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From one white male to another

From one white male to another

Help for your questioningBy Caleb Grubb | Contributor From one white male to another, I understand the confusion surrounding the conversation on race. I have a background of growing up in rural Indiana, with the 2010 census reporting my county being 98.3% white. There was one black kid at my […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

The end of DACA is a humanitarian concern

The Echo’s bi-weekly editorialBy The Echo Editorial Board | Board of Editors Earlier this week, the White House changed the legal status of more than 800,000 young adults living in this country. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is no more. President Obama drafted the DACA program in 2012 […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Malala Yousafzai spoke on equal access to education at DePauw on Monday. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia Commons)

Books instead of bullets

Malala Yousafzai speaks at Depauw UniversityBy Kelly Sisson | Contributor Malala Yousafzai was an advocate for education from a young age. At age 11 she gave a speech entitled, “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?” In the few years following that speech, she was targeted […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Honest questions promote healthy community. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Our wound: a white kid’s questions on racial reconciliation

How can we heal racial tension?By Tim Pietz | Contributor I am a white male. Growing up, I lived in several different states, but each place was basically a suburban white middle-class neighborhood. I was homeschooled, which, for all its benefits, limited my understanding of mainstream culture. I always knew […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, VA. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia Commons)

Charlottesville: the end of white supremacy

Healing the wounds of the oppressedBy Halie Owens | Contributor As I delve into my sentiments of Charlottesville, I’m going to employ President Haines’ tips for intentional community from Wednesday’s chapel. His five pointers on cultivating an intentional community were to be authentic, to value and support each other, to […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Brad Timmerman

Preparing tomorrow’s generation of truth-tellers

Meet the Echo’s new faculty adviserDr. Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser “Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Welcome to the Taylor experience

Welcome to the Taylor experience

Expect to be surprisedBy Andrew Hoff | Echo I remember the morning I arrived on campus as if it were yesterday. I remember shaking the hands of my Personnel Assistants (PAs) and watching from the window as my parents left for home. I remember that in the midst of fast-paced […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Mindy Wildman

Goodbye, Taylor

Ramblings on my years as an undergraduateBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor Isn’t this a crazy time of year? Yikes. Flowers bloom along sidewalks, daily thunderstorms scour our campus, due dates loom over us . . . and I’m about to graduate. Wait. How did I even get here? […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Natalie Nohr

Starving artists

Missing a strokeBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Art is hard to find in churches, and many do not notice its absence. Picture a contemporary church: the sanctuary—or auditorium—the seats, a projector or two, the stage, maybe a fog machine, the steel-lined windows, the taupe walls, the glass doors, the warehouse-style ceiling. […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials