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The Financial Aid Office at Taylor is always willing to try and help students in need. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

More than just some lunch money

Cash for College campaign encourages students to file FAFSABy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo The Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s 2018 Cash for College campaign encourages high school and college students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the April 15 deadline. This is the ninth […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
For the first time at Taylor, people can get their blood drawn for a good cause. (Photograph provided by Jadyn Barhorst)

From the heart

Taylor history made with inaugural blood driveBy Victoria Lawson | Echo On Tuesday, students and faculty came to the KSAC to participate in Taylor University’s first blood drive, orchestrated by the Indiana Blood Center and a blood drive cabinet formed by Taylor students. There are high hopes for the continuation […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The importance of the new cybersecurity major becomes a greater issue as world technology progresses. (Photograph provided by Ellie Bookmyer)

Cybersecurity lecture asks big questions

Guest alumnus leads discussionBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Feb. 2, Taylor University welcomed Grant Hollis (’04), lead research scientist with Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL), to speak on current events in cybersecurity and to raise awareness for Taylor’s new major. Hollis worked part-time as a system administrator […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks with moderator Alecia DeCoudreaux, as thousands of Indiana residents listen to Obama’s message. (Photograph provided by Daniel Arthur Jacobson)

Former first lady visits Indianapolis

Michelle Obama speaks on different issuesBy Kassidy Hall | Echo On Feb. 13, a crowd of more than 12,000 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse listened to “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama,” presented by the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Jimmy Schantz proudly poses with the new Creative Dining app, Eatable. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

A new way to dine

Dining Services brings new changes to the tableBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo Creative Dining Services strives to bring new and exciting changes onto campus this semester. Some of the notable changes include a new app, a new executive head chef and meal swipes for the LaRita Boren Campus Center. […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree researches each story for her column, heartbeat by heartbeat. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Bree’s Beat

Frozen hopeBy Bree Bailey | Contributor Frostbite covers three-year-old Sarah, leaving a large black scab across her non-smiling face. All she has known her whole life is the war raging in her home country of Syria for the past seven years. As she lays in the hospital with various tubes […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Class schedules are important for any student. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

New community hours in place for next semester

New policy focuses on community involvementBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo A new policy, the Enrollment and Athletic Committee (EAC) Community Hours Policy, will be effective starting Fall 2018. This will implement a no-class zone from the times of 4 to 7 p.m Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and 3:30 to 6 p.m […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Upland awaits the arrival of Detamore Trailhead. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Local hikers’ dreams come true

$200,000 federal grant given to Upland for new trailBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo The town of Upland has received a $200,000 federal grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for the construction of a mile-long walking trail. The path of the trail will start at the bridge by […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Games are fun to play, but downloading them isn’t always as enjoyable. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

More than petty cache

New on-campus bandwidth-saving technology releasedBy Braden Ochs | Echo As of Monday, Jan. 29, Taylor’s Information Technology department has released a new on-campus bandwidth saving technology called LANcache, a tool that stores downloaded information locally so students do not have to use as much bandwidth for downloading. Director of Enterprise […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Homemade posters dotted the crowds at the Women’s March. (Photograph provided by Caleb Grubb)

‘Power to the Polls’ draws diverse crowds

Indianapolis Women’s March takes strides toward voter participationBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Jan. 20, an estimated high of 4,000 people banded together to march from the American Legion Mall to the Indiana Statehouse. The occasion marks the one year anniversary since the first Women’s March in 2017. Last year’s march […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News