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Students lose Interfaith Room

September 26, 2019

Confusion reigned when the Muslim Student Union (MSU) found out that the Rollins College Post Office had temporarily took over the Knowles Chapel Interfaith Room. Muslim students, who used the room as a place of daily prayer and Friday night prayer services (Jumu’ah), believe that Rollins “undervalued” their religious identities.  The room, which was an […]

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Students excited to participate in D&D club

September 26, 2019

Over forty students have signed up to participate in the new Dungeons and Dragons club before its first meeting, blowing away the expectations of the new club’s president.  After Board Game Club’s members grew interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons,  a role-playing game, the idea for the club was born. “We had originally estimated less […]

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Hurricane forces plays into time-crunch

September 19, 2019

For some, Hurricane Dorian meant a week free of classes, but for students and faculty working on the Department of Theatre & Dance’s fall productions, the storm caused major setbacks. The department is now in a race against time to prepare for its first two shows of the season: “The Humans” and “Bakersfield Mist.”  Not […]

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EcoRollins enlightens students about Amazon

September 19, 2019

Written By Anna Voicu Inspired by the recent Amazon Rainforest fires, EcoRollins taught students the best ways to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest at their club meeting. EcoRollins is an environmental activist organization. The Amazon fires are at their highest since 2010, according to a New York Times article. Unlike California, the Amazon is not […]

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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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Students struggle with rising tuition costs

August 29, 2019

Rollins’ tuition fees for the 2019-2020 term have increased by $1,940 from the previous academic year, and students are feeling the effects. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, tuition has increased by $6,940 since 2015. It is expected to continue rising. In Spring 2019, transfer student Jacob Davis (‘21) was awarded a scholarship […]

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Incoming first year class boasts record international numbers

August 29, 2019

This fall, Rollins College welcomes its large group of first-year students who make up the largest international class in Rollins’ history. Despite this, the Class of 2023 includes fewer students of color than previous years. The Office of Admissions received just under 6,200 first-year applications, the largest number in Rollins history, said Faye Tydlaska, vice […]

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From design to copy, senior staffers wish future Sandspurians good luck: Kalli Joslin

April 24, 2019

Kalli Joslin was the Head Digital Content Editor for The Sandspur.

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From design to copy, senior staffers wish future Sandspurians good luck: Siobhan Nolet

April 24, 2019

Joining The Sandspur team is one of the best decisions that I have made during my four years at Rollins. As a Copy Editor for The Sandspur, I have seen how my academic skill set translates into “real world” ability for the first time.  My job here has provided me with the confidence that the […]

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From design to copy, senior staffers wish future Sandspurians good luck: Lya Dominguez

April 24, 2019

In all honesty, my time with The Sandspur stemmed from a mild meltdown I had at the end of the Spring 2018 semester, during which I convinced myself I had not been involved enough in college.  This was untrue, but regardless, it motivated me to apply for the position of head designer for the school […]

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