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Between two worlds

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is a powerful set of essays describing the life of a black man in America, and the struggles that that entails. The essays are written to his son, in an effort to [...]

October 12, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Books

Pumpkin spice your dorm life

Can you see the leaves turning vivid shades of golden brown and hear the crunch of them as you stroll through campus? Yeah, me neither. Even so, I am still embracing all things fall (and, thus, pumpkin) with this pumpkin [...]

October 12, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Food

Fall in love with pumpkin pancakes

September 22 was the first official day of fall but the weather in Florida has not changed. However, that should not stop us from getting into the fall spirit by cooking with all things pumpkin! Handling an actual pumpkin can [...]

October 5, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Food

Politics fuel new season of ‘AHS’

I ask you, dear readers, to hold the following image in your mind: Imagine actor Evan Peters, sporting a manbun dyed blue, rhythmically thrusting his pelvis against a flat screen TV while shouting “U-S-A!” I assure you that this is [...]

October 5, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, TV

Discovering inner peace through film

For over a decade, the Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) worked with Rollins to screen films on-campus that capture various current obstacles solutions to global peace. These screenings have always been free to all students. Aside from Rollins’ central position [...]

September 28, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Global Peace Film Festival, Movies

A review of Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows, Cassandra Clare’s newest novel in her massive, three-series collective universe of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, took a turn from the previous books in that it directly takes on politics. The government, in the form of the ominous Clave, [...]

September 28, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Books

The Cradle Will Still Rock

The Annie Russell Theatre opened its eighty-fifth season with The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein. The musical describes the post-Great Depression era where political corruption and corporate greed take over a fictional town called Steeltown, USA. The fight about [...]

September 28, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Theater

A tasty breakfast to fuel your day

Not all of us have the luxury of a kitchen here at Rollins, so I am letting you in on my go-to breakfast, which only requires a microwave, some ingredients, a bowl and a spoon(ful of delight). If that has [...]

September 7, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Food

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