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Where is the milk?

Where is the milk?

What our campus center is missingBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo It’s the most enviable aspect of senior year: meal transfers. The freedom to take your meals with you, whenever you want, wherever you want, with options from fried chicken to noodles to my favorite, the chilled turkey sandwich. The LaRita […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Don’t forget about Dreamers

The real heaviness of the DACA decisionBy Victor Rodriguez | Contributor “DACA” and “Dreamers” are two phrases that have been thrown around a lot; many people have been asking what these phrases mean. As a Mexican American, these words carry a lot of weight and a lot of importance. But, […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Put your money where your mouth is

Put your money where your mouth is

Practical ways to a healthier lifestyleBy Keely Krebs | Contributor The facts: we’re in college, and we like food. And, for those of us who have a smaller meal plan, when we don’t go to the Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center, eating out is a reflex at this […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Looking back on 9/11, 16 years later

Looking back on 9/11, 16 years later

A note from the editorBy Andrew Hoff | Echo Sixteen years ago, most of the Taylor student body was about to enter grade school — and yet, no one could forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, which stands as one of the most fateful mornings in American history. To the […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
From one white male to another

From one white male to another

Help for your questioningBy Caleb Grubb | Contributor From one white male to another, I understand the confusion surrounding the conversation on race. I have a background of growing up in rural Indiana, with the 2010 census reporting my county being 98.3% white. There was one black kid at my […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

The end of DACA is a humanitarian concern

The Echo’s bi-weekly editorialBy The Echo Editorial Board | Board of Editors Earlier this week, the White House changed the legal status of more than 800,000 young adults living in this country. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is no more. President Obama drafted the DACA program in 2012 […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Malala Yousafzai spoke on equal access to education at DePauw on Monday. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia Commons)

Books instead of bullets

Malala Yousafzai speaks at Depauw UniversityBy Kelly Sisson | Contributor Malala Yousafzai was an advocate for education from a young age. At age 11 she gave a speech entitled, “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?” In the few years following that speech, she was targeted […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Honest questions promote healthy community. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Our wound: a white kid’s questions on racial reconciliation

How can we heal racial tension?By Tim Pietz | Contributor I am a white male. Growing up, I lived in several different states, but each place was basically a suburban white middle-class neighborhood. I was homeschooled, which, for all its benefits, limited my understanding of mainstream culture. I always knew […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, VA. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia Commons)

Charlottesville: the end of white supremacy

Healing the wounds of the oppressedBy Halie Owens | Contributor As I delve into my sentiments of Charlottesville, I’m going to employ President Haines’ tips for intentional community from Wednesday’s chapel. His five pointers on cultivating an intentional community were to be authentic, to value and support each other, to […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Preparing tomorrow’s generation of truth-tellers

Meet the Echo’s new faculty adviserDr. Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser “Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials