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Intentional community extended

Christianity in the secular worldBy Sarah Gorman | Contributor I’ve only been at Taylor a year and a half, but that’s enough time to have experienced the “Taylor Bubble,” as it’s often called. The Christian campus feel, the middle-of-nowhere feel, the everybody-knows-everybody feel, and the intentional community Taylor prides itself […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Disney released the recent “Beauty and the Beast” remake on March 17, 2017. (Photograph provided by

Disney remakes

One student’s opinion about the recent “Beauty and the Beast” By Patrick Linehan | Contributor Does a “Tale as Old as Time” need to be remade? I suppose in order for it to be “Tale as Old as Time,” it would have to be eventually. “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Kathy Bruner, assistant professor of media communication, finishing her master’s degree in Filmmaking at Vermont College of Fine Arts (photo provided by Kathy Bruner).

(Re)searching for summer

A look ahead to summer research projects on campusBy Hope Bollinger | Echo For most students, research projects end during finals week, but during the last week of May, some students and faculty will start summer-long research projects at Taylor. Jessica Vanderploeg, assistant professor of biology, will stare at fruit flies […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Davis is currently working with his favorite decade, the ’60s, in the film “Fall of ’69.” (Photograph provided by Andrew Paul Davis)

Future in film and music

Taylor filmmaker and musician embraces liberal artsBy Laura Koenig | Echo Studying the past in Professor of History Steve Messer’s History of the U.S. Since 1877. Learning Chinese in a class with only four people. Engaging with Russian history, politics and philosophy while acting in “The Cherry Orchard.” Senior Andrew […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph provided by Joshua Adams) The Envision Film Festival has been a part of many aspiring filmmakers’ Taylor experience including (L to R) Sarah Topp (’15), Levi Wortley and Jake Rundell (’15).

Vision for future filmmakers

Taylor holds Envision Film Festival By Ian Proano | Echo As spring is busy making up its mind on whether or not to stay at Taylor, the Envision Film Festival is here once again, put on by art, film, and media department faculty and students. Kathy Bruner, co-chair of the […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Managing stereotypes in storytelling is key.


When do stereotypes in movies become harmful?By Rebekah Hardwicke | Contributor Film director D.W. Griffith is known for transforming cinema with groundbreaking technical advances. In addition, he is perhaps the best example of an artist who used harmful stereotypes in movies. His film “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) is credited by […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
(Graphic by Becca Eis) TSO chooses a mix of blockbusters and independent films for The Gaslight Film Series.

Gaslights and movie nights

TSO creates film seriesBy Laura Koenig | Echo Taylor students and community members enjoy cozy weekend movie nights with new releases. The Taylor Student Organization (TSO) created the Gaslight Film Series with movies ranging from blockbusters such as “Finding Dory” to acclaimed independent films such as “Midnight Special.” The series […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Halie Owens) Sophomore Ruhama Johney tries to survive the fright.

Films scarier than a Monday

A film major’s list of movies that will keep you at the edge of your seatBy Patrick Linehan | Contributor Halloween’s on a Monday this year, and if the simple fact that the best holiday is on the worst day of the week doesn’t scare you, then maybe these movies […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Films win big over summer

Films win big over summer

Taylor’s film department takes home multiple awards this summerBy Laura Koenig | Echo Summer-drained students usually leave the past school year behind, preparing a clean slate for the next few months. But for a group of Taylor film students, this summer brought awards and recognition for their hard work during […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
A small moment in Davis’s film “Maya: A Sex-Trafficking Story.”

From stats to script

An inside look into Andrew Davis’s film “Maya”By Becca Eis | Echo For most Taylor students, Haakonsen Hall, affectionately referred to as the Haak, is a nondescript brick building that lies in the southeast corner of campus. Yet, for junior film major Andrew Davis, this intentional community, called the Living […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment