Student life

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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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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