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The value of Senior Seminar

The value of Senior Seminar

Senior Seminar is a gift we shouldn’t squanderBy Ian Proano | Echo Integration of faith and learning. Intentional community. Flourishing. Those are the first words we heard on campus, and they’ll also be the last. Many senior Taylor students sigh and grumble at the thought of going to the Senior Seminar […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Senior Seminar frustrations

Senior Seminar frustrations

Changes should be madeBy Brian J. Branscum | Contributor It was a Wednesday during my freshman year. Upperclassmen joined my table in the DC, dressed in khakis and button-down shirts. That often meant one thing: it was a Senior Seminar day. Back then, seniors were expected to dress professionally for […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Rodriguez: "Trump says black voters have nothing to lose. But I do: my family." Photograph provided by Michael Vadon.

A story of tears

Some waited for a miracle. Some waited in fear.By Victor H. Rodriguez II | Contributor Rodriguez: “Trump says black voters have nothing to lose. But I do: my family.” Photograph provided by Michael Vadon. On November 8, 2016, some people were waiting for a miracle while others were waiting for […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Rodriguez: "Trump says black voters have nothing to lose. But I do: my family." Photograph provided by Michael Vadon.

Voices

Our responses do not end in a ballot checkboxBy Adam Wright | Student body vice president I have heard voices crying out from campus and beyond, and as a Christian community, we cannot keep dismissing them. If I’ve found anything true during this election season, it is that people want […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Col. Philip Chaffee (USAF-Ret) as he appeared in 1968 serving in Viet Nam.

Photograph provided by Linda K. Taylor.

Freedom and responsibility

The source and meaning of our nation’s freedomBy Linda K. Taylor | Faculty contributor Today is Veteran’s Day. Today we honor you men and women who are or have been part of our American military, fighting for freedom. I wish more people understood the sacrifices you’ve made—separation from family, constant […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Halie Owens

Different levels of contribution

I have seen and experienced what a lack of voting and community involvement can doBy Matthew Garringer | Contributor Voting is important; it is a civic duty all citizens should strive to fulfill. As the saying goes, “Vote early and often.” Voting is also a right; it has taken a […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Elyse Horb

Putting money where we live

Why Taylor should prioritize upgrading residence hallsBy Katie Hiegel | Contributor Within the past few years, Taylor’s campus has seen the addition of many magnificent buildings and renovations, from the Memorial Prayer Chapel and the Euler Science Complex to the luxurious LaRita Boren Campus Center. These changes are as costly […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood

When will the madness end?By Elyse Horb | Echo   I’ve held these thoughts in for over three years, but now, as a senior, I think it’s time to speak up. It seems to me that, although we claim to hold high standards for each other according to the guidelines of the […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photo credit Sterling32157

Pro-life conservatives have a new candidate

Evan McMullin is the man for the jobBy Amy Peterson | Faculty Contributor Photo credit Sterling32157 With the presidential election 10 days away, many Christian conservatives feel caught between a rock and a hard place. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, is a less-than-ideal choice, lacking character, integrity and experience. As […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photo credit Naomi Page. Campus handyman Dave Carner offers his wisdom to students.

From me to you

What a campus handyman wants students to knowBy Dave Carner | Contributor I was recently asked “What do Taylor staff wish the students knew?” I had no hesitation in my first thought: it is a joy and honor to do my part on your behalf because of the young men […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials