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Freshman Sydney Smith cheeses at 2CO's open house Monday night.

House hunting

What you need to know about one of Taylor’s most popular traditionsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo When the leaves start falling, it is time to start planning open houses. Usually themed, this is a chance for floors, wings or sometimes entire dorms to show some creativity to visiting students from […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
TWO student leaders get excited for Community Plunge. (Photograph provided by Katie Rousopoulos)

Giving ‘til it sweats

Taylor’s tradition of servanthood hits 20-year benchmarkBy Rayce Patterson | Echo Passers-by in Upland may see the seas of gray shirts and think that the local university is being punished for something, but the students are not in trouble. They aren’t delinquents, and they don’t expect anything in return. In […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
An established church away from home could be a spiritual lifeline.

On choosing a church

Students offer pros and cons for five places of worship in the communityAsk any number of students, faculty or staff on campus, and they will tell you one of the most rewarding experiences during their time at Taylor has been attending their church. But with the number of churches in […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
If you live in a wing on Olson, this could be thrown at you.

Traditionally at Taylor

A peek at a handful of hall customs around campusTaylor and tradition both start with the letter T for a reason. From the odd game of watermelon tag known as Melon and Gourd to the ESPN-featured basketball game christened “Silent Night,” we have more tradition than a “Fiddler on the […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Stacking furniture saves students space . . . and sanity (photo by: Rayce Patterson).

Four dos and don’ts of the dorm room

Quick tips to be a campus championDo: Get to know your neighbors Relationships are the lifeblood of campus life, and the people you will most likely build the closest relationships with are your neighbors. It’s important to get to know your floor or wing early so you can all live […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Robbie Brandkamp models his Friday shirt before passing it on to a freshman carrying on the tradition.

‘Cuz it’s Friday!

One of Taylor’s most popular traditions comes to a crossroadBy Eric Andrews | Echo It’s the end of an era. Following chapel each Friday for the last three years, the Taylor community has witnessed the loud echoes of a Third West Wengatz member asking senior Robbie Brandkamp about his attire. […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Josiah Peterson, now a sophomore, competed in his first Taylathon last fall.

From Freshmen to Olympians

Freshmen take on Taylathon trainingNatalia Valentine | Contributor With two weeks to prepare for the 2016 Olympic-themed Taylathon, which is a bike relay race, the freshmen men’s and women’s teams hopped out of bed for their 5:30 a.m. practices, strapped on their helmets and put their feet to the pedals […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Luck of the Irish (study abroad student)

Luck of the Irish (study abroad student)

Adventures from a FISPer no credit hour can fulfillBy Kenzi Nevins | Contributor “You did what?” “Freshman year?” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard one of those phrases, I could’ve paid off my school loans by now. Which, actually, would be quite nice. The point is, […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Flourishing friendships

Flourishing friendships

Friends shine flashlights into our livesBy Jessie Stover | Contributor At Taylor you will experience four years—maybe fewer—hearing some keywords over and over again. You will speak “right relationship,” “flourishing” and “intentional community” in your sleep. And while these words will be made fun of or used in a sarcastic […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Freshmen elect ICC president

Freshmen elect ICC president

Lorenzo comes out on topBy Natalie Nohr | Echo Last week, Aaron Lorenzo, a member of the largest freshman class in Taylor history, was voted Inter-Class Council (ICC) President. Vice President Josiah Peterson, Secretary Annika Noetzel and Treasurer Jon Meharg joined Lorenzo on ICC with 126 of the 296 freshmen […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News