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Seniors Megan Kammer and Amanda Felver are excited to display their senior projects. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Seniors show off their artistic skills

The meaning behind the senior art showBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Six art students will display their myriad of talents and the culmination of the hard work they have accomplished during their studies. The opening reception for this senior art show is tonight at 6 in the Metcalf Gallery. This exhibit’s […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Future film stars get their first taste of success at Envision Film Festival. (Photograph provided by Kathy Bruner)

It is time to ‘Envision’ the future possibilities of Taylor filmmakers

Taylor students produce stellar filmsBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo The lights dim. The audience holds a collective breath as the films start rolling. This was the expectant atmosphere during the screenings of student films during the Envision Film Festival on Friday, March 2. The large audience was held captive as […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Nashville singer-songwriter, Jon Troast, comes to Upland (Photograph provided by Kevin Duecker)

Battling depression with free music

Pierce hosts a free concertBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Music fights against depression in a free concert by Jon Troast followed by a mental health discussion panel on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Pierce Upland United Methodist Church (Pierce UMC). With the rise of depression, anxiety, and suicide and the […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
“Black Panther” is both an action movie and a hope for a new trend in Hollywood. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia)

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ makes film history

This successful film defies the normsBy Ethan Rice | Echo Since its world premiere, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” has slashed its way through box office records and Hollywood norms. In 1966, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created Marvel’s first black superhero: T’Challa, the Black Panther, king of the fictional African nation […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Listen to the live theatrical theatre concert “Beethoven Lives Upstairs.” (Photograph provided by  PublicDomainPictures)

Madman composes music in the attic

Marion Orchestra comes to TaylorBy Elizabeth Carrier | Echo Imagine you are living a normal life as a child in 1820s Vienna and your mother decides to rent out the spare room upstairs. The man who moves in appears to be completely mad and flies into fits of rage with […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
“Perfect” is a novel for teens dealing with eating disorders. (Photograph provided by Megan Alms)

Tweens deal with eating disorders in ‘Perfect’

Is ‘Perfect’ really that perfect?By Megan Alms | Contributor Ever since her father died, Isabelle Lee has struggled to cope with loss. Lee’s mother is always sad, her sister seems lost and Lee has developed an eating disorder. Forced to join an eating disorder therapy group, Lee becomes unlikely friends […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Jessica Green (’04) challenged herself to create 500 paintings. (Photograph provided by Jessica Green)

Painting her way toward perfection

Taylor graduate completes 500 paintingsBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Five hundred paintings in four years? No problem. Jessica Green (’04) started her post-college life with a successful career as an elementary art teacher. As an art education major, this seemed like a dream come true. But when she was laid off […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
What is the balance of living as a Christian? (Photograph by Elizabeth Hartmann)

‘Resurrecting Religion’ searches for ways for people to care for others

A book about our calling to care for the poorBy Tim Pietz | Contributor Through Scripture and examples from his ministry experience, the Rev. Greg Paul opposes the legalism of “religion” by challenging Christians to resurrect true religion. However, he knows the solution is not a private, irrelevant faith but must […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
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Enter the world of Jumanji!

A new spin on an old storyBy Rylie Harrison | Contributor A movie starring Dwayne Johnson as a wimpy nerd, Kevin Hart as a football star, Karen Gillan as a brainiac and Jack Black as an Instagram queen? Was there any doubt this movie would be good? For some fans of […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(L to R) Members of the White Rose, sophomores Josiah Griener and Brandt Maina and senior John Broda, prepare for rebellion.

Armed with words, faith and courage

Taylor theatre presents the White Rose martyrsBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo For the first time ever, the entirety of William Gebby’s new play will be performed for the public. Showing times are tonight, Feb. 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Amid the […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment