Editorials

Letter from the Editors

September 5, 2013

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 pants when you go on hikes. They may be a nuisance, but they really do […]

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Letters from the Editors to the Class of 2017

August 20, 2013

New Rollins student, At last, you have made it to college. You have said your good-byes to your parents, traded skype addresses with your friends, and have perhaps even bid au du to your high school sweet heart. In a nutshell, you are in for some big changes. I would be lying if I claimed […]

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Letters from the Seniors

April 26, 2013

I just finished looking over the pages of my last issue as Editor-in-Chief, and I feel surprisingly unemotional about it. Ambivalent, sure, but not the sadness I’d expected. Maybe it’s because I’ve barely slept this week, in this last concerted effort to write my papers and ace my finals. As a senior, I have only […]

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Letter from the Editors

August 30, 2012

If this is your first time picking up a Sandspur, then we’d like to welcome you to Florida’s oldest college newspaper. If it isn’t, then you might notice it looks a little different; very different, actually. We’ve both been a part of The Sandspur since freshman year. As seniors, over the last three years we […]

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Words of Farewell From Your Seniors

April 26, 2012

  What does Editor-in-Chief mean? I’ve worked in this position for an entire year now and I’m not sure I can even answer that question. But, what I can say is it’s a personal experience; something that is uniquely different for every person. And I think that’s what I want to be remembered as: uniquely […]

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Letter From the Editor: With Regard to Anonymity

December 1, 2011

Rollins College, In this semester’s first issue of The Sandspur, I addressed you to say what the paper planned to do for you, the reader, this year. However, I’m coming back to you at the end of the semester with a plea from your editorial staff. Recently, I received a letter from an anonymous faculty […]

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Letter from the Editors

September 1, 2011

Rollins, welcome to the dawn of a new era of The Sandspur. You may think you know everything there is to know about The Sandspur, but we’re here to tell you, you’re wrong. As your news provider we’re here to firstly say, welcome back. We’re happy to have you as readers, fans, haters or basically […]

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Parting Words from the Seniors

April 21, 2011

Nick, Editor-in-Chief I have been on the editorial staff of The Sandspur for four years, since my first semester at Rollins, when I arrived knowing nothing of newspaper production or journalism, but got a campus-wide email and came in to express my interest. I’m immensely proud to say that in that time, during which I […]

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