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Finals week encouragement from professors

Finals week encouragement from professors

Need to power through this week?Compiled by Lauren Rink | Echo   Dr. Jeff Cramer: Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering It’s important to remember that whether you nailed it or bombed it, this semester does not define you. I’m sure you flourished and floundered. It’s a journey and this semester […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
These witty performers put on Rice Pilaf, an improv show that has the audience laughing hysterically every time.

Rice Pilaf graduates four seniors and prepares to give back

What is next for this comedy groupBy Carly Wheeler| Contributor Rice Pilaf, Taylor’s improvisational comedy group, is known for the crazy games and bellowing laughter experienced at each show. In a couple weeks, Rice Pilaf will say goodbye to its four senior members: Marissa Gabel, Nathan Mortensen, Max Partain and Paje […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshmen Will Ritsema, Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson and Lily Walter display their Taylor pride and enthusiasm as they lead the freshman class.

Freshman of Inter-Class Council reflects on first year

Planning events and changing perspectivesBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Freshmen Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson, Will Ritsema and Lily Walter of the Inter-Class Council (ICC) cabinet are thankful for what they consider to be a successful and meaningful year. “We care about more than just about events,” said Walter, the freshman ICC […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Foodie Fix

Foodie Fix

Spice up your day with a trip to El Taco ExpressBy Chrysa Keenon| Echo Looks can be deceiving, but that should never stop you from trying to get a taste for good food. It is easy to drive right by El Taco Express on your average trip to Buffalo Wild […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
As the weather gets warm on campus, the longboards make a return appearance.

Spring things are happening (or should be)

Ways you can take advantage of this weatherBy Lauren Rink & Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo Keep an eye on campus events           Taylor often has outdoor events planned as a way to take advantage of the nice weather. Always be on the lookout for posters or announcements with details about upcoming events. […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized
Taylor Survival Guide

Taylor Survival Guide

How to do homework in peaceBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor The sounds of screams, yelling and thudding feet echo down the hallway. You ease your door shut, heart pounding, hoping they won’t come for you. No, this isn’t a scene from a horror movie. It’s everyday life in the dorms. College […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
These students and faculty spent their week pouring into the community of Daytona Beach, Florida with intentional conversations and willing smiles.

Spring break missions breakdown

Students and faculty recount spring break missionCompiled by Kassidy Weemhoff & Lauren Rink | Echo   DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA: Alyssa Henrikson, senior Our team of 27 drove down to Daytona Beach, Florida, with the goal of bringing the love of Christ to a place that often feels dark and broken. Each […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Eric Moore, a MAHE student, shares his personal experience as an Airband participant.

Dances with wolves: one student’s perspective

MAHE student reflects on Airband experiencesBy Eric Moore | Contributor Early last spring, as Airband began to take over First West Wengatz, I was asked the fateful question: “Hey Erwok, do you want to do Airband with us?” Call it a lapse of insanity or divine inspiration, but I said yes. Now, […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders has a welcoming atmosphere for its customers.

Foodie Fix

Hot Grinders and cool atmosphere at Mancino’sBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Let’s say this is you: you’ve tried all the grinders in the student center; you have them every night. They’re your favorite meal, but with only three flavors available, it’s just not as magical as it once was. You […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Chad Veal enjoys the spring weather by running around Vayhinger Loop.

Students benefit from long distance running

They are not so crazy after allBy Drew Shriner| Echo Speakers often use running stories to illustrate an important point of their speech. The comparison of people being crazy to run is often heard, garnering polite chuckles from audiences nationwide. However, many do enjoy long-distance running. Even more shockingly, most […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times