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Articles by: Brianna Kudisch

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
Not Ms. Frizzle’s bus

Not Ms. Frizzle’s bus

Student transforms bus into DIY project  By Aubree DeVisser | Echo Sophomore Noah Rader recently chose an unusual hobby. He and his father chose to modify a bus into an RV. Over the summer, Rader traveled 700 miles to Minnesota to buy a bus. He then drove it all the […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jordan Hall saw the behind-the-scenes action of politics through his summer interning for future vice president Mike Pence. (Photo by Elyse Horb)

Politics out of public view

A student’s experience working behind-the-scenes in Mike Pence’s officeBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo People rarely see the behind-the-scenes work of politics in action, but fortunately for senior Jordan Hall, his internship at Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s office this past summer allowed him a glimpse into the reality of political work. […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The write profession

The write profession

Alumni writing majors tell how they use skills they learned in their fieldsBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  You’re a writing major? Do you have a backup plan? Does typing words actually pay these days? What are you going to do with that? Do you plan to go into editing? Will you […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Fixing ugly

Fixing ugly

Former Taylor athletes give wire dog kennels a makeover By Carly Wheeler | Contributor   Taylor alumni Brody (’11) and Bethany (’12) Rathman love their dogs, but they never expected a homemade dog kennel to change the course of their entire careers. The couple moved to Colorado soon after completing […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jumping into junior year

Jumping into junior year

El ed majors experience both sides of school with student-teachingBy Aubree DeVisser | Echo  Taylor students JuMP into the Junior Methods Practicum, a program for junior elementary education majors. JuMP gives these students an opportunity to teach in classrooms in surrounding areas every Tuesday and Thursday, gaining hands-on experience that […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features