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Why ‘Moonlight’ deserves attention—and why it does not

The only thing that could have possibly overshadowed Suicide Squad’s win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 2017 Academy Awards was a shocking mix-up in the Best Picture category. When Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty prepared to read the [...]

March 9, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Olin removes books from Language and Literature

If you’ve been in the library recently, you may have noticed the sea of green tags popping out of the tops of some books. This paper ocean may have been a bit alarming to you, since it is especially dense [...]

March 9, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Books, Features

What ‘The West Wing’ can teach us about today’s politics

You don’t need me to tell you that we are living in a time of more political activism than our generation has ever faced before. All eyes are on Washington D.C., and while popular culture can often provide an escape [...]

March 9, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

Baking treats in a college dormitory? Not as hard as you might think

I never thought I would be any good at anything related to what the kids call “adulting.” But recently, I have become known around Rollins College as the provider of baked goods,  including cookies, gluten free goods, and cakes. How [...]

March 2, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

Four students participate in printmaking independent study

This semester, Dr. Rachel Simmons, a professor in the Art and Art History Department, has teamed up with various students to dive into the medium of printmaking through independent studies. Independent studies are semester-long, student-led research courses based on student-selected [...]

March 2, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

Bach Festival “Reformation” concert celebrates music, defiance

The Protestant Reformation shaped the course of Western civilization, adding a humanist angle to our way of thinking and prompting a critical look at our priorities and values. With the chokehold of the Roman Catholic Church, the potential of the [...]

March 2, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

2017’s Oscar Predictions

The Oscars are just days away and Hollywood is divided. It’s La La Land, a brilliantly-created musical about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a polarizing drama tacking racial and sexual barriers. Over the past two years, not a single [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Women’s sacrifices in Vietnam showcased in “A Piece of my Heart”

I was present for the opening night of the current production of A Piece of My Heart, written by Shirley Lauro and directed by Marianne Diquattro. The show runs in the Annie Russell from February 17-25. As always, Rollins students [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Theater

Bach Festival welcomes Organist Todd Wilson

The plangent and multi-hued sounds of Knowles Memorial Chapel’s pipe organ filled the air last Friday, controlled by the sure hands (and feet) of Todd Wilson. The head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Wilson is [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Movies so bad…they’re good

We have heard this statement many times before when talking about people’s favorite films. “It’s just so bad that it’s fun.” With the release of Fifty Shades: Darker, this statement stands the test of time. I remember sitting at Sandspur [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Best of Winter Park, Columns, Nicks' Picks, Opinion, Staff Picks