Letters to the Editor

Orlando’s Compassionate Wunderkind Lands a Promotion

December 11, 2013

Dear editor, My lifelong friend (since our Rollins days), Bonnie Manjura, passed away leaving a Central Florida legacy few can match.  She was instrumental in putting Orlando on the tourism map internationally (fluent in four languages), successfully lobbied Congress for the Heathrow interchange Jeno needed, founded The Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts, founded the […]

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Letter to the Editor: The Rollins Samaritan

December 5, 2013

Dear Editor, It was a first-time-in-my-life experience on a recent Sunday in the student dining hall at Rollins College. My wife Sally Luther and I usually park our car in a handicapped parking space two hours prior to the Bach Festival concerts, which we regularly attend. We used to arrive just in time for the […]

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Letter to the Editor

November 14, 2013

In response to Issue 6 Dear Editor, I am writing in regards to a letter by David Matteson published last week in which he was responding to criticisms concerning a past issue of The Sandspur sporting three naked gay men on its cover. As both a journalist and President of Spectrum, the student LGBT+ group […]

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Letter to the Editor: In Response to Issue 6

October 31, 2013

[information]Read Production Manager David Matteson’s response to this and two other similar letters to the editor (1, 2) here.[/information] Dear Editor, I am writing today in regards to a recent cover, featuring the phrase “Come out with pride” and its related article, titled “All closet doors open.” My disappointment comes not only from the content […]

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Letter to the Editor: In Response to Issue 6

October 31, 2013

[information]Read Production Manager David Matteson’s response to this and two other similar letters to the editor (1, 2) here.[/information] Dear Editor, I am writing in reference to the most recent edition of The Sandspur. I’ll be honest; I am not a regular reader of your newspaper, but the recent cover caught my eye as I was […]

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Letter to the Editor: In Response to Issue 6

October 31, 2013

[information]Read Production Manager David Matteson’s response to this and two other similar letters to the editor (1, 2) here.[/information] Dear Editor, I am a student in the Graduate Counseling program at Rollins and wanted to voice my concern about the most recent issue of The Sandspur. Although there are several people on the Rollins campus […]

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Response to Jack Lane’s “Memoirs of a Past Rollins”

September 23, 2013

Dear Editor, I appreciate Jack Lane’s cri du coeur (“Memoirs of a past Rollins” Sandspur 9/19/13) for our community to value the rich historic legacy of the built environment we have all inherited at Rollins. We might disagree about specifics. For instance, I accept that we needed to take down the original Strong Hall because […]

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Letter to the Editor: Memoirs of a Past Rollins

September 19, 2013

With sparkling new buildings and renovations underway, an insightful historian expresses admiration for the historical features of our lakeside campus. Dear Editor, As College Historian, I feel an obligation to remind the Rollins community of the college’s rich history and particularly its historic landscape. By that I mean not only its natural but also its […]

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Major Problems for French Majors

September 5, 2013

My name is Meredith Connelly. I am a student in the Honors Degree Program in my junior year, double majoring in French and English. As you can imagine, I have set myself up for a packed schedule which leaves little to no room for unplanned changes. I have met with student success on multiple occasions […]

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Sexperts Sparks Controversy

September 5, 2013

Dear Editor, As the first day of school approached and the first-years moved into their new homes for the year, the new issue of The Sandspur was in every place imaginable. The paper was even slid under every door in McKean. I was curious to see what was in store. As I flipped through the […]

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