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Women’s lacrosse enters conference play undefeated, ranked No. 2 nationally

April 3, 2019

The women’s lacrosse team continues to steamroll opponents, going into conference play with a perfect 10-0 record, the second-best season start in the history of the program. The No. 2 nationally-ranked Tars most recently demolished Palm Beach Atlantic University by a score of 22-2, scoring four goals in the first four minutes and with a […]

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Stray cats take over President’s office, become our overlords

March 31, 2019

Several stray cats asserted themselves as the new leaders of Rollins College after planning and executing an infiltration of President Cornwell’s office. The students of the Pinehurst organization, who have scheduled feeding rounds for the cats, had no idea of their intentions. “I could tell they were becoming more and more feisty, but I had […]

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New mobility aids raise eyebrows, boulders

March 31, 2019

Facing increasing complaints about accessibility on campus during the ongoing construction, Accessibility Services offers a bold solution: providing personal bulldozers to students with physical disabilities, courtesy of Rollins Capital Projects. “I gotta say, it’s not what I expected,” said Wendy King (’21), who uses a wheelchair. “But, like, I’m down for it.” The idea originated […]

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The Sandspur celebrates its 125th anniversary

March 27, 2019

On a warm December morning in 1894, a literary journal called The Sand-Spur, decorated with a cover featuring a small yet mighty plant, was available at Rollins for the first time. This day marked the beginning of a 125-year tradition of The Sandspur, which as of this year, remains the oldest continuous student-run newspaper in […]

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New dorm features full-size beds, private laundry units, gym with sauna

March 27, 2019

Rollins now plans to complete the new Lakeside Residential Complex in time for the 2020 Fall semester. This five-floor residence hall will contain all single rooms with private bathrooms and personal laundry units. It will also feature a community cafe, gym, pool, and grocery store.  But many aspects of this project remain somewhat of a […]

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McKean’s pending demolition restructures on-campus housing

March 27, 2019

In an effort to advance the timeline of various construction projects and provide students with safer living conditions, McKean Hall will now be demolished in May. The loss of McKean, which was built in 1962 and houses approximately 220 freshman students, will significantly reduce space for on-campus living. To alleviate this issue, Rollins is looking […]

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Cybercriminals impersonate college officials, scam staff

March 6, 2019

Cyber-scammers have started impersonating upper-level staff members of the college with the intent to steal money from students and staff. While phishing email scams have always been a problem, the attackers have become more strategic. Most recently, Dr. Justin Paul, visiting professor of international business and marketing, received an email from someone impersonating Dr. Timothy […]

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Students confront campus accessibility issues

March 6, 2019

By Hannah Butcher and Zoe Pearson Accessibility issues are gaining visibility on campus as students and faculty address problems that have plagued the college for generations through meetings and forums. In the past two weeks, faculty held open meetings on accessibility initiatives; a new club, Disability Alliance, formed to raise awareness of related campus issues; […]

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Students show wild side in Lip Sync 2019 performances

March 3, 2019

Photos by Curtis Shaffer Students brought flare and fun to Friday’s Lip Sync performance as organizations took the stage to perform their best dance moves for the student body. Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) stole the show with a standing ovation after its “Burlesque” themed performance. AOII won first place overall, followed by Kappa Delta’s “Welcome […]

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Dining services ditches plastic for reusable, recyclable containers

February 27, 2019

By: Christina Oliviera and Victoria Scott Dining Services cut plastic from the shelves of campus stores and eateries by providing reusable and recyclable alternatives. This is a part of its overarching initative to build a more sustainable consumption model for students. Most plastic-bottled beverages in stores and cafes on campus have been replaced with glass […]

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