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(L to R): Sophomore Nina Siems,  freshman Noah Jurgensen and sophomore Natalie Nohr spent last spring break at an orphanage in Russia. Jurgensen has visited Russia over 25 times in his life.

Long story short

MKs share experiences from abroadBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Recounting the events of a weeklong vacation takes a great deal of effort. Students who take Lighthouse trips during J-term still mull over details during chapel two months later. If someone struggles to summarize a journey that takes less than four […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The six Ecuadorian students part of Discover include: (L to R) Juan Vintimilla, Paulina Salamea, Belen Maldonado, Cristina Cordova, Rafaela Ruiz and Daniela Ledesma. (Photo provided by Juan Vintimilla)

A month in the states

Ecuadorian students share their experiences of Taylor By Aubree DeVisser | Echo “In the beginning I was not very sure about it, but then I convinced myself,” Daniella Ledesma, a sophomore business major, said. She might have been uncertain about coming to Taylor at first, but now she’s not quite […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The belltower at Tokyo Christian University is reminiscent of Taylor’s own Rice Bell Tower.  (Photo provided by Kathryn Kroeker)

Taylor expands overseas study opportunities

Broadening the scope of international experienceBy Emily Russell | Contributor This semester Taylor University introduced two new international programs including a semester in Japan and a summer Historic Christian Belief trip for the 2016–17 academic year. The Spencer Centre for Global Engagement’s newsletter said two Taylor students,juniorElise Whiteandsenior Kathryn Kroeker, […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
International students and the election

International students and the election

Speak up in the silence and listen to the voicelessBy: Gabby Carlson | Echo “Wait. Is this somewhere that I can’t feel safe? Because I don’t feel safe,” junior Bella Purcell, an international student from Spain, said after a phone call from her tearful mother on Wednesday morning. Many internationals […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Wilson Alexander, the newest member of the news team

Behind the headlines: an in-depth analysis of international affairs

Colombia talks peaceBy Wilson Alexander | Contributor This is the first entry in a bi-weekly news column on world events. In a stunning upset that was reminiscent of the Brexit vote earlier this summer, citizens of Colombia rejected a peace treaty that would have ended the 52-year war between the […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Cultural conflicts

Cultural conflicts

Can conflicting cultures live in harmony?By Kiran George | Contributor We can define both heritage and culture as that which is passed down throughthe generations, enshrined in tradition and upheld by communities. My home culture of India is, at its core, fundamentally different from Taylor’s common culture. I could rave […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Freshman Christina Kim embraces Taylor culture with arms wide open.

Colliding cultures

International education brings new insightBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo Traveling to college sometimes means a long drive or even a flight for incoming students. However, for freshman music education major Christina Kim, it meant a two-day journey involving a ferry ride, two flights and more time in the car than […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Habits for Success

Habits for Success

Five takeaways from International Student OrientationBy Luke A. Widman | Echo We pulled into a campus of warm brick buildings and large swaths of grass, all bathed in the Indiana sunshine. Despite the pleasant day, my stomach churned. This was college. After 19 years of living in West Africa, I […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Airstrikes demolish hospital

Airstrikes demolish hospital

Russia denies responsibility for attackBy Kaitie Christenberry | Echo More than 60 people died in less than 24 hours in a wave of airstrikes Wednesday night across Aleppo, Syria. The attackers targeted a group of buildings, which included a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee for […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
UN seeks new Secretary-General

UN seeks new Secretary-General

First time voting process made publicBy Seth Brandle | Contributor The United Nations (U.N.) will hold elections for the position of Secretary-General in a historic campaign between eight candidates. The Secretary-General is regarded as the face of the United Nations, setting the direction of the international body’s proposals. This makes […]

by · April 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National