Anniversary honors commitment to student journalism

March 27, 2019

If you take a tourist to a Florida beach, you may warn them of sandspurs, the small inconspicuous plants producing irritating burrs that latch onto skin or fur. Stubborn and reluctant, they cannot be removed without being addressed carefully and thoughtfully. Students and administrators may mention the same word to visitors exploring Rollins’ campus, but […]

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Letter from the Editor

August 19, 2018

Welcome Class of 2022. As you step onto campus, you will be bombarded by a wide range of information. It can be overwhelming sometimes; I can attest to this. At times, you may feel alone, but I am here to tell you that you are not, and joining our team at The Sandspur may be […]

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Six things I learned from Irma

September 21, 2017

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 is wondrous.  Nature can destroy what it creates and create anew what it has destroyed. […]

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Editorializing the IFC Suspension

March 2, 2017

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 values and behavior with the College’s mission,” per Dean of Students Dr. Meghan Harte Weyant. […]

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To Stand — Or Sit, Or Kneel — as Americans

October 20, 2016

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. Our guest opened with a sing-along: “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “America the Beautiful,” and […]

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Editorial Corner: The Case for Humanity

September 29, 2016

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 from others. Some questioned our patriotism in helping foreigners before helping our own citizens and […]

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Farewell from the Seniors

April 24, 2014

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 print for the first time. Since those first articles, I have had over 100 articles […]

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Letter from the Editor

March 13, 2014

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 developed as a literary magazine entitled The Sand-Spur. This 30-page journal contained everything from short […]

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Letter From the Editor

January 23, 2014

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 would like to personally thank all the students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents who participated […]

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

October 31, 2013

[information]Read the three letters at the following links: Eric Moser, Elizabeth Van Arsdale, and Daniel Garner.[/information] 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 students […]

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