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Looking back on 9/11, 16 years later

Looking back on 9/11, 16 years later

A note from the editorBy Andrew Hoff | Echo Sixteen years ago, most of the Taylor student body was about to enter grade school — and yet, no one could forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, which stands as one of the most fateful mornings in American history. To the […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
From one white male to another

From one white male to another

Help for your questioningBy Caleb Grubb | Contributor From one white male to another, I understand the confusion surrounding the conversation on race. I have a background of growing up in rural Indiana, with the 2010 census reporting my county being 98.3% white. There was one black kid at my […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Welcome to the Taylor experience

Welcome to the Taylor experience

Expect to be surprisedBy Andrew Hoff | Echo I remember the morning I arrived on campus as if it were yesterday. I remember shaking the hands of my Personnel Assistants (PAs) and watching from the window as my parents left for home. I remember that in the midst of fast-paced […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Goodbye, Taylor

Ramblings on my years as an undergraduateBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor Isn’t this a crazy time of year? Yikes. Flowers bloom along sidewalks, daily thunderstorms scour our campus, due dates loom over us . . . and I’m about to graduate. Wait. How did I even get here? […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Natalie Nohr

Starving artists

Missing a strokeBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Art is hard to find in churches, and many do not notice its absence. Picture a contemporary church: the sanctuary—or auditorium—the seats, a projector or two, the stage, maybe a fog machine, the steel-lined windows, the taupe walls, the glass doors, the warehouse-style ceiling. […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Hear the stories

Appreciate Native American cultureBy Jayne Reinhiller | Contributor Growing up in the Dakotas, I consider Native American history and culture a point of pride. From drum circles and dances at powwows to beaded regalia, the diverse cultures of North America’s first inhabitants hold a special place in my heart. However, […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Reactions

Listen before you judgeBy Sean Sele | Contributor For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. In such instances as the Ferguson, Baltimore and Dakota Access Pipeline protests, it’s important to consider that the specific incident sparking each riot does not constitute the entirety of the cause. Oppression experienced by […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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When violence is the option

When is violence excusable and when is it necessary?By Jeff Mewhinney | Contributor Many of us have been raised looking up to nonviolent protest leaders, and that is not a bad thing. We learn quite a bit of long-suffering from the likes of Martin Luther King and Gandhi. We must not […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
One nation under nationalism

One nation under nationalism

America isn’t a Christian nation By Savanna Sweeting | Contributor America is not a Christian nation. “We are all complicit in the injustices against basic human rights and common decency, to put it mildly, which renders our own ‘inalienable rights’ as questionable or obsolete,” says artist Sufjan Stevens in an […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials