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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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Hurricane Michael hits home for two first-year students

October 24, 2018

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 of the furniture inside. This is what the Panama City […]

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Volleyball raises over $1600 for pediatric cancer

September 19, 2018

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 warmed up in tie-dye […]

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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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