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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
A life cut short

A life cut short

IWU senior dies in bicycle accidentBy Anna Oelerich | Echo  Indiana Wesleyan University is mourning the recent loss of one of its students. Senior Vincent Kurtz, 21, died Monday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after a bicycle accident left him in critical condition. Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Kurtz […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
One of us is cuddly and loves food; the other one is a cat statue.

New year, new section

A letter from the editor By Anna Oelerich | Echo Dear Echo Reader, Welcome to campus, and welcome to the first Local & Indiana article of the year! If you’re a first-time Taylor student, you’re in good company—this portion of the newspaper is just as new as you are. Thus, […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Taylor students put the “O” in O-Group. Photo provided by Hope Jackson

O-Group Orientation

The process and people behind the scenes By Annabelle Blair | Echo Returning students arrived at Taylor a week before the first day of class to plan and pray for incoming students. For the next seven weeks, a total of seventy-two Orientation Group (O-Group) leaders and cabinet members will lead […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News