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Drew Shriner poses with his crocs for his column "Croc Thoughts"

Croc Thoughts

Busy is not always betterBy Drew Shriner | Echo Most Taylor students’ lives, particularly at this point in the semester, are characterized by stress, worry and a flurry of reading, writing and studying. However, I think we can all agree that this is not the preferred way to live. Rather […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his crocs for his column "Croc Thoughts"

Croc Thoughts

One student’s thought on faith impactBy Drew Shriner | Staff Writer Hello, friends, and welcome to Croc Thoughts. This is the first installment of a new bi-weekly column. In this space, I hope to offer a few thoughts about a question that I am being challenged by. More specifically, I […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Morgan Turner (’16) plays the solo lead in “The Amish Project” (Photograph by Abigail Yasmeen Roberts)

Forgiveness flashes across the stage in ‘The Amish Project’

The story behind the latest theater productionBy Abigail Yasmeen Roberts | Echo Seven characters, one heart wrenching event, one stage, one woman.   In a telling exploration of the West Nickel Mines Schoolhouse Shooting, alumni Morgan Turner (’16), the solo female lead effortlessly embodies the innocence, pain and anger of an entire […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Many seniors’ first Welcome Weekend memory is patterned with flannel, hay bales and Stetsons thanks to the annual Hoedown, last held in 2014 (photo provided by Ellen Hershberger).

The last four years

Highlights from seniors’ Taylor careersBy Jeff Grogan | Echo Memorable events around campus  Breuninger Hall opened (2013) Breuninger Hall is the newest dorm on campus and houses 150 males and females, according to Taylor’s website. Junior Mark Allsman said he appreciates the mix of students within it’s three floors: “We don’t […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
The educator exodus

The educator exodus

Indiana struggles to keep teachers in-state By Megan Herrema | Echo Taylor’s education students may be surprised to learn that Indiana has one of the lowest teacher retention rates in the nation. Two main issues—working conditions and teacher compensation—resulted in Indiana’s score of only 2.17 out of a total of five […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Stronger than the average curriculum

Strengthening your core

Is your mind as tight as your abs?By Gabby Carlson | Echo There are three words college students don’t want to see on their schedules: general education courses. This is why the foundational core committee decided the required courses each Taylor student needs to graduate with were not just “general […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Freshman 10

The Freshman 10

What to know before your freshman year at TaylorBy Gabby Carlson | Echo     Every other freshman on your wing or floor is just as nervous as you are. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Chances are, they are having just as hard of a time.     Getting involved with others […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor Hughes, Nicole Walker, Charlie Richert, Lauren Pfeifer and Courtney Selle presented their research in Ayres last night.

Pre-K partnerships

Research team examines early childhood education in Grant CountyBy Wren Haynes | Echo Some of us spent this past summer in internships, at camps or hanging out at home with friends. But for several Taylor students, this summer was an opportunity to perform in-depth research on early childhood education in Grant […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News