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The real danger of fake news

False stories obscure truthJakob Miller | Contributor Fake news is by no means new: in 1835 the New York Sun ran a set of stories about the fantastic beasts that had just been discovered on the moon. Surprisingly, the story turned out to be false and the paper retracted their […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
“Tree of Life” is just one of the many movies offered to freshmen for foundations

Our View: Senior movie reviews

Seniors reflect on Foundations filmsEditorial Board | Echo The foundations of the Christian liberal arts requires its students to watch three out of four films and one play. “The main purpose is to use what we think is an important medium in our world: film,” Jeff Cramer, associate professor of […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
One of Taylor’s accommodations for handicapped students.

How accessible is Taylor?

Students with disabilities find a voice at TaylorAlyssa Roat | Echo Last spring, junior Megan Burkhart was half-carried down the stairs of her dorm to a waiting ambulance. Why? English Hall has no elevator, and EMTs couldn’t reach her with a stretcher. Samantha Hurst (’18) invited her sister who uses […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The Indianapolis Power and Light Company building shows its patriotism.

Our View: Should Christians vote?

How faith works at the pollsEditorial Board | Echo The United States holds a unique position. Few modern countries have held to democratic values like this nation for the past two hundred years, while protecting its citizens right to vote. Yet the polls remain unattended by many. The Pew Research […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Students cheer for TU from the sidelines.

How would Jesus cheer at a sporting event?

Other teams are Christian tooBill Heth | Contributor I enjoy competition. Two of my sons played Taylor football, and I filmed almost all their games. My oldest son, Justin, a two-time NAIA All-American, chose a unique paper topic for his capstone project as a Christian Ministries major: “Biblical Sports.” What?! […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Dr. Spiegel advocates for Res Publica

The Res Publica resumed

The conservative voice speaks againJames Spiegel | Contributor In his classic work On Liberty, John Stuart Mill notes that essential to the search for truth is that a person keep “his mind open to criticism of his opinions.” He adds that, “the steady habit of correcting and completing his own […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Students join the Halloween fun with festive decorations.

Our View: Trick or treat?

Christians discuss HalloweenEditorial Board | Echo Halloween is often times considered a taboo in Christian circles. It is uncertain how it should be handled by the Church, so sometimes it is neglected all together. However, it is believed to have originated with the Celtic people, as a holiday that signified the […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Junior Piper Nicholson peacefully browses the shelves.

The library is a sacred space for students

Library disruptions hinder studyingAlyssa Roat | Echo What is a library for?     Your first response probably wouldn’t be camping.     Or basketball games. Or pillow fights.     Yet, as a research assistant at Zondervan Library, I have witnessed all three take place.     Taylor’s campus is full of life. The dorms are filled with […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Student support the soccer team. Photograph by Ben Williams

Men’s soccer aspires for community inspiration

Fan support aids performanceBy Clay Sidenbender | Echo Prior to their Sept. 15 home game against Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech), Taylor men’s soccer coach Gary Ross encouraged his team to find more people for the student section. Ross did address mistakes the team made as well, but his desire […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Dr. Carter believes that couples need to set boundaries. By Jerusha Lindsay

Stop pretending and get serious

Are you honoring your future spouse?By Zack Carter| Contributor I’m a balance between emotional feeler and logical thinker. Thus, I have a creatively analytical imagination. As a young boy, I carried one of my Dad’s old briefcases around the house, pretending to be a businessman, just like him. Stocked full […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials