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Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc Thoughts

Finding space for spiritual disciplines By Drew Shriner | Echo I was at home this J-Term, working, reading and, surprisingly, taking a J-Term class. I had planned on the break being a time to rest before second semester, but I couldn’t keep myself away from the classroom and audited a […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Acts of Kindness

Make Someone’s Day with Random Acts of Kindness

Affordable ways to give back this weekBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day is a national holiday celebrated annually as both a day and a Random Acts of Kindness Week. It begins Feb 17, and is observed by individuals and organizations alike. Observers make it a […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The J-term group poses for a picture in Egypt.

Crash course in 3,000 years of history

Students experience first Taylor trip to EgyptBy Alyssa Roat | Echo “Not many people can say they got to go to Egypt with an Egyptologist,” junior Samantha Collins said. This J-term, Jan. 5–22, Kevin Johnson, chair of the history, global and political science department and assistant professor of history, traveled […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students volunteer with Special Olympics

Students volunteer with Special Olympics

College students swim alongside people with intellectual disabilitiesBy Kamryn Koble | Echo Each week students from the universities in Grant County volunteer with Special Olympics, where they swim alongside athletes whose different circumstances give them unique stories and experiences. “Grant County Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students brave the cold for Coffee and Canvas event

A bright spot in winter white

Students brave the cold for coffee and canvas eventBy Alyssa Roat | Echo For those who braved the cold of J-Term, the Student Activities Council put together a night of art and music to brighten up the winter doldrums. According to junior J-Term Student Activities Council President Carlee Svec, Coffee […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Max Urban and Junior Katie Turner carry on the literary traditions of Taylor

Bringing you 20th-century Taylor U

Looking Back on Traditions Long ExtinctBy Katie Pfotzer | Echo It is difficult to imagine Taylor as anything other than the bicycle-racing, lip sync-battling, dorm-obsessed place that it is. Every kooky tradition and drafty cinder block hallway represents this zany Shangri-La of intentional community they all call home. However, the […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Participants in the Walk-A-Mile event walk to help the homeless

Walk in their shoes

Event to support Marion homeless sheltersBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo A warm bed, a car, a coat, a quick walk to a medical facility. These are all things that can be taken for granted when forgetting the privileges we have as college students. The Grant County Walk-A-Mile event offers an […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshmen Lily Smith and Kamryn Koble take over Life & Times

Introducing your new Life & Times Co-Editors

Lily Smith and Kamryn Koble take over section for Spring semesterBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Just as Spring semester 2019 at Taylor began with blankets of fresh snow, The Echo’s Life & Times section is starting this semester with two pairs of fresh eyes. New Life & Times Co-Editors and […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Rayce Patterson and Holly Gaskill are the co-editors of the News section this year.

Meet the editors: Rayce Patterson and Holly Gaskill

Get to know the minds behind the News pageBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Freshman Holly Gaskill and junior Rayce Patterson have two things in common: they are both editors for the News section of The Echo and they both believe their hobbies and interests have prepared them for this challenging […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshman Gabriele Sundelius, Sophomore RaeAnne Hankla and sophomore Caroline Massey exchange their gifts for each other.

Holiday Gift Guide

Because you need to know what to buy for those you loveBy Lauren Rink & Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo It’s that time of year again. The time when broke college students attempt to buy inexpensive, yet meaningful gifts for their friends. Today, we present you with some ideas that might […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times