Features Archives - The Echo News


Nathanael and Courtney Warren are awaiting the chance to see their international coffee shop open in Spain.

Nathanael Warren is teaching English through Meraki Cafe

Alumni brings coffee shop to SpainChrishauna Curry | Echo Nathanael Warren (’13) will be opening his coffee shop soon in Basque, Spain. Nathanael Warren graduated as a biblical studies major. Not only is the Meraki Cafe an upcoming coffee shop, but it will also be a place where the Basque people […]

by · April 12, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Students practice to represent their country through dance.

Mosaic Night is bursting the bubble

Students represent their home countriesEthan Rice | Echo At the annual Mosaic Night event, the many cultures represented on Taylor’s campus will be celebrated in an explosion of festivity. The theme for this year’s Mosaic Night is “Burst the Bubble.” The theme centers around the idea that while many people […]

by · April 12, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
CCO is preparing to teach students proper etiquette.

Etiquette Dinner teaches students table manners

The CCO office presents an eventEthan Rice | Echo In a classic scene from countless movies, men and women in their finest dress parade into a grand banquet hall. A live band plays as they tip their hats and exchange greetings before the meal begins. The room is practically overflowing […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Taylor personnel assistants impact students through engaging in real relationships.

PAs foster authenticity in the dorms at Taylor

How Taylor PAs affect this campusGrace Hooley | Echo Personnel Assistants (PAs) are pieces of Taylor’s community that impact wings and floors in different ways. Director of Residence Life Scott Barrett considers RAs and PAs the same thing, but he explained that back in the 1970s, someone wrote an influential […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Claire Heyen is looking forward to serving with One Collective.

Taylor student prepares to move abroad after graduation

Claire Heyen serves with One CollectiveEthan Rice | Echo As the end of the school year draws near, the class of 2019 is preparing for their next steps in life, and for one senior, that next step will take her to the other side of the globe. In early 2020, […]

by · March 29, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Harrison Vandernoord questions if dorms should have printers too.

Taylor printers spark conversation

Should Taylor add printers to dorms?Chrishauna Curry | Echo Taylor’s wireless printing in Zondervan Library, the Reade Center and Euler is most students’ only source of printing. Taylor’s student announcements has a survey that students can fill out making their voices heard concerning on-campus printing. Is printing from Reade or the […]

by · March 29, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Writing Center is available for all students looking to improve their writing skills.

Writing Center builds scholarly writers

A growing academic experience for students and consultantsBy: Chrishauna Curry | Echo The Writing Center allows students at Taylor to join the scholarly conversation. Writing Center consultations can consist of brainstorming ideas for papers, finding sources to support your ideas, developing outlines for papers, or annotating a reading. According to the […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Students danced to Latin music while learning latin dances.

LSU presents a vibrant Salsa Night event before Spring Break

Taylor club introduces Latin dances to campusBy Grace Hooley | Echo Vibrant. This is the word junior Ivana Sempertegui and sophomore Danny Magallanes, co-presidents of the Latin Student Union (LSU), decided to use to describe yesterday’s Salsa Night. “We would use the word vibrant because there is a lot of […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Matthew Siegelin and Chris Phillips enjoy working out together each week.

CrossFit fosters unlikely friendship

Chris Phillips trains Matthew SiegelinGrace Hooley | Echo Zealous. This is how senior exercise science major and CrossFit trainer Chris Phillips describes 16-year-old Matthew Siegelin. “Everyone should have a chance to meet and learn from him,” Phillips said. “He has taught me how to approach intimidating things with courage, and […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Sensei Dawn Anderson continues to teach karate.

Character development and Christian values in Karate-Do

Sensei Dawn Anderson speaks on ‘Do’ teachingsChrishauna Curry | Echo Professor of Kinesiology Dawn Anderson has been working at Taylor for three years. Her intent as an undergraduate student was to become a high school math teacher, but she is now a karate sensei. Anderson has been teaching karate to […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features