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Co-founders of Sky Footwear, Keaton Hendricks and Eric Cellier show off a few pairs of socks.

Shooting for the Sky

Two Taylor basketball players take socks to the next levelBy Katherine Yeager | Echo They may be shooting hoops, but they’re reaching for the Sky. That is, Sky Footwear, a company co-founded by Taylor basketball teammates senior Eric Cellier and juniorKeaton Hendricks who are scoring on the court and in […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News

Building bridges

Bridge festival fosters community connectionBy Megan Herrema | Echo This weekend, the Matthews Lions Club will host its 46th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival next to the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. According to Festival Chairman Roger Richards, over 10,000 people attend the festival each year. “It brings the […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Taylor’s tradition of polar pop runs has become a business staple at the local gas station near campus (Photo by Hannah Bolds.)

The man behind the polar pop runs

How Balli Singh helps keep Taylor traditions aliveBy Annabelle Blair | Echo For four years, Balli Singh has been serving Taylor students and the Upland community through his business, the Marathon service station near campus (dubbed Handy Andy’s by Taylor students). A friend’s recommendation prompted him to buy the gas station […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor students put the “O” in O-Group. Photo provided by Hope Jackson

O-Group Orientation

The process and people behind the scenes By Annabelle Blair | Echo Returning students arrived at Taylor a week before the first day of class to plan and pray for incoming students. For the next seven weeks, a total of seventy-two Orientation Group (O-Group) leaders and cabinet members will lead […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Earthquake disrupts Ecuador

Earthquake disrupts Ecuador

Taylor students share in distress for their countryBy Julia Camara | Contributor A massive earthquake shook the shores and cities of Ecuador on Saturday, tearing up motorways, destroying homes and leaving the entire country in a debilitated state. The New York Times said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake is the worst Ecuador […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Empty seats testify to students’ avoidance of hard issues.

Parallel universes

A world in which Taylor students engageBy Jen Shepherd | Contributor  BECCA: Is that something you believe in? JASON: Parallel universes? BECCA: Yeah. JASON: Sure. I mean, if space is infinite, which is what most scientists think, then yeah, there have to be parallel universes. “Rabbit Hole” Act II, Scene 3 […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Senior Ashley Young captures the Rwandan landscape.

Recording hope in Rwanda

Film students create documentary after traveling to Rwanda and Uganda By Laura Koenig | Echo The international documentary filmmaking class, along with the sociology department’s ethnic and minority issues class, traveled to Rwanda and Uganda over J-term. The film students recorded interviews with a variety of people in Rwanda for […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sealing the deal

Sealing the deal

Prospectives’ perspectives on Silent NightBy Wren Haynes | Echo There’s nothing quiet about the impression Silent Night makes on prospective students. Picture this: Two thousand screaming college kids in footie pajamas and superhero costumes. And you don’t know a single one of them. Senior Hannah Guske arrived just in time to […]

by · December 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Life & Times
Professors struggle for enthusiasm when faced with disengaged students.

Generally unengaged

Students’ lack of interest affects the quality of gen edsBy Michael Harbin | Faculty Contributor As a Foundational Core Curriculum (FCC) professor, I read with interest “General un-education” in last week’s newspaper. In many respects I agree with the author, Bekah Swank. However, having taught FCC courses for more than […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Overcommitted and under pressure.

You can’t have it all

Our intentionally over-involved communityBy Jeff Grogan | Copy Editor “How have you been?” “You know, busy.” “Yeah, me too.” I’ve had this conversation countless times over the past three years. I’ve been on both sides—felt the whole range from sympathy to indifference toward the other person. Truth be told, I […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials