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

Survival Guide

How to get a ring by spring…when it’s already springBy Alyssa Roat | Staff Writer Sure, there’s still snow on the ground, but do you know what time it is? Spring semester. And you don’t have a ring. Everyone knows that if you aren’t engaged by Spring semester, you aren’t […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students pose for a photograph in front of Olson Hall.

Looking at life in Grace Olson Hall

Home on a college campusBy Hannah Wells | Contributor Grace Olson Hall is a conjumble of emotions, people, opinions, experiences, laughter and life. It is loud. It is joyful. It is busy. It is home. It is not home because of the comfortable temperature of the building, the amenities, the […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Senior Raquel Pratas reflects on her journey to Taylor.

Humans of Taylor U

When the call requires faith, not comfortBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor Sometimes God takes us exactly where we said we would never go. Senior Raquel Pratas was born in Portugal and grew up in Mozambique with her parents and her younger sister. When she was preparing to graduate high school, […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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