Arts & Entertainment

‘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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The Annie previews its 2019-2020 season

September 12, 2019

Written by Ariana Cardenas This season, the Annie Russell Theatre will present “The Humans,” “Private Lies,” “The Good Person of Setzuan,” and “Mamma Mia!” The diverse group of directors is excited for this year’s line-up and looking forward to the shows’ intricate plots, tones, and themes. “The Humans,” a one-act play that was a finalist […]

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To bee, or not to bee? Senior artist explores insect’s decline

March 20, 2019

Small vials line up the table, each filled with either  dead honeybees or their favorite sticky, yellow substance. Strategically placed on the wall above them are rectangular wooden frames filled with old honeycomb. These are just two pieces of Zinnia’s Upson’s (‘19) artwork, who, through old materials from bee farmers, is painting a dark picture […]

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Stuck on campus? Here’s how to spend spring break in Orlando

March 6, 2019

If you are not going home or hopping on a last-minute flight to an Instagram-worthy island this spring break, do not worry; Central Florida offers plenty of exciting Spring Break options. After all, you are in Florida, one of the country’s top spring break destinations. Florida Strawberry Festival  Did midterms leave a sour taste in […]

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Dining services ditches plastic for reusable, recyclable containers

February 27, 2019

By: Christina Oliviera and Victoria Scott Dining Services cut plastic from the shelves of campus stores and eateries by providing reusable and recyclable alternatives. This is a part of its overarching initative to build a more sustainable consumption model for students. Most plastic-bottled beverages in stores and cafes on campus have been replaced with glass […]

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