Author: mthomasrollins-edu

Celebrating Womanhood

April 8, 2011

Last week, Voices for Women (V4W) displayed a powerful presence on the Rollins campus with V-Week. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, V-Week hosted events to educate the campus about issues regarding violence toward women, and just to celebrate women in general. The week included a discussion with award […]

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The Real Issue of Gay Marriage: Marriage Equality

April 1, 2011

Last semester, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted an extremely informative Diversity Dialogue titled “In the Wake of Prop 8” on the issue of marriage equality. During this panel, Director of Theatre Arts and Dance Jennifer Cavenaugh explained the importance of language, encouraging people to say “marriage equality” and not “gay marriage,” as the latter […]

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Religion, Race and Homosexuality

February 17, 2011

In the spirit of responsible leadership and global citizenship, 20 Rollins faculty, staff, Holt and A&S students ventured into the central Florida community on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Center, the oldest LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community center in Florida, partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign, and Equality Florida […]

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Good Chemistry is a Recipe for Success

January 21, 2011

The Rollins Tars Women’s Basketball team is gearing up for its upcoming game against Florida Southern on Saturday, Jan. 22. The Tars will meet Florida Southern at home as fifth in the conference, with a season record an astounding 15-2. After their gut-wrenching loss to Eckerd by only one point, the Tars dropped five spots […]

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Step Afrika! Stomps onto Campus

January 21, 2011

The stepping, stomping and dancing phenomenon Step Afrika! kicked off the fi ve-day Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in the Alfond Sports Center last Thursday. Based out of Washington, D.C., Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 by Brian Williams, a graduate of Howard University, where he first learned to step as a member of Alpha […]

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SGRho Steps Its Way to Unity

November 19, 2010

The members of Sigma Gamma Rho (SGRho) showed their true colors during their step show Wednesday, Nov. 10. “I bleed blue and gold!” proclaimed the sisters. This show was different than many of their other shows because it was held in Bush Auditorium and they gave a special preview before the show. This show was […]

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Olmos Fuses Entertainment and Activism in Tiedtke

November 5, 2010

On Oct. 28, Rollins students, faculty, staff and community members packed into Keene Hall to listen to the Winter Park Institute’s most recent speaker, Edward James Olmos. His event attracted the largest audience of the school year. If the name is unfamiliar, Olmos might be better recognized as Jennifer Lopez’s father in the movie Selena, […]

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You Only Get One Body; Love It

October 29, 2010

Wednesday, Oct. 20, marked a very special day for two student organizations on campus. Spectrum and Voices for Women both hosted campus- wide programming on the encouragement and well-being of students. The whole week was Love Your Body Week, an annual Voices for Women program. The week aims to promote a healthy and loving body […]

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Google Instant Limits Search Results

October 29, 2010

To “google” is “to search for something on the Internet using a search engine.” That is the definition of the verb that has become an intrinsic part of our everyday Internet experience. But wait, Google is not only a search engine and a verb anymore… it features Google Earth, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Fight […]

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Here at Rollins, People Come Out With Pride

October 22, 2010

Sunday, Oct. 10 was a bright, sunny day at Lake Eola with 70,000 people gathered all the way around the lake, but not merely to enjoy the sunshine. The day marked the sixth annual Come Out with Pride parade around Lake Eola. According to police estimates, around 70,000 people came to watch the parade–a record-breaking […]

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