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The Calling and Career Office takes second place. (Left to right) senior Isaac Beaverson, Kim McGary, senior Pablo Ortiz, junior Ellie Perkins, senior Graham Ortmann

The Great Christmas Tree Contest

Meet this week’s winnersCongratulations to freshman Emily Klingstein for first place!   In second place, The Calling and Career Office!     Hats off to junior Michael Davisson for third place.   Honorable Mention to sophomore Ethan Rice and the rest of Penthouse.

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Bruno Modolo Cabrera, adjunct professor of music, also plays for a local Indianapolis band known as “The Indigos.” Photograph provided by Bruno Modolo Cabrera

Brazil comes to Taylor

A new music group open to all students begins next semesterBy Abigail Roberts A blend of syncopated beat and creative invention, Brazilian music is like no other sound on the planet. This coming spring semester, adjunct music professor Bruno Modolo Cabrera plans to bring this daringly distinctive sound to Taylor […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Photo caption: The moment one walks into Second Fiddle customers are enveloped by creativity and caught up in the Christmas spirit. Photograph by Abigail Roberts

Creative notes of Christmas

Local shop provides handmade and refurbished holiday giftsBy Abigail Roberts Warm Christmas lights, vintage tables set up in a bright garage and cheery holiday Christmas music playing in the background all provide the backdrop for Upland’s pop-up holiday shop, Second Fiddle. Started in 2011 as an Etsy business, Second Fiddle […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Shout to the Lord, all the earth

Shout to the Lord, all the earth

A look at Christmas music and art from around the world  By Rylie Harrison & Abigail Roberts | Echo It is widely considered the most festive time of year. Christmas is when twinkling lights, tinsel, images of Santa and other flashy decorations cover walls and ceilings. It is the time of […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Seeing the beauty in “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Seeing the beauty in “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Cyrano takes the stage for its second weekend of showsBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Contributor Amid smoke, swords and gunfire, “Cyrano de Bergerac,” a tale of love and beauty, is told under the whitewashed arches of Paris in 1640. The comedic tragedy of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” written by Edmond Rostand and […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
White Christmas comes early this year

White Christmas comes early this year

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s winter season showBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Nov. 4, the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre (FWCT) opened its running of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” This is an exciting season for the theater. Not only is this the 90th anniversary season, but patrons are encouraged to bring nonperishable […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
‘Nightcrawler’ sure to set your skin crawling

‘Nightcrawler’ sure to set your skin crawling

Film review of a soon to be iconic thrillerBy Landon Hilst | Contributor I know I cannot be the only one who wonders ultimately where I will end up in life. Most people have already figured out exactly what they are going to become. While others, like myself, are still […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Teaching a world of creativity

Teaching a world of creativity

Students teaching art to children in the communityBy Grace Hooley | Echo The faint smell of finger paint mixed with the blinding fluorescent lights meant new opportunities to create. Tape, crayons and construction paper dotted the moon-shaped tables. There’s no doubt this is an elementary art classroom. Taylor students majoring in […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The necessity to create

The necessity to create

African artist Margaret Allotey-Pappoe weaves together art and storyBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Margaret Allotey-Pappoe, from Ghana, creates with art what many cannot come close to conveying with words. A professor of graphic design and the chair for the art and design department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Allotey-Pappoe is one […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The music of millennials

The music of millennials

A sneak preview of three MyGen actsBy Becca Eis | Echo TSO’s Student Activities Council will put on their annual MyGen talent show tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. in Rediger Auditorium. One of Taylor’s many traditions, MyGen allows students across campus to showcase their musical talents by performing songs written since […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment