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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
One of Taylor’s accommodations for handicapped students.

How accessible is Taylor?

Students with disabilities find a voice at TaylorAlyssa Roat | Echo Last spring, junior Megan Burkhart was half-carried down the stairs of her dorm to a waiting ambulance. Why? English Hall has no elevator, and EMTs couldn’t reach her with a stretcher. Samantha Hurst (’18) invited her sister who uses […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Taylor University Survival Guide

Taylor University Survival Guide

Survival Guide FAQBy Alyssa Roat | Echo At the Taylor Survival Guide, we know you have lots of questions. Thus, this week, we will attempt to answer them!   Q: What should I do when I wake up too late to shower before class? A: This is simple! You always have […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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Spooktacular Short Stories

Student fictional workWhy Now? By Emily Pawlowski I’ve been haunted for a while, I guess. I first noticed in the bathroom, when my reflection kept watching me after I looked away. I meant to check what was up with that, but I had a bio exam to study for and […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Junior Piper Nicholson peacefully browses the shelves.

The library is a sacred space for students

Library disruptions hinder studyingAlyssa Roat | Echo What is a library for?     Your first response probably wouldn’t be camping.     Or basketball games. Or pillow fights.     Yet, as a research assistant at Zondervan Library, I have witnessed all three take place.     Taylor’s campus is full of life. The dorms are filled with […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Sophomore Becca Jones studies using her laptop.

Join the online bandwagon

Taylor would benefit from more online gen-edsBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Every semester, many students struggle to fit the classes they need into their schedule. Whether two mandatory classes are offered at the same time or a class fills too quickly for a student to get in, registration can be […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Taylor University Survival Guide

Taylor University Survival Guide

How to survive fall breakBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Fall break approaches. Two extra days of freedom. What are you going to do with them? Sure, you can be boring and do homework. Or visit your family. Or — horror of horrors — stay on campus. But everyone knows you’re not […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“This year we’re trying something new by incorporating men and women in a collaborate conversation.” –Christina Brandsma

A new organization on campus

Putting two together as CoProBy Alyssa Roat | Echo This year, Women’s Programming and Men’s Programming have merged to become Collaborative Programming, or CoPro. “Historically, there’s been Women’s Programming on campus and there’s been Men’s Programming, and both of those only reach half the population,” Graduate Assistant for Discipleship and […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times