Becca Robb | Writer — The Echo News

Articles by: Becca Robb

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Quit faking it

Fake news is eroding our trust in truthBy Becca Robb | Co-Editor in Chief “I don’t know what to believe with all this fake news right now,” my friend said with a shrug. “You just can’t trust the media.” Her words stung—I am the media. But fake news is tearing […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Terry Himelick, farm manager at Victory Acres, has lived in the area his entire life.

The story of your lunch

People make your food; chickens eat the leftoversBy Becca Robb | Echo  This is the second in a series of four articles researching environmental sustainability on campus. Topics include electricity, water, food and material waste.   Before lunch As the bell tower tolls 11 a.m., students begin trickling down the stairs […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Upland Tire is at 148 S Main St

Upland Tire open house

Upland Tire offers free food and oil changes during celebration event By Aubree DeVisser | Echo  Tires, mechanics, free food, drinks and giveaways. How are these related? This Saturday, Taylor students will host an event at Upland Tire for a management class project that includes all of these and more. […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Last year’s sale raised $2,600, which is almost enough to sponsor two kids to attend Lift.

Back to the Haak

Sale behind the Haak to benefit Lift By Becca Robb | Echo  Bring them your mugs, your lamps, your dusty paintings yearning to breathe free. Next Saturday, the Haak is hosting a sale to benefit Lift, a local organization that works to enrich the lives of students at Eastbrook South. […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Preliminary statistics from the Senior Exit Survey. (Designed by Matthew Morse.)

A 170-year legacy

Meet the graduating class of ’16By Katherine Yeager | Contributor  From Pick-a-Dates to Airband, O-Groups to Senior Seminar, Taylor memories will fly through the 2016 graduates’ brains at lightning speed as they turn their tassels May 21. The preliminary results from senior surveys as well as reflections from students and […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The group toured the New York Stock Exchange, compliments of a Taylor alumnus who won a visit on a charity auction (Provided by Scott Adams)

Business students visit NYC

Taylor business and finance students visit New York Stock ExchangeBy Brecken Mumford | Contributor  Business professor Scott Adams and seven business and finance students recently made a trip to New York City for Quinnipiac University’s annual Global Asset Management Education (Q G.A.M.E.) Forum. They had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The traditional tuition and online tuition increases are comparable. (Designed by Isabelle Kroeker)

Online courses increase tuition

Courses go from $350 to $400By Becca Robb | Echo Taylor University Online is increasing its tuition for online courses from $350 to $400 per hour. Both types of online courses—summer and guest courses—are increasing tuition, effective June 1. Guest courses are self-guided courses that anyone, including high schoolers, may […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Time is never a guarantee. (Photo by Natalie Nohr)

Brevity and beauty

The challenge of remembrance By Natalie Nohr | Contributor As I interviewed the Habeckers, sitting across the hardwood table from them, my last question hung in the air: “What would your hopes be for this memorial week?” I wanted to put my finger on how to share this accident with […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students gathered to comfort each other after the tragedy. (Photo provided by Michael Conroy of Associated Press)

Taylor community remembers van accident

Holding onto hope, recognizing time is no guaranteeBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Tuesday, April 26, 2016 marks the 10th year since the day Taylor’s community lost five of its members: Laura Van Ryn, Brad Larson, Betsy Smith, Laurel Erb and Monica Felver. “There were two phases in our lives, the […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Memorial Prayer Chapel was built to commemorate the lives of those lost in the tragedy.

Comfort in community

Taylor supports and is supported by surrounding schoolsBy Becca Robb | Echo In times of deep difficulty, Taylor and like-minded schools come together as a family. From providing buses and offering catering services, schools like Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and Anderson University offered comfort to Taylor amid the tragedy. In […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News