Opinion

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 Canvas If using Canvas has taught me anything, it’s that Blackboard is outdated, limited, and time consuming.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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Learning self defense in a comfortable, yet nearly empty, environment

October 24, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia RookeFree Thursday class teaches valuable protection skills with a Kung Fu twist I took my first Rollins self-defense class ever, and I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. I felt slightly overwhelmed going into the class, not only because of the fighting aspect, but because the thought of having to […]

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Let’s be frank: The Rollins gym is gross

October 10, 2018

Students and faculty freely use the gym; however, students complain it should be cleaned more. (Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) As you walk into the Alfond Sports Center’s Daryl’s Fitness Center, there is an overwhelming sense of humidity (regardless of the insufficient air conditioning) mixed with sweat and bad body odor. The atmosphere feels moldy […]

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