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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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Eating disorders: A Silent Struggle

September 12, 2018

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of eating disorders that may be triggering to some people. From the outside, Adrienne Almonte (‘19) seemed like she had it all together. She was a typical high schooler, smiling, hanging out with friends and a member of the dance team. Internally, Almonte was struggling with an eating disorder. […]

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Democracy Project has high hopes for student voting

September 5, 2018

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 least like to […]

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Students continue 13-year SPARC Day tradition

August 20, 2018

Four days after moving onto campus, new students will be kicked off as part of a Rollins tradition—SPARC Day, which stands for Service, Passion, Action, Rollins College. New students will walk or be bused to different organizations around the Winter Park and Orlando area for a day of service. Thousands of Rollins students have experienced […]

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Ten tips to survive freshman year

August 20, 2018

Explore early Before classes start, figure out where you are supposed to go so you do not walk into the wrong classroom or whip out a map, which is essentially a beacon of freshman sorrow. Though walking into the wrong classroom happens and it can be funny if you play it off correctly, it is […]

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Violence rally features domestic abuse survivor, issues call to action

April 19, 2018

Rollins held its fourth-annual Rally Against Violence which encouraged students and faculty to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault, not just at the rally, but always. It featured a local survivor of domestic violence and abuse. The rally, which has been an ongoing project of Title IX Coordinator Oriana Jimenez, took place on […]

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Dr. Greenberg’s ‘The Body in Religion’

April 12, 2018

Dr. Yudit Greenberg is proud to have published her own textbook, The Body in Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.  Previously, her class had no textbook, as there used to be no one work analyzing religions in reference to the human form. At Rollins, Greenberg is a Professor of Religious Studies and the Founding Director of the Jewish […]

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Sustainability event fights clothing waste, unethical working conditions

April 12, 2018

Next week, the Rollins Sustainability program will host their semi-annual Swap and Shop in celebration of Earth Month. This event will combat harmful “fast fashion” trends that result in factory abuse and fuller landfills. The Swap and Shop is just one event in an entire month of celebrating sustainability in topics including farming, electronic waste, […]

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