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Envision’s awards honor student films

Festival celebrates another year of student creativityEmily Pawlowski | Echo When looking at the greats, it can be hard to choose the best. But that is exactly what judges did Friday, March 8, as the Envision Film Festival presented awards to Taylor filmmakers. The biggest surprise of the night came […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Local filmmakers demonstrate their projects

Nine student films to see at Envision 2019By Emily Pawlowski | Echo “I think Envision is great because it is a chance for the rest of campus to see why film majors can disappear for days on end during the semester,” Tyler Kempton (’18) said. The Envision Film Festival is […]

by · March 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Musician prays through violin

Hasun Yoo’s senior recital, with a twistKatie Pfotzer | Echo Why would a successful violinist drop out of a prestigious music school to come to a small school like Taylor University? Even among the most ardent of Taylor enthusiasts, this might raise a few eyebrows. “When I was (leaving) New […]

by · March 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Taylor seniors promote flourishing through art

Jeff Cramer, this one is for youBy Katie Pfotzer | Echo Metcalf’s main gallery is welcoming a new exhibit on Friday, March 1. The show is being put together by senior Art Ed and Pre Art Therapy majors and themed, “Vigeo.” What does “Vigeo” mean? “Basically it means to thrive,” […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Everything you missed during the Oscars

Keep up with the buzz after the Academy AwardsBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo History was made, hearts were broken and an Oscar winner was nearly concussed at the 2019 Academy Awards. Over 26 million people tuned in to this year’s ceremony, up 12 percent from last year. If you weren’t […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized
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Different voices come together in ‘Unvarnished’

‘Parnassus’ releases their 2019 journalBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo For 57 years, Taylor students have shared a platform for their writing and art. This week, that tradition continues with the official release of the 2019 edition of “Parnassus.” This year’s theme was “Unvarnished,” and students were encouraged to create pieces […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Oscar nominee revisits the moon landing

Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong in ‘First Man’By Landon Hilst | Echo “First Man” is directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Ryan Gosling in the role of legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong. Gosling plays a quiet and reserved Armstrong with very good emotional depth and realism. From his posture and mannerisms […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Greek myths meets modernity in ‘Metamorphoses’

Taylor Theatre explores Ovid’s classic poem onstageBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo A circular pool lay still, its waters offering a sense of serenity to the scene. It would be a perfect place to relax and dip one’s toes, if not for one detail. This pool was not in some peaceful […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Audiences ask, ‘Academy Awards who?’

The Oscars struggle for relevance in 2019By Katie Pfotzer | Echo The 91st annual Academy Awards can be described so far as “messy.” After last year’s dismal ratings (viewership fell nearly 20 percent in 2018 from the previous year), some changes had to be made in the name of relevance. […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The “Half-Ass Sheep” explores ideas of duality and scripture

Riggleman Introduces the “Half-Ass Sheep”

Kandy Kote comes to campusBy Katie Pfotzer | Echo It was standing room only in the room in the basement of Metcalf. “Let’s talk real quietly because I have a hunch we’re in violation of about every fire code regulation there is,” Jonathan Bouw, co-chair of art department, said.   […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment