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The magic and the miracle

The magic and the miracle

Production manager of new City Players, alumnus Ryan Maloney By Becca Eis | Echo “In theater, we find ourselves in the midst of the magic and the miracle,” said Taylor alumnus Ryan Maloney (’13) That is exactly where Maloney found himself as a sixth grader in Taylor Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan” […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The man behind the happy meal toys

The man behind the happy meal toys

Taylor graduate Yeqian Zhao lives a life marked by creativity By Abigail Roberts | Echo In your next 1 a.m. run to McDonald’s take a moment to notice the display of Happy Meal toys you once eagerly begged for as a child. Yeqian Zhao, a 2015 Taylor art major, has always lived […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Little pond to giant ocean

Little pond to giant ocean

Presenting Graham Hauser, a journey from the cornfields, to D.C., to Los AngelesBy Abigail Roberts | Echo With designs for Adidas, USA Today and Discovery Channel under his belt, this 2012 Taylor graphic design graduate reflects on his time at Taylor. After sending out desperate emails his senior year, trying to plan […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Moments make history

Moments make history

The first dance ‘production’ at Taylor UniversityBy Grace Hooley | Echo A moment is defined as “a brief period of time” or “importance,” according to the Oxford Dictionary. We wander through life seeking moments. Not flippant moments of mundane experiences, but instead we crave the broken and beautiful pieces of our lives […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sophomore Steven Mantel as Russ and Dan (Photograph by Abigail Roberts)

The faces of ‘Clybourne Park’

A deeper look into the actors and actresses’s interpretations of each character By Abigail Roberts | Echo Steven Mantel – Sophomore, fourth Taylor Theater Production His Characters: Russ: “The majority of the pain and the anguish in act one is centered around Russ. Although he may seem like the average Joe […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Incorporating ‘Clybourne’ into Christian thought

Incorporating ‘Clybourne’ into Christian thought

A Q&A with professor Jeff CramerBy Rylie Harrison | Echo Jeff Cramer, associate professor of computer science and engineering, is just one of the many professors across Taylor’s campus who are choosing to incorporate discussion on “Clybourne Park” into their classes. Q: How do you plan to incorporate the play into […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Weaving together two stories

Weaving together two stories

The connection between Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne ParkBy Darah Shepherd | Contributor “Clybourne Park,” a play by Bruce Norris, was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” and by events in his own life. When young, Norris and his family moved him from one neighborhood to […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Building and tearing down perspectives, old and new

Building and tearing down perspectives, old and new

Review of Taylor Theater’s production of Clybourne ParkBy Abigail Roberts | Echo As fall blows in, students rush to and from classes, the air grows crisp and in rolls another line-up of outstanding Taylor theater productions. Last night, in the first of its many showings this weekend, “Clybourne Park,” Pulitzer […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Tommy Woodson of Muncie, paints the Seven Pillars area. (Photograph by Avon Waters)

The first brush of fall

Local paint-outBy Grace Hooley | Echo Off they go in every direction. Paint, canvases and inspiration are thrown into the back of cars as these artists race to the spot they had picked out beforehand. In the back of their minds, they know they have to be back at 3:30 p.m. for […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
From the cornfields to the big screen

From the cornfields to the big screen

A glimpse at senior Andrew Davis’s film “Indiana”By Becca Eis | Echo The Bridge. Ivanhoes. Handy Andy’s Marathon. These are all familiar places that Taylor students learn to know and love during their time in Upland. Soon, however, the seemingly insignificant corners of Grant County will become more than just a small […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment