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The J-term group poses for a picture in Egypt.

Crash course in 3,000 years of history

Students experience first Taylor trip to EgyptBy Alyssa Roat | Echo “Not many people can say they got to go to Egypt with an Egyptologist,” junior Samantha Collins said. This J-term, Jan. 5–22, Kevin Johnson, chair of the history, global and political science department and assistant professor of history, traveled […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Max Urban and Junior Katie Turner carry on the literary traditions of Taylor

Bringing you 20th-century Taylor U

Looking Back on Traditions Long ExtinctBy Katie Pfotzer | Echo It is difficult to imagine Taylor as anything other than the bicycle-racing, lip sync-battling, dorm-obsessed place that it is. Every kooky tradition and drafty cinder block hallway represents this zany Shangri-La of intentional community they all call home. However, the […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
(Graphic by Liam Brettenny)

North American gaming team makes history

Cloud9’s “League of Legends” victoryBy Elijah Oates | Contributor The last time a professional, North American (NA) “League of Legends” team made it to the semifinals of the world championship was… never. It seemed almost like a curse. An NA team made the quarterfinals nearly every year, but always fell to […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
William Ringenberg reminisces about his past fifty years with Taylor.

Ringenberg and his fifty years with Taylor

Professor Ringenberg shares about his life since 1968William Ringenberg | Echo William Carey Ringenberg began in 1968 as assistant professor of history. In 1972 he became associate professor of history, and since 1977, he has been one of our beloved professors of history. Since his time as a professor at Taylor, […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Women discuss important topics and seek to empower one another at their weekly meeting in the OIP office.

Book club continues discussion beyond Women’s Week

A safe space to discuss intersectionalityBy Caroline Shapley & Victoria Lawson | Echo Women’s Week events were held on March 14 and 15, but the hosting club called For Audre hopes conversation will continue beyond Women’s History Month. For Audre, an initially exclusive book club for discussing women’s issues and intersectional […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A group of girls performs alongside their wingmates on a Wednesday night in 1986.

Seven facts about Airband history

How well do you know your Airband history?By Victoria Lawson | Echo The student body packs the Hodson Dining Commons, jostling you from all sides. An overhead speaker squeals from microphone interference. The audience is abuzz with a restless energy; the show was supposed to start 20 minutes ago and was […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
LaRita’s Lodge seeks to provide a safe haven for Grant County residents and their visitors. (Photograph by Tim Hudson)

Hospitable home turned bed and breakfast

A look into LaRita’s Lodge By Becca Eis | Echo While driving from Taylor to Muncie, Indiana, one might notice a white farmhouse surrounded by pink barns, but few venture inside to discover a home full of history, character and hospitality. LaRita’s Lodge, located just three miles from campus, is more […]

by · March 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
A college-aged Quinn White sports 3-D glasses as he and his team celebrates the victory of his Airband's performance of "Rock Me Amadeus"

The tradition that rocks the house

The history of AirbandBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Airband has been part of the Taylor experience for many decades, but it didn’t start the way you would think. You may be shocked to know that your professors contributed to the traditions of Airband. We now are taught by the generation […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Some students want to transform this space into an ice rink

Old Union faces uncertain future

Rumors spread about the demolition or potential uses of the domeBy Echo News Staff The old Student Union faces an emptiness and an uncertain future. Ron Sutherland, vice president for business administration, said there’s no definitive plan for the deserted Union. “We’ve just began talking about options and exploring ways […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News