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Blazing the trail

Blazing the trail

Mike Saunier’s mountain bike expeditionsBy Braden Ochs | Echo As the tread of the tire hits the muddy soil, there is no stopping communication professor Mike Saunier as he rides his mountain bike through Colorado’s rugged trails. The jolting handlebars and slick turns feel freeing—even natural—to the veteran rider. Saunier’s […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Bracken Mumford breaks down your problems.

Brecken’s breakdown

Getting down with your true selfBy Brecken Mumford | Contributor Welcome, readers, to the second installation of “Brecken’s Breakdown.” This week I’m going familial; I’m going to talk about my youngest brother. Cash is a funky, jean-hating, video-loving 11-year-old. I mean, with a name like Cash, how can he not be […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Joshua Henreckson works to prevent employee theft by monitoring security footage.

A secure job

Catching criminals from the comfort of the dormBy Joshua Henreckson | Contributor Spare time can be hard to come by at Taylor. For an introvert like me, the daily routine on campus can often feel like walking a tightrope between academic and social commitments. And sleep? Forget about it. So […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Gordon reclines and enjoys watching students play spikeball outside of Olson Hall

Unmasking the mascots

The inhuman members of wings across campusBy Hope Bolinger | Echo College requires students to stretch their comfort zones when it comes to roommates. Some blast music at 3 a.m. Others eat Campus Center pizza with a fork and knife. But at Taylor, you could end up with an even […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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