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The Wild West returns in the film ‘3:10 to Yuma’

Go western with this movie review By Landon Hilst | Echo Westerns have fallen out of the public eye since the turn of the century and a dramatic shift in genre appeals. Once the most popular genre, Westerns were given new life when Lionsgate studio hired A-list actors, a relatively […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Taylor Theatre’s fall 2016 performance of “Oklahoma!” continues its success. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Music theater receives national recognition

“Oklahoma!” awarded third place by American PrizeBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo “I sometimes have been known to say that Taylor theater is like the best kept secret around,” Tracy Manning, assistant professor of theatre arts, department co-chair managing and artistic director of theatre said. That secret is out now, because Taylor […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Chapel bands bring worship to life every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.(Photograph by Ben Williams)

Six chapel bands unite Taylor community in worship

Discover the spirit behind the chapel bandsBy Elizabeth Hartmann & Ellie Tiemens | Echo Eyes closed, hands outstretched, voices lifted in awe of a mighty God. A thousand breaths singing the same song at the same time, in the same place, to the same God. Taylor united in worship. Welcome to […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Morgan Turner (’16) plays the solo lead in “The Amish Project” (Photograph by Abigail Yasmeen Roberts)

Forgiveness flashes across the stage in ‘The Amish Project’

The story behind the latest theater productionBy Abigail Yasmeen Roberts | Echo Seven characters, one heart wrenching event, one stage, one woman.   In a telling exploration of the West Nickel Mines Schoolhouse Shooting, alumni Morgan Turner (’16), the solo female lead effortlessly embodies the innocence, pain and anger of an entire […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Learn how can a video game teach you lessons about life with (L to R) Tim Pietz, Elijah Oates, Carson Jacobs and Sam Guinsatao in their monthly gaming column.  (Photograph provided by Megan Alms)

Fear of failure defeated one death at a time

Video game teaches life lessonsBy Elijah Oates | Contributor “You died.” Any player of “Dark Souls” — a 2011 release from FromSoftware — will see those two words often. The game takes place in a fantasy world full of sprawling forests, beautiful castles and hellish caverns. The object is simple: explore […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Let's sit down and have an honest talk. (Photograph provided by Megan Alms)

Book embraces questions about relationships

An honest talk with honest students  By Megan Alms | Contributor An evangelical college campus is a mosaic of conflicting ideals, especially concerning sexuality. Peers at secular schools say sex is casual. Christian professors say sex is holy, but restrained. Parents say sex is prohibited altogether. The mixing of these ideals […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Angell combines classical and modern music in his recital (Photograph provided by Taylor University)

Faculty recital explores humanity

Professor celebrates American theater with faculty recitalBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo Conor Angell, associate professor of music, theatre and dance, is kicking off the year with a faculty voice recital. Joined by pianist Clifton Davis, Angell will be performing a repertoire celebrating musical theater. This recital focuses on pieces by composers […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Grab your popcorn and prepare for this action movie. (Photograph provided by Pexels)

‘Mission Impossible’ explodes into the theaters

A review of the franchise’s new releaseBy Landon Hilst | Echo “Mission Impossible” is one of the biggest franchises to blast its way into theaters throughout its 22-year run. As the franchise releases the sixth film in the series, this is where franchises begin to show signs of fatigue. Far from the […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Seniors Hannah Goebel and Camden Johnson receive awards for their films. (Photograph provided Kathy Bruner)

Future filmmakers win prestigious awards

Film students’ hard work pays offBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Two student films won the Crystal Pillar student production award from the regional Emmy organization—the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Lower Great Lakes Chapter (LGL). Seniors Hannah Goebel and Camden Johnson attended the award ceremony in Indianapolis on […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Junior Caleb Newcomer enjoys every moment he has in Upland

Life in the cornfields comes to the big screen

Upland documentary featured on PBSBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo What defines a town? Is it the buildings? Its people? The stories and traditions? “Now Entering…Upland” is a celebration of all of that and more. The PBS website states, “NOW ENTERING… is a video scrapbook of the people, places and history […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment