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(L to R) Professors Richard Smith, Nicholas Kerton-Johnson and Jim Spiegel met with students Wednesday to discuss Excalibur in the Hodson Dining Commons atrium. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Excalibur board leads Q&A session

Excalibur answers student questionsBy Elizabeth Carrier & Kassidy Hall | Echo A portion of the Excalibur Board recently gathered for an over-90-minute public Q&A concerning their two recent publications — one full brochure in print and one online article, “With Love to Our Critics” — and the speculations surrounding them. The […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Oh Hellos will play a concert at Taylor on Sunday, March 4 in Rediger Auditorium. (Photograph provided by Teagan Studebaker)

Oh Hello there

The Oh Hellos folk rock band comes to campusBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Folk rock musicians The Oh Hellos will perform in concert in Rediger Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. The concert was organized by Mainstage, a Taylor student organization that plans dances and concerts on […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Israel and Palestine are a cultural hub for many religions. (Photograph provided by Abigail Roberts)

Introducing the 700-year-old Christians of the Holy Land

The personal account of a Palestinian ChristianBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor Palestinian Arab Christians trace their history back to the day of Pentecost. It may seem odd to see the words Arab and Christian side by side. Yet, today, over 160,000 Christians remain in Palestine/Israel, many of whom live in […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Dennis Hensley, professor of professional writing, was chosen by the Evangelical Press Association to judge the 2018 EPA contest. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

‘Well qualified to judge’

Dennis Hensley to judge for 2018 EPA contestBy Braden Ochs | Echo Dennis Hensley, professor of professional writing, has been chosen to serve as a 2018 judge for the annual Evangelical Press Association contest. Hensley will judge two categories this year: humor writing and student writing. The Evangelical Press Association […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
(Photograph by Ross Kimbrell)

Envision brings students and film critics together

Annual three day film festival hosted on campusBy Braden Ochs | Echo Hosted by Taylor’s Film & Media Production program and Taylor’s Center for Faith, Film & Media, the Envision Film Festival is a three-day event including workshops, film showings and an awards presentation for Taylor student filmmakers. The festival […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Joshua Clement, 2018–19 SBP, and Julia Noonan, 2018–19 SBVP, ran to promote relationship formation and growth on campus for Taylor students.

Clement and Noonan elected SBP and SBVP for 2018–19

Crosley and Dehmlow defeated by 56 votesBy Annabelle Blair | Contributor The results are in: junior Joshua Clement will serve as the 2018–2019 student body president (SBP), and junior Julia Noonan as the student body vice president (SBVP). The candidates defeated running mates juniors Abby Crosley and Nate Dehmlow by […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sarah Smith ('17) scored in the top 10 on the Certified Public Accountant exam in Indiana. (Photograph provided by Sarah Smith)

Two Taylor alumni place in top 10 of CPA exam

Alumni receive statewide recognitionBy Braden Ochs | Echo Avery Boxell ’17 and Sarah Smith ’17, two Taylor alumni, have achieved top 10 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam cumulative scores in the state of Indiana. “I have really grasped on to the idea that you may never be the smartest person […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor alumnus J.R. Briggs reminds campus about the importance of community during Spiritual Renewal week. (Photograph provided by Kaitlyn Kennedy)

Reviewing spiritual renewal

Spring semester focuses on communityBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo “You can have control or growth, but you can’t have both,” said J.R. Briggs on Feb. 14, during the evening service of Spiritual Renewal week. Briggs, along with Jon Cavanagh, campus pastor, have been preparing for the spring semester Spiritual Renewal […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Hailey Smith reads Excalibur and contemplates the implications of the underground publication.

Anonymous commentary

Underground publication sparks controversyBy Eric Andrews & Chrysa Keenon | Echo UPDATED 12:48 p.m. On Feb. 21, a single-sheet publication titled Excalibur was printed and distributed around campus. The authors behind the newsletter are unknown. “We are Taylor University faculty, staff and students who heartily affirm the historic orthodox theological […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The CHARM Grant, starting in March, will allow Grant County to make cosmetic changes. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Works like a CHARM

New grant will spruce up local businessesBy Hope Bolinger | Contributor One often doesn’t think of the words makeover and building paired together. But, thanks to the CHARM Grant, starting March 7, smalls businesses in Grant County will have the opportunity to receive a paint job, sidewalk repairs, façade improvements, […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News