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Taylor in space

Taylor in space

Taylor’s student-built nanosatellite TSAT is now in space, circling the globe every 90 minutes. Learn more about the project from the people who built it.

by · April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Science & Tech
Q&A with Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley

Q&A with Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley

The Echo interviews Switchfoot guitarist about recent tour, new albumBy Alex Mellen | Echo Guitarist Drew Shirley has been a member of the alternative rock band Switchfoot since 2005. The band released their ninth album, “Fading West,” this January, and their accompanying film of the same title has been showing […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Rethinking privacy

Rethinking privacy

Whether you’ve seen one too many articles about the NSA or you don’t know who Edward Snowden is, check out our summary and analysis of the recent events in government surveillance.

by · March 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Science & Tech
Watching the skies

Watching the skies

Unmanned aerial systems being deployed for delivery and news organizations. But many proponents for drone usage don’t prefer the term “drone” because of its connotations.

by · December 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Science & Tech
Too hard to stomach

Too hard to stomach

Rushed to get your food from the Grille between classes? One student has a solution to ensure students—and faculty and staff—get a decent lunch even when they have only minutes to spare.

by · November 8, 2013 · 1 comment · Editorials
What did Paul write?

What did Paul write?

Most theologians agree that Paul wrote the books of Romans, Galatians and Philippians. But some doubt the apostle penned Ephesians and Colossians. Professor Greg MaGee tackles the question in his new book.

by · November 6, 2013 · 1 comment · Arts & Entertainment
The ‘living laboratory’

The ‘living laboratory’

The Euler Science Complex received a gold LEED rating for being a top green building earlier this week.

by · September 27, 2013 · 0 comments · News, Science & Tech
Ricin causes severe diarrhea and victims can die of shock. Death typically occurs within 3–5 days of the initial exposure.

Bioterrorism: deadly, but difficult to see

Poisonous ricin sent to President Obama and other government officials was intercepted by government mail facilities last week. The failed attacks remind the public of the danger of bioterrorism.

by · April 30, 2013 · 0 comments · News, Science & Tech
Argentine pope radical about humility

Argentine pope radical about humility

The Vatican chose its 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday, according to The New York Times. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (pronounced Ber-GOAL-io) chose the name Pope Francis I after St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, according to NBC.

by · March 15, 2013 · 0 comments · News, World/National
A storm by any other name

A storm by any other name

The Weather Channel is naming winter storms, but not everyone agrees with the idea

by · January 26, 2013 · 0 comments · News, Science & Tech