Opinion

Mr. Rogers’ music essential to campus climate, brings hope

November 7, 2019

Written by: Clara Ivanoff The music department’s performance, “Mister Rogers: The Musician,” will spread Rogers’ message of compassion and kindness—something we should all be doing in today’s divisive and disdainful climate. Rollins is an especially important place to do so because this is where Rogers grew from a student to a talented musician, and on […]

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Opinion: College prioritizes construction over students

October 3, 2019

Written by Diana Bookhardt I won’t be able to afford my senior year at Rollins. I don’t “earn” enough in merit-based scholarships, my Florida aid decreases every year while tuition increases at the same pace, and I’m already deep in loans. Over my years here, I’ve seen funds invested into a number of construction projects […]

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Opinion: Trump impeachment inspires call to civic duty

October 3, 2019

Written by Michael McNamara Opinion For only the fourth time in our nation’s history, impeachment proceedings have been initiated against a sitting U.S. President. Credible claims have been brought to light that President Donald Trump has allegedly abused his office and authority by attempting to interfere in the sanctity of American elections, and then (poorly) […]

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Review: #MeToo founder calls for return to movement’s roots

October 3, 2019

Tarana Burke, developer of the #MeToo movement, inspired a Rollins audience with a memorable speech and her powerful voice. She dropped bombshells, and her curated quotations were followed by roaring admiration. She is human, but to everyone in Bush Auditorium, she seemed like something more—a machine able to spit out solutions and make them stick. […]

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Opinion: Student Reviews of the Global Peace Film Festival

September 26, 2019

“The Gathering” Review By Johanna Brown How do you recover from a near-death experience? Perhaps through therapy and with the support of friends and family. But how do you recover from a near-death experience that was orchestrated as punishment for a crime you never committed? How do you recover the lost time, lost relationships, and […]

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Opinion: Banned Books Week takes stand against censorship

September 26, 2019

As Olin Library celebrates Banned Books Week, we should consider why our culture condemns “banned” books. How does the practice of banning, burning, and defacing books further the marginalization of certain groups and limit the importance of diverse representations of the human experience?  Censorship is a tool to suppress narratives that people in power consider […]

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Opinion: Post office replaces interfaith room, taking Muslim students by surprise

September 26, 2019

Earlier this year, I had a part in starting a private interfaith dialogue group that would meet in the Interfaith Room inside Knowles Chapel on Wednesdays. We were not the only ones meeting here; it turned out that room was used for a lot of faith-based organizations like us. Most notably, it was a safe […]

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Opinion: #MeToo founder marginalized for years

September 19, 2019

With social justice activist Tarana Burke visiting Rollins later this month, the buzz is rising about the “founder of the #MeToo” movement. However, Burke was not always recognized that way. For a long time, the Me Too movement had been contained in a white female space, excluding even the woman who created it.  In 2017, […]

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Opinion: Pulling back the curtain on Title IX

September 19, 2019

During orientation this fall, us freshmen students were treated to a magic show that felt more like a “what-not-to-do” section of Title IX training. It condoned the type of behavior that we as individuals and as an entire student body were told to condemn, reminding us that even though Title IX orientation is over, our […]

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Poor email filter causes digital clutter, frustration

April 17, 2019

Do you dread looking at your Rollins email account? Your answer is most likely “yes,” because the sheer amount of emails can be consistently overwhelming.  With multiple emails being sent out every day, including reminders for clubs, events, registration, and housing, students cannot help but feel stressed about their growing list of emails to address. […]

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