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Second Center Olson Valentine’s Day open house

Second Center Olson Valentine’s Day open house

Get your picture with George Bush and your favorite 2CO Valentines!By Gabby Carlson and Aubree Devisser | Echo The “heart of Olson,” Second Center, reached over 200 students on Monday night. Their Valentine’s Day open house attracted more women than men, but the event was popular enough to draw George […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Chrysa Keenon is the Life and Times Coeditor this year.

When WOW becomes ow

Mission work isn’t for all of usBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo This week, a sea of tables awaited students at the top of the DC. There, hopeful hands of adults you’ve never met, itched to pass out pamphlets for Christian summer camps and mission abroad trips. You probably didn’t know […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Renata Kantaruk grew up living in communist Poland and now teaches English to residents of the US

When the curtain falls

A professor’s childhood in communist PolandBy Rayce Patterson | Contributor The noises of the night include many things. They don’t often include the thunder of gunshots in the street. They don’t often include the clanking of tear gas grenades thrown onto balconies or the thrumming of military planes patrolling the […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Post-Valentine mixtape

Post-Valentine mixtape

Four songs to cheer you up after single awareness dayBy Braden Ochs | Echo Everyone needs a good pick-me-up after Valentine’s Day (also known as Single Awareness Day). We’ve curated a short list of the best, upbeat songs to cheer you up during a week like this one: 1. “Then […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Stay up until the early hours of the morning with your favorite friends, dressed as your favorite characters!

Middle-Earth marathon

A place where wizards and orcs can come together By Luke Wildman | Echo Get ready, Taylor—later today, hobbits, monsters and living myths will invade your campus. Mayhem may ensue. The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends is sponsoring a “The Lord of the Rings”movie marathon tonight […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Love, loss and lost love are thoughts this Valentine's day. Don't let them dominate you, be empowered by them!

Brecken’s breakdown: loving like fools

You don’t have to hate the day about loveBy Brecken Mumford | Contributor She’s a Professional Writing major with sass and class. She hordes tea in her closet and is obsessed with her home state of Michigan. She can sing every lyric of Hamilton, and her words will soon be […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Ireland in all of its beauty is a home away from home to some Taylor students

Home away from home

Readjusting after studying abroadBy Kenzi Nevis | Contributor Adjusting to campus after studying abroad can be like jumping into the freezing Irish Sea in October—it’s worth it, but it takes courage. And while Taylor is one of the most welcoming communities I’ve ever been a part of, coming back is still hard. I […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“Echoes” from across the sea

“Echoes” from across the sea

A compilation of J-Term Testimonials By Chrysa Keenon & Gabby Carlson| Echo January brought silence to Taylor University’s campus. There were fewer classes, blessedly short lines in the Dining Commons and a lot fewer people to say hello to on the frigid walk to class. But the reason for the […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Awkward family Christmas was in full swing last Sunday night on Second East Olson.

Second East Olson Open House

You thought your family was awkward. . .By Gabby Carlson | Echo Your aunt greets you, asking why she hasn’t seen you all year. Your grandma asks you why you don’t have a girlfriend/boyfriend yet. Milk and cookies are waiting by the fireplace, and you can hear the neighborhood kids […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Santa, puppies and basketball players!?

Santa, puppies and basketball players!?

Picking the perfect Silent Night costumeBy LeighAnn Wolle | Echo If you walk into a Taylor dorm this week, you’ll probably find dozens of empty Starbucks cups, open textbooks and assortments of strange clothing. From buying footie pajamas to putting together the parts of Santa suits, students are busy preparing […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times