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Amy Stucky begins her new role as a full-time faculty member after over 20 years in the athletic department. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

New opportunities

Amy Stucky steps away from athletic administration to full-time faculty positionBy Braden Ochs | Echo Amy Stucky, who has served in various athletics administration roles since 1996, has left an administration position to become a full-time faculty in the kinesiology department. It’s a new experience for Taylor not to have […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Prayer is an essential part of both the chapel planning process and chapel services. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

The puzzle pieces of chapel

Behind chapel doorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, the Taylor campus witnesses the droves of Taylor students congregating to the LaRita Boren Campus Center to the chiming of bells on their way to chapel. Even though chapel attendance is expected — not required — almost […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The top level of Two Cats Café offers both bar and booth seating and features the restaurant’s logo, inspired by the yin and yang symbol.

The Mediterranean marvel

A closer look at Two Cats CaféBy Becca Eis | Echo College students congregate at a multi level restaurant with a high, exposed ceiling, abstract art, New Age music and a bohemian vibe serving out-of-the-ordinary dishes. Both intriguing and a bit intimidating at first visit, Two Cats Café, located in […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Bridge Cafe is the best place for a friendship to bloom and strengthen. (Photograph by Katherine Yeager)

The heart of Upland

The Bridge Cafe is bringing revitalization backBy Braden Ochs | Echo Walking through the Bridge front door is a warm, welcoming sensation for customers all around. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and books huddle around the group of wood tables. Vintage lights glow, making the tables radiate themes of focus and community. […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
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