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North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin speaks with Carolina Journal Associate Editor Kari Travis (’14) in his Raleigh, North Carolina, offices during a July 2017 interview. (CJ photograph provided by Don Carrington)

Taylor alumna receives grant

Fellowship awarded to Kari Travis (’14)By Braden Ochs | Echo Carolina Journal Associate Editor and Taylor alumna Kari Travis (’14) has been named a recipient of The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. Affiliated with The Fund for American Studies, the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship grants funds to a major, year-long investigative […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Res Publica placement

Res Publica placement

Excalibur continues, onlineBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The Res Publica publication went back online on Tuesday, April 3. The website has been remodeled without the sword imagery and with neutral dark colors. The site’s tagline reads “The Conservative Voice You Are Free to Ignore” and lists beliefs held by members of […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
(L to R) Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Bill Bauson stands with senior Justin Theien, who is the chief engineer for the new ThinSat satellite project. (Photograph by Hannah Stumpf)

Taylor students build satellites

New innovations to be testedBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Taylor University students hope to launch a new ThinSat satellite in October 2018. The group was first brought together by former Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics Hank Voss. Voss was involved in space science at a previous job, and it […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Tribalism in Jordan

Tribalism in Jordan

Exploring the cultural richness of the Bani AissaBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor An integral part of the Jordanian culture and society, tribalism controls how many Jordanians live and identify themselves. Last Thursday, I was privileged, along with 20 others, to be a guest of the Bani Aissa tribe (Bani Aissa […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
On April 4, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor to speak in chapel, talk with students and faculty during a luncheon and answer questions during a Q and A session. (Photograph by Elyse Baron)

Celebrating the similarities and differences

Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka, visits TaylorBy Elyse Baron | Echo Standing on the Rediger Auditorium stage in sandals and a long black robe, he is not dressed as a typical Taylor chapel speaker. A Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor as part of the Ray Fitzgerald […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor is working out plans to build a new campus store across the street, moving the campus store out of the old Student Union. (Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

New bookstore in the works

Taylor plans for new store locationBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Taylor plans to construct a new building to house the bookstore, print shop and campus mail room on the north side of Reade Avenue. The buildings currently housing the print shop and campus post office were designed for short-term […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
In the state of Indiana, alcohol is now legal for sale on Sundays. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Indiana’s 200 year old law changes

Hoosiers can now buy alcohol on SundaysBy Clark Murray | Echo On March 4, something changed in Indiana history: a new law that has a potential impact on businesses across the state. For many years, Indiana was the lone state in one aspect — the sale of alcohol on Sundays. […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Here is most of the founding team of Constructing Our Future, posing for a group photo inside the Indiana Women’s Prison. (Photograph provided by Andrew Falk)

Constructing a better future

Re-entry program gaining momentum in IndyBy: Andrew Hoff | Echo The American criminal justice system is highly ineffective. According to the National Institute of Justice, within three years of release, 67.8 percent of formerly-incarcerated people were rearrested, either breaking their parole or committing new crimes. After five years, the rate increases to […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Christians currently make up 4% of the total population of Jordan, 95% of Jordanians are Muslim. (Photograph provided by Abigail Roberts)

From the birthplace of Christ to martyrs’ ground

The story of Christians in the modern Middle EastBy:  Abigail Roberts | Contributor In the 20th century, Christians made up over 10 percent of the Middle East, today that number has dropped to less than 5 percent. Factors such as emigration, growing religious intolerance and persecution play significant roles in […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
In light of so many opinions on Excalibur, let’s remember how the Bible speaks into our response. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

‘Be quick to listen, slow to speak’ What is our right response?

What does Scripture urge?By: Tyler Gruthusen | Contributor I originally intended for this article to showcase my very strong opinions about Excalibur. However, after many conversations with professors, friends and classmates, I have decided against it. Instead, I will begin with a verse: James 1:19, “Understand this, my dear brothers and […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials