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Pictures from preparation for the ISS coffeehouse in years past. (Photograph provided by Christine East)

Par-Tea

ISS invites all of campus to its latest eventBy Andrew Shriner | Contributor  International Student Society (ISS) is throwing a party on campus. Or, rather, a “Par-Tea.” If you like international coffee, tea, snacks and performances, then this is your kind of party. This year’s Par-Tea is a new spin on […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
With exquisite-looking dishes such as these, it’s hard to imagine executing one’s own Thanksgiving plans without a mishap. (Photograph provided by Jennifer Moore)

Rethinking the Thanksgiving table

Not all traditions have to stay the same this November seasonBy Joshua Henreckson | Contributor  Okay, so you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner. It doesn’t matter how it happened — maybe it’s longstanding tradition, or maybe your aunt Carol is bedridden with influenza — whatever the reason, you now bear the horrifying […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown: Everyone isn’t for everyone

Brecken’s Breakdown: Everyone isn’t for everyone

How to love in a lonely communityBy Brecken Mumford | Echo  Something I say a lot? I love people. Something I mean whenever I say it? I love people. Something I strive to do? I love people. Something I don’t always do well? Love People. Throughout this semester, I’ve really […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Visitors can add to the ball of paint by rolling their color of choice. (Photograph provided by Erika Nelson, World's Largest Things, Inc.)

Painting a different kind of picture

This not-so-little gem exists in Alexandria, INBy Kendra Smalley | Contributor Viewing roadside attractions are fun ways to break up the monotony of a long car ride, but sometimes they can feel a bit anticlimactic: you unload from the vehicle, shuffle around a quirky property, snap a few pictures, then […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Swing dancers from previous years in the swing dancing club. (Photograph provided by Shannon Smagala)

Getting in the Sunday swing of things

How the Swing Dancing Club has evolvedBy Brecken Mumford | Echo Sundays from 3—5 p.m. in the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC) aerobics room, a handful of students lace up their shoes, play big band jazz and dance the afternoon away. This is Taylor University’s Swing Dancing Club. The Swing […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Financial Aid Counselor Matthew Klingstedt recommends filing your FAFSA. (Photograph provided by Adam Perry)

Coming to your aid

Figuring out if the FAFSA is right for youBy Rayce Patterson | Echo If there was a chance that you could earn free money, and all you had to do was ask for it, would you? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to see if they […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Some workers might not get much of a break this Thanksgiving. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Shop (up)lifting

How to make a retail worker’s day in NovemberBy Hannah Stumpf and Hope Bolinger | Echo For some, this upcoming holiday season is not so jolly. November and December holidays may bring to mind fantasies of creamy mashed potatoes warming one’s stomach or an imagined cart filled with doorbusters such […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor University survival guide

Taylor University survival guide

A new monthly columnBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor About the new column Introducing the new guidebook for surviving the college life. With flairs of sarcasm, humor and lighthearted tones, sophomore Alyssa Roat will show you the ins and outs of campus life. Starting this week, Roat introduces us to a […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
(Photograph provided by Rachel Klink)

Friendly competition

Intramural soccer members talk about their hopes for the seasonBy Rayce Patterson | Echo The chill bites. The wind tears. The rain demoralizes. Despite these adverse conditions, 18 warriors choose to do battle in a contest of strength and skill every week. The reason? To have fun and participate in […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Linda Taylor's newest book covers the basics of the editing world. (Photograph provided by Linda Taylor)

The first draft journey

Linda Taylor describes the editing process of her latest book “Word by Word”By Hope Bolinger | Echo  “Everybody needs an editor,” according to Linda Taylor, assistant professor of professional writing. Yes, even editors need editors. Taylor discovered this early in the process of revising her latest manuscript, “Word by Word: […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times