Author: mleadenrollins-edu

Headlining artists coming to Orlando

October 3, 2019

Fall semester is the time to plan some concert dates before your wallet is totally depleted. Here is a list of upcoming concerts in the area across a variety of venues. Luckily for us, Orlando is a hub for popular and up-and-coming artists. Bea Miller Oct. 19, 6 p.m. The Beacham Tickets starting at $22.50 […]

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Dorian hits home for student from The Bahamas

September 26, 2019

Family businesses torn apart and seaside houses swept away are nightmares to most, but for Katherine Graham (‘23) and her extended family they are reality, since they have generations of roots in The Bahamas.  When it appeared that Hurricane Dorian would hit Orlando at the end of August, Rollins announced a mandatory evacuation for all […]

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International students & hurricane housing

September 19, 2019

For Floridian students, Hurricane Dorian may have just been another passing storm. For international students like Lilin Chen (‘21) and Sakura Kojima (‘21), the hurricane that was initially projected to be a Category Five storm caused unexpected concerns. While Rollins did offer transportation to a Red Cross Shelter for students in need of somewhere to […]

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CFAM premieres artwork by mixed-ability students for first time

August 29, 2019

Unlike other exhibits on display in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) this summer, “Shifting Perspectives” is comprised of amateur artwork.  For the first time in CFAM, artists range from kindergarteners to high schoolers—all local students from mixed-ability backgrounds.  Each creature holds its own personality. One seems to spread its wings to bathe in the […]

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Campus accessibility concerns ramp up

April 10, 2019

Accessibility is at the forefront of administrators’ minds when planning new campus construction as they take the opportunity to surpass ADA standards. On a historic campus with century-old buildings, students with disabilities find it difficult to traverse campus, which is plagued by lots of stairs and few elevators within buildings. Students have demanded change, and […]

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The Sandspur celebrates its 125th anniversary

March 27, 2019

On a warm December morning in 1894, a literary journal called The Sand-Spur, decorated with a cover featuring a small yet mighty plant, was available at Rollins for the first time. This day marked the beginning of a 125-year tradition of The Sandspur, which as of this year, remains the oldest continuous student-run newspaper in […]

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Assistant director of CICI embarks on new chapter

February 20, 2019

After almost four years at Rollins, Destinee Lott, a pillar of support for Rollins students, especially those of diverse backgrounds, is leaving.  Lott is currently the assistant director of the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement (CICI) but will become the assistant director for special scholarships at Georgia Institute of Technology.  “With Rollins being such […]

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Dancing dragon rings in Chinese Lunar New Year

February 20, 2019

Courtesy of Li Wei Ten students from the China Club and German Club carried the long, winding dragon through various buildings on campus in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Its lanky red-and-green body flowed in the wind while its fire-breathing mouth and glistening eyes looked deep into the souls of the students it passed.  […]

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Art piece reimagines America’s complex history with interracial relationships

February 13, 2019

Printed scrolls hang on the walls of Carnegie Hall. The modge podge of black, white, and red fabric and text appear overwhelming at first, but upon a closer read, the viewer is transported through decades of history relating to interracial relationships in the U.S.  The five scrolls featured in the English department’s headquarters illuminate Holly […]

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Dining receives A-rating for vegan meal options

November 14, 2018

Dining Services was awarded an A rating on their Vegan Report Card for the month of October by Peta2, North America’s largest youth animal rights group. The national organization created the report card to analyze how 1,150 colleges satisfy their students with their supply and quality of vegan food. The state average for Florida is […]

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