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Chrissie (Thompson) Fink (’08) won the Pulitzer Prize for her contributions to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Seven Days of Heroin” project. (Photograph provided by Chrissie (Thompson) Fink)

Story-telling pays off

Alumna wins prestigious awardBy Eric Andrews | Echo Chrissie (Thompson) Fink (’08) and her team of reporters at the Cincinnati Enquirer received the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the heroin epidemic in Cincinnati. Awarded on Monday, the Pulitzer Prize is among the most prestigious awards in journalism. Fink and […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Six vehicles along the same row were vandalized on Taylor’s campus on Monday, April 9. (Photograph provided by Alicia Garnache)

Crimes against cars: Hard-hitting evidence

Vandalism strikes Taylor and surrounding areasBy Kelly Abraham | Echo Late in the evening of last Monday, April 9, six vehicles on campus were vandalized. Multiple reports of intentional damage have occurred in Grant County and some surrounding areas, not solely at Taylor. Passing through the Les Gerig Hall parking […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Psychological trauma in Papua New GuineaBy Bree Bailey | Contributor Raging conflict and continuous earthquakes have left hundreds of thousands in desperation. On Feb. 26, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the core. Since that day, over 200 more aftershock tremors have occurred. This constant state […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Echo staffers recognized

The Echo staffers recognized

Staffers qualify for SPJ two awardsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Five Taylor students, seniors Eric Andrews, Cassidy Grom, Becca Robb, Katherine (Yeager) Upton and junior Naomi Noyes have been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). On April 7, certificates were awarded at the Region 5 Conference. Region 5 […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin speaks with Carolina Journal Associate Editor Kari Travis (’14) in his Raleigh, North Carolina, offices during a July 2017 interview. (CJ photograph provided by Don Carrington)

Taylor alumna receives grant

Fellowship awarded to Kari Travis (’14)By Braden Ochs | Echo Carolina Journal Associate Editor and Taylor alumna Kari Travis (’14) has been named a recipient of The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. Affiliated with The Fund for American Studies, the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship grants funds to a major, year-long investigative […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Res Publica placement

Res Publica placement

Excalibur continues, onlineBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The Res Publica publication went back online on Tuesday, April 3. The website has been remodeled without the sword imagery and with neutral dark colors. The site’s tagline reads “The Conservative Voice You Are Free to Ignore” and lists beliefs held by members of […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
(L to R) Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Bill Bauson stands with senior Justin Theien, who is the chief engineer for the new ThinSat satellite project. (Photograph by Hannah Stumpf)

Taylor students build satellites

New innovations to be testedBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Taylor University students hope to launch a new ThinSat satellite in October 2018. The group was first brought together by former Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics Hank Voss. Voss was involved in space science at a previous job, and it […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Tribalism in Jordan

Tribalism in Jordan

Exploring the cultural richness of the Bani AissaBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor An integral part of the Jordanian culture and society, tribalism controls how many Jordanians live and identify themselves. Last Thursday, I was privileged, along with 20 others, to be a guest of the Bani Aissa tribe (Bani Aissa […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
On April 4, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor to speak in chapel, talk with students and faculty during a luncheon and answer questions during a Q and A session. (Photograph by Elyse Baron)

Celebrating the similarities and differences

Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka, visits TaylorBy Elyse Baron | Echo Standing on the Rediger Auditorium stage in sandals and a long black robe, he is not dressed as a typical Taylor chapel speaker. A Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor as part of the Ray Fitzgerald […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
In the state of Indiana, alcohol is now legal for sale on Sundays. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Indiana’s 200 year old law changes

Hoosiers can now buy alcohol on SundaysBy Clark Murray | Echo On March 4, something changed in Indiana history: a new law that has a potential impact on businesses across the state. For many years, Indiana was the lone state in one aspect — the sale of alcohol on Sundays. […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News