racism triggers rapid response from university

The Oklahoma Kappa chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was recently suspended after a video emerged on a social media platform of members of the fraternity singing a racist song to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” [...]

March 19, 2015 Beyond Rollins, Features, News

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Maiduguri, Nigeria The Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State following an attack by female suicide bombers in the town of Maiduguri. In a video reportedly released by their leader Abubakar Shekau, the group promised [...]

March 12, 2015 Beyond Rollins, News