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About Fanchon

About Fanchon

Fox59 anchor Fanchon Stinger visits TaylorBy Halie Owens | Contributor Last Thursday, I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular when I attended the conference for media majors. However, I found myself blown away by Fox 59 news anchor Fanchon Stinger. I resonated with her in many ways, from my struggles with faith […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The margins have a voice too

The margins have a voice too

There is an unfulfilled potentialBy Griffin Gardner, Halie Owens & Tiless Turnquest | Contributors This is not an issue of the political left or political right. This is a matter of human dignity for minoritized students seeking to be heard. The question is do we truly value diversity? Is diversity […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
With press freedom comes much responsibility

With press freedom comes much responsibility

Guest ViewBy Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Terrorist or friend? There’s more to Muslims

Terrorist or friend? There’s more to Muslims

Stories from five Muslims in Amman, JordanBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor The media for too long has perpetuated “the three B syndrome” in which Muslims and Arabs are portrayed as either a billionaire, belly dancer or bomber. When conceptualizing those that are different from us, it is difficult for us […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Stop censoring the truth

Stop censoring the truth

We owe Taylor brave journalismBy Cassidy Grom & Becca Robb | Contributors Taylor University’s practice of censoring its student press is dangerous. We require a free press to increase accountability in our community and to encourage student journalists to pursue hard topics. The Echo’s online policy states, “The University can […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Building more than muscle

Building more than muscle

Read about Jordan’s only woman body builderBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor Sweat glistens off of Dana Soumbouloglou’s face as weights rise and fall behind her. On May 12, Jordanian college student, Soumbouloglou will be competing in Canada’s Stephanie Worsfold Natural Classic division bodybuilder competition. The first woman bodybuilder of Jordan, […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
What working for The Echo means

What working for The Echo means

Our ViewBy Editorial Board | Echo A degree in journalism is not a requirement to work for The Echo. Politics, philosophy and economics majors, english majors, international studies majors, professional writing majors and more have contributed to the team this year. There are a myriad of opportunities available for those […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The eight-year Syrian conflict

The eight-year Syrian conflict

Why did the U.S. strike Syria?By Abigail Roberts | Contributor On April 14, the U.S., U.K. and France carried out missile strikes on three sites associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. This move was in response to the recent chemical attack in Douma, Syria, a week earlier in […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Why I chose to delete social media

Why I chose to delete social media

The downsides of online communicationBy Katherine Upton | Contributor When I chose to delete my primary social media accounts a few months ago, I was surprised by the amount of people who criticized my decision to “unplug.” Even more so, I was surprised at how many of those critics were […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Rice Bell Tower burns out

Rice Bell Tower burns out

The light no longer shinesBy Donna Downs | Faculty Contributor Up beyond the village border, Pointing in the air, Stands her tower seen far distant When the day is fair. (Taylor School Song) Perhaps the only phrase heard more at Taylor University than “intentional community” is “integration of faith and […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials