Kamryn Koble, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Kamryn Koble

Taylor students bring Christ’s love to Marion

Taylor students bring Christ’s love to Marion

Realize volunteers recount their experiencesBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Every Tuesday evening, Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan students volunteer at ReaLife, a student-led community outreach ministry. Students meet at the top of the Dining Commons at 4:45 p.m., eat a meal together and then take Taylor vans to the Boys and […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc Thoughts

Is worship music emotionally manipulative?By Drew Shriner | Echo As a natural cynic, I frequently find myself glancing around during chapel, skeptically wondering about the authenticity of everyone’s worship experience. Once, during a particularly strong bout of cynicism, I thought, “Am I really having an encounter with the Holy Spirit, […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students hang out in the lobby of Berg.

Uncovering Berg spirit

A look inside Bergwall HallBy Ellie Tiemens | Echo From the outside, people see Bergwall Hall as a home to the majority of student athletes — close to the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC), updated facilities with perks like air conditioning and a skywalk that connects it to the Dining […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

How to Use the University Library

The Dos and Don’ts of ZondervanBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Have you ever visited Zondervan Library? Some might answer, “Yes, I live there.” Some may never have stepped foot within its bookish doors. However, for veteran and newbie alike, there’s plenty to learn about how to use the library properly. […]

by · March 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
(Left to right) Freshmen CC Southerland and Cecily Johnson help with event.

Athletes compete in Special Olympics event

Taylor students help with basketball tournamentBy Harli Broge | Contributor The Special Olympics basketball tournament “Take it to the Hoop” holds a special place in sophomore Maddy Martinson’s heart. “A girl on my floor, the former co-director (of “Take it to the Hoop”), she saw that . . . I […]

by · March 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students head to Basics ministry at UCC.

Students serve at Basics

Connecting Taylor to the Upland community By Lily Smith | Echo Every Wednesday night at 5:55, Taylor students file out of the Hodson Dining Commons wearing neon blue and orange shirts, each student proudly displaying the Basics logo.  The students all hop into their individual cars or into vans and […]

by · March 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Staff and faculty’s children share Taylor experience

Staff and faculty’s children share Taylor experience

By Kamryn Koble | Echo Taylor University is a melting pot of students from all over the globe, but some grew up next door to campus. Being a faculty or staff member’s child can provide security, familiarity and a different perspective on the culture that makes up Upland and Taylor […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students shop secondhand

Students shop secondhand

By Victoria Lawson | Echo Colorful windbreakers. Scrunchies. High-waisted retro shorts. It’s no secret that vintage clothing is now more popular and widespread than ever — but sophomore Emmanuel Terrell believes vintage fashion is not just a clothing style, but a lifestyle. Terrell has fond memories of thrift shopping with […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc thoughts

Singleness can be a calling, not a curseBy Drew Shriner | Echo I’d like to make a wager: one of many Christians’ favorite Bible passages to ignore is 1 Corinthians 7:25–40. This is a passage where Paul, a famous single person, encourages others to not marry as he did Singleness, […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Professor Profile: Dr. Laura Edwards

Professor Profile: Dr. Laura Edwards

A professor’s journey from Brazil to IndianaBy Leah Ryg | Contributor Brazil, a distant place to Midwesterners is where Laura Edwards called home for more than 30 years of her life. Assistant professor of psychology, Laura Edwards was born in Brazil and after finishing her schooling in the States, she […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times