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‘Is chapel really worth the bang for our buck?’

‘Is chapel really worth the bang for our buck?’

Why chapel is still worth attendingBy Jimmy Schantz | Contributor Dear Taylor community, as a fellow paying customer of this university, I realize that going here would be a rather poor investment if I were to gain knowledge (and dare I say experiences) here that were only to be applied […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Race is the cancer we must address

Race is the cancer we must address

Student reads ‘race rash’ piece from the Civil Rights tripBy Rachel Campbell | Contributor This past weekend, I had the privilege of going on the Civil Rights trip. While we were riding on the bus watching a documentary about people’s lives torn apart for the sake of the movement, a […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

Conversations on race require clarity

Let’s not let misunderstandings divide usBy Alex Berends | Contributor Is racial tension a rash we shouldn’t scratch or a failing organ urgently demanding attention? That depends on how we answer the question, “Does (or should) race matter?” One complicating factor in collective efforts to answer that question is ambiguity […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Professor challenges lack of theological rationale

Professor challenges lack of theological rationale

The chapel gauntlet has been thrown down; will anyone pick it up?By Richard Smith | Faculty Contributor The other day, I read Hoback Fisher’s “Chapel: a letter from a concerned student” regarding the chapel program at Taylor. I was immediately struck that we had a student who was insightful, articulate […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

‘A rash is a sign that something is wrong’

Divided neighborhoods call for healing conversationsBy Ty Kinter | Contributor James Baldwin, African American writer, once stated, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Last week in The Echo, there was an opinion piece that argued racism will end if […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Race is the rash we shouldn’t scratch

Contesting the race conversationBy David Nurkkala | Contributor If you’ve found it within you to look past the evocative title and all of the assumptions you’ve carried past it, I applaud you. To assuage your fears, let me preface my short essay with this: I believe racist behavior is evil, […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Furthering the discussion

Furthering the discussion

A response to ‘Chapel: a letter from a concerned student’By Malaina Yoder | Contributor I’m grateful for the opinions expressed in last week’s article “Chapel: a letter from a concerned student.” When we disagree, we have a tendency to dismiss people and leave conversation instead of pressing in to make […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Catalan people seek independence

Catalan people seek independence

Editorial Board | Echo Freshman News columnist Bree Bailey informed our readership of what’s happening on the northeast coast of Spain, in a region known as Catalan (i.e. where Barcelona is situated) in the Oct. 27 issue of The Echo. On Oct. 1, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont issued an independence […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Turkey vultures: an overlooked part of the ecosystem

Turkey vultures: an overlooked part of the ecosystem

Appreciating an unlikely helperBy Kendra Smalley | Contributor Autumn in Indiana is beautiful: leaves don brilliant colors before the wind strips them away; apples and pumpkins come into season; cool weather sets in that is perfect for chunky sweaters; migratory birds fly south in anticipation of looming blizzards. Among the […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Chapel: a letter from a concerned student

Chapel: a letter from a concerned student

Is the chapel program really achieving its goals?By Hoback Fisher | Contributor Dear Taylor Community, The Life Together Covenant states that our attendance in chapel “is understood as a mature response to our community goals.” Further, it declares “individual honor and commitment to the Taylor community will motivate us to […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials