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“It was the first time that what I desired was genuinely in line with what God desired,” said Farrell.

Humans of Taylor U

Experiencing the presence of GodBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor Imagine spending a week sailing in the Caribbean, learning about God and what it means to be uncomfortable. This was what freshman Josh Farrell experienced months after graduating high school.   With ministry group Expedition 61, Farrell flew to the Caribbean and boarded […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Love Thy Neighborhood Founder and Executive Director Jesse Eubanks encourages students to lead well.

Students ‘Gather’ to engage in conversation

NSLC offers hands-on experienceKassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor With a plethora of speakers that tackled subjects such as social justice, feminism and homosexuality from the perspective of a Christian leadership standpoint, Taylor’s annual National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) offered opportunities for students to engage through keynote speeches, breakout […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sifting through racks of clothes can be intimidating, but with the right tips you might just strike gold.

Nifty thrifting: A guide to clothes on a budget

Upcycling your wardrobe can be easyBy Lauren Rink & Sydney Watson | Echo To many, thrift shopping can seem like an intimidating task. Endless rows of clothes and knickknacks sit in large, fluorescent-lit, musty-smelling rooms. Once you gain some experience and know what you’re doing, thrifting can be a very fun […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The participants hold their cores and check their form while getting into another position during the practice.

Yoga stretches students physically and spiritually

New fitness class incorporates faithBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo Bringing Christ into the breathing, body alignment and stress relief practice that has sometimes been viewed as new age or corrupt, a certified instructor is implementing a different perspective on yoga at a new fitness class. “When I was at Taylor, I […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“Whether students choose to work on WTUR staff, tune in to listen, or host a show of their own, Aupperle encourages involvement.”

Students silence the static

WTUR’s audience and participation growsBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Folksy ballads, on-the-fly comedy pieces and energetic pop remixes are among the myriad of unique genres and ideas that find a home on WTUR, Taylor University’s student-led online radio station. As the station continues to add new shows and reach a broader […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Gathered in the prayer chapel, the startup IJM club members discuss goals and events.

Fresh faces fight injustice

New IJM chapter focuses on advocacy, prayer and fundraisingBy Drew Shriner | Contributor One of Taylor’s newest clubs is also made up of some of Taylor’s newest faces; a freshmen led group has teamed up to form a school chapter for International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM serves in developing countries, and attempts […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Survival Guide

Survival Guide

Combating the Taylor Ice AgeBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor It’s after Valentine’s Day, and people are falling all over the place — and not just in love. February weather in Upland is as fickle as a middle-school crush. Snow quickly turns to sun, to rain, to the worst of all: ice. How […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Senior Mykhail McClain models the traditional look of visiting students: clutching the purple admissions folder.

The host with the most fun

How to host prospective studentsBy Lauren Rink & Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editors As Community Life Scholarship weekend is upon us, many Taylor students will be hosting prospective high school students overnight. We have compiled a list of do’s and don’t to make your hosting experience as seamless as possible. […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
An inside look at Teppanyaki Buffet with rows of endless options. Photo by Chrysa Keenon

Foodie fix

Teppanyaki Buffet offers options for lessBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo We can all admit there are days when we just want to drown our problems in a bowl of delicious orange chicken. But sometimes, we just really don’t want to drive all the way out to Muncie, Indiana, to hit up […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The purpose of WOKEuary is to have a month where the Taylor community can engage with and reflect upon Black History Month.

Purposefully engaging Black History Month

OIP encourages student body to reflectBy Caroline Shapley | Echo Combining the month of February and the idea of being “woke”— being actively aware of systemic injustice and prejudice — especially related to civil and human rights — the Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP), has created WOKEuary. This idea originated […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times