Student life

Volleyball team’s loss marks end of rocky season

November 14, 2018

Despite respectable efforts, the volleyball team lost its final game of the season at Saint Leo University. In a match filled with spectacular rallies and an inspiring display of sacrifice, the Tars ultimately fell 15-25, 11-25, and 22-25. “I was mostly pleased with how we finished the third set,” Head Coach Mika Robinson said. “I […]

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Dining receives A-rating for vegan meal options

November 14, 2018

Kira BernhardNon-vegan and vegan students alike hoped the high Peta2 rating would encourage Dining Services to provide more vegan options. Dining Services was awarded an A rating on their Vegan Report Card for the month of October by Peta2, North America’s largest youth animal rights group. The national organization created the report card to analyze […]

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Hungry but lazy? Dining Services may deliver next spring

November 14, 2018

Students may be able to order food from Dave’s Boathouse starting next spring. (Photo by Kira Bernhard) Students may be able to get their food delivered from Dave’s Boathouse and the Campus Center as soon as next semester, according to Dining Services Director Cristina Cabanilla. Dining Services is putting together an online ordering system for […]

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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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Top notch classes: Cool courses offered in the spring

November 7, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke RFLA 100 / CMC 110: Digital Storytelling TR 2-3:15 p.m. Have you ever been interested in video editing or creating storyboards? This class is usually designed for critical media and cultural studies majors/minors and film minors, but this semester it is also offered as an rFLA humanities course.  Students are given […]

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Book drive helps increase special needs employment

November 7, 2018

Rollins senior Charles Bonker set out to increase employment opportunities for local people with special needs by creating Love Your Neighbor Books, a benefit corporation that collects book donations. The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, aka Hub, hosted a book drive to benefit Love Your Neighbor Books as well as their partner organization, Opportunity, Community, […]

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WPRK back on air following antenna issues

October 31, 2018

Graphic provided by WPRK For the past few months WPRK, Rollins’ very own college radio station, has been triumphantly broadcasting over the airwaves after overcoming many challenges caused by Hurricane Irma. WPRK officially returned to air on Aug. 17 after 11 months of online streaming. “Our antenna was damaged [by Irma] and had to be […]

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Construction issues delay Rice Pavilion repairs

October 31, 2018

Curtis ShafferThe Rice Family Pavilion will be an event venue once it’s finished. Renovations to the Rice Family Pavilion had a rocky start and have been delayed due to construction issues caused by the building’s age. The Pavilion is now expected to be open by the start of the next semester. Although it is opening […]

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Political clubs reveal their endorsements

October 31, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Rollins Democrats Endorsements:  Florida House District 47: Anna Eskamani  Since the 2016 election, we have seen the shocking rise of voter registration rates across our nation. In June of 2017, I had the honor of attending City Hall, where Anna Eskamani announced her candidacy for Florida House District 47. After introducing myself […]

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IT to replace Blackboard with new system

October 24, 2018

IT looks into possible replacements for Blackboard. (Carolina Skillman / The Sandspur) Many changes are coming to the way Rollins students will manage their classes. The Office of Information and Technology (IT) will be replacing Blackboard with a new educational technology system, as well as rolling out a new class-scheduling system on FoxLink. Rollins is […]

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