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The Taylor athletic department announced last Friday that the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will become varsity programs in 2019 and 2020, respectively. (Photograph provided by Fayth Glock)

Lacrosse teams added as varsity programs

Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams turning varsity in 2019 and 2020By Eric Andrews | Echo The Taylor athletic department announced last Friday that the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will turn into varsity programs in the coming years. The men’s team will make the jump to the varsity level during the […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The closed house

The closed house

Finding zen after the open houseBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The aux cord is unplugged. The last crumbs of food are grabbed by passersby or by members of the wing. While strings of lights dangle, waiting to be relieved, the last few visitors filter out the doors. Open house are […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Three ACBSP representatives analyze Taylor’s business department practices.

Credit where credit is due

Taylor business department receives accreditation bodyBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Contributor The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) visited Taylor’s campus Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5 to complete the final step of Taylor’s business department accreditation process. This accreditation would cover all the business majors, including […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · 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
Admissions CREW posing in style.

A high schooler came to visit and. . .

What to do when you’re hosting a Taylor prospectiveGabby Carlson | Echo Last week, around 60 high school students came into our dorm rooms, classes and lives for 24 hours. Taylor students had the job of showing them how wonderful this university is. But this can be difficult at a […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Local cafe facilitates community involvementBy Megan Herrema | Echo From researching sausage production to spending summer in Upland, Taylor students have discovered the Bridge Cafe is more than just a study spot with a relaxed vibe and a locally sourced menu; it’s an opportunity to engage with the Upland community. […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana

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
2016 Taylor alumna Tobi Ballantine goofs around with her father, Michael Ballantine.

Zika, the effects and affected

Taylor graduate Tobi Ballantine clears up the misconceptions behind the virusBy Katherine Yeager | Echo For Tobi Ballantine (’16), Zika became more than a buzzword. Eight days after returning from the Dominican Republic, Ballantine’s father, Michael Ballantine, contracted the Zika virus from an infected mosquito. After speaking with her father, […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
“Don’t kick this bucket” list

“Don’t kick this bucket” list

What to do before leaving the cornfieldsBy Gabby Carlson | Echo A group of random students were asked what they want to do before they leave Taylor University. This was compiled into a “bucket list” for future generations to have for their personal use. Some had to consider the question for […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshman Jasmine Richardson washes a firetruck at the Upland Community Fire Department.

Plunging in

The tradition, growth and people of Community PlungeBy Katherine Yeager | Echo It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Monday in Upland. The streets are quiet, but the Upland Community Fire Department buzzes with activity. Don’t worry, there’s no emergency. Students and community volunteers donning matching gray T-shirts smile and soak each […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News