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ETR may be facing last days

ETR may be facing last days

Increased cost of operation may shut course downBy: Erika Norton| Echo The Escape to Reality (ETR) high ropes course will most likely be decommissioned this summer. According to Dean of Students Skip Trudeau, the ETR course needs significant upgrades and is not sustainable. “I don’t think—and I’ve looked at these […]

by · May 15, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Taylor, Indiana universities adapt to new dyslexia education rules

Taylor, Indiana universities adapt to new dyslexia education rules

REPA III requires universities to provide education majors instruction in child reading interventions that are direct, explicit and multisensory.

by · March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Dyslexia dilemma brought to light

Dyslexia dilemma brought to light

Dyslexia legislation in Indiana will require teachers to be trained in recognizing the signs of dyslexia so students can receive the intervention they need.

by · March 6, 2015 · 1 comment · World/National
Christianity’s fading ties to the West

Christianity’s fading ties to the West

As Christianity continues to fade in the West, a rebirth and relocation of the faith is taking place in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Entrepreneurial spirit growing in small-town Indiana

Entrepreneurial spirit growing in small-town Indiana

Community leaders, members gather to inspire and encourage investmentBy: Erika Norton | Echo When nationally known artist Diane Tesler went on a short painting trip to Indiana in the summer of 1986, she discovered not only a new business endeavor, but also her future home—Kewanna, population 602. Tesler fell in […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · News
“The Bible had 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it. You don’t think that I would be one of the characters of today’s modern Bible?” -Kanye West

Sorry Kanye, I’m not laughing

Beck’s Grammy acceptance speech was tainted by another outburst from Kanye. This time was too far, as Beck is an accomplished artist worthy of the award.

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorials
Timeline of key events leading up to Taylor's lawsuit. (Graphic by Matt Morse; Information compiled by Erika Norton)

Series of lawsuits contest federal mandates

Since 2012, many faith-based organizations have filed lawsuits against the HHS mandate similar to Taylor’s. The federal government has yet to reach a conclusion about granting exemptions to religious institutions.

by · November 7, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Dear Taylor Swift

Dear Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift removed all of her songs but one from Spotify before “1989” released. She wants art to be appreciated more and she does not think Spotify provides that appreciation. Spotify users are void of her music and want her to bring it back to Spotify soon.

by · November 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorials
Photograph by: Shannon Smagala - 1WW took the audience on a journey through the "Stages of Life."

Storify: Airband 2014 takes audience to the movies

Relive the excitement through social media

by · September 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Life & Times, Multimedia
Shooting at Liberty University prompts questions on security

Shooting at Liberty University prompts questions on security

The shooting at Liberty University has raised questions for other Christian colleges about security, including at Taylor. Hear what Chief of Police Jeff Wallace had to say about TU’s preparation for such an emergency.

by · November 22, 2013 · 0 comments · News