Student life

Students use spring break to aid communities in need

March 20, 2019

While some students stuck to the sun and sand for spring break, others spent their time giving back to various communities around the U.S. From working with women in Chicago to removing invasive species in Utah, student groups participated in “Alternative Spring Breaks” as part of Rollins’ Immersion programs, which are community service-oriented programs working […]

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Student Government investigates campaigns

March 20, 2019

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) judicial board is investigating its current presidential election after anonymous tips allege that campaign practices may have violated SGA’s constitution. The election has been frozen until further notice. The freeze occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, just 24 hours before the race would officially end. This is the […]

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5 female leaders making Rollins a better place

March 20, 2019

As March is Women’s History Month, we look to the women of Rollins College who balance roles as professors, committee members, mothers, leaders, and students; women who inspire each other and the next generation of women. Every year, The Sandspur presents different women who embody these qualities. This year, they are Dr. Joan Davison, professor […]

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Tiny house, big lessons

March 6, 2019

As the Rollins campus expands, one course is teaching students how to downsize.  To learn more about minimalist living, students in “Applied Design Solutions: Tiny Art Houses” are building a tiny house near the shore of Lake Virginia. The structure is aptly named, with the house being about 8 feet by 12 feet, which is […]

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Stuck on campus? Here’s how to spend spring break in Orlando

March 6, 2019

If you are not going home or hopping on a last-minute flight to an Instagram-worthy island this spring break, do not worry; Central Florida offers plenty of exciting Spring Break options. After all, you are in Florida, one of the country’s top spring break destinations. Florida Strawberry Festival  Did midterms leave a sour taste in […]

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Cybercriminals impersonate college officials, scam staff

March 6, 2019

Cyber-scammers have started impersonating upper-level staff members of the college with the intent to steal money from students and staff. While phishing email scams have always been a problem, the attackers have become more strategic. Most recently, Dr. Justin Paul, visiting professor of international business and marketing, received an email from someone impersonating Dr. Timothy […]

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Students confront campus accessibility issues

March 6, 2019

By Hannah Butcher and Zoe Pearson Accessibility issues are gaining visibility on campus as students and faculty address problems that have plagued the college for generations through meetings and forums. In the past two weeks, faculty held open meetings on accessibility initiatives; a new club, Disability Alliance, formed to raise awareness of related campus issues; […]

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Students show wild side in Lip Sync 2019 performances

March 3, 2019

Photos by Curtis Shaffer Students brought flare and fun to Friday’s Lip Sync performance as organizations took the stage to perform their best dance moves for the student body. Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) stole the show with a standing ovation after its “Burlesque” themed performance. AOII won first place overall, followed by Kappa Delta’s “Welcome […]

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SGA candidates campaign on parking, dining improvements: Nam Nguyen and Harrison Loew

February 27, 2019

Nam Nguyen is running as president of the Student Government Association (SGA) alongside Harrison Loew as her vice president. Nguyen, a junior, and Loew, a sophomore, said that their strong friendship, strong-minded personalities, and self-accountability are what would make them the best pair for the job. Here’s what you need to know about their initiatives […]

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SGA candidates campaign on parking, dining improvements: Matthew Weiner and Sydney Brown

February 27, 2019

Matthew Weiner (‘20HH) is running for SGA president alongside Sydney Brown (‘21) for vice president. Weiner is the first Holt student to run for the position. With more than 15 initiatives outlined on their campaign posters, Weiner and Brown said their on-campus leadership, communication abilities, and diverse experiences make them the best candidates to lead […]

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