All posts by The Sandspur

Hult prize team to compete in London

This Rollins team, BatterEASE, is one of only 50 selected to compete in an accelerator program in London next August. Out of those, six will be picked to pitch to the U.N. and then only one will get the $1 [...]

April 26, 2018 Arts & Entertainment

Sororities steal the show

Photo by Kira Bernhard Alpha Omicron Pi (top) won first place with their “Jail Break” theme, followed closely behind by Non Compic Mentis (middle) with thier “2000s School Dance” theme and Kappa Delta with their “Pirate’s Life” theme.  [...]

March 29, 2018 Arts & Entertainment

Athletes take no days off over spring break

While much of campus was gone, Rollins’ student athletes played conference teams and traveled across the country. Here is what you missed last week in Rollins athletics: Women’s lacrosse won all three games, improving to 8-2 overall. Baseball won six [...]

March 22, 2018 Sports

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