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Rollins receives $300k suicide prevention grant

September 5, 2018

Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students, and Rev. Katrina Jenkins, dean of religious life, during a campus reflection on community members impacted by suicide on Aug. 30. (Douglas Jackson / Staff Photographer) Rollins was awarded a $305,848 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a government […]

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Volleyball raises over $1600 for pediatric cancer

September 19, 2018

(Rollins Sports / Courtesy) Although the Rollins volleyball team lost Saturday’s match to Eckerd College, their event to support pediatric cancer, accompanied by a growing student section, was a success. Groups of supportive parents, students and community members sporting gold shirts, representing pediatric cancer awareness, filled the stands for the “Colorful and Courageous” event. Players […]

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Wifi woes are never-ending

September 19, 2018

Spotty wifi leaves students frustrated and unable to complete assignments Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Sitting in the Olin Library with a deadline due in 10 minutes, I develop an overwhelming sense of panic as my laptop screen reads: “You are not connected to the internet.” No matter how many times I reload the browser or disconnect […]

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Academic Honor Council uses education to lessen honor code violations

September 19, 2018

Across the Rollins campus, plaques adorn the walls and pledges are signed reminding students to obey and uphold the Academic Honor Code. From seminars during orientation to helping violators learn from their experiences, the Academic Honor Council is using education to help reduce violations. Of the nine honor code violations, plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration are […]

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Opinion: Cru has a right to set their own standards

September 19, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, is on the verge of prohibition by Rollins College. Within the prospective club, members are not allowed to be leaders if they do not uphold what the group sees as true Christian values, and Rollins has interpreted this as a violation of its […]

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New LGBTQ+ club seeks to educate

September 19, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke This year, LGBTQ students and their allies will be given more opportunities for social activism in the form of a new organization called Rollins College Queer and Allies, shortened to Q + A. The new group has different purposes than Spectrum, another LGBTQ organization on campus. Zoe Ryan (‘19), Queer and […]

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Lockdown shows security strengths

September 19, 2018

Orange Avenue was blocked off with police tape after a civilian was shot in a robbery-gone-wrong. (Ellie Rushing / Editor) Rollins students were in a “shelter in place” lockdown for almost two hours after a man was shot on Orange Avenue next to the Rollins Alfond baseball stadium, less than a mile from campus. Monday’s […]

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Race, murder, capital punishment: Annie Russell’s upcoming play

September 19, 2018

Cast rehearsing for “Twelve Angry Jurors” (Gaby Davenport / Staff Photographer) “One man is dead. The life of another is at stake.” This season, the Annie Russell Theatre is putting on “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Opening on Sept. 28, 12 complete strangers will crowd into a hot room to determine the fate of a suspected murderer, […]

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Overcoming assault: Survivor to advocate

September 19, 2018

Bethany England is a sophomore at Rollins.(Curtis Shaffer/ Staff Photographer) One in five women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. In eight out of 10 cases, the victim knows the perpetrator, but Bethany England (‘21) did not. It was a Saturday night, and England, a freshman at the time, was studying […]

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Holt school searches for new dean

September 19, 2018

Lake Virginia (By Jason Jones) Major changes have been brewing in the Hamilton Holt School, Rollins’ evening college, including the search for a new dean and admission requirements. As a part of the updates to Holt, transfer students with at least 30 credit hours will have to go through the new Rollins Complete program, a general […]

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When religious beliefs and discrimination collide

September 19, 2018

Knowles Memorial Chapel is a central part of Rollins. Now, religion has become a touchy subject (Carolina Skillman / Staff Photographer) An evangelical Christian group, who was denied last spring to be a student organization, has re-applied to join campus. They were denied out of concerns that their organization’s values prevent gay people from becoming […]

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