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Seniors Grace Hooley and Drew Shriner, junior 
Alyssa Roat and seniors Chrysa Keenon and Gabby Carlson received awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association.

Echo staff receive awards

Writers recognized by press associationBy Gabby Carlson Our weekly newspaper is being recognized outside of the Taylor bubble. The Echo staff won six awards at the Indiana College Press Association (ICPA) convention on Saturday, March 30, 2019. “All of The Echo student journalists do the university proud by the way […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Taylor University survival guide’s Urban Dictionary

By Alyssa Roat | Echo There are a lot of strange words, acronyms and phrases at Taylor. “DTR.” “Walk the Loop.” “LTC.” What do they all mean? Luckily, the Taylor Survival Guide’s Urban Dictionary has you covered. Deec (DC): Hodson Dining Commons. Most people call it the DC; cool people […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor Sounds and Chorale visit the Bahamas this Spring Break.

Taylor singers make a splash in the Bahamas

Taylor Sounds and Chorale’s 2019 spring break tripBy Alyssa Roat | Echo This spring break, Taylor Sounds and Chorale hosted the Bahamas’ biggest concert of the year. From TV interviews to orphanage performances to the final Grand Concert attended by hundreds and filmed by the Bahamas’ largest broadcaster, Taylor’s singers […]

by · March 29, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

How to Use the University Library

The Dos and Don’ts of ZondervanBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Have you ever visited Zondervan Library? Some might answer, “Yes, I live there.” Some may never have stepped foot within its bookish doors. However, for veteran and newbie alike, there’s plenty to learn about how to use the library properly. […]

by · March 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Survival Guide

How to get a ring by spring…when it’s already springBy Alyssa Roat | Staff Writer Sure, there’s still snow on the ground, but do you know what time it is? Spring semester. And you don’t have a ring. Everyone knows that if you aren’t engaged by Spring semester, you aren’t […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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Seeing Paul through the eyes of an enemy

“Keeper’s Crown” presents personal look at ancient RomeBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Starved for a book that is not a textbook, but still want to learn something? You might want to check out “The Keeper’s Crown” by Nathan D. Maki. Quintus always dreamt of winning the victor’s crown. As the son […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The J-term group poses for a picture in Egypt.

Crash course in 3,000 years of history

Students experience first Taylor trip to EgyptBy Alyssa Roat | Echo “Not many people can say they got to go to Egypt with an Egyptologist,” junior Samantha Collins said. This J-term, Jan. 5–22, Kevin Johnson, chair of the history, global and political science department and assistant professor of history, traveled […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students brave the cold for Coffee and Canvas event

A bright spot in winter white

Students brave the cold for coffee and canvas eventBy Alyssa Roat | Echo For those who braved the cold of J-Term, the Student Activities Council put together a night of art and music to brighten up the winter doldrums. According to junior J-Term Student Activities Council President Carlee Svec, Coffee […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Christmas Break Survival Guide

Don’t be lonely this ChristmasBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Christmas break approaches, the merriest time of year!     But there’s one thing you’ll be missing: your friends.     So what do you do during Christmas break when you’re longing for your best buds? When the loneliness creeps in? When you can hardly […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
In the Rediger Chapel and Auditorium, students stand to represent their peers, prompted by questions read by the CoPro panel. 
Photo by Abby Moore

Stand Up: students hold each other’s stories

Stand Up for Your SiblingBy Alyssa Roat | Staff Writer By 7:30 p.m., Rediger Chapel was filled with Taylor students ready for the Stand Up for your Sibling event. Members of Collaborative Programming (CoPro) passed out surveys, green for men and tan for women. Rather than an academic event, Stand […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times