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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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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 sophomore 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 (‘21) did not. It was a Saturday night, and England, a freshman at the time, was studying […]

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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 subject (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 […]

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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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Title IX Coordinator search underway

September 12, 2018

Dean Meghan Harte Weyant The search for a new coordinator for the Office of Title IX will begin at the end of this month, and a final decision will be made by the end of the fall semester, according to Meghan Harte Weyant, assistant vice president of student affairs and dean of students. Throughout the […]

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Writing Center director fired after one week

September 5, 2018

Mary Tripp, right, leading her first meeting with tutors and writing consultants on Aug. 29. Tripp has since been fired from the position. (Maria Cedeno / Staff Photographer) Over the weekend, the new director of the Tutoring and Writing Center, Dr. Mary Tripp, was fired. When asked about Tripp’s departure, Dr. Deborah Prosser, director of […]

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Opinion: Active shooter drills must be taken seriously

September 5, 2018

Lake Howell High School students protested gun violence during a walkout on March 14.(Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) This week, Campus Safety planned an active threat drill, and as a resident of Parkland, I know the importance of each individual’s actions. I know how being underprepared for an active shooter situation can change an entire […]

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