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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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A fond farewell from the managing editor

April 24, 2019

As I rummaged through bins of old Sandspur issues with our staff in preparation for the newspaper’s 125th anniversary, I was in awe of decades worth of material. Thousands of staff members have worked diligently over the years to memorialize our school’s history. And, I am so honored to have played some small part in […]

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Letter from the editor: Thank you, goodbye, never give up

April 24, 2019

At times, my college experience feels like a tumultuous, fogged memory—the late nights, painful essays, and crammed studying. But one thing has always remained especially clear: my role within and undying love for this paper.   So, here it goes: this is my final note as Editor-in-Chief of The Sandspur. I joined the staff three […]

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Housing crunch causes tense selection process

April 24, 2019

Housing selection did not run as smoothly as usual due to the newly-limited housing options caused by campus construction projects. Because McKean Hall is being demolished, 220 beds were lost, according to Leon Hayner, senior director of Residential Life & Explorations (RLE).  Students who wanted to live in Strong Hall and Chase Hall next year […]

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Writing Center hires new coordinator

April 24, 2019

After a year-long search, the Olin Library’s Tutoring and Writing Center (TWC) has hired Layne Gordon as its new coordinator. Gordon has a doctorate in rhetoric and composition and a masters in English from the University of Louisville. She has written and participated in peer-reviewed publications, applied essays to book chapters, and has presented at […]

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Rollins disappoints with subpar commencement speakers

April 17, 2019

A commencement speaker is supposed to be an inspiring leader that gives graduates motivation for the real world. Their speech is the last lecture we hear before Rollins lets go of our hands and sends us off to follow our passions and establish our careers. With that being said, what on Earth is Rollins doing?  The […]

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Rollins announces May graduation speakers

April 17, 2019

The speakers for Rollins’ graduation ceremonies include an administrator of an all-girls college, the executive director of the Florida Historical Society, and the Orange County mayor’s chief of staff, all of which are Rollins alumni.  When deciding who to invite to campus, President Grant Cornwell reviewed a broad range of alumni and chose those that […]

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Living among freshmen, professor cultivates community

April 17, 2019

Walking into some freshman dorm rooms can be frightening. Often, clothes are strewn on the bed, smelly sneakers are tossed in the corner, and rotting fruit sits in the back of the fridge. Students are up late, roaming the halls and reenacting scenes out of the 1978 film “Animal House.”  Amongst this chaos, it is […]

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