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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
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Christmas Break Survival Guide

Don’t be lonely this ChristmasBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Christmas break approaches, the merriest time of year!     But there’s one thing you’ll be missing: your friends.     So what do you do during Christmas break when you’re longing for your best buds? When the loneliness creeps in? When you can hardly […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor students enjoy studying abroad in many different locations.
Photo provided by Rachel O'Connor

Making the most of a study abroad experience

Insights from the Intercultural Research TeamBy Rachel O’Connor | Contributor According to the 2018 Open Doors survey, Taylor University is ranked fifth on the list of baccalaureate colleges leading the nation in study abroad programs. After spending even a short amount of time at Taylor, it is clear that intercultural […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students from Eastbrook High School can attend The Red Barn every day of the school week.

A ministry funded by prayer

Local organization you can get involved in todayBy Lauren Rink | Echo Two hours of your time per week could actively make a difference in the lives of struggling high schoolers in need of a positive influence. The Red Barn is a youth ministry located just over one mile from […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his crocs for his column "Croc Thoughts"

Croc Thoughts

Busy is not always betterBy Drew Shriner | Echo Most Taylor students’ lives, particularly at this point in the semester, are characterized by stress, worry and a flurry of reading, writing and studying. However, I think we can all agree that this is not the preferred way to live. Rather […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The dorm friendly recipe book: Christmas edition

The dorm friendly recipe book: Christmas edition

Festive treats for all your holiday needsBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo The whirlwind of the Christmas season is upon us (literally). Amidst the hectic open house prepping, exam studying, post-Thanksgiving working out and Silent Night anticipating, you need to take a snack break. It’s important to take time to warm […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“My shoulders are being weighed down by [my] backpack. I’m thirsty. My feet are aching like I’m walking on nails…” - Sara Bergen

Humans of Taylor U

When a burrito is worth the walkBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor Senior Sara Bergen sat reflectively, pondering how to describe the pain of her lowest point on that unusually hot October day: the day she walked from Taylor to Chipotle. “My feet are ripping open and bleeding onto my white […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
There are many ways to give back this holiday season, as demonstrated by sophomore Caroline Massey.

Three ways students can give back for the holidays

‘Tis the season to be generousBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor Thanksgiving break, big meals, Christmas celebrations, time off of school and so much more encompass these next few weeks of the semester. While it is noticeably easy to get swept up in the holiday festivities and the […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Leigh Sumner and Freshman Angela Loh show off their bowls before filling them with soup.

Empty Bowls raises money and awareness

Another Taylor World Outreach eventBy Ellie Tiemens | Staff Writer Chances are, if students are standing in a long line, it’s for a good reason. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, students stood in a line like this that stretched out the door of the Dining Commons. Why? For a bowl of […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized