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The closed house

The closed house

Finding zen after the open houseBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The aux cord is unplugged. The last crumbs of food are grabbed by passersby or by members of the wing. While strings of lights dangle, waiting to be relieved, the last few visitors filter out the doors. Open house are […]

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How to choose a gift for your roommate

How to choose a gift for your roommate

Graphic By Jeanine Aupperle | Echo

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Christmas Open House reviews

Residence life turned festiveBy LeighAnn Wolle and Gabby Carlson | Echo Olson Hall Lights, camera . . . Christmas movies! Olson hosted characters from many classic holiday movies, such as the Grinch, Snoopy, Mary, baby Jesus and even the narwhal from “Elf.” Each wing transformed their hallways to fit a […]

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I am thankful for…

I am thankful for…

Giving thanks for the randomBy LeighAnn Wolle | Echo Before heading out for Thanksgiving break, take a minute to think about what you are most thankful for at Taylor. It would be easy to come up with a list of cliché things students love about Taylor, but think for a […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving

Ways to give back this Thanksgiving seasonBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Thanksgiving is just a few days away! While some of us (yes, myself included) are excited to leave the semester behind, before we zip up our bags we should pause for a moment and think. No, I don’t mean […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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Getting on the gravy boat

Things you should do for ThanksgivingBy Braden Ochs | Echo Many Thanksgiving traditions carry over from year to year, but there’s also room to experiment with new ideas. Here are some fun things to try at this year’s Thanksgiving feast: 1. Write a sonnet When your family sits around the […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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A study in distance

How to handle a long distance friendshipBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Taylor students are not only encouraged but expected to spend time in another country at least once in their four years here. It’s a rite of passage to serve God in a mission field or increase your knowledge through […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Riot gear and jazz music

Riot gear and jazz music

Studying abroad in Cuenca, EcuadorBy: Nicole Arpin | Echo This short narrative describes an evening I experienced out on the town while studying abroad for a semester in Cuenca, Ecuador in Fall 2014. “Why aren’t there any cars?” someone asked as we walked toward Cuenca’s central park on Wednesday night. […]

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FISPers

FISPers

The freshmen across the pondBy: Natalia Valentine | Echo 3,597 miles. The distance between Indiana and Ireland. The distance from the Wabash River to the Irish Sea. The distance from DC queso to Irish potatoes. The distance between one home and another. Freshmen Irish Studies Program students, otherwise known as […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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Open house reviews

Open houses galore and what we thoughtBy: Chrysa Keenon, Braden Ochs and Gabby Carlson | Echo Third East Olson Cookie Open House Entering Olson on Thursday was followed by the smell of sweets and sounds of chill music. People flooded the hall and rooms in search of their favorite cookies, […]

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