Student life

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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Everything you need to know about the midterm amendments

October 24, 2018

Photo courtesy of Rollins Flickr. All other images courtesy of Creative Commons unless otherwise specified. On the 2018 Florida ballot, 12 proposed amendments to the state constitution are up for public vote. Each amendment must receive 60 percent approval to pass, according to the League of Women Voters of Florida. The Sandspur, with all information […]

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WiFi troubles continue to plague campus

October 24, 2018

Despite an increase in funds for Wi-Fi, service provider issues cause connection problems, according to IT The mass Wi-Fi problems that the Rollins community has dealt with this fall are due to the campus internet service provider, CenturyLink, not upholding service deals and bugs getting into the software, according to Troy Thomason, chief information officer […]

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New data shows career planning pays off

October 10, 2018

Approximately 80% of graduates are employed within 18 months of graduation According to Rollins data from the graduating class of 2015, 75 percent of graduates are engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 12 months after graduation. After 18 months, this figure rises to 81 percent. This data is the most recent information […]

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Professors police Juuling

October 10, 2018

Students Juul on campus, that is no secret. But now it is becoming popular inside buildings and even in classrooms, and professors are not happy about it. “Some faculty and staff have expressed their concerns that they were seeing students vaping/Juuling in campus buildings,” said Maeghan Rempala, director of the Office of Community Standards & […]

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Accessibility offers new notetaking aid

October 10, 2018

Graphic by Pat Murray Rollins Accessibility Services has added a new voice-dependent note-taking tool called Sonocent, a software that records lectures in easily categorized phrases. Sonocent has sent Rollins 25 trial licenses for their software. According to Whitney Horton, director of Accessibility Services, the 2018 fall semester will serve as a trial period. Horton also […]

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