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What did you overcome to get to Rollins? Tell us your story.

March 20, 2019

Are you a first-generation or low income student at Rollins? The Sandspur wants to hear your story. After the FBI’s investigation uncovered the lengths wealthy families go to get their children into prestigious universities, it has shown how much harder first-generation and low-income students must work to earn a college degree. After being inspired by […]

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Students use spring break to aid communities in need

March 20, 2019

While some students stuck to the sun and sand for spring break, others spent their time giving back to various communities around the U.S. From working with women in Chicago to removing invasive species in Utah, student groups participated in “Alternative Spring Breaks” as part of Rollins’ Immersion programs, which are community service-oriented programs working […]

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Student Government investigates campaigns

March 20, 2019

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) judicial board is investigating its current presidential election after anonymous tips allege that campaign practices may have violated SGA’s constitution. The election has been frozen until further notice. The freeze occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, just 24 hours before the race would officially end. This is the […]

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5 female leaders making Rollins a better place

March 20, 2019

As March is Women’s History Month, we look to the women of Rollins College who balance roles as professors, committee members, mothers, leaders, and students; women who inspire each other and the next generation of women. Every year, The Sandspur presents different women who embody these qualities. This year, they are Dr. Joan Davison, professor […]

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Tiny house, big lessons

March 6, 2019

As the Rollins campus expands, one course is teaching students how to downsize.  To learn more about minimalist living, students in “Applied Design Solutions: Tiny Art Houses” are building a tiny house near the shore of Lake Virginia. The structure is aptly named, with the house being about 8 feet by 12 feet, which is […]

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Stuck on campus? Here’s how to spend spring break in Orlando

March 6, 2019

If you are not going home or hopping on a last-minute flight to an Instagram-worthy island this spring break, do not worry; Central Florida offers plenty of exciting Spring Break options. After all, you are in Florida, one of the country’s top spring break destinations. Florida Strawberry Festival  Did midterms leave a sour taste in […]

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Rollins alum could be India’s next prime minister

March 6, 2019

Rollins alumnus Rahul Gandhi (‘94), from Delhi, India, is running to be India’s next prime minister, putting pressure on the incumbent who has been seen as “unbeatable.” Current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election after a landslide victory in 2014. He was seen as “unbeatable” heading into this election, but his Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya […]

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Cybercriminals impersonate college officials, scam staff

March 6, 2019

Cyber-scammers have started impersonating upper-level staff members of the college with the intent to steal money from students and staff. While phishing email scams have always been a problem, the attackers have become more strategic. Most recently, Dr. Justin Paul, visiting professor of international business and marketing, received an email from someone impersonating Dr. Timothy […]

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Students confront campus accessibility issues

March 6, 2019

By Hannah Butcher and Zoe Pearson Accessibility issues are gaining visibility on campus as students and faculty address problems that have plagued the college for generations through meetings and forums. In the past two weeks, faculty held open meetings on accessibility initiatives; a new club, Disability Alliance, formed to raise awareness of related campus issues; […]

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Students show wild side in Lip Sync 2019 performances

March 3, 2019

Photos by Curtis Shaffer Students brought flare and fun to Friday’s Lip Sync performance as organizations took the stage to perform their best dance moves for the student body. Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) stole the show with a standing ovation after its “Burlesque” themed performance. AOII won first place overall, followed by Kappa Delta’s “Welcome […]

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