Author: victoria-alvarez

Opinion: Student health should come before new projects

November 14, 2018

Why did it have to take freshmen getting sick for McKean’s living conditions to be addressed? McKean Hall, (Courtesy of Rollins College Flickr) After reading the article “Mold and bug concerns reported in McKean” in The Sandspur, I only had one question: Why did it have to take freshmen getting sick for McKean’s living conditions to […]

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Upcoming forum looks at future of Central Florida city planning

October 31, 2018

Winter Park officials gather to examine city’s sustainability Rollins will host an event featuring prominent Winter Park officials to showcase the Winter Park community as an environmental planning model for the future of Central Florida. The event is called “Winter Park and Florida’s Next Golden Age,” and it will be hosted in the Suntrust Auditorium […]

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Learning self defense in a comfortable, yet nearly empty, environment

October 24, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia RookeFree Thursday class teaches valuable protection skills with a Kung Fu twist I took my first Rollins self-defense class ever, and I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. I felt slightly overwhelmed going into the class, not only because of the fighting aspect, but because the thought of having to […]

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Museum’s exhibit explores femininity and power

October 24, 2018

Connecting Dangerous Women’s Renaissance-based messages to today The paintings in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s latest exhibit, Dangerous Women, explore feminity in the Renaissance era.(Photo courtesy of Angela- Maria Martin) With goosebump-worthy artwork tied to enriching backstories, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s (CFAM) latest exhibition provokes social commentary about the role of women that transcends […]

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Let’s be frank: The Rollins gym is gross

October 10, 2018

Students and faculty freely use the gym; however, students complain it should be cleaned more. (Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) As you walk into the Alfond Sports Center’s Daryl’s Fitness Center, there is an overwhelming sense of humidity (regardless of the insufficient air conditioning) mixed with sweat and bad body odor. The atmosphere feels moldy […]

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Professors police Juuling

October 10, 2018

Students Juul on campus, that is no secret. But now it is becoming popular inside buildings and even in classrooms, and professors are not happy about it. “Some faculty and staff have expressed their concerns that they were seeing students vaping/Juuling in campus buildings,” said Maeghan Rempala, director of the Office of Community Standards & […]

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Wifi woes are never-ending

September 19, 2018

Spotty wifi leaves students frustrated and unable to complete assignments Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Sitting in the Olin Library with a deadline due in 10 minutes, I develop an overwhelming sense of panic as my laptop screen reads: “You are not connected to the internet.” No matter how many times I reload the browser or disconnect […]

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Eating disorders: A Silent Struggle

September 12, 2018

Approximately 30 million people suffer from eating disorders in the United States. (Diana Lam / Staff Photographer) Content warning: This article contains descriptions of eating disorders that may be triggering to some people. From the outside, Adrienne Almonte (‘19) seemed like she had it all together. She was a typical high schooler, smiling, hanging out […]

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Juuling at Rollins: Addiction comes in small, black pods

September 5, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke As the popularity of cigarettes declines, more young adults, including Rollins College students, are resorting to a small, handheld vaping device called a JUUL. The JUUL’s original purpose was to help people who were addicted to cigarettes stop smoking. Now, it has become a nationwide trend for young people. “I [use […]

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Ten tips to survive freshman year

August 20, 2018

Explore early Before classes start, figure out where you are supposed to go so you do not walk into the wrong classroom or whip out a map, which is essentially a beacon of freshman sorrow. Though walking into the wrong classroom happens and it can be funny if you play it off correctly, it is […]

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