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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
A breakdown of current Student Body President and Vice President roles

A breakdown of current Student Body President and Vice President roles

Arpin and Wright’s self-reported weekly time commitmentsThe Echo reached out to current Student Body President Nicole Arpin and Vice President Adam Wright, asking them how many hours they spent in each of their job requirements.   Nicole Arpin Last week, Arpin spent 17 hours actively working in her SBP role. […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News

Student Body President and Vice President poll results

Students speak up on how they vote and perceive electionsInformation compiled by Annabelle Blair | Echo The Echo polled Taylor students on the upcoming SBP and VP elections, generating 663 responses. Students were asked if they intended to vote and if they attended the election forum hosted by Taylor Student Organizations, […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
A few students in the Software Reverse Engineering and Analysis class, pictured above, prepared for class by spending a day in Washington D.C.. (L to R) Junior Luke Josten, seniors Mitchell Mays and Jordan Wright, professor Jonathan Geisler, seniors Matt Hall and Caleb Dinsmore, professor Dannie Stanley and junior Jonathan Ruggiero (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The birth of cybersecurity

Taylor’s CSE department creates new majorBy Annabelle Blair | Echo It’s been created and has a list of classes established, but Taylor’s cybersecurity major doesn’t officially exist—at least, not yet. Current students will be allowed to enroll in the major when the catalogue comes out in August, and incoming students can declare […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
A Persian Gulf missile: “Khalij Fars missile on a transporter,” (photo provided by military.ir and iranmilitaryforum.net)

Behind the Headlines

Iran at a crossroadsBy Wilson Alexander | Contributor While most of the world was dealing with the U.S. presidential transition, officials in Iran were busy giving the 45th president his first foreign policy test. On January 29, the Iran tested a ballistic missile, according to Fox News. This in itself is […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Maintenance reported the three floods in English occurred because of a clogged water softener (photo by Cassidy Grom).

English laundry room floods three times

Sources say water softener is to blame By Cassidy Grom | Echo Yesterday, junior Hannah Johnson went downstairs around 3 p.m. to retrieve her clothes from the laundry room in English Hall. To her surprise, she was greeted by about an inch of standing water. A housekeeper, who wished not to be quoted […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
(photo by Natalie Nohr)

Communities come together in Take it to the Hoop

Taylor hosts Special Olympics basketball tournamentBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor The KSAC bustled with the energy of 350 athletes and their families, supported by approximately 150 Taylor student volunteers at Take it to the Hoop, an annual Special Olympics basketball tournament. The tournament ran for over 13 hours, with the help […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
(L to R) Seniors Savanna Sweeting and Yuna Seo. “The reason we believe stereotypes is because we don’t know much about (the people),” MECA Co-Leader Seo said (photo by Becca Robb).

It’s pronounced “Mecca”

MECA cabinet to inform campus about the Middle EastBy Becca Robb | Echo Students met Monday to revive the Middle Eastern Collegiate Association (MECA), a cabinet striving to engage with Middle Eastern culture, politics and religion. MECA hopes to host local Muslims at panel discussions and give students a chance to pose […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News