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The glitches of gaming

The glitches of gaming

Video gaming comes with pros and cons   By Tim Pietz | Contributor Eyes glazed. Spindly limbs folded. Appendages twitching. Is it dead? No—it’s a gamer. You’ve heard the critics: video games are antisocial, addictive time-wasters. Yet passionate gamers defend their hobby, citing artistic merit and community building. Gaming certainly […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Not Ms. Frizzle’s bus

Not Ms. Frizzle’s bus

Student transforms bus into DIY project  By Aubree DeVisser | Echo Sophomore Noah Rader recently chose an unusual hobby. He and his father chose to modify a bus into an RV. Over the summer, Rader traveled 700 miles to Minnesota to buy a bus. He then drove it all the […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jordan Hall saw the behind-the-scenes action of politics through his summer interning for future vice president Mike Pence. (Photo by Elyse Horb)

Politics out of public view

A student’s experience working behind-the-scenes in Mike Pence’s officeBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo People rarely see the behind-the-scenes work of politics in action, but fortunately for senior Jordan Hall, his internship at Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s office this past summer allowed him a glimpse into the reality of political work. […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
International students and the election

International students and the election

Speak up in the silence and listen to the voicelessBy: Gabby Carlson | Echo “Wait. Is this somewhere that I can’t feel safe? Because I don’t feel safe,” junior Bella Purcell, an international student from Spain, said after a phone call from her tearful mother on Wednesday morning. Many internationals […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The write profession

The write profession

Alumni writing majors tell how they use skills they learned in their fieldsBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  You’re a writing major? Do you have a backup plan? Does typing words actually pay these days? What are you going to do with that? Do you plan to go into editing? Will you […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Fixing ugly

Fixing ugly

Former Taylor athletes give wire dog kennels a makeover By Carly Wheeler | Contributor   Taylor alumni Brody (’11) and Bethany (’12) Rathman love their dogs, but they never expected a homemade dog kennel to change the course of their entire careers. The couple moved to Colorado soon after completing […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jumping into junior year

Jumping into junior year

El ed majors experience both sides of school with student-teachingBy Aubree DeVisser | Echo  Taylor students JuMP into the Junior Methods Practicum, a program for junior elementary education majors. JuMP gives these students an opportunity to teach in classrooms in surrounding areas every Tuesday and Thursday, gaining hands-on experience that […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Rachel Smith, professor of art at Taylor, lived in Mexico, Sudan and Pakistan during her childhood and college years. (Photo provided by Rachel Smith)

(Abroad)er vision

Professors and faculty members share stories about growing up and living overseasBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  Packing time. Airlines may only allow 50 lbs. for checked luggage, but these passengers carry more baggage in their eyelids than they do in their hands. Under drooping eyelashes, they lug conflict and international tensions. […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Uncategorized
Senior spouses

Senior spouses

Kate and Avery Boxell find wedded bliss prior to graduationBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo  First impressions aren’t always accurate; in fact, senior Kate Boxell (formerly Meadors) had a less than favorable impression of her now-husband, senior Avery Boxell. “I thought Avery was a tool because he was attractive and quiet […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior spouses

Senior spouses

Libby and Nathan tackle senior year as husband and wife By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Marriage is a big next step in anyone’s life, but for seniors Libby (formerly Hansen) and Nathan Edwards it was the perfect next step: they’ve known each other since middle school. After meeting 10 years […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features