Opinion

Wifi woes are never-ending

September 19, 2018

Spotty wifi leaves students frustrated and unable to complete assignments Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Sitting in the Olin Library with a deadline due in 10 minutes, I develop an overwhelming sense of panic as my laptop screen reads: “You are not connected to the internet.” No matter how many times I reload the browser or disconnect […]

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Opinion: Cru has a right to set their own standards

September 19, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, is on the verge of prohibition by Rollins College. Within the prospective club, members are not allowed to be leaders if they do not uphold what the group sees as true Christian values, and Rollins has interpreted this as a violation of its […]

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Opinion: Campus accessibility issues aren’t new

September 12, 2018

What was once a ramp into the Campus Center is now a fence, protecting students from the dangers of Mills construction. However, now wheelchair-using students must make a hetfy trek (Ellie Rushing / Staff) The following letter is a compilation based on true stories related to me by Rollins students. However, the letter itself is fictional. […]

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Opinion: Even as a non-athlete, controversy follows Kaepernick

September 12, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Colin Kaepernick: once a starting National Football League (NFL) quarterback, now controversial political activist. On Monday, Nike, one of the largest and most popular athletic apparel brands, released an ad featuring the controversial ex-quarterback and sparked a national debate. As a player, Kaepernick used the NFL as a public platform to […]

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Opinion: Active shooter drills must be taken seriously

September 5, 2018

Lake Howell High School students protested gun violence during a walkout on March 14.(Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) This week, Campus Safety planned an active threat drill, and as a resident of Parkland, I know the importance of each individual’s actions. I know how being underprepared for an active shooter situation can change an entire […]

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Opinion: Softball’s safety should be a priority

August 29, 2018

The Rollins College baseball team is counting down the days until they begin fall practice on their brand-new facility slated to open in late September. They can already smell the green of their new synthetic turf and, of course, money—to the tune of $3 million. Rollins has provided top-tier improvements to many facets of the […]

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Ten tips to survive freshman year

August 20, 2018

Explore early Before classes start, figure out where you are supposed to go so you do not walk into the wrong classroom or whip out a map, which is essentially a beacon of freshman sorrow. Though walking into the wrong classroom happens and it can be funny if you play it off correctly, it is […]

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Letter from the Editor

August 19, 2018

Welcome Class of 2022. As you step onto campus, you will be bombarded by a wide range of information. It can be overwhelming sometimes; I can attest to this. At times, you may feel alone, but I am here to tell you that you are not, and joining our team at The Sandspur may be […]

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Raise your voice

April 26, 2018

Do you make yourself heard? Does the Rollins community know who you are and what your views are? I am on the verge of graduating, and one thing I regret is not using my voice as much as I would have liked to during my time here at Rollins. As an off-campus student, I believed […]

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Opinion: We demand transparency

April 26, 2018

Greek life is a pervasive characteristic of any college campus. For many, fraternities and sororities are a source of joy and lasting friendships. However, oftentimes, Greek life can be a source of great anxiety. This is no fault of Greek life in and of itself; the Hollywood-fabricated stereotypes of fraternities and sororities just do not […]

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