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Anxiety, depression overpowers this student, but counseling helps

April 24, 2019

It started with initial stress over everyday tasks—cooking, cleaning, paying bills. It was painful, but it never affected her work or overall ability to function. When Ryan Marini (‘21) started college, the stress snowballed into crippling anxiety and clinical depression that has forced her to take three medical leaves from Rollins.  “Everything is overwhelming. It’s […]

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Stray cats take over President’s office, become our overlords

March 31, 2019

Several stray cats asserted themselves as the new leaders of Rollins College after planning and executing an infiltration of President Cornwell’s office. The students of the Pinehurst organization, who have scheduled feeding rounds for the cats, had no idea of their intentions. “I could tell they were becoming more and more feisty, but I had […]

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Ramps to replace all stairs on campus? It’s more likely than you think

March 31, 2019

Throughout this semester, The Sandspur has worked to expose accessibility issues at Rollins and secure safe, reliable mobility for all students and faculty. Now, it seems that the newspaper’s efforts have come to fruition. Earlier this week, campus deans met with President Cornwell to solidify a milestone in Rollins’ history: In order to act on […]

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Actors hoping to ‘bare it all’ in new Annie show

March 31, 2019

Given the success of Parisian nudist theatre shows, an Orlando-based theatre company has decided to re-create the experience at our very own Annie Russell Theatre. The show, Can’t Bare It, will run from May 1 to May 11. “The naked theatre experience is one-of-a-kind.  We promise that there will be no going back,” says Cedric […]

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That guy in your class totally knows when Fox Day will be

March 31, 2019

That’s right, the guy in your class who wears his Oakleys on his forehead and whose wardrobe is a never-ending cycle of Men’s Bid Day and charter-fishing company t-shirts totally knows when Fox Day will be; just trust him, he has a system. “I mean, Grant did it really late the past few years, which […]

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Chef apologizes for alligator tofu mix-up

March 31, 2019

Vegan students were in an uproar last week after it was revealed that a Dining Services staff member mistook a bag of alligator meat for tofu. The chef was a new staff member who did not have much experience in the kitchen. “I was just getting into work, and it was 7 a.m., so I […]

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New mobility aids raise eyebrows, boulders

March 31, 2019

Facing increasing complaints about accessibility on campus during the ongoing construction, Accessibility Services offers a bold solution: providing personal bulldozers to students with physical disabilities, courtesy of Rollins Capital Projects. “I gotta say, it’s not what I expected,” said Wendy King (’21), who uses a wheelchair. “But, like, I’m down for it.” The idea originated […]

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A promise kept: Woman rushes fraternities in friend’s honor

January 30, 2019

Content warning: This story discusses suicide.  It started with a conversation over cigars last year. Bethany England (‘21) told her close friend, Samuel Morse, that she had always wanted to join a fraternity. To Morse, that was that– he was set on the two of them going through recruitment as a pair one day.  But […]

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Health students design young adult grief program

October 31, 2018

Students enrolled in  a health communications class are partnering with a local non-profit to develop a curriculum that will provide young adults in Central Florida with a safe space to grieve. The course “Difficult Dialogues in Health Communications,” taught by Dr. Sarah Parsloe, assistant professor of communication, is working with New Hope for Kids, a […]

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With a new coach, cross country has high hopes

September 12, 2018

It’s the night before a race and the men’s and women’s cross country teams convene in the Alfond Sports Hall for a pasta dinner, a tradition newly-introduced by interim Head Coach Nate Weyant. The team talks, shares a meal, and starts mentally preparing for their race in Melbourne the next morning. It paid off, as […]

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