Opinion

Opinion: America’s colleges have never had an equal playing field

March 20, 2019

I was not surprised when I first heard the news that approximately 50 individuals were charged with bribing college administrators and coaches to get their children into elite colleges. After all, I have already lived through a similar scenario. My middle school was an arts school and auditions were a prerequisite for attendance. A certain […]

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Opinion: Parking cuts disproportionately harm students with disabilities

February 27, 2019

My teacher struggles as she shuffles hurriedly into the room, 15 minutes late to my music lesson. At only five feet tall she epitomizes the term “little old lady,” and her most recent knee procedures make simple tasks like walking painfully difficult. After taking a seat by the window, she tries to laugh off how […]

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‘You don’t look sick’: Not all disabilities are visibile

February 20, 2019

My ninth-grade algebra teacher looked down at me  under her spiked eyelashes, frizzed blonde hair and deep eye wrinkles, and breathed the five words I cannot stand to hear: “But you don’t look sick.” I had just explained to her that I spent the week in the hospital, and that the administration excused me from […]

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Opinion: Shutdown’s impact will be felt for years to come

February 20, 2019

We have all now heard about the recent five-week-long U.S. government shutdown and the budget battle surrounding it. But what was the shutdown’s real impact on the country?  Certainly the group most directly impacted was government workers. Were they able to pay their bills? Were they forced to work without pay? The stress and uncertainty […]

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Old photos do not excuse blackface

February 13, 2019

Blackface originated over 200 years ago, when racism was normalized and white actors would play black roles that were meant to stereotype and demean the African American community. It’s 2019, and we are just now making it a point to shed light on how disgusting this “trend” was—or rather, is.  The first time I saw […]

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Legislative limbo: Wall divides more than just U.S., Mexico

February 13, 2019

Trump continues to dangle his presidential power over citizens’ heads as he threatens to declare a national state of emergency to get his precious U.S.-Mexico border wall. This is abusive and undemocratic, yet accurately highlights just how divided our country is.  The President held a conference committee with Congress members on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to […]

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New play explores theatrical classic in #MeToo era

February 6, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play, “John Proctor is the Villain,” explores the nuances of young women living amidst the #MeToo movement. According to the Annie Russell’s roster of upcoming shows, the play takes place in a small town in Appalachian Georgia where a high school English class dives into Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a […]

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A place for every date: 5 nearby Valentine’s date ideas

February 6, 2019

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the pressure is on to plan the perfect date for you and your significant other—or for you and your emotionally unavailable homies.  As college students with limited budgets, we sometimes have to get creative in showing a person how much we care about them without breaking the bank. Here […]

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Opinion: Love is dead, Tinder killed her

February 6, 2019

Unpopular opinion: I hate hooking up. I need emotional connection or else I do not really, truly enjoy the situation. I would rather be taken on a date than have a one-night-stand. I would rather have a real conversation than a gross drunken make out.  That being said, because of how our generation works, I […]

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Urban sprawl has killer consequences for pedestrians

January 30, 2019

Construction work can be seen throughout the Orlando area, including Rollins College. In the name of growth, traffic is rerouted for the sake of construction, and this has had a tragic impact on pedestrians. According to a report by Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition, the Orlando metro area is the most dangerous […]

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