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(L to R) Sophomore Doménica Farfán, junior Gabriela Serrano, sophomore Daniel Delgado, senior Cristina Alvarado, sophomore Carla Sarmiento, senior María José Correa and junior Cristina Lalama have all experienced U.S. culture through the lens of Taylor students the past three weeks. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Campus community spans cultural borders

Ecuadorian students spend a month at TaylorBy Becca Eis | Echo Each January, Taylor students travel around the world to experience different cultures. But what does it look like when students study abroad in Upland? Taylor University’s Discover program invites a select group of students from Universidad del Azuay in […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jenny Schamber, owner and trainer of Rope this Ranch and a counselor at Taylor’s Counseling Center, combines her love of horses with her passion for mental and emotional healing. (Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

The equine therapist

Equestrian center offers a different type of therapyBy Brianna Kudisch | Contributor Plopped onto a horse at only a few months old, Jenny Norton Schamber, the owner and trainer of Rope This Ranch, cannot picture a life without them. With over 30 years of experience with horses, and with the […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Joe Ingersoll has been a constant supporter of Taylor men’s basketball, whether on the sidelines, bench or court. (Photograph by Brad Timmerman)

Going from clipboard to contributor

Senior Joe Ingersoll rises through the ranksBy Erica Morman | Contributor “It’s not just you who gets places,” said senior Joe Ingersoll, a member of the Taylor men’s basketball team. “It’s a lot of other people joining in and helping you fulfill your dreams and mission.” Ingersoll has walked the […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Hope House changes lives through healthy relationships that point to the love of Christ. 
(Photograph provided by Brian Blevins)

Bringing hope and freedom to Blackford County

The story behind Hope HouseBy Becca Eis | Echo Hope — it’s something we all need, and Brian Blevins, general manager of Joe on the Go, brings it to the Blackford County community through his ministry called Hope House. Every Sunday at 6 p.m., around 50–75 people come together at […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
“I really couldn’t think about anything else. I was pretty smitten with her,” said Lowell, Referring to how he knew he wanted to marry Sherry. (Photograph provided by Sherry Haines)

Leaders in love

The love story of our President and First LadyBy Becca Eis | Echo We all know the typical Taylor love story — the awkward first date, the DTR, the eventual proposal, the early marriage — but what we might not know is the love story of our President, P. Lowell […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
In Selma, Alabama, the group’s first stop of the day was the Edmund Pettus Bridge which was named after a white supremacist. Martin Luther King Jr. led supporters down this bridge three times in a march for the right to vote. (Photograph provided by Felicia Case)

Civil Rights trip makes national history

Faculty members awarded for 24th annual Civil Rights tourBy Kassidy Hall | Echo In November of 2017, students and faculty traveled to various parts of the country for a Civil Rights tour. The trips have been regularly organized for over 20 years, but have never been recognized with an award […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Before they met in a church, Kingdom Life met in Bill Heth’s home.The home group grew tremendously, which was partial reason for finding a new building location. (Photograph provided by Tyler Dresbach)

Father and son duo plant local church

How Kingdom Life evolved from intimate meetings of Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan students to Sunday night congregationsBy Kassidy Hall | Echo When Bill Heth, professor of biblical studies, received a call from his son James in California, Bill was amazed to hear James announce he was moving back home to […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Assistant Professor of Art Jeremie Riggleman’s “Zoo of Lusts” falls 
into the artistic category of kitsch, which he finds to be ironically beautiful. (Photograph provided by Jeremie Riggleman)

Animal associations

A look at Professor Jeremie Riggleman’s artistic styleBy Becca Eis | Echo Think of a fox. Words that come to mind might be sly, cunning and swift, but where do the associations between this animal and these characteristics come from? The answer to that question is explored in Assistant Professor […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Christmas light show road trip map

The Christmas light show road trip map

Enjoy the light shows nearest to Taylor UniversityBy Braden Ochs | Echo Need a cheerful, Christmas de-stress activity? Try visiting all the Christmas light shows around East Central Indiana. First stop, there will be the Walkway of Lights on a three mile stretch by the Mississinewa River. Next will include […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Students, wearing costumes for Silent Night, stay silent while they await the 10th point. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

Baseline couches to national tradition

How the Silent Night tradition went from nightgowns to party gownsBy Caroline Shapley | Contributor Before the crazy outfits, storming the court when the 10th point is scored and ending the night by celebrating Holidays with the Haines, the Silent Night basketball tradition was very different. When Silent Night was […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features