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Six things I learned from Irma

1 Nature can gather itself into forces that dwarf human concerns, things, and plans.  It doesn’t really care about our schedules, projects, or priorities.  It can be sublime in the scope of its power: awe-inspiring and frightening even as it [...]

September 21, 2017 Editorials, Opinion

Editorializing the IFC Suspension

The Rollins College campus found out last week that all six fraternities would be temporarily suspended pending investigation of “high risk behaviors” and that Greek Week would be replaced by a series of summits with the aim to “align organizational [...]

March 2, 2017 Editorials, Opinion

To Stand — Or Sit, Or Kneel — as Americans

On Sept. 13, 2016, Garrison Keillor performed at Rollins, where I have taught since 1999. White, Christian, and middle-class, I grew up in small-town Minnesota, a place resonant of Lake Wobegon. I long have regarded Keillor as an American treasure. [...]

October 20, 2016 Editorials, Opinion

Editorial Corner: The Case for Humanity

Rollins, in a historic move, joined Guilford College in North Carolina to become the second school in the nation to house refugees. The news was met by praise from most of our community but—much to our dismay—garnered outrage and protest [...]

September 29, 2016 Editorials, Opinion

Farewell from the Seniors

I sent in my application and first articles for The Sandspur the summer before my first year, thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work at a newspaper. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your name in [...]

April 24, 2014 Editorials, Opinion

Letter from the Editor

This year marks the 120th birthday of The Sandspur. Like many women of a certain age, The Spur has undergone a host of cosmetic changes but remains as poised and mature as ever. During December of 1894, the publication was [...]

March 13, 2014 Editorials, Opinion

Letter From the Editor

Dear readers, It is a new year and a new semester. It is a time to learn from the past but not let it completely overshadow your budding future. Keeping with this theme, the staff of the Sandspur and myself [...]

January 23, 2014 Editorials, Opinion

Response to Letters to the Editor: In Response to Issue 6

Dear Readers, First, we wish to thank you for your responses to our paper and encourage all students to participate within our publication by writing a letter to the editor. As an open forum, we intend to allow all Rollins [...]

October 31, 2013 Editorials, Opinion

Letter from the Editor

Everything Real. Everything Rollins. We have now entered the bleak, dead center of the semester. The work has begun to pile up, yet there is still no shining end of the tunnel in sight. While this time of year can [...]

October 24, 2013 Editorials, Opinion

Letter from the Editors

Dear Readers, By definition a sandspur is, “any of a genus (Cenchrus) of grasses producing spikelets enclosed in ovoid spiny involucres that form burs,” Merriam-Webster dictionary. Basically, sandspurs are those annoying little prickly burs that end up all over your [...]

September 5, 2013 Editorials, Opinion