Kassidy Weemhoff, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Kassidy Weemhoff

Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Christmas Break Survival Guide

Don’t be lonely this ChristmasBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Christmas break approaches, the merriest time of year!     But there’s one thing you’ll be missing: your friends.     So what do you do during Christmas break when you’re longing for your best buds? When the loneliness creeps in? When you can hardly […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor students enjoy studying abroad in many different locations.
Photo provided by Rachel O'Connor

Making the most of a study abroad experience

Insights from the Intercultural Research TeamBy Rachel O’Connor | Contributor According to the 2018 Open Doors survey, Taylor University is ranked fifth on the list of baccalaureate colleges leading the nation in study abroad programs. After spending even a short amount of time at Taylor, it is clear that intercultural […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students from Eastbrook High School can attend The Red Barn every day of the school week.

A ministry funded by prayer

Local organization you can get involved in todayBy Lauren Rink | Echo Two hours of your time per week could actively make a difference in the lives of struggling high schoolers in need of a positive influence. The Red Barn is a youth ministry located just over one mile from […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor University’s Kinesiology Department is offering a new major called human physiology and preventative medicine. 
Photo by Kassie Joviak

‘Prevention is really our best medicine’

New Human Physiology and Preventative Medicine majorBy Lily Smith | Contributor The human physiology and preventive medicine major has recently made its debut at Taylor University. The marriage of knowledge of human physiology and practical preventative medicine can prepare students in a unique way to pursue various careers in healthcare. […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
In the Rediger Chapel and Auditorium, students stand to represent their peers, prompted by questions read by the CoPro panel. 
Photo by Abby Moore

Stand Up: students hold each other’s stories

Stand Up for Your SiblingBy Alyssa Roat | Staff Writer By 7:30 p.m., Rediger Chapel was filled with Taylor students ready for the Stand Up for your Sibling event. Members of Collaborative Programming (CoPro) passed out surveys, green for men and tan for women. Rather than an academic event, Stand […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Coordinator Kelly Sisson, speakers Mirgul Zhumagulova, Pat McNamara and Stephanie Mithika smile with Calling and Career Office Director Jeff Aupperle and represent the different discussions and speakers.

Q Union event asks questions, highlights hospitality

Students explore value in communityBy Kamryn Koble | Contributor On Oct 25, Taylor was one of 150 locations taking part in a Q Union event featuring six speakers, three being students here. Director of the Calling and Career Office Jeff Aupperle lead bringing the event to campus. Q Union focuses […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Justin Fath, Noah Huesman and Noah Pitts show off their beards for the camera. This could be you if you participate in our No-Shave November competition.

Do not fear the beard

Beard growing competition commences By Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo Here at Taylor, we pride ourselves on the robust amount of facial hair grown over the month of November. It is the time of year when a select group of courageous males on campus choose to forego using their razors to […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Fall Fashion Week 2018

Fall Fashion Week 2018

Want to see our fall fashions? Click on the link to see our amazing outfits!   Fall Fashion 2018

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Hudson Taylor has been a barista for three years. He sees his work as an art and a way to help people spend their hard earned money well. 
Photo provided by Hudson Taylor

Taylor student jobs: barista ballads

What’s it like being a barista?By Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor With coffee being one of the main sources of energy for the midterm exhaustion taking over Taylor’s campus, we decided to talk to the ones who make it for us: the baristas. And these are not just […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A mascot of sorts sits atop a work table in the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends.
Photo by Trevor Osswald.

Through the wardrobe to Upland’s Narnia

Taylor’s Brown collection celebrates great Christian writersBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo Through the library doors, down the stairs and around a corner is one of Taylor University’s hidden treasures.   One side of this room is lined with row after row of aged books. On the other stands a perfect replica […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times