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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
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