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Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach Winters take their masters of ceremonies duty very seriously, copiously preparing the best jokes for the big night.

Announcing the masters of ceremonies

Preparing for an act out of this worldBy Caroline Shapley | Echo From script writing and thoughtful planning to rehearsing, the 2018 Airband masters of ceremonies’ (MCs’) plan is to take the audience on a trip that is out of this world with laughter. Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A group of girls performs alongside their wingmates on a Wednesday night in 1986.

Seven facts about Airband history

How well do you know your Airband history?By Victoria Lawson | Echo The student body packs the Hodson Dining Commons, jostling you from all sides. An overhead speaker squeals from microphone interference. The audience is abuzz with a restless energy; the show was supposed to start 20 minutes ago and was […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Airbands offer sneak peek

Airbands offer sneak peek

Hints about some of this year’s bandsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo It has been under wraps for months. Nothing is more jealously guarded than an Airband’s theme. Luckily, three Airbands decided to indulge Taylor with a sneak peek: Gerig: Length: five minutes Practice Frequency: Twice a week starting the second week […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Freshman Ruth Brown displays the simple black freshman class mug.

Class gifts receive mixed reviews

Mugs and t-shirts for allBy Caroline Shapley | Echo For the past two weeks, freshmen, sophomore and junior students have been able to pick up a class gift from the Office of Alumni Relations. This gift is a coffee mug created individually for each class. In previous years, each class received a […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Hartford City: Hidden gem

Hartford City: Hidden gem

Local community has lots to offerBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor It’s brisk outside. You find yourself thirsty for a hot beverage to warm your soul, and suddenly you remember the $5 you found in your old sweatshirt pocket yesterday. Immediately you jump in your car, intending to end […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students gather to consider ways to improve sustainable development on campus.

Changing the atmosphere

Taylor’s Stewards of Creation club makes comebackBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Since its inception in 1997, the Stewards of Creation club — created by Taylor environmental science students — has undergone several shifts in activity and attendance due to continuity issues. Changes in faculty and leadership caused the club to go […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A day in the life of Tracy Manning can easily be described as busy, but fulfilling.

Tracy Manning: A woman of many roles

Spotlight on a theater extraorinaire By Caroline Shapley | Echo   Director. Mentor. Mother. Creator. Professor.   These are just a few words that describe Tracy Manning, Taylor University’s director of theatre, co-chair and assistant professor of department of music, theatre and dance. From teaching acting theories, to long nights of rehearsals […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The outside of Cammack Station looks like it would have in the ‘30s.

Foodie Fix

Stop by Cammack StationBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Missing the good old days filled with milkshakes, jukeboxes and homemade burgers that are so greasy they make your stomach hurt? Even though we might not have actually lived through any of those days, Cammack Station gives off the atmosphere of stepping back through […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“It was the first time that what I desired was genuinely in line with what God desired,” said Farrell.

Humans of Taylor U

Experiencing the presence of GodBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor Imagine spending a week sailing in the Caribbean, learning about God and what it means to be uncomfortable. This was what freshman Josh Farrell experienced months after graduating high school.   With ministry group Expedition 61, Farrell flew to the Caribbean and boarded […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Bailey Zehr displays the balance between faith and sports.

Students use athletics for discipleship

FCA brings athletes together for a common goal By Drew Shriner | Contributor   The apostle Paul used athletic references throughout his letters in passages like 2 Timothy 4:7 and 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. A few students are likewise trying to use athletics for discipleship on Taylor’s campus through the campus chapter of […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times