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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
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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
We’re Christians first, Americans second

We’re Christians first, Americans second

No country is truly “one nation under God” in our fallen worldBy Noah Graham | Contributor “One nation under God.” Does that mantra define the United States? Or, as American Christians, is our nation under something else? Since Taylor University is a Christ-centered community, I’m directing this article at Christian […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The Echo: a critique

The Echo: a critique

The Echo does what it should, but it could be betterBy Sean Mitchem | Contributor I don’t read newspapers. Rather, I don’t have the time to read them. I pick up a newspaper if I am intrigued by something being featured. So I felt more than a little nerve-wracked when […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Women in leadership

The world is changing—businesses need to adaptBy Samantha Petersen | Contributor As the world continues to diversify, business leaders need to change along with it. For success in today’s market, more women need to be in business leadership. In 2013, 37 percent of women between ages 25 and 29 held bachelor’s […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials