Student Orgs

Student Government welcomes new officers

September 26, 2018

Rollins’ Student Government Association (SGA) election results are in. Votes have been cast and counted for new Executive Board members, Holt senators, senate representatives for each student year, and senators who will represent campus offices and organizations.      The SGA Executive Board, which consists of chairs who represent different departments of the school, such […]

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Winter Park celebrates Asian culture

September 26, 2018

The Rollins China Club meets to discuss plans for their upcoming event, the Moon Festival. this is just one way students can embrace South Asian culture in Winter Park. (Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) A number of events related to various Asian cultures are coming to the Winter Park area. These events will give students […]

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Voting simulator familiarizes students

September 26, 2018

With midterm elections approaching, students will have the opportunity to test out their vote through the first ever Living Learning Community (LLC) Voting Simulator. Coming to campus Oct. 2, the simulator will provide information about voter registration and the voting process, and offer information on the candidates that will be on the ballot in November.  […]

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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 that was denied last spring to be a student organization has re-applied to join campus. It was denied out of concerns that the 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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