Student life

Sororities steal the show

March 29, 2018

Photo by Kira Bernhard Alpha Omicron Pi (top) won first place with their “Jail Break” theme, followed closely behind by Non Compic Mentis (middle) with thier “2000s School Dance” theme and Kappa Delta with their “Pirate’s Life” theme. 

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Rollins fraternity temporarily suspended

March 29, 2018

Phi Delta Theta, a fraternity chapter within Rollins, is currently on an “interim administrative hold.” The presidents within respective Greek Life organizations were notified about the hold and Phi Delta Theta was not allowed to participate in Greek Week. As outlined by the Code of Community Standards, an interim administrative hold is put into place […]

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Dealing (with) Xanax on campus

March 29, 2018

Editor’s note: Names and identities have been changed. It started at Thanksgiving dinner: screaming, crying, punching. At least that is what they think happened; their evidence was the bruises left behind. What they knew for certain was that Selena and her mom engaged in one of their worst fights ever—and all because they drank alcohol […]

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On-campus housing prices change

March 22, 2018

Residential Life and Explorations recently changed on-campus residential hall pricing to be tiered and based on the style of bathrooms in the dorms. Starting next semester, a single with a private bathroom is the most expensive option, which costs $6,000. Prices lower as the housing option is in less demand and are per person, per […]

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Psychedelic club fights negative stigmas

March 8, 2018

The Psychedelic Club at Rollins attended the 20th annual Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) conference in Baltimore. While there, club officers heard keynote speeches from prominent activists such as Kassandra Frederique, underwent training to become peer educators, and worked in breakout sessions. These sessions included Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis, Psychedelic Harm Reduction, […]

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Third party contractor retests Gale’s air quality

March 8, 2018

On March 6, a third party contractor retested Gale Hall for mold following student concerns about the air quality of their dorms possibly affecting their health. As was revealed in a recent Sandspur article, students complained that they suffer from cough, sinus and throat issues, and exacerbated asthma symptoms, and believe it is associated with […]

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New residential hall construction begins this summer

February 15, 2018

In an attempt to encourage more juniors and seniors to live on campus, Rollins will be constructing a new residence hall. The new hall will be located towards the center of campus beside the lake, where the facilities buildings and McKean Hall are currently located. The building has yet to be named, and the specifics […]

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Sexual assault reports on the rise

February 1, 2018

Sixteen rapes were reported on campus in 2016, a number which doubled the 8 reported in 2015. The numbers were released through Campus Safety’s 2016 Annual Safety & Fire Safety Report in compliance with the Clery Act. They raise the question of whether this dramatic increase is due to an increase in rapes themselves, or […]

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