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Student Body President and Vice President poll results

Students speak up on how they vote and perceive electionsInformation compiled by Annabelle Blair | Echo The Echo polled Taylor students on the upcoming SBP and VP elections, generating 663 responses. Students were asked if they intended to vote and if they attended the election forum hosted by Taylor Student Organizations, […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Changes in management brought new faces to the Hodson Dining Commons (Photo by Halie Owens)

What’s new with your food

Management shifts prompt change in the Dining CommonsBy Jaci Gorrell | Contributor Recent changes in DC management have prompted a reevaluation of necessary leadership positions. Whereas the DC and Campus Center were formerly overseen by the Dining Services Director, this job is no longer feasible for a single position. Dave Seweryn, […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Current Swallow Robin Student Senator Ashley Dexter runs uncontested for reelection (Photo by Katherine Yeager)

Candidate comparisons

Your guide to who they are and why they’re runningBy Katherine Yeager | Echo Student Body President and Vice President Nicole Arpin and Adam Wright For current Student Body President, senior Nicole Arpin, and Vice President, senior Adam Wright, the roles of Student Body President (SBP) and Vice President (VP) are […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
A few students in the Software Reverse Engineering and Analysis class, pictured above, prepared for class by spending a day in Washington D.C.. (L to R) Junior Luke Josten, seniors Mitchell Mays and Jordan Wright, professor Jonathan Geisler, seniors Matt Hall and Caleb Dinsmore, professor Dannie Stanley and junior Jonathan Ruggiero (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The birth of cybersecurity

Taylor’s CSE department creates new majorBy Annabelle Blair | Echo It’s been created and has a list of classes established, but Taylor’s cybersecurity major doesn’t officially exist—at least, not yet. Current students will be allowed to enroll in the major when the catalogue comes out in August, and incoming students can declare […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
A Persian Gulf missile: “Khalij Fars missile on a transporter,” (photo provided by and

Behind the Headlines

Iran at a crossroadsBy Wilson Alexander | Contributor While most of the world was dealing with the U.S. presidential transition, officials in Iran were busy giving the 45th president his first foreign policy test. On January 29, the Iran tested a ballistic missile, according to Fox News. This in itself is […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Maintenance reported the three floods in English occurred because of a clogged water softener (photo by Cassidy Grom).

English laundry room floods three times

Sources say water softener is to blame By Cassidy Grom | Echo Yesterday, junior Hannah Johnson went downstairs around 3 p.m. to retrieve her clothes from the laundry room in English Hall. To her surprise, she was greeted by about an inch of standing water. A housekeeper, who wished not to be quoted […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
(photo by Natalie Nohr)

Communities come together in Take it to the Hoop

Taylor hosts Special Olympics basketball tournamentBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor The KSAC bustled with the energy of 350 athletes and their families, supported by approximately 150 Taylor student volunteers at Take it to the Hoop, an annual Special Olympics basketball tournament. The tournament ran for over 13 hours, with the help […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Marketing students lose professor

Marketing students lose professor

Students transition into alternative marketing coursesBy Ellen Hershberger | Contributor On Wednesday, Feb. 1, David Anderson, associate professor of marketing, did not show up for his first day of class. Despite being scheduled before the semester began, all of Anderson’s spring classes have since been removed from the course registration […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
(L to R) Seniors Savanna Sweeting and Yuna Seo. “The reason we believe stereotypes is because we don’t know much about (the people),” MECA Co-Leader Seo said (photo by Becca Robb).

It’s pronounced “Mecca”

MECA cabinet to inform campus about the Middle EastBy Becca Robb | Echo Students met Monday to revive the Middle Eastern Collegiate Association (MECA), a cabinet striving to engage with Middle Eastern culture, politics and religion. MECA hopes to host local Muslims at panel discussions and give students a chance to pose […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students once again find the bell tower surrounded by caution tape

Bricks without steel

Another brick falls from the Rice Bell TowerBy Hope Bolinger | Echo It seemed the bell tolled for itself on the last week of J-term. Students expressed annoyance when encountering the recent construction: “It was kind of sad seeing it all taped up,” sophomore Sadie Schultz said. “I was also […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News