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The takeover stations will stay for a week. This week, the theme featured dishes from the Middle East, North Africa and India.

Taqueria Takeover

DC’s new station takeover explainedBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo Hummus and kebabs replaced burritos and nachos this week during the Hodson Dining Commons’ first station takeover.   The Za’atar hummus bar featured dishes inspired by the Middle East, North Africa and India. It was inspired by the recent trends involving […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Seniors Sophie Finlay and Sara Bergen enjoy the serenity of their cozy apartment while doing homework.

Moving on up (and off campus)

What it is like to move out of dorm lifeBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo A fruit-themed house and a farmhouse chic apartment are where you can find some Taylor seniors living this year.   Whether in an apartment of in off-campus housing, moving out of a dorm for senior year […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“This year we’re trying something new by incorporating men and women in a collaborate conversation.” –Christina Brandsma

A new organization on campus

Putting two together as CoProBy Alyssa Roat | Echo This year, Women’s Programming and Men’s Programming have merged to become Collaborative Programming, or CoPro. “Historically, there’s been Women’s Programming on campus and there’s been Men’s Programming, and both of those only reach half the population,” Graduate Assistant for Discipleship and […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A Taylathon team shows off their numbers and their love for one another.

Taylathon team previews

Team captains give sneak peekBy Victoria Lawson | Echo As the annual Taylathon bike race comes swiftly around the corner, the Taylathon team captains are busy preparing their teams for what lies ahead. The captains and their riders share a similar sense of nervous anticipation, but they each have unique […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Professor Profiles

Professor Profiles

New communication professor Julie Borkin shares heartBy Victoria Lawson | Echo New Assistant Professor of Communication Julie Borkin is defying the stereotype that communication is a career path suited only for extroverts. As an only child from Dearborn, Michigan, Borkin preferred to engage in what she describes as introverted hobbies: […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor World Outreach has a mission statement that seeks to further the kingdom of God by the work of students.

TWO is new and all about belonging

Theme is an invitation to students and the worldBy Alyssa Roat | Echo This year, Taylor World Outreach (TWO) is all new, with a new staff, a new team and a new theme: belong.   “When we sit at the table as a body of Christ, our question is not […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Caramel apples can be sticky and messy to eat.

The dorm effecient recipe book

Fall snacks to curb your cravingsBy Kassidy Weemhoff and Lauren Rink | Life & Times Co-Editors When Taylor gets a taste of fall, it’s all over. Pumpkin spice everything takes over our social media feeds, little pumpkins adorned with gold calligraphy start showing up as decorations and we all begin […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
New communication professor, Dr. Timothy Berkey, shares his story of determination and devastation in this week’s Professor Profile.

Professor Profiles

Meet new communication professor Timothy BerkeyBy Victoria Lawson | Echo There it was. After sitting abandoned in a Texas barn for 20 years, $250 later, it was his. The black 1969 Volkswagen Beetle would need a lot of tender love and care, but Instructor of Communications Timothy Berkey knew he […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Each week requires planning, thought and teamwork from the two editors.

Say hello to your 2018-19 co-editors (in chief)

Introducing you to the Echo familyVictoria Lawson | Echo Pronounced like the popular crustacean, “Chrabby” is the quirky hybrid of seniors Chrysa Keenon and Gabby Carlson’s first names as co-editors in chief of The Echo. The duo has high hopes for the coming year and is excited for what’s in […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“I love sharing stories because it gives me the chance to relive an experience as well as give the other person a window into my life.”
––Allison White

Humans of TU

When outsiders are pulled into the familyBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor “I was outside crying just because it was really hard and I kept messing up and I couldn’t communicate with people,” junior Allison White said. “And my host dad came out and was trying to comfort me. He told […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times