Opinion

Old photos do not excuse blackface

February 13, 2019

Blackface originated over 200 years ago, when racism was normalized and white actors would play black roles that were meant to stereotype and demean the African American community. It’s 2019, and we are just now making it a point to shed light on how disgusting this “trend” was—or rather, is.  The first time I saw […]

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Legislative limbo: Wall divides more than just U.S., Mexico

February 13, 2019

Trump continues to dangle his presidential power over citizens’ heads as he threatens to declare a national state of emergency to get his precious U.S.-Mexico border wall. This is abusive and undemocratic, yet accurately highlights just how divided our country is.  The President held a conference committee with Congress members on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to […]

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New play explores theatrical classic in #MeToo era

February 6, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play, “John Proctor is the Villain,” explores the nuances of young women living amidst the #MeToo movement. According to the Annie Russell’s roster of upcoming shows, the play takes place in a small town in Appalachian Georgia where a high school English class dives into Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a […]

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A place for every date: 5 nearby Valentine’s date ideas

February 6, 2019

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the pressure is on to plan the perfect date for you and your significant other—or for you and your emotionally unavailable homies.  As college students with limited budgets, we sometimes have to get creative in showing a person how much we care about them without breaking the bank. Here […]

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Opinion: Love is dead, Tinder killed her

February 6, 2019

Unpopular opinion: I hate hooking up. I need emotional connection or else I do not really, truly enjoy the situation. I would rather be taken on a date than have a one-night-stand. I would rather have a real conversation than a gross drunken make out.  That being said, because of how our generation works, I […]

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Urban sprawl has killer consequences for pedestrians

January 30, 2019

Construction work can be seen throughout the Orlando area, including Rollins College. In the name of growth, traffic is rerouted for the sake of construction, and this has had a tragic impact on pedestrians. According to a report by Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition, the Orlando metro area is the most dangerous […]

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Opinion: Patriots favored to win another Super Bowl

January 30, 2019

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is almost upon us. In what is set up to be one of the most entertaining games ever, Super Bowl LIII will see the perennial New England Patriots and the rising Los Angeles Rams looking to pummel each other into defeat. The Patriots will be playing […]

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President Grant Cornwell’s response to upholding the non-discrimination policy

December 4, 2018

Editor’s note: For more information and coverage on the issue President Grant Cornwell is addressing, please see the bottom of this article.  Thank you for your patience and participation as we have endeavored to navigate the tricky issues surrounding the recognition of evangelical Christian student organizations and our nondiscrimination policy.           The questions at stake on […]

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College education should reflect changing climate

November 28, 2018

Things are getting worse quickly. Though it does not have to be that way, we cannot make it better by ignoring it all—and it kind of feels like we are. All around us are signs that our current way of life is unsustainable, and educating ourselves to fit that way of life feels irresponsible. It […]

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Opinion: Underpaid food workers suffer poor working conditions

November 14, 2018

As a volunteer for the Farmworker Association of Florida, my eyes were opened to an abundance of injustices toward the very people responsible for our food system. This includes those who are directly involved with the growing, harvesting, delivering, serving, cooking, and selling of the food that we eat on a daily basis.  Millions of […]

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