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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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Wifi woes are never-ending

September 19, 2018

Spotty wifi leaves students frustrated and unable to complete assignments Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Sitting in the Olin Library with a deadline due in 10 minutes, I develop an overwhelming sense of panic as my laptop screen reads: “You are not connected to the internet.” No matter how many times I reload the browser or disconnect […]

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Academic Honor Council uses education to lessen honor code violations

September 19, 2018

Across the Rollins campus, plaques adorn the walls and pledges are signed reminding students to obey and uphold the Academic Honor Code. From seminars during orientation to helping violators learn from their experiences, the Academic Honor Council is using education to help reduce violations. Of the nine honor code violations, plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration are […]

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Lockdown shows security strengths

September 19, 2018

Orange Avenue was blocked off with police tape after a civilian was shot in a robbery-gone-wrong. (Ellie Rushing / Editor) Rollins students were in a “shelter in place” lockdown for almost two hours after a man was shot on Orange Avenue next to the Rollins Alfond baseball stadium, less than a mile from campus. Monday’s […]

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Overcoming assault: Survivor to advocate

September 19, 2018

Bethany England is a junior at Rollins.(Curtis Shaffer/ Staff Photographer) One in five women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. In eight out of 10 cases, the victim knows the perpetrator, but Bethany England (‘20) did not. It was a Saturday night, and England, a freshman at the time, was studying […]

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Holt school searches for new dean

September 19, 2018

Lake Virginia (By Jason Jones) Major changes have been brewing in the Hamilton Holt School, Rollins’ evening college, including the search for a new dean and admission requirements. As a part of the updates to Holt, transfer students with at least 30 credit hours will have to go through the new Rollins Complete program, a general […]

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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 cubject (Carolina Skillman / Staff Photographer) An evangelical Christian group, who was denied last spring to be a student organization, has re-applied to join campus. They were denied out of concerns that their organization’s values prevent gay people from becoming campus […]

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Opinion: Campus accessibility issues aren’t new

September 12, 2018

What was once a ramp into the Campus Center is now a fence, protecting students from the dangers of Mills construction. However, now wheelchair-using students must make a hetfy trek (Ellie Rushing / Staff) The following letter is a compilation based on true stories related to me by Rollins students. However, the letter itself is fictional. […]

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Construction raises accessibility concerns, limits building entrances

September 12, 2018

Boundaries and fences now surround the Mills building, which is currently undergoing extreme renovations. (Douglas Jackson / Staff Photographer) Ongoing construction projects are creating accessibility problems for students with physical disabilities. The most prominent of these issues is the decreased accessibility to the Campus Center, which is greatly impacting the safety and social life of […]

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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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