Lauren Rink, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Lauren Rink

Rayce Patterson and Holly Gaskill are the co-editors of the News section this year.

Meet the editors: Rayce Patterson and Holly Gaskill

Get to know the minds behind the News pageBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Freshman Holly Gaskill and junior Rayce Patterson have two things in common: they are both editors for the News section of The Echo and they both believe their hobbies and interests have prepared them for this challenging […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshman Gabriele Sundelius, Sophomore RaeAnne Hankla and sophomore Caroline Massey exchange their gifts for each other.

Holiday Gift Guide

Because you need to know what to buy for those you loveBy Lauren Rink & Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo It’s that time of year again. The time when broke college students attempt to buy inexpensive, yet meaningful gifts for their friends. Today, we present you with some ideas that might […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his crocs for his column "Croc Thoughts"

Croc Thoughts

Busy is not always betterBy Drew Shriner | Echo Most Taylor students’ lives, particularly at this point in the semester, are characterized by stress, worry and a flurry of reading, writing and studying. However, I think we can all agree that this is not the preferred way to live. Rather […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The dorm friendly recipe book: Christmas edition

The dorm friendly recipe book: Christmas edition

Festive treats for all your holiday needsBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo The whirlwind of the Christmas season is upon us (literally). Amidst the hectic open house prepping, exam studying, post-Thanksgiving working out and Silent Night anticipating, you need to take a snack break. It’s important to take time to warm […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“My shoulders are being weighed down by [my] backpack. I’m thirsty. My feet are aching like I’m walking on nails…” - Sara Bergen

Humans of Taylor U

When a burrito is worth the walkBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor Senior Sara Bergen sat reflectively, pondering how to describe the pain of her lowest point on that unusually hot October day: the day she walked from Taylor to Chipotle. “My feet are ripping open and bleeding onto my white […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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
Drew Shriner poses with his crocs for his column "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