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Behind The Echo

Behind The Echo

A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into a Taylor iconProduced by Max Partain Music by Rob Lowman

by · May 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Multimedia
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A fond farewell to faculty

Honoring our retiring professorsBy Becca Eis & Kassidy Hall | Echo Al Harrison Originally intending to be a high school band director, Al Harrison will retire this May after 39 years as a professor. After completing his master’s degree at University of Illinois, one of his advisors encouraged him to interview for […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Junior Meghan Freer passed away on Wednesday, May 9. (Photograph provided by Facebook)

Taylor mourns the loss of a beloved student

Junior Meghan Freer passes awayBy Eric Andrews | Echo Junior Meghan Freer passed away in the overnight hours on Wednesday, May 9. A visitation will take place Friday, May 11 from 3–7 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel in Marion, Indiana, and a celebration of life service will be […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
MAHE students get hands-on experience in assistantship roles. (Photograph provided by Travis Trotman)

MAHE students graduate

Class of 2018 marks 11 yearsBy Clark Murray | Echo Next week, 17 students will graduate from Taylor’s Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development (MAHE) program. This marks the 11th year that MAHE has been in place. This year’s graduating class will be the program’s 10th cohort […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
How the LTC is hurting Taylor students

How the LTC is hurting Taylor students

Taylor should end its drinking banBy Annabelle Blair | Contributor Hypocrisy: when we claim to live one way, but actually live another. At Taylor we profess to be a community of truth, love and honesty — except, maybe, when it comes to breaking aspects of the Life Together Covenant (LTC), […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
(L to R) Senior Grace Foltz, junior Suzie Quinn, and seniors Bradley Jensen, Tamara Peachy and Kenzi Nevins are directing plays this weekend.(Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

History, humor and wit come to the stage

An insight into the student-directed playsBy Elizabeth Hartmann & Emily Pawlowski | A&E Editor & Contributor How are medieval France, a frozen cabin in Alaska and “Tuna,” the third smallest town in Texas, similar? They are the settings for three of seven student-directed plays. Each play is about one hour […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Humans of TU

Humans of TU

When fist bumps, food and community come togetherCarly Wheeler | Contributor Senior Adam Fraz is known for saying hello to everyone he sees and greeting friends with a fist bump. He especially loves saying hi to his friends during meals in the Hodson Dining Commons or the LaRita Boren Campus […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Discarded hair rebuilds identity

Discarded hair rebuilds identity

Jordanian barber making a differenceBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor Organizations like Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids are common in the United States. In Jordan however, Hareer, which means silk in Arabic, is pioneering a new frontier in creating handmade wigs for children. Each wig costs around $1,000 to […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Finals week encouragement from professors

Finals week encouragement from professors

Need to power through this week?Compiled by Lauren Rink | Echo   Dr. Jeff Cramer: Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering It’s important to remember that whether you nailed it or bombed it, this semester does not define you. I’m sure you flourished and floundered. It’s a journey and this semester […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Senior share

Senior share

Reflections on time at TaylorCompiled by Lauren Rink | Echo  Mary Anleitner Breuninger Hall Major: English I transferred to Taylor in September 2016, making my time at Taylor short and sweet. Before that, I was living at home and working full time at minimum wage jobs, just barely trying to […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times