Arts & Entertainment

Walt Whitman collection on display

November 21, 2019

In celebration of the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s work, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) presents the exhibition “Ut Pictura Poesis,” featuring archived letters, works, and art made and inspired by the famous American poet. In 1855, Whitman published one of his most influential works, “Leaves of Grass,” in which he writes, “I celebrate myself, […]

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Mr. Rogers’ music essential to campus climate, brings hope

November 7, 2019

Written by: Clara Ivanoff The music department’s performance, “Mister Rogers: The Musician,” will spread Rogers’ message of compassion and kindness—something we should all be doing in today’s divisive and disdainful climate. Rollins is an especially important place to do so because this is where Rogers grew from a student to a talented musician, and on […]

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Marketplace reopens following delays

October 31, 2019

Students waited two extra months for the re-opening of the Marketplace, the main cafeteria on campus inside the Cornell Campus Center. The cafeteria, which was originally expected to be completely renovated in August, underwent a $3 million overhaul. Although Rollins is enduring other renovations with the Rollins Hall and Lakeside Residential Complex construction sites, administrators […]

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Business major pursues rising music career

October 24, 2019

Jad Saad (‘20) is a musician on the rise. His singles have hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify, garnering an international fanbase, yet he still finds time to do his school assignments. To keep up with his dream, Saad flies back and forth between New York and Los Angeles while songwriting, making music with […]

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‘The Humans’ makes Orlando debut at the Annie

October 10, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre debuted a spectacular production of “The Humans,” a feat possible due to the talented student cast and brilliant set design that brought the script to life. “The Humans” is not just a play about a typical family get-together—or maybe it is. The Tony-award winning one-act grapples with the issues plaguing the […]

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Headlining artists coming to Orlando

October 3, 2019

Fall semester is the time to plan some concert dates before your wallet is totally depleted. Here is a list of upcoming concerts in the area across a variety of venues. Luckily for us, Orlando is a hub for popular and up-and-coming artists. Bea Miller Oct. 19, 6 p.m. The Beacham Tickets starting at $22.50 […]

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Students’ film premieres in local festival

September 26, 2019

Two student filmmakers, Kinsley Gerks (‘20) and Renee Sang (‘21), premiered their first short film titled “Planting Seeds, Growing Justice” at the Global Peace Film Festival last week.  The pair originally created the film for a Critical Media and Cultural Studies elective, “Making Documentaries,” with Dr. Steven Schoen.  The short film explores issues surrounding global […]

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Smithsonian loans African American art

September 26, 2019

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit on African American Art in the twentieth century is now on display at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM), boasting nearly 50 sculptures and paintings by 32 African American artists. The artwork in the collection, available to students until Dec. 29, spans across several rooms and explores the nature […]

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Hurricane forces plays into time-crunch

September 19, 2019

For some, Hurricane Dorian meant a week free of classes, but for students and faculty working on the Department of Theatre & Dance’s fall productions, the storm caused major setbacks. The department is now in a race against time to prepare for its first two shows of the season: “The Humans” and “Bakersfield Mist.”  Not […]

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Blackbox theater delayed until 2021

September 19, 2019

Rollins students now have to wait at least two years for a permanent blackbox theater. After budgeting restrictions derailed the project’s progress, the expected completion date for the new Fred Stone Theatre changed from early 2020 to the fall of 2021.  Issues with the construction of the new theater arose before the project began. The […]

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