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Senior Katie Wierenga will travel over 3,000 miles to play soccer in England following graduation. (Photo by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

From soccer to “football”

Senior soccer player to compete in England By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Once they graduate, some seniors travel quite a distance for a new job or graduate school. For senior Katie Wierenga, life after graduation looks a little different. Starting in late August, she’ll play women’s soccer for Northumbria University, […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
A young boy gathers water from a mud hole in Nigeria. (Photo provided by Debbie Zancanaro)

Coffee with a purpose

Fishers coffee house helps provide clean water to peopleBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo  At the heart of it, coffee creates community. At least that’s what Rob Touchstone, co-founder of The Well Coffeehouse, thought when he wrote a theological paper for his master’s degree at Lipscomb University. The paper he wrote […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Andrea Conn, the Bergwall housekeeper, makes a full feast of desserts for students to enjoy the week before Christmas break. (Photo by Halie Owens)

Called to clean toilets

A snapshot of Bergwall’s housekeeper By Aubree DeVisser | Echo A calling that requires cleaning toilets? This may sound more like a simple day-to-day job some most, but to Andrea Conn, Bergwall’s housekeeper, it’s much more than that. She began working for Taylor to provide a college education for her […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Bringing health home

Bringing health home

Lalrin Pari’s dream to improve health care in Burma By 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 […]

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