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(L to R) Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Bill Bauson stands with senior Justin Theien, who is the chief engineer for the new ThinSat satellite project. (Photograph by Hannah Stumpf)

Taylor students build satellites

New innovations to be testedBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Taylor University students hope to launch a new ThinSat satellite in October 2018. The group was first brought together by former Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics Hank Voss. Voss was involved in space science at a previous job, and it […]

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Tribalism in Jordan

Tribalism in Jordan

Exploring the cultural richness of the Bani AissaBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor An integral part of the Jordanian culture and society, tribalism controls how many Jordanians live and identify themselves. Last Thursday, I was privileged, along with 20 others, to be a guest of the Bani Aissa tribe (Bani Aissa […]

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On April 4, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor to speak in chapel, talk with students and faculty during a luncheon and answer questions during a Q and A session. (Photograph by Elyse Baron)

Celebrating the similarities and differences

Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka, visits TaylorBy Elyse Baron | Echo Standing on the Rediger Auditorium stage in sandals and a long black robe, he is not dressed as a typical Taylor chapel speaker. A Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor as part of the Ray Fitzgerald […]

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Taylor is working out plans to build a new campus store across the street, moving the campus store out of the old Student Union. (Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

New bookstore in the works

Taylor plans for new store locationBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Taylor plans to construct a new building to house the bookstore, print shop and campus mail room on the north side of Reade Avenue. The buildings currently housing the print shop and campus post office were designed for short-term […]

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In the state of Indiana, alcohol is now legal for sale on Sundays. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Indiana’s 200 year old law changes

Hoosiers can now buy alcohol on SundaysBy Clark Murray | Echo On March 4, something changed in Indiana history: a new law that has a potential impact on businesses across the state. For many years, Indiana was the lone state in one aspect — the sale of alcohol on Sundays. […]

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Airbands offer sneak peek

Airbands offer sneak peek

Hints about some of this year’s bandsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo It has been under wraps for months. Nothing is more jealously guarded than an Airband’s theme. Luckily, three Airbands decided to indulge Taylor with a sneak peek: Gerig: Length: five minutes Practice Frequency: Twice a week starting the second week […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
(L to R) Senior Jonah Bourassa, freshman Jack McNeil and sophomore Jed Barber do push ups together. (Photograph by Ross Kimbrell)

Cardiac Rehab in the KSAC

Sustained maintenance cardiac rehab programBy Kelly Abraham | Echo The Blackford County YMCA announced its impending closure this past summer after more than 11 years of service. Erik Hayes, associate professor of kinesiology, was at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, when he caught wind of the cessation scheduled for […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Watching TV is a good bonding time with the boys. (Photograph by Ross Kimbrell)

Upland makes it on TV

PBS explores Upland in new documentaryBy Clark Murray | Echo A gathering will be held at the Community Building in Upland. The occasion? A chance for “Uplanders” to share the story of their small town. The television program, “Now Entering . . . Upland” will be aired as a documentary […]

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Girls in STEM

Uniting women in STEM by providing mentorshipBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo It all started with TWEET. And no, not the 280-character kind. TWEET stands for Taylor Women Engaging in Engineering and Technology, and those women of Taylor’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) created a program to get young girls […]

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(L to R) Seniors Sarah Davis and Mary Anleitner are relieved by sharing their reflections on the English Relief Journal. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Bringing Relief journal to campus

Taylor professor and students contributeBy Caroline Shapley | Contributor A national literary journal, Relief, is housed within the Taylor English department. Daniel Bowman Jr., associate professor of English, is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Relief. Bowman became involved with Relief when the journal was still being published in Chicago. His […]

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