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What are memories worth?

What are memories worth?

The roles of the college yearbookBy Donna Downs | Faculty Contributor Since 1898, the “Ilium” (previously known as the “Gem”) has been recording the history of Taylor University. During World War I, “annuals” were published alternate years between 1901 and 1919, but after World War I, the student yearbook became […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting site, Las Vegas Village and Festival Grounds, Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

An ever-present issue

Tragedies aren’t isolated eventsBy Jakob Miller | Faculty Contributor We have a script for these things. That’s how common they’ve become. It started almost before the tragedy itself was over. Breaking news alerts with breathless coverage of what few details were known and endless repetitions of the footage. Social media […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017The reaction to the Las Vegas shooting was disappointing in that it didn’t seem to faze anyone. All of my classes went on as normal, chapel was no different and nobody I talked to went deeper than a simple, “That’s so terrible! I’ll be praying.” As I reflected […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The world of ‘Clybourne Park’

The world of ‘Clybourne Park’

An interview with Brielle Fowlkes on this weekend’s productionBy Andrew Hoff | Echo “‘Clybourne Park’ is a funny, witty, kind of fast-paced play about a bunch of really, really hard subjects,” said sophomore Brielle Fowlkes. Fowlkes is acting in “Clybourne Park,” which premiered last night in Mitchell Theatre and will be […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Reduce, reuse, throw away?

Reduce, reuse, throw away?

Every meal at the Campus Center wastes loads of plastic and paperBy Becca Robb | Contributor In a remote island in Southeast Asia, red flowers sprouted out of the soil and vibrant green trees framed the sky. But I sat on a dock surrounded by trash. Layers of diapers, disposable […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The pick-a-date debate

The pick-a-date debate

Because let’s be honest: pick-a-dates can be ambiguousBy Megan Alms | Contributor Pick-a-dates. Are they dates? Are they hangouts? They’re an age-old Taylor tradition, yet still no one knows. Pick-a-dates are possibly the most ambiguous events that take place at Taylor, and things can get awkward. Fast. If you ask […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Where is the milk?

Where is the milk?

What our campus center is missingBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo It’s the most enviable aspect of senior year: meal transfers. The freedom to take your meals with you, whenever you want, wherever you want, with options from fried chicken to noodles to my favorite, the chilled turkey sandwich. The LaRita […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Don’t forget about Dreamers

The real heaviness of the DACA decisionBy Victor Rodriguez | Contributor “DACA” and “Dreamers” are two phrases that have been thrown around a lot; many people have been asking what these phrases mean. As a Mexican American, these words carry a lot of weight and a lot of importance. But, […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Put your money where your mouth is

Put your money where your mouth is

Practical ways to a healthier lifestyleBy Keely Krebs | Contributor The facts: we’re in college, and we like food. And, for those of us who have a smaller meal plan, when we don’t go to the Dining Commons or LaRita Boren Campus Center, eating out is a reflex at this […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Looking back on 9/11, 16 years later

Looking back on 9/11, 16 years later

A note from the editorBy Andrew Hoff | Echo Sixteen years ago, most of the Taylor student body was about to enter grade school — and yet, no one could forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, which stands as one of the most fateful mornings in American history. To the […]

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