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Many seniors’ first Welcome Weekend memory is patterned with flannel, hay bales and Stetsons thanks to the annual Hoedown, last held in 2014 (photo provided by Ellen Hershberger).

The last four years

Highlights from seniors’ Taylor careersBy Jeff Grogan | Echo Memorable events around campus  Breuninger Hall opened (2013) Breuninger Hall is the newest dorm on campus and houses 150 males and females, according to Taylor’s website. Junior Mark Allsman said he appreciates the mix of students within it’s three floors: “We don’t […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Class of 2017 Infographic

Classy numbers

Interesting facts and statistics about the class of 2017Graphic by Derek Bender | Echo

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
President Paul Lowell Haines, the 31st president of Taylor, has more on his plate than some may realize, but hopes to make more time for playing music (photo by Justin Chapman).

The rockstar president

A snapshot of President Lowell Haines’ dayBy Justin Chapman | Echo Early mornings are President Lowell Haines’ friend—5:30 a.m. to be exact. Mornings hold the few moments of calmness before a packed day. Recently, Haines hasn’t had time for nutritious breakfasts. This may be because he has completed his first […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Mike, Leeann and Hope Severe are pictured at Mt. Haleakala National Park in May, 2008, one year after Hope's adoption (photo provided by Mike Severe).

Finding Hope

A Taylor professor’s approach to fostering vulnerable childrenBy Ellen Hershberger | Contributor A teenage girl waits for the results of a pregnancy test. Time stops as a little green plus sign appears on the stick. What now? She tells her parents, her friends, her boyfriend. They end the relationship but […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Trash Talk

Trash Talk

People pick up all our waste and sort through all our recycling at TaylorBy Becca Robb | Echo

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Graphic by Derek Bender

Maintaining Taylor brick by brick

How Taylor’s maintenance and facility budgets workBy Annabelle Blair | Echo In January, the door of the women’s restroom in Zondervan Library went missing for a few weeks; in February, the English laundry room flooded three times in one day; in March, chunks of roof shingles littered the ground around […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomore Micah Stewart reads sophomore Chrysa Keenon’s poetry. Her words tie God’s romantic character to the romanticism found in nature (photo by Abigail Roberts).

A snapshot of Creation Care Week at Taylor

Students engage in activities to celebrate creation  Compiled by Annabelle Blair and Abigail Roberts This week sustainability assistants hosted Creation Care Week to celebrate God’s handiwork. Several environmentally friendly activities and events throughout the week encouraged students to engage with and appreciate nature.   Wednesday Junior Andrew Hoff and two […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomore Ruhama Mergia joined the Village Tree Program, hosted in Haakonsen Hall, because she wanted to live with people who shared the same interests and passion (Photo by Ruth Flores-Orellana).

What’s happening to the Haak?

The Village Tree Experience comes to a closeBy Danielle Barnes | Contributor Haakonsen Hall will not be a residence hall for Village Tree Program participants next year due to students’ lack of interest in the program. Instead it will be considered for possible off-campus housing next fall. The Village Tree […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
“Please feel free to approach us. We are listening and we would love to get to know you.” – juniors Chin Ai Oh and Noah Nemni. (Photograph by Mindy Wildman)

Oh and Nemni elected 2017–18 SBP and SBVP

Voss and Purcell defeated by 82 votesBy Annabelle Blair | Echo At 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nicole Arpin, current Student Body President (SBP), and Adam Wright, current Student Body Vice President (SBVP), broke the news: juniors Chin Ai Oh and Noah Nemni will serve as Taylor’s 2017–18 SBP and SBVP. […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Taylor athletic department announced last Friday that the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will become varsity programs in 2019 and 2020, respectively. (Photograph provided by Fayth Glock)

Lacrosse teams added as varsity programs

Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams turning varsity in 2019 and 2020By Eric Andrews | Echo The Taylor athletic department announced last Friday that the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will turn into varsity programs in the coming years. The men’s team will make the jump to the varsity level during the […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News