Student life

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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Students seeking mental health counseling wait two weeks for appointments

April 24, 2019

An unprecedented number of students are using Rollins’ mental health counseling services, but the Wellness Center cannot keep up, forcing students in need of psychiatric help to sometimes wait more than two weeks for an initial appointment. This demand has left some Rollins students concerned about the access and delivery of much needed mental health […]

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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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Thesis explores how combining motherhood, environmentalism makes the perfect activist

April 24, 2019

When it comes to protecting the environment, women often lead the way. Iconic names like Rachel Carson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Marjorie Harris Carr frequently come up in household conversations about the environmental movement—history credits them for their courageous roles in protecting species, landscapes, and natural resources. But what about the women who came after […]

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A year in sports: Looking back on fall, spring athletics

April 24, 2019

As another season draws to a close for Rollins Athletics, we look back at some of the most memorable moments and to what the future has in store for the Tars. Fall was an eventful part of the season. Women’s soccer bounced back in style from a disappointing 2017 campaign. It came third in regular […]

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