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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Freshman class breaks enrollment recordBy Wren Haynes | Contributor Move over, class of 2016. For three years you were the largest freshman class in Taylor’s history—but now you’ve been eclipsed by the class of 2019. According to the Registrar’s Office, 519 new freshmen and 40 transfer students arrived on Welcome […]
Must-have albums for your semester playlistAustin Lindner | Echo With fall semester on the horizon, it’s becoming more and more clear that the season for beach anthems and breezy radio hits is coming to an end. Yes, Demi Lovato, summer is over and no, you’re no longer “cool for it.” […]
Scholarship program plans to assist commuters financially and sociallyBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Today, most first-year students will be lugging heavy fridges up stairs or unpacking overloaded boxes, but a few students will arrive on Taylor’s campus with nothing more than a backpack. Commuters experience campus life differently than residential […]
Freshman year brings changes to many aspects of life and it can be scary. But look for opportunities to grow and do not let fear interrupt. Upperclassmen may seem like frightening people but they have been through it so they are perfect to talk to and gain perspective on the next four years at Taylor.
From Paris to Papua New Guinea, the 46 international freshmen moving into Taylor represent a diverse blend of cultures converging in the Indiana cornfields. Many arrived early for International Student Orientation, a time filled with group activities to help students transition into American college culture.
This freshman edition of the Echo goes in-depth with our guide to the Taylor Student Organization, Taylor’s student government.