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Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan concertBy Grace Hooley | Echo Have you ever felt time stand still? The clock slows as a feeling of significance courses through your veins. You and the people around you experience it: a little bit of magic in real time. Taylor students have the […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Mindy Wildman) Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg, Tal Gilboa and Matt Kleberg opened their exhibition by sharing their thoughts about their works.

“Through Sunset into the Raccoon Night”

New York artists create Metcalf’s exhibitionBy Laura Koenig | Echo There are no raccoons roaming this exhibition. Instead, oil paintings, projections, bent plexiglass and ringing bells fill Metcalf Gallery. Oil paintings displaying bold colors, straight lines and empty spaces cover the left side of the gallery while projections reflected off […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photography by Hannah Bolds) Senior Austin Lindner, who plays Henry Law, practices during dress rehearsal this week.

Bring your umbrella

A review of Taylor Theatre’s new production By Kelsea Denney | Contributor  “You can only see so far ahead, and that’s enough for now.” It’ll take courage to sit in Mitchell Theatre during the next two weekends as the lights dim and the rumble of thunderstorms fill your heart. On […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Each of these Jungle Cat band members have their own cat names. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Meet the Jazzy Jungle Cats

They’ve got brassBy Grace Hooley | Echo “A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three . . .” Cue the toe-tapping and swing dancing. One of Taylor’s musical gems, the Jungle Cats, has been bringing jazz to Taylor’s campus for four years, and these nine men bring this music to life through their […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

My Top 5 albums of 2016By Paul Jacobson | Contributor   5. “Preoccupations”– Preoccupations Preoccupations follows up their fantastic 2015 release with another very strong album. The band continues to dole out tight, well-written post-punk tunes. Though the album does falter a bit in the middle with the shorter songs “Sense” […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Discover which movie you should watch on Valentine's Day. (Graphic by Becca Eis)

Rom-Coms for every type of Valentine’s Day

What movie should you watch this Valentine’s Day?By  Kelsea Denney | Contributor What does your relationship with Valentine’s Day say about which Rom-Com you should watch this season? “I love love!”: If you find yourself purposefully wearing pink on February 14 and wishing that giving valentine cards at age 18 […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Chorale members enjoy last year’s Oscar-themed Valentine’s dinner and performance. (Photograph provided by Jess Miller)

“Love Me Tender: A Tribute to Elvis”

Taylor Sounds, Chorale and the Jungle Cats host Valentine’s Day Dinner and ConcertBy Grace Hooley | Echo “The King” is back! The Taylor Sounds and Chorale, featuring The Jungle Cats jazz band, will bring Elvis’s music back to life again. On Saturday, they will perform a “Love Me Tender” tribute concert […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Sean Sele, juniors Alexis Turner and Erin Davis, sophomore Bradley Jensen and Freshman Brandt Maina perform after only one month of preparation.  (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

The Taylor Lyric Theatre produced an opera in a monthBy Hope Bolinger | Echo If you plan to forge a will in 1299 Florence, you might want to consider one of these easier goals: maintaining a 4.0 GPA, finding a spoon in the DC, riding a unicycle at Taylathon or entering a […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Ruth Orellana) Seniors Esther Orellana, Laura Koenig and Beth Shrontz peruse the Gift Shoppe at the Walkway of Lights

Dazzling lights and dinosaurs

Students walk through the Marion Walkway of Lights   By Laura Koenig | Echo  I, along with a small group of friends, snuggled in our winter coats and slipped our warm hats over our ears. Shivering from the chilly air, we meandered to Matter Park in Marion, Indiana on a […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph provided by unsplash.com) Need some help studying? Try listening to these classical melodies.

Focused study sessions

Taylor’s music department gives study music suggestions By JoAnn Rediger | Faculty Contributor “Research supports the idea that listening to classical music while studying can enhance learning and concentration. Film scores are also an excellent source of music to listen to while studying. Thank you to the 9 a.m. Art […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment