Beyond Rollins

Media fixates on zombie philosophy class

November 28, 2018

Smaw compares fictional characters to real-life killers in his class. (Courtesy of Scott Cook) Dr. Eric Smaw, professor of philosophy, sits on a desk at the front of his brimming classroom, leading a discussion on Adolf Hitler in his class titled, “Zombies, Serial Killers, and Madmen.”  In the past month, the course has received statewide and […]

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Hillel honors Pittsburgh victims

November 7, 2018

Dozens of students and staff gathered in a peaceful moment of prayer to honor the victims of the deadly antisemitic terrorist attack against the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. “May it be your will, Eternal One, Our God, God of our ancestors, that wars and bloodshed be abolished from the world, and bring into […]

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WPRK hosts another successful Fox Fest during Family Weekend

November 7, 2018

Kira BernhardLocal bands graced the stage at WPRK’s Fox Fest, which was from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. WPRK hosted its annual music festival, Fox Fest, offering students and their families a friendly place to mingle while listening to live local bands. The festival was strategically scheduled in conjunction with Rollins’ family weekend, so […]

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Upcoming forum looks at future of Central Florida city planning

October 31, 2018

Winter Park officials gather to examine city’s sustainability Rollins will host an event featuring prominent Winter Park officials to showcase the Winter Park community as an environmental planning model for the future of Central Florida. The event is called “Winter Park and Florida’s Next Golden Age,” and it will be hosted in the Suntrust Auditorium […]

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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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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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Driving students to the polls

October 24, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke The Democracy Project at Rollins has registered over 250 students this semester.  Through voting simulations, tabling events, and attending classes, this non-partisan political organization is gearing up for the upcoming midterm elections.  They hope to reach their goal of having 50 percent of the student body make it to the polls […]

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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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Students combat menstrual injustice

October 10, 2018

Left to right: Lizzie Berry, Kenzie Helmick, and Addie Cursey tabling to collect menstrual products. (Kenzie Helmick / Courtesy) Voices for Women,  a student organization that provides support for women and their allies, raised approximately $1,700 during their recent menstrual security drive. This money will help provide menstrual products, such as pads, tampons, and menstrual cups, […]

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