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Dining receives A-rating for vegan meal options

November 14, 2018

Kira BernhardNon-vegan and vegan students alike hoped the high Peta2 rating would encourage Dining Services to provide more vegan options. 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 […]

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Hurricane Michael hits home for two first-year students

October 24, 2018

Raiven Bryant’s grandparent’s Panama City home. (Photo courtesy of Raiven Bryant) The roof of the one-story house in Panama City is caving in and splinters of wood poke out. The planks of wood the homeowners used to board up the windows in preparation for the hurricane hang helplessly like loose shutters. Damp pink insulation covers all […]

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Volleyball raises over $1600 for pediatric cancer

September 19, 2018

(Rollins Sports / Courtesy) Although the Rollins volleyball team lost Saturday’s match to Eckerd College, their event to support pediatric cancer, accompanied by a growing student section, was a success. Groups of supportive parents, students and community members sporting gold shirts, representing pediatric cancer awareness, filled the stands for the “Colorful and Courageous” event. Players […]

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Email phishing scams compromise student accounts

August 29, 2018

In the last few weeks, many students have received phishing emails that said their bank account was suspended. The chain of events in this most recent wave of phishing emails started when approximately seven students clicked on the email scams that included links sent out asking for Rollins Outlook login information. This allowed attackers to […]

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Bed too small? Students may start renting larger ones

August 20, 2018

If you do not quite fit in the twin-XL bed provided by the dorms, stress no further. Students may be able to rent full-sized beds for their dorm rooms starting as soon as spring 2019. For $300, the company Roomie Rentals offers a full-size bed frame attachment, a memory-foam mattress, and the delivery and set […]

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Science students receive stipend to research cell trafficking, computer chemistry

April 19, 2018

Two science students, Catherine Deuchler ‘18, a Biochemistry and Molecular Bio major, and Papaa Kodzi ‘20, a Pre-Engineering major, will work alongside faculty this summer as a part of the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship program. Rollins offers the program  every summer and it gives students the chance to learn from their professors, conduct publishable reserach, and […]

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Rollins marches in solidarity with Parkland survivors

March 29, 2018

Rollins students stood alongside, approximately 25,000 people in a march against gun violence  and in support of gun control at The March For Our Lives in Orlando. The march was led by a group of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, family members, and alumni. It started on the outskirts of Lake Eola Park, and […]

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Diplomatic diversity at Rollins

February 15, 2018

Diversity and inclusion are ongoing focuses of Rollins and new initiatives are frequently being implemented to improve the experience of racial minority groups at Rollins. Joshua Colson ‘19 and Arianna Montrose ‘19 are two students healvily involved in an admissions program called Envoys, which aims to increase the enrollment and inclusion of minority students on […]

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Crummer students work with NASA-patented technology

February 8, 2018

Six Crummer students are investigating a NASA-patented technology that could help clean contaminated soil. MBA ‘18 students Ari Davis, Walker Haymaker, Liz Cvercko, Rubens Vianna, Valerie Camille, and Damien Adams are group members for a project in their “NASA Capstone” Crummer class. They first got the idea for the project when looking for ways to […]

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Discrimination to diversity: the history of black students at Rollins

February 1, 2018

In 1970, only 19 black students attended Rollins. Five years before that, there were none. For our first black students, having little on-campus social lives and experiencing racism and accusations of segregation was their reality. The history of our black students began in 1964, when John Mark Cox Jr. became the first black person to […]

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