Becca Robb | Writer — The Echo News

Articles by: Becca Robb

“What a riot when somebody contacts you and says, ‘I found your wallet from 20 years ago. It was just here in the ground,’” Aron Griffis (’99) said. (Photograph provided by Aron Griffis)

Missing wallet returned 20 years later

Students reunite Taylor alumnus with lost walletBy Becca Robb | Contributor  On a chilly Sunday afternoon in May, two students turned up a piece of history in a pile of dirt. Junior Andy Willson and senior Michael Mundwiler were biking around Taylor’s softball field when they noticed an object lodged […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Reduce, reuse, throw away?

Reduce, reuse, throw away?

Every meal at the Campus Center wastes loads of plastic and paperBy Becca Robb | Contributor In a remote island in Southeast Asia, red flowers sprouted out of the soil and vibrant green trees framed the sky. But I sat on a dock surrounded by trash. Layers of diapers, disposable […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The lights go on

The lights go on

Taylor’s administration pursues sustainable electricity practices, though the rest of campus has room to grow By Becca Robb | Echo  This is the first in a series of four articles researching environmental sustainability on campus. Topics include electricity, water, food and material waste.  

by · May 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Photograph by Hannah Bolds

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 · Features, 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