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The Mexico Spring Break team poses for a picture on location.

Our View: Missions have changed

The evolution of short-term missions and its effectsEditorial Board | Echo Short-term missions have been evolving over the past ten years. It is no longer people moving west to east, but rather the church moving in all directions. However, college students’ interest in short-term missions have been slowly declining. According […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The students grew from their cross cultural experience.

Venturing into the world this January

Stories of 2019 J-term TripsChrishauna Curry | Echo During the month of January 2019, there were multiple trips to various countries such as Peru, Malawi, United Kingdom, Greece and Italy. A group of students taught an education diversity class in the Philippines. Sophomore education major Laura Jeggle said that it […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Chorale celebrates Christmas around the world.
(Photograph provided by JoAnn Rediger)

Cultural music proclaims “Noel” this Christmas

It is time for Chorale’s Sing NoelBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Christmas has exploded onto campus. As the residence halls are oozing with pine trees, glittering lights and mistletoe, the music department is also kicking off the holiday season with Sing Noel. This year, Sing Noel’s theme is “Christmas Around […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Refocusing missions locally

Refocusing missions locally

Our ViewBy Editorial Board | Echo All kinds of missions experiences can be meaningful. Nevertheless, there is a disconnect if we fail to recognize the importance of local, long-term missions. What did you do over spring break? One hundred twenty members of the Taylor community went on Taylor World Outreach-sponsored […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
(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