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Many seniors’ first Welcome Weekend memory is patterned with flannel, hay bales and Stetsons thanks to the annual Hoedown, last held in 2014 (photo provided by Ellen Hershberger).

The last four years

Highlights from seniors’ Taylor careersBy Jeff Grogan | Echo Memorable events around campus  Breuninger Hall opened (2013) Breuninger Hall is the newest dorm on campus and houses 150 males and females, according to Taylor’s website. Junior Mark Allsman said he appreciates the mix of students within it’s three floors: “We don’t […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Senior Katie Wierenga will travel over 3,000 miles to play soccer in England following graduation. (Photo by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

From soccer to “football”

Senior soccer player to compete in England By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Once they graduate, some seniors travel quite a distance for a new job or graduate school. For senior Katie Wierenga, life after graduation looks a little different. Starting in late August, she’ll play women’s soccer for Northumbria University, […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Class of 2017 Infographic

Classy numbers

Interesting facts and statistics about the class of 2017Graphic by Derek Bender | Echo

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
President Paul Lowell Haines, the 31st president of Taylor, has more on his plate than some may realize, but hopes to make more time for playing music (photo by Justin Chapman).

The rockstar president

A snapshot of President Lowell Haines’ dayBy Justin Chapman | Echo Early mornings are President Lowell Haines’ friend—5:30 a.m. to be exact. Mornings hold the few moments of calmness before a packed day. Recently, Haines hasn’t had time for nutritious breakfasts. This may be because he has completed his first […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Graphic by Eric Andrews

Academic highlights

A look into a selection of senior accomplishments in each departmentBy Katherine Yeager | Echo

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
A young boy gathers water from a mud hole in Nigeria. (Photo provided by Debbie Zancanaro)

Coffee with a purpose

Fishers coffee house helps provide clean water to peopleBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo  At the heart of it, coffee creates community. At least that’s what Rob Touchstone, co-founder of The Well Coffeehouse, thought when he wrote a theological paper for his master’s degree at Lipscomb University. The paper he wrote […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Andrea Conn, the Bergwall housekeeper, makes a full feast of desserts for students to enjoy the week before Christmas break. (Photo by Halie Owens)

Called to clean toilets

A snapshot of Bergwall’s housekeeper By Aubree DeVisser | Echo A calling that requires cleaning toilets? This may sound more like a simple day-to-day job some most, but to Andrea Conn, Bergwall’s housekeeper, it’s much more than that. She began working for Taylor to provide a college education for her […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Bringing health home

Bringing health home

Lalrin Pari’s dream to improve health care in Burma By Becca Robb | Echo  She arrived in America seven years ago with $50 and a dream to improve health care in her village of Khampat, Burma. Now, 23-year-old Lalrin Pari has a full-ride scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Barking Cow, a local gem located in Gaston, has been serving up homemade ice cream since 2015. (Photography by Hannah Bolds)

Artistic experimentation

The Barking Cow ice cream shop explores unique flavorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Sick of soft serve from the DC? Want to avoid seeing everyone you know and their brother at Ivanhoe’s? A tucked-away ice cream shop located in Gaston, Indiana boasts small town pride and unique flavor options at […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
(L to R): Sophomore Nina Siems,  freshman Noah Jurgensen and sophomore Natalie Nohr spent last spring break at an orphanage in Russia. Jurgensen has visited Russia over 25 times in his life.

Long story short

MKs share experiences from abroadBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Recounting the events of a weeklong vacation takes a great deal of effort. Students who take Lighthouse trips during J-term still mull over details during chapel two months later. If someone struggles to summarize a journey that takes less than four […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features