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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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Hurricane Michael hits home for two first-year students

October 24, 2018

Raiven Bryant’s grandparent’s Panama City home. (Photo courtesy of Raiven Bryant) The roof of the one-story house in Panama City is caving in and splinters of wood poke out. The planks of wood the homeowners used to board up the windows in preparation for the hurricane hang helplessly like loose shutters. Damp pink insulation covers all […]

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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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Women’s soccer secures second place in SSC

October 10, 2018

Kelly Rowswell ‘20, the women’s soccer team’s goalie, has been instrumental in the team’s strong record. (Mike Watters / Courtesy) Efficient, tenacious, victorious—such was the women’s soccer team that stepped onto the Cahall-Sandspur Field for Saturday’s game against conference foe, Palm Beach Atlantic University. The 1-0 win means that Rollins now sits second on the […]

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Hurricane Michael: Classes will not be affected

October 9, 2018

Hurricane Michael’s projected path shows that it will make landfall on Wednesday. (NPR: NOAA/ NWS, Esri, HERE, Garmin, Earthstar Geographics) As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida’s Gulf Coast, Rollins students will remain on campus and classes will continue as regularly scheduled. The hurricane is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 […]

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Hard liquor banned at Chi Psi, SAE parties in 2019

October 3, 2018

Starting Sept. 1, 2019, Rollins fraternities Chi Psi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) will no longer be allowed to serve hard liquor at their parties. Due to the recent rush of reports on hazing deaths, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) established a policy that bans hard liquor in the “common areas in fraternity houses and […]

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Campus split over Cru, President’s decision not imminent

October 3, 2018

Students and faculty are protesting the evangelical Christian organization, Cru, potentially becoming a registered student organization. Over 230 people sent letters, accompanied by the hashtag #TarsDontDiscriminate, to President Grant Cornwell asking him to uphold the non-discrimination policy and say no to Cru. Moreover, the President also received a petition in support of Cru, which had […]

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Petitions for and against Cru

October 3, 2018

The following document shares the petitions President Cornwell received for and against evangelical Christian organization, Cru, becoming a registered student organization. The Sandspur did not make any edits to their content. Against Cru: Uphold the policy President Cornwell received over 230 letters via email, formatted and written as seen below, from people asking him to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Discrimination has no place on campus

September 26, 2018

By Sianna Boschetti (’18) and Kalli Joslin (’19) Graphic by Anastasia Rooke In a March 21, 2013 Sandspur article by Scott Novak (‘16), former Rollins College President Lewis Duncan said, “[InterVarsity] cannot be an official Rollins organization if they do not abide by the institution’s nondiscrimination policy. That doesn’t apply just to them. It applies […]

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Plans made for softball locker room

September 26, 2018

Without a locker room, the team keeps their belongings in the dugout. (Carolina Skillman / Staff Photographer) lans are officially in the works to give the softball team a locker room space. The team has been one of the only varsity programs at Rollins to not have a locker room since the program was founded […]

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