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Passersby harass students on Fairbanks

November 14, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Theater students are reporting repeated incidents of verbal harassment from passersby as they walk to their off-campus classroom.  During a History of Musical Theater class taught by Missy Barnes, students touched on the treatment of women in American culture, and in doing so, uncovered the quiet turmoil plaguing the young women […]

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Upcoming forum looks at future of Central Florida city planning

October 31, 2018

Winter Park officials gather to examine city’s sustainability Rollins will host an event featuring prominent Winter Park officials to showcase the Winter Park community as an environmental planning model for the future of Central Florida. The event is called “Winter Park and Florida’s Next Golden Age,” and it will be hosted in the Suntrust Auditorium […]

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Hurricane Michael hits home for two first-year students

October 24, 2018

Raiven Bryant’s grandparent’s Panama City home. (Photo courtesy of Raiven Bryant) The roof of the one-story house in Panama City is caving in and splinters of wood poke out. The planks of wood the homeowners used to board up the windows in preparation for the hurricane hang helplessly like loose shutters. Damp pink insulation covers all […]

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Driving students to the polls

October 24, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke The Democracy Project at Rollins has registered over 250 students this semester.  Through voting simulations, tabling events, and attending classes, this non-partisan political organization is gearing up for the upcoming midterm elections.  They hope to reach their goal of having 50 percent of the student body make it to the polls […]

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Students combat menstrual injustice

October 10, 2018

Left to right: Lizzie Berry, Kenzie Helmick, and Addie Cursey tabling to collect menstrual products. (Kenzie Helmick / Courtesy) Voices for Women,  a student organization that provides support for women and their allies, raised approximately $1,700 during their recent menstrual security drive. This money will help provide menstrual products, such as pads, tampons, and menstrual cups, […]

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Orlando spots to get you in the Halloween spirit

October 10, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke In the midst of midterms, students may forget that October’s Halloween festivities are well under way. Rollins students not only have the chance to be spooked by impending exams, but by the following Halloween Festivities hosted in the Orlando area. The notorious Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort will feature […]

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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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Rollins-tied politicians will face off in November

September 5, 2018

Last week’s primary elections included major headlining victories, with a former Rollins professor and graduate making the list. Come November, Stephanie Murphy, a former adjunct professor, and Mike Miller, a product of the Crummer Graduate School of Business, will compete for a United States congressional seat. In Florida’s seventh congressional district, which encompasses Winter Park, […]

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Juuling at Rollins: Addiction comes in small, black pods

September 5, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke As the popularity of cigarettes declines, more young adults, including Rollins College students, are resorting to a small, handheld vaping device called a JUUL. The JUUL’s original purpose was to help people who were addicted to cigarettes stop smoking. Now, it has become a nationwide trend for young people. “I [use […]

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Rollins outlines hurricane safety plans

September 29, 2016

Many students and staff members alike come from regions in the world where hurricanes are rarely mentioned, much less a real threat to their safety and well-being. However, living in the central Florida area, this is not a luxury the Rollins community can afford. As made apparent with the wrath of this season’s first storm, Tropical […]

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