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Incoming international students deal with fears of American gun violence

September 12, 2019

In the wake of the Dayton, Odessa, and El Paso mass shootings, Rollins international freshmen are adjusting to campus while grappling with gun violence concerns. This year’s pool of international students makes up ten percent of freshmen—the largest international group in the college’s history. According to a study conducted by World Education Services (WES), a […]

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As cafeteria renovations continue to be pushed back, students share mixed opinions over make-do dining options

September 12, 2019

The Skillman Dining Hall is not projected to be completed until Oct. 3 “with good luck,” said Bill Short, associate vice president for Finance and assistant treasurer. The Rice Family Pavilion’s renovation, completed in Spring 2019, was intended to be a reception hall, but it will remain in its current cafeteria-style set-up until the dining […]

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Rollins welcomes international team to debate reparations

September 12, 2019

As countries recognize the generational impact of racism and slavery, Rollins has decided to join the conversation. This year’s Great Debate will discuss reparations⁠, which is when a country compensates institutions that have been negatively impacted by slavery⁠.  According to the New York Times, the University of Glasgow (UG) announced it would pay approximately $24 […]

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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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