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Steve Williams stands proudly next to one of the cars he detailed for Daniel Schmitt & Co. (Photograph provided by Steve Williams)

It’s all in the detail

This aspiring producer holds the dream summer job of every car enthusiastBy Erin Cozad | Contributor Steve Williams, a sophomore film major, spends his summers similar to many other college students: working. Williams has been a mechanic at Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery in St. Louis for two […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Richard and Marilyn Perhai, Taylor’s 2017-18 missionaries in residence. (Photograph provided by Richard Perhai)

This year’s missionaries in residence

New pilot program takes offBy Abigail Roberts | Echo When Flown all the way from Ukraine, missionary couple Richard and Marilyn Perhai make Taylor their home for this academic year. In 2001, the Perhais moved from Auburn Hills, Michigan to Kiev, Ukraine with SEND International. At the time, Richard Perhai […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Vagabon’s album “Infinite Worlds”

Vagabon’s album “Infinite Worlds”

Addressing the complications of communityBy Kirsten Kosik | Contributor Vagabon’s debut album “Infinite Worlds” is the auditory embodiment of community living. The product: a tumultuous, sometimes perceptively quiet, other times uncomfortably noisy, sound.     Vagabon, the indie rock project of Cameroon-born Laetitia Tamko, adopted the role of the quiet observer of […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
John Reishus smiles at his welding project as it smiles back. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Fabricated findings

The history of Professor Reishus’s welding hobbyBy Becca Eis | Echo When driving on the country roads of Grant County, there is seemingly not much to look at . . . unless you come across John Reishus’s yard. “A lot of the steel sculptures from getting my master’s are in […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features

Ode to the Gardener

Poem from Taylor’s fall Spiritual Renewal WeekBy Jason William Fisher | Contributor You smile down on me with sincere delight Kneel down to me, hold me in your hand Make clean my branch, ushering its flight You make time for this flimsy bough, though your garden so grand The blemish […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Zondervan Library doubles as an art gallery

Zondervan Library doubles as an art gallery

Where does all the old art go?By Andrew Hoff | Echo When Dan Bowell was hired as Director of Taylor University’s Zondervan Library in October 2000, the walls were lined with commercial art, vaguely resembling a doctor’s office. 17 years later, Zondervan Library is home to one of the most […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The women of Second South English enjoy the pick-a-dates Perry’s Archery Center provides. (Photograph provided by Alora Pradel)

Hidden gems

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to have a good timeBy Hope Bolinger and Hannah Stumpf | Echo Living at a school deemed in the middle of a cornfield, students often struggle to find activities to do outside the university. After one exhausts the options found in the […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
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Packing Light by Allison Vesterfelt – Book Review

Thoughts on living life with less baggageBy Megan Alms | Contributor When asked what she would do with her life if she didn’t have to worry about money, Allison Vesterfelt responds, “I would drive across the country and write a book about it.” But you can’t just leave everything to […]

by · September 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

A closer look at Taylor’s upcoming fall playsBy Rylie Harrison | Echo A new semester means new stories to be told by the Taylor Theatre Department. This season promises an intriguing blend of timeless classics and modern issues. The first production of the season will be “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, […]

by · September 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Meet this year’s chapel bands!

Meet this year’s chapel bands!

The names and faces behind our worship bandsBy Abigail Roberts | Echo It is no secret that worship is a key way to connect to the heart of God and return to Him the glory due his name. Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church, said, “If for no other reason […]

by · September 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment