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The local Sunday shortlist

The local Sunday shortlist

Avoid being a bedside baptist with these churchesBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo This Sunday is the first time Taylor students will be attending church outside of campus this school year. For some, this is the first time in their lives they might be attending a non-home church. For others, this […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Plunging into the community

Plunging into the community

One of Welcome Weekend’s most beloved traditionsBy Lauren Rink | Echo Community Plunge is an annual Welcome Weekend event that encourages students and faculty from Taylor to help out in the Upland community. This event is designed to bring the Taylor community and the Upland community together for a common goal. […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshman Abigail Pyle demonstrates the classic confusion of not knowing how to navigate around the many campus landmarks.

Welcome Weekend tips and tricks for freshmen

We help calm the crazyBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo   Freshmen, we get it. We’ve all been where you are: excited, nervous and very overwhelmed. With meeting so many new people, trying to organize your room, figuring out how to live with a roommate you hardly know and braving the endless […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The new English Hall director Jessica Torres is also passionate about the Spanish language and is trying to start a club on campus. (Courtesy of Jessica Torres)

Q&A with new English Hall director

Times with Jessica Torres will be fun this yearBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Q: What drew you to Taylor? A: I heard a lot about Taylor from colleagues at Wheaton who had either attended, worked at Taylor or had kids going to Taylor. Q: What is your “Taylor story?” A: […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Humans of TU

Humans of TU

When fist bumps, food and community come togetherCarly Wheeler | Contributor Senior Adam Fraz is known for saying hello to everyone he sees and greeting friends with a fist bump. He especially loves saying hi to his friends during meals in the Hodson Dining Commons or the LaRita Boren Campus […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Finals week encouragement from professors

Finals week encouragement from professors

Need to power through this week?Compiled by Lauren Rink | Echo   Dr. Jeff Cramer: Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering It’s important to remember that whether you nailed it or bombed it, this semester does not define you. I’m sure you flourished and floundered. It’s a journey and this semester […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Senior share

Senior share

Reflections on time at TaylorCompiled by Lauren Rink | Echo  Mary Anleitner Breuninger Hall Major: English I transferred to Taylor in September 2016, making my time at Taylor short and sweet. Before that, I was living at home and working full time at minimum wage jobs, just barely trying to […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The equestrian team poses with the awards they won at a competition. Their awards are proof of all the hard work they put into training.

Taylor’s equestrian team bonds and competes

Don’t say ‘neigh’ to this club teamCaroline Shapely | Echo Imagine practicing riding the same horse for hours and days at a time, learning the habits and skills of the horse for competition day. yet when it’s time for competition, none of your training matters because you are assigned to […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
These witty performers put on Rice Pilaf, an improv show that has the audience laughing hysterically every time.

Rice Pilaf graduates four seniors and prepares to give back

What is next for this comedy groupBy Carly Wheeler| Contributor Rice Pilaf, Taylor’s improvisational comedy group, is known for the crazy games and bellowing laughter experienced at each show. In a couple weeks, Rice Pilaf will say goodbye to its four senior members: Marissa Gabel, Nathan Mortensen, Max Partain and Paje […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshmen Will Ritsema, Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson and Lily Walter display their Taylor pride and enthusiasm as they lead the freshman class.

Freshman of Inter-Class Council reflects on first year

Planning events and changing perspectivesBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Freshmen Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson, Will Ritsema and Lily Walter of the Inter-Class Council (ICC) cabinet are thankful for what they consider to be a successful and meaningful year. “We care about more than just about events,” said Walter, the freshman ICC […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times