All posts by The Sandspur

University of Manchester:Intergenerational Projects

How Intergenerational Projects Are Tackling the Loneliness Crisis: As the UK’s population ages, loneliness amongst the elderly is quickly becoming an epidemic. According to the latest research by the Campaign to End Loneliness, 17% of older people have contact with [...]

April 10, 2017 Features

NYU: Lead Palestine

“The first time I was offered a cigarette was by a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee named Odayee, in a refugee camp right out of Nablus called New Askar,” said 21-year-old R.J. Khalaf, founder of LEAD Palestine.   Born and raised in [...]

April 10, 2017 Features

UC Berkeley: Safe Space

University of California, Berkeley, students are developing a website and mobile app to connect campus students experiencing mental health issues with other students who face similar experiences. The startup, called SafeSpace, placed first in the Improving Student Life category of [...]

April 10, 2017 Features

Duke: Grow With Nigeria

A Duke medical student’s NGO aims to expand career development options in science, technology engineering and math for youth in Nigeria. Teminioluwa Ajayi, a third-year medical student at Duke, co-founded Grow with Nigeria three years ago after moving to the United States [...]

April 10, 2017 Campus, Features

Princeton: Citizen Scientists

By 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, over 500 university affiliates had packed Princeton’s Frist Campus Center. By the end of the day, 64 teach-ins occurred, 13 university and community organizations promoted their respective causes and nearly 1,500 people participated in the campus-wide Day of [...]

April 10, 2017 Campus, Features, Media, News

University of Pittsburgh: Conquering Cold Cases

On a Wednesday night in February, Rachel Feil stands at a whiteboard in room 232 of David Lawrence Hall, tapping a red Expo marker on her chin as she studies what she’s scribbled on the surface. “I don’t know,” she [...]

April 10, 2017 Campus, Media, News

Students send letter of concern after college responds to fake news

We emailed this letter on March 30, 2017, to President Cornwell who forwarded it to several administrators. We have had follow-up meetings with several people on campus. We have reprinted the letter below to inform the campus community on the [...]

April 6, 2017 Campus, Features

Editorializing the IFC Suspension

The Rollins College campus found out last week that all six fraternities would be temporarily suspended pending investigation of “high risk behaviors” and that Greek Week would be replaced by a series of summits with the aim to “align organizational [...]

March 2, 2017 Editorials, Opinion

A thoughtful pause of fraternity life

Overnight, Rollins College made national news over a decision that we made to temporarily suspend the programming and activities of fraternity life. Since then, we have also received a broad range of feedback, ranging from enthusiastic support of this decision [...]

March 2, 2017 Opinion

Veterans Day

The last year has been a tumultuous one. Our election cycle alone has pitted friend against friend and for many became more of an internationally broadcast personality contest than a political campaign. Our airwaves have been so dominated by everything [...]

November 10, 2016 Arts & Entertainment