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Learn how can a video game teach you lessons about life with (L to R) Tim Pietz, Elijah Oates, Carson Jacobs and Sam Guinsatao in their monthly gaming column.  (Photograph provided by Megan Alms)

Fear of failure defeated one death at a time

Video game teaches life lessonsBy Elijah Oates | Contributor “You died.” Any player of “Dark Souls” — a 2011 release from FromSoftware — will see those two words often. The game takes place in a fantasy world full of sprawling forests, beautiful castles and hellish caverns. The object is simple: explore […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Let's sit down and have an honest talk. (Photograph provided by Megan Alms)

Book embraces questions about relationships

An honest talk with honest students  By Megan Alms | Contributor An evangelical college campus is a mosaic of conflicting ideals, especially concerning sexuality. Peers at secular schools say sex is casual. Christian professors say sex is holy, but restrained. Parents say sex is prohibited altogether. The mixing of these ideals […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Angell combines classical and modern music in his recital (Photograph provided by Taylor University)

Faculty recital explores humanity

Professor celebrates American theater with faculty recitalBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo Conor Angell, associate professor of music, theatre and dance, is kicking off the year with a faculty voice recital. Joined by pianist Clifton Davis, Angell will be performing a repertoire celebrating musical theater. This recital focuses on pieces by composers […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Grab your popcorn and prepare for this action movie. (Photograph provided by Pexels)

‘Mission Impossible’ explodes into the theaters

A review of the franchise’s new releaseBy Landon Hilst | Echo “Mission Impossible” is one of the biggest franchises to blast its way into theaters throughout its 22-year run. As the franchise releases the sixth film in the series, this is where franchises begin to show signs of fatigue. Far from the […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Seniors Hannah Goebel and Camden Johnson receive awards for their films. (Photograph provided Kathy Bruner)

Future filmmakers win prestigious awards

Film students’ hard work pays offBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Two student films won the Crystal Pillar student production award from the regional Emmy organization—the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Lower Great Lakes Chapter (LGL). Seniors Hannah Goebel and Camden Johnson attended the award ceremony in Indianapolis on […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Junior Caleb Newcomer enjoys every moment he has in Upland

Life in the cornfields comes to the big screen

Upland documentary featured on PBSBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo What defines a town? Is it the buildings? Its people? The stories and traditions? “Now Entering…Upland” is a celebration of all of that and more. The PBS website states, “NOW ENTERING… is a video scrapbook of the people, places and history […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(L to R) Senior Grace Foltz, junior Suzie Quinn, and seniors Bradley Jensen, Tamara Peachy and Kenzi Nevins are directing plays this weekend.(Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

History, humor and wit come to the stage

An insight into the student-directed playsBy Elizabeth Hartmann & Emily Pawlowski | A&E Editor & Contributor How are medieval France, a frozen cabin in Alaska and “Tuna,” the third smallest town in Texas, similar? They are the settings for three of seven student-directed plays. Each play is about one hour […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Erin Davis celebrates vocal talents with her final recital.
(Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Students showcase their extensive musical skills

Reflecting on senior recitalsBy Ethan Rice | Echo For some of these seniors in the music department, their time at Taylor will be capped off with a senior recital to showcase their musical talent and the skills they’ve grown over the past four years. Three of these seniors, Kevin Copeland, Erin Davis […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
They must sneak through the forest to escape their hunters. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Silence creeps over the woods and fields in ‘A Quiet Place’

A review for a new thriller movieBy Rylie Harrison | Contributor Don’t make a sound. This is how to survive in “A Quiet Place.” “A Quiet Place” is a thriller directed and starred in by John Krasinski and also stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The movie follows a […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
This year's theme is “A movie for every part of you.” (Photograph by Andrew Hoff)

The Indianapolis Film Fest kicks off

The 10-day film festival ends SundayBy Andrew Hoff | Echo “Movies for every part of you.” That is the theme of this year’s Indy Film Fest, now in its 15th year, presented by Indiana State University. The Indy Film Fest is one of the Midwest’s largest and fastest-growing film festivals, this year […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment