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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
Welcome to the Taylor experience

Welcome to the Taylor experience

Expect to be surprisedBy Andrew Hoff | Echo I remember the morning I arrived on campus as if it were yesterday. I remember shaking the hands of my Personnel Assistants (PAs) and watching from the window as my parents left for home. I remember that in the midst of fast-paced […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Community education opportunities

Community education opportunities

S.C.A.L.E. program to help immigrants learn EnglishBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo  Taylor University students and faculty have participated and volunteered in the Students, Children and Adults Language Education (S.C.A.L.E.) programs across the Grant County community. The program strives to prepare young immigrant children for successful school entry in the U.S., to […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The glitches of gaming

The glitches of gaming

Video gaming comes with pros and cons   By Tim Pietz | Contributor Eyes glazed. Spindly limbs folded. Appendages twitching. Is it dead? No—it’s a gamer. You’ve heard the critics: video games are antisocial, addictive time-wasters. Yet passionate gamers defend their hobby, citing artistic merit and community building. Gaming certainly […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The best defense

The best defense

Taylor takes measures to fight campus safety statistics By Anna Oelerich | Echo  It’s a typical scene at Taylor: a student goes to an open house on the other side of campus. Once it’s over, she walks back to her dorm. The campus is dark, and she is alone, but […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Students link arms and pray: interceding for “walls to come down, hearts to be softened and repentance from the sin of racism,” according to the event invitation. (Photo by Cassidy Grom)

Race relations

Six snapshots of Taylor students’ experiences By Cassidy Grom | Echo On campus “I never noticed that I was actually black until I came to school,” senior Leslie Romer said. Romer grew up in the Bahamas. The first semester of his freshman year at Taylor, his professor, who is black, came […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Local cafe facilitates community involvementBy Megan Herrema | Echo From researching sausage production to spending summer in Upland, Taylor students have discovered the Bridge Cafe is more than just a study spot with a relaxed vibe and a locally sourced menu; it’s an opportunity to engage with the Upland community. […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Happy 200th

Happy 200th

Statewide torch relay commemorates Indiana BicentennialBy Anna Oelerich | Echo Someone is celebrating a very special birthday this year.  Actually lots of someones, as 2016 marks the 200th birthday of the Hoosier State. Indiana’s Bicentennial is in full swing, and to celebrate, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission (IBC) has organized a […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
What the Haak?!

What the Haak?!

Life in the Village Tree experienceBy LeighAnn Wolle | Echo In the fall of 2014, Taylor’s psychology department introduced a new minor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). In conjunction with this minor is the Village Tree experience, Taylor’s living learning community, where students live together based on their area of […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times

Building bridges

Bridge festival fosters community connectionBy Megan Herrema | Echo This weekend, the Matthews Lions Club will host its 46th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival next to the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. According to Festival Chairman Roger Richards, over 10,000 people attend the festival each year. “It brings the […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana