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 stories and essays to smaller pieces on news events. This fledgling Spur cost 20 cents per issue and was distributed once per semester. During the 17th year of the publication, it transformed (as many 17-year-olds do) into a monthly magazine complete with proper formatting changes and a new name – The Rollins Sandspur.
Fast forward to 2014 and The Sandspur is still going strong as the only completely student-run weekly publication at Rollins, striving to include the varying opinions, news, arts and entertainment, sports, and features pieces of interest to the student body. As the many experienced alumni of The Spur know, being a student while also running a publication at such a small school with no journalism program becomes a mostly thankless 24/7 job that entails much more than one could probably imagine.
Nevertheless, we all love our jobs, working day in and day out to consistently bring Rollins The Sandspur, just like all those have before us.
We welcome all the alumni visiting campus this weekend and hope to meet any and all of you who have shared the unique bond The Sandspur has created this Saturday, March 15 in the Bieberbach-Reed room in front of the campus center from 2 to 4 p.m.
– Jamie Lee Pizzi
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