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(L to R) Senior Grace Foltz, junior Suzie Quinn, and seniors Bradley Jensen, Tamara Peachy and Kenzi Nevins are directing plays this weekend.(Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

History, humor and wit come to the stage

An insight into the student-directed playsBy Elizabeth Hartmann & Emily Pawlowski | A&E Editor & Contributor How are medieval France, a frozen cabin in Alaska and “Tuna,” the third smallest town in Texas, similar? They are the settings for three of seven student-directed plays. Each play is about one hour […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Erin Davis celebrates vocal talents with her final recital.
(Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Students showcase their extensive musical skills

Reflecting on senior recitalsBy Ethan Rice | Echo For some of these seniors in the music department, their time at Taylor will be capped off with a senior recital to showcase their musical talent and the skills they’ve grown over the past four years. Three of these seniors, Kevin Copeland, Erin Davis […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
They must sneak through the forest to escape their hunters. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Silence creeps over the woods and fields in ‘A Quiet Place’

A review for a new thriller movieBy Rylie Harrison | Contributor Don’t make a sound. This is how to survive in “A Quiet Place.” “A Quiet Place” is a thriller directed and starred in by John Krasinski and also stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The movie follows a […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
This year's theme is “A movie for every part of you.” (Photograph by Andrew Hoff)

The Indianapolis Film Fest kicks off

The 10-day film festival ends SundayBy Andrew Hoff | Echo “Movies for every part of you.” That is the theme of this year’s Indy Film Fest, now in its 15th year, presented by Indiana State University. The Indy Film Fest is one of the Midwest’s largest and fastest-growing film festivals, this year […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The Avengers and friends fight Thanos for control of the infinity stones. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia)

The new ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ leaves the audience marveling

An honest review without spoilersBy Rylie Harrison | Contributor The long-anticipated final chapter of Marvel’s Phase Three hit theaters last weekend. But does it live up to the hype? “Avengers: Infinity War” is the third Avengers film. It is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars more people than I […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Get into the swing of things with jazz. (Photograph by Alicia Garnache)

The jazz ensemble and jazz combo present ‘Classic Jazz’

Al Harrison directs his final concertBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, the Taylor University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will present “Classic Jazz” in the Rediger Chapel Auditorium. The band members are excited to share their music. “If you’re not tapping your foot, we’re […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Student artwork awaits in Metcalf Gallery. (Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

Students compete using a myriad of their talents

Insights into the all-student art showBy Elizabeth Hartmann & Ethan Rice | Echo Photographs. Sculptures. Drawings. Paintings. Graphic designs. Taylor’s campus is full of talented artists. The all-student art show invited students from all over campus, regardless of their major, to submit their artwork and be displayed in the Metcalf Gallery, […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Pragmatic Mr. Banks learns the importance of family. (Photograph by Tim Hudson)

‘Mary Poppins’ flies in with joy and magic

Taylor theatre presents a timeless musicalBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo From “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” to “Chim Chim Cheree,” take a step in time during Taylor Theatre’s production of the classic musical “Mary Poppins.” The “practically perfect” nanny comes to the Mitchell Theatre’s stage on April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5 at […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
William White will be conducting “A Night at the Opera.” (Photograph provided by LaRea Slater)

Opera offers enjoyment

A night to remember at the operaBy Elizabeth Carrier | Echo Students put on their best evening wear to enjoy a formal and culturally rich night out at “A Night at the Opera.” This Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is putting on an opera variety […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Zelda searches for answers through prayer. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia)

Faith meets ‘Legend of Zelda’ in prayer

How a video game prayer mirrors our ownBy Derek Thompson | Faculty Contributor If you haven’t played “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and are still reading this, I am about to spoil it. In most “Legend of Zelda” games, Link is the hero on his way to rescue […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment