Brianna Kudisch, Author at The Echo News — The Echo News

Articles by: Brianna Kudisch

Bringing health home

Bringing health home

Lalrin Pari’s dream to improve health care in BurmaBy Becca Robb | Echo She arrived in America seven years ago with $50 and a dream to improve health care in her village of Khampat, Burma. Now, 23-year-old Lalrin Pari has a full-ride scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Barking Cow, a local gem located in Gaston, has been serving up homemade ice cream since 2015. (Photography by Hannah Bolds)

Artistic experimentation

The Barking Cow ice cream shop explores unique flavorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Sick of soft serve from the DC? Want to avoid seeing everyone you know and their brother at Ivanhoe’s? A tucked-away ice cream shop located in Gaston, Indiana boasts small town pride and unique flavor options at […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
(L to R): Sophomore Nina Siems,  freshman Noah Jurgensen and sophomore Natalie Nohr spent last spring break at an orphanage in Russia. Jurgensen has visited Russia over 25 times in his life.

Long story short

MKs share experiences from abroadBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Recounting the events of a weeklong vacation takes a great deal of effort. Students who take Lighthouse trips during J-term still mull over details during chapel two months later. If someone struggles to summarize a journey that takes less than four […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Blake Wheeler intently listens to professor Michael Jessup in the debriefing session after the two-hour refugee simulation hosted by the Sociology department and Global Outreach. (Photo by Hannah Bolds)

Experiencing the unknown

Students participate in refugee simulation By Brianna Kudisch | Echo The room is dark. You start moving up the stairs, but you stumble because you can’t see. You cautiously make your way up, avoiding setting off a landmine that threatens to end your trip before it begins. When you finally […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The six Ecuadorian students part of Discover include: (L to R) Juan Vintimilla, Paulina Salamea, Belen Maldonado, Cristina Cordova, Rafaela Ruiz and Daniela Ledesma. (Photo provided by Juan Vintimilla)

A month in the states

Ecuadorian students share their experiences of Taylor By Aubree DeVisser | Echo “In the beginning I was not very sure about it, but then I convinced myself,” Daniella Ledesma, a sophomore business major, said. She might have been uncertain about coming to Taylor at first, but now she’s not quite […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Hurt’s heart

Hurt’s heart

Alum Mark Hurt shows his passion for missionsBy Katherine Yeager | Echo During a recent visit to Taylor’s campus, Mark Hurt (’85) shared his Taylor experience and heart: for missions, for ministry and for Christians in the public arena. As Hurt campaigns for U.S. Senate campaign, he hopes that the […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Owned by Don Howlett, Kelly’s The Florist shop prepared over 1,600 orders for Valentine’s Day this year.

Floral frenzy

Marion flower shop works hard before and after each Valentine’s Day By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Don Howlett is one prepared florist. Armed with a brand new copy of The Farmer’s Almanac, a color-coded delivery sticker system and a folder thick with past order information since 2002, Howlett knows the […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Long-distance comes with its share of struggles and successes, but it can work for some couples. (Photo by Ruth Orellana-Flores)

Campus-crossed love

The rewards and struggles of long-distance datingBy Brianna Kudisch & Megan Alms | Echo & Contributor  When two love-struck students are torn apart by attending different schools, it can certainly put an end to a lot of things. It’s the end of regular face-to-face conversations; it’s the end of studying together, spending […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Serving the least of these

Serving the least of these

Taylor’s athletic teams volunteer with Secret Families ministry  By Brianna Kudisch | Echo A navy blue coat with a furry hood. That’s something many students may already own, but if not, they can easily go out to the store and buy one. However, not everyone has that luxury—which is the […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The glitches of gaming

The glitches of gaming

Video gaming comes with pros and cons   By Tim Pietz | Contributor Eyes glazed. Spindly limbs folded. Appendages twitching. Is it dead? No—it’s a gamer. You’ve heard the critics: video games are antisocial, addictive time-wasters. Yet passionate gamers defend their hobby, citing artistic merit and community building. Gaming certainly […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features