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Junior Hudson Taylor has been a barista for three years. He sees his work as an art and a way to help people spend their hard earned money well. 
Photo provided by Hudson Taylor

Taylor student jobs: barista ballads

What’s it like being a barista?By Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor With coffee being one of the main sources of energy for the midterm exhaustion taking over Taylor’s campus, we decided to talk to the ones who make it for us: the baristas. And these are not just […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A mascot of sorts sits atop a work table in the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends.
Photo by Trevor Osswald.

Through the wardrobe to Upland’s Narnia

Taylor’s Brown collection celebrates great Christian writersBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo Through the library doors, down the stairs and around a corner is one of Taylor University’s hidden treasures.   One side of this room is lined with row after row of aged books. On the other stands a perfect replica […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Victoria Lawson has had to learn how to overcome the struggles that dyscalculia, a common learning disorder, brings to her daily life.

Using resources and asking for help

One student’s learning disorder storyBy Madi Turpin | Contributor Although sophomore Victoria Lawson may struggle to perform long division, she graduated high school with above a 4.0 GPA and has gotten straight As in every subject matter aside from math. This is due to Lawson’s previous diagnosis of dyscalculia: a […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team gathers data

Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team gathers data

The people behind the surveysBy Rachel O’Connor | Contributor Have you ever wondered why you take a survey before and after a Lighthouse trip? Or been curious about who interviews you after you study abroad? Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team is responsible for both. The team collects data from students who […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor University Survival Guide

Taylor University Survival Guide

How to survive fall breakBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Fall break approaches. Two extra days of freedom. What are you going to do with them? Sure, you can be boring and do homework. Or visit your family. Or — horror of horrors — stay on campus. But everyone knows you’re not […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Payne’s Restaurant’s food truck will be feeding the crowds at the Discover Downtown Marion event this Friday!

Discovering downtown Marion

Spend your night getting to know Marion, IndianaBy Lily Smith | Contributor Are you looking for a Friday night of fun? Discover Downtown Marion is your solution. On Friday, Oct. 12, grab some of your closest pals, hop in a car and head to downtown Marion. The Discover Downtown Marion […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“The arts are an important part of our lives, and the fact that The Echo has an A&E section is testament to that fact.” – Elizabeth Hartmann

Meet the Arts and Entertainment editor

She walks the walk and can talk the talkBy Victoria Lawson | Staff Writer Everyone knows those outdated and cliche social media bios with the line, “I love long walks on the beach/in the woods/to the fridge.” But for junior Elizabeth Hartmann, the Arts and Entertainment section editor for The […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Generation of jams

Generation of jams

Auditions for MyGen are right around the cornerBy Leah Ryg | Contributor Have you ever been sitting in your car jamming to some old Taylor Swift, wishing you could share your talent with the world? Well lucky for you, MyGen is right around the corner. MyGen is a production where […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The takeover stations will stay for a week. This week, the theme featured dishes from the Middle East, North Africa and India.

Taqueria Takeover

DC’s new station takeover explainedBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo Hummus and kebabs replaced burritos and nachos this week during the Hodson Dining Commons’ first station takeover.   The Za’atar hummus bar featured dishes inspired by the Middle East, North Africa and India. It was inspired by the recent trends involving […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Seniors Sophie Finlay and Sara Bergen enjoy the serenity of their cozy apartment while doing homework.

Moving on up (and off campus)

What it is like to move out of dorm lifeBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo A fruit-themed house and a farmhouse chic apartment are where you can find some Taylor seniors living this year.   Whether in an apartment of in off-campus housing, moving out of a dorm for senior year […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times