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The purpose of WOKEuary is to have a month where the Taylor community can engage with and reflect upon Black History Month.

Purposefully engaging Black History Month

OIP encourages student body to reflectBy Caroline Shapley | Echo Combining the month of February and the idea of being “woke”— being actively aware of systemic injustice and prejudice — especially related to civil and human rights — the Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP), has created WOKEuary. This idea originated […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
An inside look at Teppanyaki Buffet with rows of endless options. Photo by Chrysa Keenon

Foodie fix

Teppanyaki Buffet offers options for lessBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo We can all admit there are days when we just want to drown our problems in a bowl of delicious orange chicken. But sometimes, we just really don’t want to drive all the way out to Muncie, Indiana, to hit up […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“As soon as it was happening, I was calm and in the zone and I felt prepared to do it,” said Kemper.

Humans of Taylor U

We all have stories. What is yours? By Carly Wheeler | Contributor Within the acres of Taylor University, about 2,000 students live in community from September to May. From around the world, we come together to do similar things: go to chapel, go to class, share meals. But we are all […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Friendship is the gift that keeps on giving, much like a box of chocolates.

Celebrating female friendship

February’s most beloved holidayBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo Move over Valentine’s Day. There’s a new holiday in town. Feb. 13, or Galentine’s Day, is a different approach to the month’s affectionate festivities. “Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope defined it as, “Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Daniel Black pushes through another set of hanging snatches.

CrossFit builds body of Christ

A new fitness class brings students togetherBy Victoria Lawson | Echo While some Taylor students prefer to spend their February evenings in their dorms wrapped in a warm blanket, juniors Ivy Oleson, Christiana Phillips, and Jake Smarrella can be found in the KSAC working up a sweat. Oleson, Phillips and Smarrella […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshman Cheri Stutzman and her family lived in Thailand and served in that community for 15 years before she came to Taylor.

Questions missionary kids want to ignore

Taking a different approach to the conversationBy Cheri Stutzman | Contributor Fast food. Long road trips. A different church every Sunday. Amongst the joys of seeing family again, a missionary kid (MK)’s return to the U.S. on furlough is fraught with culture shock, visiting supporting churches and questions they don’t know how to […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Jake Hirsch spends time with the Ethiopian students on his Lighthouse trip. (Photograph by Michelle Nathan)

‘Echoes’ from across the sea

A compilation of J-term testimoniesBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo While some of Taylor’s students were tackling on-campus classes during J-term, many enjoyed the month traveling across the globe. One category of these endeavors is Taylor’s Lighthouse program. With opportunities to serve and learn in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Southeast Asia and […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Just one of the hidden gems of Grant County, Kammy’s Kafe is open to anyone who wants a nostalgic atmosphere and scrumptious meal off-campus.

Five little-known places you should visit in Grant County

One student’s suggestions for your spring bucket listBy Cassidy Grom | Contributor When everyone left Taylor last May, I stuck around. On the recommendations of locals, I went on several (cheap) mini-adventures around the county. Here are my top five activities that will make you feel like a Grant County local. […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
IWU’s Passport to Culture sparks conversation

IWU’s Passport to Culture sparks conversation

What does diversity really mean? More than you thinkBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Nov. 16, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) hosted Passport to Culture from 6 to 9 p.m. The event was hosted by IWU’s Cultural Ambassadors, a group comprised of eight students, similar to Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) or […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Taylor University survival guide: How to survive finals

Ending the year with Christmas cheerBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor  Christmas lights glimmer. Open houses abound. The smell of hot cocoa and peppermint wafts through the air as Christmas carols drift from the Smith-Hermanson Music Center. It’s that time of year again. FINALS. For many, “Jingle Bells” and gingerbread might […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times