Lauren Rink, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Lauren Rink

Sophomore Leigh Sumner and Freshman Angela Loh show off their bowls before filling them with soup.

Empty Bowls raises money and awareness

Another Taylor World Outreach eventBy Ellie Tiemens | Staff Writer Chances are, if students are standing in a long line, it’s for a good reason. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, students stood in a line like this that stretched out the door of the Dining Commons. Why? For a bowl of […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
There are many ways to give back this holiday season, as demonstrated by sophomore Caroline Massey.

Three ways students can give back for the holidays

‘Tis the season to be generousBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor Thanksgiving break, big meals, Christmas celebrations, time off of school and so much more encompass these next few weeks of the semester. While it is noticeably easy to get swept up in the holiday festivities and the […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Lasting Impact of Lighthouse trips

Lasting Impact of Lighthouse trips

New research shows long-term benefits By Kelly Sisson | Contributor Have you ever gone on a Lighthouse trip? Taylor has a robust and impactful Lighthouse program, and research shows that this impact has lasting effects far beyond the time of the trip. Two Taylor alumni (2015), Dominique Burrows and Andrew […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Croc Thoughts

Croc Thoughts

One student’s thought on faith impactBy Drew Shriner | Staff Writer Hello, friends, and welcome to Croc Thoughts. This is the first installment of a new bi-weekly column. In this space, I hope to offer a few thoughts about a question that I am being challenged by. More specifically, I […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“[Theater] is mostly about playwrights exploring and talking about and writing about the human condition. And that’s what draws me to it. That’s why I love it.” –Brandt Maina

Humans of Taylor U

When real experiences are embodied on stageBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor “A man lives alone in Alaska. In the winter, a woman comes running in a wedding dress. The interaction he has with the woman, who has obviously run away from her wedding and is mentally distraught — and the […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor University Survival Guide

Taylor University Survival Guide

Survival Guide FAQBy Alyssa Roat | Echo At the Taylor Survival Guide, we know you have lots of questions. Thus, this week, we will attempt to answer them!   Q: What should I do when I wake up too late to shower before class? A: This is simple! You always have […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A group of girls gathers at the Penthouse Coffee House to play cards and drink some coffee.

First round results are in

Rating September and October open housesBy Kassidy Weemhoff & Lauren Rink | Echo   September 26 – Penthouse Coffee House We credit this floor of Samuel Morris Hall for kicking off this semester’s open houses with a relaxing and welcoming environment. Peers gathered around tables to play board games or […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Victoria Lawson has had to learn how to overcome the struggles that dyscalculia, a common learning disorder, brings to her daily life.

Using resources and asking for help

One student’s learning disorder storyBy Madi Turpin | Contributor Although sophomore Victoria Lawson may struggle to perform long division, she graduated high school with above a 4.0 GPA and has gotten straight As in every subject matter aside from math. This is due to Lawson’s previous diagnosis of dyscalculia: a […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team gathers data

Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team gathers data

The people behind the surveysBy Rachel O’Connor | Contributor Have you ever wondered why you take a survey before and after a Lighthouse trip? Or been curious about who interviews you after you study abroad? Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team is responsible for both. The team collects data from students who […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Payne’s Restaurant’s food truck will be feeding the crowds at the Discover Downtown Marion event this Friday!

Discovering downtown Marion

Spend your night getting to know Marion, IndianaBy Lily Smith | Contributor Are you looking for a Friday night of fun? Discover Downtown Marion is your solution. On Friday, Oct. 12, grab some of your closest pals, hop in a car and head to downtown Marion. The Discover Downtown Marion […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times