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Freshmen Will Ritsema, Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson and Lily Walter display their Taylor pride and enthusiasm as they lead the freshman class.

Freshman of Inter-Class Council reflects on first year

Planning events and changing perspectivesBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Freshmen Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson, Will Ritsema and Lily Walter of the Inter-Class Council (ICC) cabinet are thankful for what they consider to be a successful and meaningful year. “We care about more than just about events,” said Walter, the freshman ICC […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Eric Moore, a MAHE student, shares his personal experience as an Airband participant.

Dances with wolves: one student’s perspective

MAHE student reflects on Airband experiencesBy Eric Moore | Contributor Early last spring, as Airband began to take over First West Wengatz, I was asked the fateful question: “Hey Erwok, do you want to do Airband with us?” Call it a lapse of insanity or divine inspiration, but I said yes. Now, […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach Winters take their masters of ceremonies duty very seriously, copiously preparing the best jokes for the big night.

Announcing the masters of ceremonies

Preparing for an act out of this worldBy Caroline Shapley | Echo From script writing and thoughtful planning to rehearsing, the 2018 Airband masters of ceremonies’ (MCs’) plan is to take the audience on a trip that is out of this world with laughter. Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Josh Craton, Wengatz Hall director, has been watching Airband performances every year since 8th grade. (Photograph provided by Josh Craton)

Show-stopping staff steal stage

Faculty and staff participation in AirbandBy Becca Eis and Kassidy Hall | Echo For over 30 years, Airband, originally held biannually, transitioned from solo acts on risers in the Hodson Dining Commons to choreographed group acts complete with a theme, lighting effects and song mash-ups. Now faculty and staff at […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
A group of girls performs alongside their wingmates on a Wednesday night in 1986.

Seven facts about Airband history

How well do you know your Airband history?By Victoria Lawson | Echo The student body packs the Hodson Dining Commons, jostling you from all sides. An overhead speaker squeals from microphone interference. The audience is abuzz with a restless energy; the show was supposed to start 20 minutes ago and was […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Humans of TU

Humans of TU

When identity is not found in victoryCarly Wheeler | Contributor   It is the moment you realize that in less than five minutes, you have given everything: the time, money and weeks of rigorous preparation.   You strike the final pose. Adrenaline is coursing through your veins, heartbeat uncontrollable, muscles […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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
Airband through the years

Airband through the years

**Photographs and information provided by Ringenberg Archives and Special Collections**

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Horb and Nemni host this year's Airband performance.

Hanging with the ring masters

Meet the MCs of this year’s AirbandBy Aubree Devisser | Echo After two years of the same Masters of Ceremonies (MCs), Airband has new hosts to guide the audience through this unique experience. Elyse Horb, a senior film major, and Noah Nemni, a junior Christian Ministries major, gathered earlier this […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Jeff Cramer makes an appearance with his son Ethan, dressed as characters from "The Andy Griffith Show."

Lip-syncing lecturers

Professors in AirbandBy Gabby Carlson and Chrysa Keenon | Echo “I Wanna be a Cowboy” by Boys Don’t Cry isn’t hitting any music charts in 2017. But three decades ago, when those of us attending Taylor now were just a twinkle in our parents’ eyes, five students were victorious with […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times