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Bach Festival brings ‘Vive la France’ to Knowles

It was my unusual privilege on April 22 to attend the Bach Festival’s Vive la France concert in Rollins’ own Knowles Memorial Chapel. The Bach Festival Society, which saw its birth at Rollins in 1935, per the evening’s program, prides [...]

April 28, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Spoken words on gender, sexual identity

This past Thursday, poet Kavi Ade visited Rollins to share some of their poetry. Ade was brought to Rollins by the Student Leadership Forum, presented by Rita Bornstein. Students gathered in Bush to listen to Ade’s poetry and opinions on [...]

April 27, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Poetry

BYOB and BBQ at the FSL tailgate

This past Thursday, FSL held a tailgate to gather students for the upcoming women’s lacrosse game. The different fraternities and sororities partnered up to help out with the event, as well as to make sure students were present and participating. [...]

April 27, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

Senior staffers bid farewell to ‘The Sandspur,’ reminisce on time spent

When I first joined The Sandspur as a freelance writer, it was a way for me to build up my portfolio and gain writing experience for the future. I am happy to say that it has become much more than [...]

April 27, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

Mortar exhibition in CFAM features senior artists’ mixed media works

On April 15, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum opened its annual senior student exhibition. This year’s exhibition, entitled Mortar, features a variety of mixed media art from the four graduating studio art seniors. The title Mortar unites all the pieces [...]

April 20, 2017 Art, Arts & Entertainment

‘Urinetown’ highlights the dangers of unchecked capitalism and climate change

Urinetown is filled with enchanting songs and odd choreography that capture the audience’s complete attention during the musical numbers. In addition to the captivating sequences, there are comical moments in between as well as a full-fledged revolution. It follows a [...]

April 20, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Theater

Fighting political apathy in millennials

Tuesday, April 11, Rollins hosted a panel titled Entrepreneurship and Politics in the 21st Century, which was accompanied by California’s District 15 Congressman Eric Swalwell and Florida’s very own District 7 Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy.  As advertised, the panel centered on [...]

April 20, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

RCCM and MECCA co-host second Table Manners event

Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Women of Islam, Interfaith Dialogue, and Immigration Law. These topics are not typically brought up at the dinner table. Table Manners 2.0 was an event hosted by the Middle Eastern Culture and Cuisine Association (MECCA) and the Rollins [...]

April 20, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

Greek Life jams out at Lip Sync

This year, eight sororities and fraternities gathered in the Alfond Gym to show off their best dance moves for Lip Sync. While some organizations take the event very seriously, others view the event as a fun time to dance in [...]

April 13, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Playwright speaks on politics, satire

One of the speakers at this year’s Drama Conference at Rollins was playwright Lisa Loomer. Best known around Rollins as the creator of the play Expecting Isabel, which was performed in the spring of 2016, Loomer has addressed such controversial [...]

April 13, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Features