Student Orgs

Students train service dogs in new club

November 14, 2019

Rollins students are on track to begin raising and training service dogs as early as fall 2020 through a new club, the Rollins Collar Scholars.  Over 30 students attended an interest meeting Nov. 4. for the student-led organization, founded by Marissa Cobuzio (‘19) and sponsored by Accessibility Services. “I have always been fascinated with the […]

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5 new positions created in SGA

November 7, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) saw an increase in underclassmen interest this year, leading them to create five new organizational senator positions in addition to the 11 existing organizational senator positions, 18 class senator positions, and 13 other positions, including the executive board. Newly represented offices include Holt Graduate Programs, Sustainability, Campus Safety and Security, […]

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Hurricane drive raises more than $1K for relief

October 24, 2019

Caribbean steel drum music filled Mary Jean Plaza as students gathered around tents  that offered jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry chicken. Aromas filled students’ noses and guided them in the direction of the donations box sitting beside Bahamian flags. Several clubs’ effort raised $1,073.19 and over 50 pounds of materials for families in need on […]

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Students attend their first Model UN in Gainesville

October 24, 2019

Written by Dr. Mike Gunter Students from Dr. Mike Gunter’s Model United Nations course competed in their first Model UN in Gainesville, winning two distinguished delegation awards and two individual honors. Brielle Cannavino (‘20) and Raul Tavarez Ramirez (‘21) won the Distinguished Delegation honor for their representation of Indonesia, while Jiayi Ding (‘21) and Elliott […]

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Students excited to participate in D&D club

September 26, 2019

Over forty students have signed up to participate in the new Dungeons and Dragons club before its first meeting, blowing away the expectations of the new club’s president.  After Board Game Club’s members grew interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons,  a role-playing game, the idea for the club was born. “We had originally estimated less […]

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Voices for Women changes its name to Voices

September 19, 2019

In order to solidify its mission for inclusion, Rollins’ Voices for Women organization now has a new moniker: Voices. Since 1992, this student-led intersectional feminism club has fought for female empowerment and equality. Now, it wants to further embrace its mission for inclusion and acceptance. “I feel like our organization has really been seen and […]

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EcoRollins enlightens students about Amazon

September 19, 2019

Written By Anna Voicu Inspired by the recent Amazon Rainforest fires, EcoRollins taught students the best ways to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest at their club meeting. EcoRollins is an environmental activist organization. The Amazon fires are at their highest since 2010, according to a New York Times article. Unlike California, the Amazon is not […]

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Debate fosters learning environment amid fiery political climate

April 17, 2019

During the recent debate between the Rollins Democrats and Rollins Republicans clubs, students discussed the issues of gun control and immigration, using the moderated environment to promote respectful conversation in a fiery political climate. No winners were announced during the debate, which took place in the Bieberbach Room on Monday, April 8, but students in […]

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Cru, InterVarsity become registered student groups

April 10, 2019

The two evangelical Christian organizations that were denied campus affiliation last fall are now officially registered as student organizations at Rollins. Cru and InterVarsity, two national campus ministry organizations, changed their student leadership selection processes to abide by the College’s non-discrimination policy. The groups were officially established and accepted as registered student organizations in mid-March. […]

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Opinion: Rollins superficially supports women’s programs

April 10, 2019

There were a few things that drove me to choose Rollins over other potential colleges. Rollins promised me inclusivity and an equitable playing field for everyone attending. I was promised rainbows and diversity, with events to match. The reality I experience on campus, however, is very different. I come from a small town in North […]

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