Student life

International students & hurricane housing

September 19, 2019

For Floridian students, Hurricane Dorian may have just been another passing storm. For international students like Lilin Chen (‘21) and Sakura Kojima (‘21), the hurricane that was initially projected to be a Category Five storm caused unexpected concerns. While Rollins did offer transportation to a Red Cross Shelter for students in need of somewhere to […]

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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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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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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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