Student life

Poor email filter causes digital clutter, frustration

April 17, 2019

Do you dread looking at your Rollins email account? Your answer is most likely “yes,” because the sheer amount of emails can be consistently overwhelming.  With multiple emails being sent out every day, including reminders for clubs, events, registration, and housing, students cannot help but feel stressed about their growing list of emails to address. […]

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Rollins disappoints with subpar commencement speakers

April 17, 2019

A commencement speaker is supposed to be an inspiring leader that gives graduates motivation for the real world. Their speech is the last lecture we hear before Rollins lets go of our hands and sends us off to follow our passions and establish our careers. With that being said, what on Earth is Rollins doing?  The […]

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A senior season for the books

April 17, 2019

Greg Taicher graduates from Rollins in less than a month, but his legacy on the men’s lacrosse team has been established for all time.  This is true not only because of his four goals and one assist on last Saturday’s Senior Day, but because after the Tars’ win against Florida Southern on April 6, Taicher […]

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Three Rollins students accept Fulbright awards

April 17, 2019

Rollins’ campus is currently decorated with a long line of blue yard signs, each commemorating a different student’s reception of a renowned award. The most frequently-listed award is the Fulbright scholarship, a competitive government-issued grant that enables students to teach or conduct research abroad for a year. While each country is different, overall, less than […]

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Rollins ditches Blackboard

April 17, 2019

After evaluating feedback from students and faculty through surveys and open demos, Rollins will switch its learning management system (LMS) from Blackboard to Canvas in August 2019. Students have until December 2019 to download any Blackboard assignments or grades that they want to save for the future. The Office of Informational Technology (IT) has already […]

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Cru, InterVarsity become registered student groups

April 10, 2019

The two evangelical Christian organizations that were denied campus affiliation last fall are now officially registered as student organizations at Rollins. Cru and InterVarsity, two national campus ministry organizations, changed their student leadership selection processes to abide by the College’s non-discrimination policy. The groups were officially established and accepted as registered student organizations in mid-March. […]

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Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but not on campus

April 10, 2019

Medical marijuana is officially legal in Florida; however, students with a prescription are still not permitted to use it on campus.  Governor Ron DeSantis overturned former gov. Rick Scott’s ban on medical marijuana last month, making the medicinal drug legal in the Sunshine State. Because the drug is still not legal federally, though, Rollins cannot […]

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Students plagued by class registration issues

April 10, 2019

See also from Opinion: Flawed registration creates anxious students. Rollins students struggled to register for their fall semester courses as the College’s new registration software and disorganized schedule planning caused unprecedented problems that resulted in students losing the opportunity to take certain courses. Rollins students struggled to register for their fall semester courses as the […]

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From Sudanese refugee to Rollins’ latest Truman Scholar

April 10, 2019

When Isaac James (‘19) began preparing mentally and physically for his finalist interview for a prestigious scholarship, he realized a major setback: he did not have a suit to wear to it. While James studied abroad in Morocco last semester and worked alongside migrants and refugees, he gave away his entire suitcase of clothes, including […]

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Campus accessibility concerns ramp up

April 10, 2019

Accessibility is at the forefront of administrators’ minds when planning new campus construction as they take the opportunity to surpass ADA standards. On a historic campus with century-old buildings, students with disabilities find it difficult to traverse campus, which is plagued by lots of stairs and few elevators within buildings. Students have demanded change, and […]

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