Student Orgs

Volleyball raises over $1600 for pediatric cancer

September 19, 2018

(Rollins Sports / Courtesy) Although the Rollins volleyball team lost Saturday’s match to Eckerd College, their event to support pediatric cancer, accompanied by a growing student section, was a success. Groups of supportive parents, students and community members sporting gold shirts, representing pediatric cancer awareness, filled the stands for the “Colorful and Courageous” event. Players […]

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New LGBTQ+ club seeks to educate

September 19, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke This year, LGBTQ students and their allies will be given more opportunities for social activism in the form of a new organization called Rollins College Queer and Allies, shortened to Q + A. The new group has different purposes than Spectrum, another LGBTQ organization on campus. Zoe Ryan (‘19), Queer and […]

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When religious beliefs and discrimination collide

September 19, 2018

Knowles Memorial Chapel is a central part of Rollins. Now, religion has become a touchy subject (Carolina Skillman / Staff Photographer) An evangelical Christian group, who was denied last spring to be a student organization, has re-applied to join campus. They were denied out of concerns that their organization’s values prevent gay people from becoming […]

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Breaking down SGA’s budget

September 12, 2018

Nagina Chaudhry, left, and Greg Taicher, right, are the respective President and Vice President of SGA. (Nagina Chaudhry / Courtesy) The Rollins Student Government Association (SGA) has an annual budget of $74,550, but how is it all distributed? Well, for starters, nearly 80 percent of the budget goes towards other student organizations. This section, called […]

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Democracy Project has high hopes for student voting

September 5, 2018

Graphic by Gracie Street Nationally, college students have low midterm election turnout rates, with only 18.8 percent of students casting a ballot in 2014. However, Rollins’ Democracy Project, a student-led organization encouraging community engagement in politics, is aiming for a 50 percent student voter turnout. “We’re trying to hit 50 percent, which is ambitious. We’d at […]

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First student athlete joins SGA executive board

September 5, 2018

Greg Taicher, captain of the lacrosse team and SGA vice president (Diana Lam). Rollins Student Government Association (SGA) welcomed Greg Taicher (‘19) as the first student-athlete to serve on its executive board. This will be a busy year for the senior who is captain of the men’s lacrosse team and vice-president of SGA. “I’m more […]

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French Club and MECCA collaborate on Le Cultural

March 9, 2017

On Wednesday, March 1, Rollins’ French Club and Middle Eastern Cultural and Cuisine Association (MECCA) teamed up to create a new event ‘Le Cultural,’ a weekly convening of students interested in Middle Eastern and French affairs. Lead by French Club President Alex Mariano ’17 and MECCA President Iman Gareeboo ’17, the weekly event was inspired […]

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Rollins hosts champion debaters from Jamaica, South Korea

March 2, 2017

Debate is well-recognized as scholastic discourse at its finest. It is neither passive learning nor a mere acknowledgement of simple facts. Proper debate presents itself as a swift and rapid exchange of ideas in a search for academic and social truths – it is an art form that very much relies on the responses of […]

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Fraternities suspended until further notice

March 2, 2017

The fraternity presidents, the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), and at least one delegate from every organization voted unanimously to agree to the suspension of all six fraternities on campus on Tuesday, February 21, at a typical weekly meeting. The other option? Individually completing the organizational misconduct processes for each infraction. “We wanted to think about it […]

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Spotlight on Rollins Coalition for Sustainable Development

December 1, 2016

The reality of climate change, the capability to invest in renewable energy sources, and possible actions that could make Rollins a greener campus are just a few examples of the topics that Rollins Coalition for Sustainable Investment (RCSI) educates the student body about. Scott Novak ’15, started the coalition during the fall of 2015. The […]

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