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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
(Photograph by Ruth Orellana) Sophomore Alicia Garnache peers into the magnifying glass on artist James Hapke’s sculpture.

They’re having fun

Two artists explain their role in Metcalf’s art exhibition, “Are We Having Fun Yet?”By Chrishauna Curry | Contributor On Friday, Nov. 11, Joshua Cave and James Hapke held their opening reception and art talk for their exhibition “Are We Having Fun Yet?” in the Metcalf Gallery. Hapke, a painter from New […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Graphic by Becca Eis) “All I want for Christmas is . . . ” more Christmas music, actually!

A rockin’ Christmas

Deck the halls to the melodies of these festive Christmas albums By Kelsea Denney | Contributor Whether you were blasting Mariah Carey in October or are just now looking forward to the Christmas season since Thanksgiving has passed, these 2016 Christmas albums will help jump start your holiday spirit. “Merry Christmas” […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Laura Koenig) Two elementary students work on their clay African masks at this week’s art lesson.

More than arts and crafts

Taylor art education majors teach art lessons By Laura Koenig | Echo Little fingers designing African masks, middle school students molding clay and high school students deepening drawing and painting skills—Taylor art education majors use these skills to organize paid and volunteer lessons for kids in the community this semester. […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Hannah Bolds) The “Oklahoma!” cast prepares for two weekends of shows. Join the fun during one of three performances this weekend.

Better than OK(lahoma)

A timeless musical brought to life by Taylor’s TheatreBy Ian Proano | Echo  Wiling music sprang out of the pit, forcing my feet to obey its catchy tune as the stage lights revealed a farmhouse scene. The culprit of the devilishly good melodies was the Taylor student Pit Orchestra, which […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment