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Change is hard to swallow

September 7, 2017

The following represent differing opinions on the new dining experience implemented by Rollins. For the changes, by Emma Morgan ’21 Food is such an integral part of quotidian conversations that it has become “the buzz” around campus due to a dramatic shift in the configuration of students’ meal plan privileges. Because changing the status quo […]

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BYOB and BBQ at the FSL tailgate

April 27, 2017

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. The event featured free food from Four Rivers and also allowed alcohol on the premise […]

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

April 27, 2017

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 that.From freelance writer to staff member, I’m honored to have been a part of such […]

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Big changes in Olin Library’s future

April 20, 2017

Rumors have been rampant concerning Olin Library’s future. Moving certain programs into the building, moving quiet and loud floors, and construction have all been in question. I sat down with Olin Library Director Dr. Jonathan Miller to understand the renovations taking place within the building in the next year. Library personnel had already been in […]

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Fighting political apathy in millennials

April 20, 2017

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 issues faced by the twenty-first century generation, especially in civic engagement, standard of living, and […]

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RCCM and MECCA co-host second Table Manners event

April 20, 2017

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 College Catholic Campus Ministry (RCCM). The organized, open discussion was supported by the Office of […]

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Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly share what it means to be a hero

April 13, 2017

Some people are born to become heroes, while others find the title thrust upon them by pure circumstance. Former Senator Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, her husband, have had to look death in the eyes on multiple occasions. In every sense of the word, they are heroes—both because of the challenges they have overcome […]

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SGA and Title IX unite to stand against sexual assault

April 13, 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month began in April. For the past two years, this month has kicked off with the Rally Against Violence, or Day of Action, as NSVRC calls it. The Student Government Association president and the Title IX Coordinator come together to educate the student body on ways to be proactive bystanders. Oriana Jimenez, […]

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President lauds student engagement in light of recent controversy

April 13, 2017

Dear Students, The academic integrity of your college has been called into question of late by spurious digital media posts and the social media virus that ensued.  I write to share some of what I have learned, and what I would urge you to consider. I learned that you care deeply about your college, its […]

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Duke: Grow With Nigeria

April 10, 2017

A Duke medical student’s NGO aims to expand career development options in science, technology engineering and math for youth in Nigeria. Teminioluwa Ajayi, a third-year medical student at Duke, co-founded Grow with Nigeria three years ago after moving to the United States when he was 15 years old. After receiving education in the United States, Ajayi said he realized that […]

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