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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

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
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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
Years worth of experience makes for innovative designs. (Photograph provided by unsplash.com

Clay and Kindred Spirits

Clay art gallery beginning FridayBy Grace Hooley | Echo Worn craftsman hands are working through a lump of clay. At first, they harshly move and prod the 12-pound mass as it spins on the wheel. Though soon enough, the hands soften as they begin more intricate designs. Eventually, a wonderful […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Seniors, Alex Berends and Karissa Moss (Photograph by Abigail Roberts)

Join Taylor’s 2017 music ensembles

Inclusivity, excellence, worship and service through music, if that is where your heart is, you’ll find a real place in one of the many Taylor ensembles.By Abigail Roberts | Echo 1. Choral and Sounds Watch more here. Director: JoAnn Rediger Professor of Music & Director of Chorale Ensembles Theme: Speaking for […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Nicole Arpin received 2017 Student Leader of the Year during honors chapel on Monday. (Photograph by Becca Robb)

Behind the shiny silver name tag

Student body president receives 2017 Student Leader of the YearBy Laura Koenig | Echo Many recognize senior Nicole Arpin by one of her many past and present Taylor leadership titles: student body president, Second Breu PA or The Echo Life & Times editor. On Monday, May 8, Taylor University honored […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(L to R) Sophomore Michael Granata, senior Andrew Paul Davis, senior Cam Glass, junior Matt Nguyen and senior Matt Anderson work on “The Fall of ’69”.  (Photograph provided by Elyse Horb)

Narratives behind the films

Seniors work to finish their narrative film projects before screeningBy Kelsea Denney | Contributor What has been the most enjoyable part of this project so far? What has been the hardest? Lincoln Reed: The most enjoyable part of this project has been working with talented people who are passionate about telling […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment