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Taylor graduate Jason Burkey’s first acting role was in “Little House on the Prairie.” Now he stars in feature films like “October Baby.”

Burkey’s big break

The career journey of Taylor graduate and actor By Gracie Fairfax | Echo His first role was in a musical version of “Little House on the Prairie” in a community theatre. He joined to talk to cute girls. Despite his primary motives, Jason Burkey’s (’07) interests shifted to include a love […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Envisioning the world of film

Envisioning the world of film

Annual Envision Film Festival features workshops and film screeningsBy Danielle Barnes | Echo On Friday night both college students and high schoolers will catch a glimpse of what it’s like to present their films in front of a packed audience through the Envision Film Festival. Running from March 3-5, the […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Like the wind that blows through campus, the UPR had positive and negative effects.

Taylor Responds to the University Program Review

The UPR evokes a whirlwind of responses from the Taylor community  The wind that rips through campus is a pervasive reality at Taylor University, knocking students off sidewalks and leaving everyone’s hair tousled. But the wind has its upside too: students can windsurf on longboards and the turbines create renewable […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Ashley Young captures the Rwandan landscape.

Recording hope in Rwanda

Film students create documentary after traveling to Rwanda and Uganda By Laura Koenig | Echo The international documentary filmmaking class, along with the sociology department’s ethnic and minority issues class, traveled to Rwanda and Uganda over J-term. The film students recorded interviews with a variety of people in Rwanda for […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
"Titanic" has everything bitter singles crave—failed love and icebergs.

Films for failures

A movie guide to Valentine’s Day bitternessBy Austin Lindner | Echo As Valentine’s Day slinks around the corner, waiting to pounce and devour us along with our chocolate hearts, maybe you’re not feeling the holiday spirit as much as society says you should. Perhaps as a single, you’re having difficulty […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sundance standouts

Sundance standouts

Favorites from the Sundance Film FestivalBy Austin Yoder | Contributor This past week, I and 10 other Taylor film students, I attended the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Over a period of seven days, I personally saw 18 movies. It was one of the most exciting and […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
From script to screen

From script to screen

Screenwriter Bill Myers instructs class over J-termBy Laura Koenig | The Echo In his youth, he dreamed about becoming a dentist. But God soon led Hollywood scriptwriter and best-selling author Bill Myers to a different career— film directing. Now, his name is on the covers of multiple books and in […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Mockingjay’s final flight

Mockingjay’s final flight

Final “Hunger Games” film delivers but doesn’t challengeBy Austin Lindner | Echo In one final gust of flames, the series about the “Girl on Fire” has come to an end. Since it’s apparently impossible to finish a franchise without splitting the last story into two installments, Nov. 20 saw the […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Pass the Thanksgiving movies

Pass the Thanksgiving movies

Top ten films for the November holiday seasonBy Keith Cantrell | Contributor We all know that Christmas movies have become a permanent holiday season fixture. Even Halloween and Easter-themed movies now regularly appear on the big screen. However, what many people don’t know is that there are actually several great […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Authentic heroes

Authentic heroes

Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo discusses his latest film, “My All American” By Landry Long | Contributor A speculative screenplay is written by a screenwriter who only hopes that it might one day be made into a movie. There is no commission. No guarantee. Only dreaming and a gut feeling. With a […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment