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Junior Meghan Freer passed away on Wednesday, May 9. (Photograph provided by Facebook)

Taylor mourns the loss of a beloved student

Junior Meghan Freer passes awayBy Eric Andrews | Echo Junior Meghan Freer passed away in the overnight hours on Wednesday, May 9. A visitation will take place Friday, May 11 from 3–7 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel in Marion, Indiana, and a celebration of life service will be […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Humans of TU

Humans of TU

When fist bumps, food and community come togetherCarly Wheeler | Contributor Senior Adam Fraz is known for saying hello to everyone he sees and greeting friends with a fist bump. He especially loves saying hi to his friends during meals in the Hodson Dining Commons or the LaRita Boren Campus […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The equestrian team poses with the awards they won at a competition. Their awards are proof of all the hard work they put into training.

Taylor’s equestrian team bonds and competes

Don’t say ‘neigh’ to this club teamCaroline Shapely | Echo Imagine practicing riding the same horse for hours and days at a time, learning the habits and skills of the horse for competition day. yet when it’s time for competition, none of your training matters because you are assigned to […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
In light of so many opinions on Excalibur, let’s remember how the Bible speaks into our response. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

‘Be quick to listen, slow to speak’ What is our right response?

What does Scripture urge?By: Tyler Gruthusen | Contributor I originally intended for this article to showcase my very strong opinions about Excalibur. However, after many conversations with professors, friends and classmates, I have decided against it. Instead, I will begin with a verse: James 1:19, “Understand this, my dear brothers and […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Bob Aronson, director and associate professor of the public health program, enjoys mentoring both college and high school students, which is at the heart of this research project. (Provided by Bob Aronson)

Creating change through community research

Bob Aronson leads public health projectBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Bob Aronson, director and associate professor of the public health program, moved to Marion, Indiana, because everybody told him not to. Despite the objections, he quickly immersed himself into his community. Initially, Aronson was not drawn to a job in […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Hartford City: Hidden gem

Hartford City: Hidden gem

Local community has lots to offerBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor It’s brisk outside. You find yourself thirsty for a hot beverage to warm your soul, and suddenly you remember the $5 you found in your old sweatshirt pocket yesterday. Immediately you jump in your car, intending to end […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Bailey Zehr displays the balance between faith and sports.

Students use athletics for discipleship

FCA brings athletes together for a common goal By Drew Shriner | Contributor   The apostle Paul used athletic references throughout his letters in passages like 2 Timothy 4:7 and 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. A few students are likewise trying to use athletics for discipleship on Taylor’s campus through the campus chapter of […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Daniel Black pushes through another set of hanging snatches.

CrossFit builds body of Christ

A new fitness class brings students togetherBy Victoria Lawson | Echo While some Taylor students prefer to spend their February evenings in their dorms wrapped in a warm blanket, juniors Ivy Oleson, Christiana Phillips, and Jake Smarrella can be found in the KSAC working up a sweat. Oleson, Phillips and Smarrella […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students to #TakeAKnee

Students to #TakeAKnee

What you need to know prior to Silent NightBy Rachel Campbell & Brecken Mumford | Contributors This evening, before complete silence takes over Odle Arena, a group of students will be taking a knee during the national anthem. You may have heard murmurs across campus about it. Maybe you were […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Furthering the discussion

Furthering the discussion

A response to ‘Chapel: a letter from a concerned student’By Malaina Yoder | Contributor I’m grateful for the opinions expressed in last week’s article “Chapel: a letter from a concerned student.” When we disagree, we have a tendency to dismiss people and leave conversation instead of pressing in to make […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials