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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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Campus supports Bahamas post-Dorian

September 19, 2019

Destroyed homes, fractured families, and piles of rubble remain after the massive Category Five storm in the Bahamas.  For three days, Hurricane Dorian battered two of the most populous islands in the archipelago. The island of Abaco was left with almost no infrastructure, while several places in Grand Bahama suffered major damage, including the capital […]

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Student Plays on National Team

September 19, 2019

When her volleyball teammates reported back in August, Rachel Reeve (‘21) was already on a special kind of pre-season training.  The Adelaide, Australia native received her first call-up with the Australian National Volleyball Team this year. She represented the Volleyroos in the VTV International Women’s Cup and Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship. The latter serves as […]

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Blackbox theater delayed until 2021

September 19, 2019

Rollins students now have to wait at least two years for a permanent blackbox theater. After budgeting restrictions derailed the project’s progress, the expected completion date for the new Fred Stone Theatre changed from early 2020 to the fall of 2021.  Issues with the construction of the new theater arose before the project began. The […]

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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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As cafeteria renovations continue to be pushed back, students share mixed opinions over make-do dining options

September 12, 2019

The Skillman Dining Hall is not projected to be completed until Oct. 3 “with good luck,” said Bill Short, associate vice president for Finance and assistant treasurer. The Rice Family Pavilion’s renovation, completed in Spring 2019, was intended to be a reception hall, but it will remain in its current cafeteria-style set-up until the dining […]

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Rollins welcomes international team to debate reparations

September 12, 2019

As countries recognize the generational impact of racism and slavery, Rollins has decided to join the conversation. This year’s Great Debate will discuss reparations⁠, which is when a country compensates institutions that have been negatively impacted by slavery⁠.  According to the New York Times, the University of Glasgow (UG) announced it would pay approximately $24 […]

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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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