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Awkward family Christmas was in full swing last Sunday night on Second East Olson.

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You thought your family was awkward. . .By Gabby Carlson | Echo Your aunt greets you, asking why she hasn’t seen you all year. Your grandma asks you why you don’t have a girlfriend/boyfriend yet. Milk and cookies are waiting by the fireplace, and you can hear the neighborhood kids […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Santa, puppies and basketball players!?

Santa, puppies and basketball players!?

Picking the perfect Silent Night costumeBy LeighAnn Wolle | Echo If you walk into a Taylor dorm this week, you’ll probably find dozens of empty Starbucks cups, open textbooks and assortments of strange clothing. From buying footie pajamas to putting together the parts of Santa suits, students are busy preparing […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The closed house

The closed house

Finding zen after the open houseBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The aux cord is unplugged. The last crumbs of food are grabbed by passersby or by members of the wing. While strings of lights dangle, waiting to be relieved, the last few visitors filter out the doors. Open house are […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
How to choose a gift for your roommate

How to choose a gift for your roommate

Graphic By Jeanine Aupperle | Echo

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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Christmas Open House reviews

Residence life turned festiveBy LeighAnn Wolle and Gabby Carlson | Echo Olson Hall Lights, camera . . . Christmas movies! Olson hosted characters from many classic holiday movies, such as the Grinch, Snoopy, Mary, baby Jesus and even the narwhal from “Elf.” Each wing transformed their hallways to fit a […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
I am thankful for…

I am thankful for…

Giving thanks for the randomBy LeighAnn Wolle | Echo Before heading out for Thanksgiving break, take a minute to think about what you are most thankful for at Taylor. It would be easy to come up with a list of cliché things students love about Taylor, but think for a […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving

Ways to give back this Thanksgiving seasonBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Thanksgiving is just a few days away! While some of us (yes, myself included) are excited to leave the semester behind, before we zip up our bags we should pause for a moment and think. No, I don’t mean […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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Getting on the gravy boat

Things you should do for ThanksgivingBy Braden Ochs | Echo Many Thanksgiving traditions carry over from year to year, but there’s also room to experiment with new ideas. Here are some fun things to try at this year’s Thanksgiving feast: 1. Write a sonnet When your family sits around the […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
International students and the election

International students and the election

Speak up in the silence and listen to the voicelessBy: Gabby Carlson | Echo “Wait. Is this somewhere that I can’t feel safe? Because I don’t feel safe,” junior Bella Purcell, an international student from Spain, said after a phone call from her tearful mother on Wednesday morning. Many internationals […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
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A study in distance

How to handle a long distance friendshipBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Taylor students are not only encouraged but expected to spend time in another country at least once in their four years here. It’s a rite of passage to serve God in a mission field or increase your knowledge through […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times