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‘A rash is a sign that something is wrong’

Divided neighborhoods call for healing conversationsBy Ty Kinter | Contributor James Baldwin, African American writer, once stated, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Last week in The Echo, there was an opinion piece that argued racism will end if […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Race is the rash we shouldn’t scratch

Contesting the race conversationBy David Nurkkala | Contributor If you’ve found it within you to look past the evocative title and all of the assumptions you’ve carried past it, I applaud you. To assuage your fears, let me preface my short essay with this: I believe racist behavior is evil, […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Furthering the discussion

Furthering the discussion

A response to ‘Chapel: a letter from a concerned student’By Malaina Yoder | Contributor I’m grateful for the opinions expressed in last week’s article “Chapel: a letter from a concerned student.” When we disagree, we have a tendency to dismiss people and leave conversation instead of pressing in to make […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Catalan people seek independence

Catalan people seek independence

Editorial Board | Echo Freshman News columnist Bree Bailey informed our readership of what’s happening on the northeast coast of Spain, in a region known as Catalan (i.e. where Barcelona is situated) in the Oct. 27 issue of The Echo. On Oct. 1, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont issued an independence […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Turkey vultures: an overlooked part of the ecosystem

Turkey vultures: an overlooked part of the ecosystem

Appreciating an unlikely helperBy Kendra Smalley | Contributor Autumn in Indiana is beautiful: leaves don brilliant colors before the wind strips them away; apples and pumpkins come into season; cool weather sets in that is perfect for chunky sweaters; migratory birds fly south in anticipation of looming blizzards. Among the […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Chapel: a letter from a concerned student

Chapel: a letter from a concerned student

Is the chapel program really achieving its goals?By Hoback Fisher | Contributor Dear Taylor Community, The Life Together Covenant states that our attendance in chapel “is understood as a mature response to our community goals.” Further, it declares “individual honor and commitment to the Taylor community will motivate us to […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Heeding the call to lament and repentance

Heeding the call to lament and repentance

Furthering the conversation on Christian lamentBy Brad Seeman | Faculty Contributor In chapel last week, Professor Soong-Chan Rah rightly drew our attention to lament as a practice the Church should reclaim. Lament fits us as a people who recognize the gap between what God created us for and what we […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
A panel of faculty members fields questions on #TakeAKnee from Wheeler Stage. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Our take on #TakeAKnee

The Echo Editorial Board weighs inBy Editorial Board | Echo “Many people have voices, but nobody hears,” said Professor Bob Aronson. Last Tuesday night, TSO Global Engagement hosted a panel on Wheeler Stage to discuss the #TakeAKnee protests. Joining moderator Amy Peterson was Professor Jim Spiegel, Men’s Soccer Head Coach […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
What if we were honest?

What if we were honest?

A plea to end political politenessBy Malaina Yoder | Contributor On Monday, chapel featured Professor Soong-Chan Rah, and people had a lot to say about it. Whether people were offended or excited by his message, conversation tended to revolve around how he communicated rather than the ideas themselves. There has, […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Muslim students on our doorstep

Muslim students on our doorstep

Reflection on Crescent Project “Without Borders” conferenceBy Abigail Roberts | Echo **Writer’s note: A few of the names in the following story have been changed or reserved to a first name basis only for individual’s security purposes. In that moment, Fae, like so many others within the growing circle of […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials