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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
Junior Brecken Mumford proudly displays her souvenirs from the J-Term London trip. (Photo by Halie Owens)

Expanding horizons

Students explore new frontiers during J-termBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor  Literary London: Junior Brecken Mumford is one of 13 students who traveled to the U.K. last January for the Literary London program. She recalls how being immersed in the culture created an atmosphere of excitement for studying various authors and […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Bows are lined up against the wall, ready to be used. (Photo by Hannah Bolds)

Aiming for success

Hartford City’s local archery shop hits the markBy Aubree Devisser | Echo  Taylor employees by day, archery experts by night. Robin and Don Perry spend their days on Taylor’s campus then return home to run Perry’s Archery Center in the evenings. During the recent recession, the Perrys shut down their […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Sherry Haines stands in front of her new home on Taylor's campus (Photo by Elyse Horb.)

Creativity in the cornfields

Taylor’s new First Lady shares her artistic inclinations By Brianna Kudisch | Echo  “It’s the creative process,” Sherry Haines said as she sat in her airy blue kitchen, her hands wrapped around the warm mug filled with coffee. Taylor’s newest First Lady brings a wealth of experience and talent to […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Students eagerly await the next creation from the dining halls. (Photo by Naomi Page.)

The good side of gluten-free

Exploring the challenges of cooking without gluten By Aubree DeVisser | Echo Being gluten free is difficult, but it’s even more so if you are Megan Jeffers, the gluten-free executive chef for the Dining Commons. Jeffers developed Celiac disease when she was 20 years old, but it wasn’t until she […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features