Opinion

President Grant Cornwell’s response to upholding the non-discrimination policy

December 4, 2018

Grant Cornwell has been the president of Rollins College since June 2015. (Photo by Scott Cook) Editor’s note: For more information and coverage on the issue President Grant Cornwell is addressing, please see the bottom of this article.  Thank you for your patience and participation as we have endeavored to navigate the tricky issues surrounding […]

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College education should reflect changing climate

November 28, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Things are getting worse quickly. Though it does not have to be that way, we cannot make it better by ignoring it all—and it kind of feels like we are. All around us are signs that our current way of life is unsustainable, and educating ourselves to fit that way of […]

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Opinion: Underpaid food workers suffer poor working conditions

November 14, 2018

Courtesy of  Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker’s Association of FloridaFarmworks, both young and old, work together to collect crops on Florida’s lands. As a volunteer for the Farmworker Association of Florida, my eyes were opened to an abundance of injustices toward the very people responsible for our food system. This includes those who are directly […]

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Opinion: Path to citizenship is more complex than you think

November 14, 2018

There are many misconceptions when it comes to obtaining citizenship or permanent legal status in the United States today. Many of the people who believe that there is a clear path to apply for citizenship also tend to assume that it is a quick and easy process that is accessible to every undocumented immigrant in […]

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Opinion: Are more peer mentors needed?

November 14, 2018

At the end of this fall term, Rollins’ peer mentors will set their mentees loose into the academic world, trusting that they have established stable friendships and a solid sense of the complicated liberal arts system. Mentees know that their peer mentors are still friends who they can turn to for support, and they understand […]

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Opinion: Student health should come before new projects

November 14, 2018

Why did it have to take freshmen getting sick for McKean’s living conditions to be addressed? McKean Hall, (Courtesy of Rollins College Flickr) After reading the article “Mold and bug concerns reported in McKean” in The Sandspur, I only had one question: Why did it have to take freshmen getting sick for McKean’s living conditions to […]

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Opinion: Canvas is better than Blackboard 2.0

November 14, 2018

After analyzing the two programs, it’s clear that Canvas is more convenient. Canvas If using Canvas has taught me anything, it’s that Blackboard is outdated, limited, and time consuming. It is no wonder that every Ivy League school except one has made the switch to Canvas. The program provides users with entire classrooms at their […]

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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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Opinion: Journalist’s murder shows depth of America-Saudi relations

October 31, 2018

It was 2 a.m., and Hatice Cengiz anxiously paced the Turkish street outside the Saudi Arabian consulate. She wondered where her fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi, could possibly be. Hours ago, he had told her to wait for him outside. He then entered the building to receive the documents they needed to get married, but he never […]

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Jewish student reflects on Pittsburgh shooting

October 31, 2018

Congregants of the Tree of Life synagogue peacefully welcomed the Sabbath on Saturday morning when Robert Bowers, armed with at least three handguns and an AR-15, burst into the temple. The aftermath of the malicious attack and intense shootout left 11 Jewish congregants dead and six police wounded. According to the Anti-Defamation League, this assault […]

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