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Baking treats in a college dormitory? Not as hard as you might think

I never thought I would be any good at anything related to what the kids call “adulting.” But recently, I have become known around Rollins College as the provider of baked goods,  including cookies, gluten free goods, and cakes. How [...]

March 2, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

Movies so bad…they’re good

We have heard this statement many times before when talking about people’s favorite films. “It’s just so bad that it’s fun.” With the release of Fifty Shades: Darker, this statement stands the test of time. I remember sitting at Sandspur [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Best of Winter Park, Columns, Nicks' Picks, Opinion, Staff Picks

Valentine’s Day woes

The rose petals have been swept, the chocolates devoured,  the candlelit dinner stacked in Tupperware. Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone and what have we gained from it? A pretty sizeable hole in our wallets. I have never been [...]

February 16, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

Tales from Tokyo and Lancaster

Sandspur staff share their tales from abroad. Tokyo, Japan Nicolas Nagaoka, Writer Never fly during typhoon season. I never thought that statement would have been the first lesson of my time spent studying abroad. I did not know what to [...]

September 1, 2016 Features

The Nicks review smattering of summer flicks

Suicide Squad Reviewed by Nicolas Nagaoka As the summer comes to a close, it is time to look back on what was expected to be DC Comics triumphant return to the big screen: Suicide Squad. Too bad that Suicide Squad [...]

August 29, 2016 Columns, Nicks' Picks, Opinion

Columnist rounds up the year’s film releases

I am not going to lie: being a film critic does not make you friends. It took a while for me to internalize that fact. People have come up to me just to tell me how wrong my opinion of [...]

April 20, 2016 Arts & Entertainment

Hardcore Henry: A first-person trainwreck

Sex, drugs, violence, and rock and roll are words that accurately describe Hardcore Henry’s theme. Hardcore Henry, directed by Ilya Naishuller and starring Sharito Copley, Hayley Bennett, Tim Roth, and Danila Kozlovsky, is a psychedelic and violent ride through the [...]

April 13, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

Rollins Film Society now open for business

Two years ago, I tried to start up my own film club at Rollins. Here, year after year, film clubs come and go. While I tried to stop my idea from becoming one of the many “has beens,” it turned [...]

April 6, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Media, Opinion

Early arrival of the Fox

Eric Hilton This year’s Fox Day was quite a pleasant respite. Since it arrived much earlier than last year, I was able to enjoy Fox Day without having to stress over upcoming final exams. I awakened on Fox Day to [...]

April 6, 2016 Features

In Batman V Superman, nobody wins

Terrible. Lazy. Incoherent. Effortless. Heartless. Generic. These are the words that came to mind when I saw Zack Snyder’s crap opus Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film takes place in Snyder’s head where Batman and Superman are terrible [...]

March 31, 2016 Columns, Opinion