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Goodbye, and thank you

Eight instructors are retiringBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor Ron Benbow Position: Professor of mathematics Length of service: 30 years Taylor origin story: Benbow came to Taylor after teaching for 14 years in the Marion school district. He thought he’d be here for one year, but stayed for 30! A […]

by · May 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Lauren Bergman tells about life after Taylor.

Letters from grads, to grads 4/7

Taylor graduates give advice to seniorsBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Lauren Bergman ’16 Graphic Design Life after Taylor isn’t what I thought it would be like, but I think most people would agree that post-Taylor life looks a little different than they imagined it would. I’m currently a freelance designer—not […]

by · May 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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
Senior Katie Wierenga will travel over 3,000 miles to play soccer in England following graduation. (Photo by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

From soccer to “football”

Senior soccer player to compete in England By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Once they graduate, some seniors travel quite a distance for a new job or graduate school. For senior Katie Wierenga, life after graduation looks a little different. Starting in late August, she’ll play women’s soccer for Northumbria University, […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Lizzie Wilson tells graduating seniors about life after college

Letters from grads, to grads 3/7

Taylor graduates give their advice to seniorsBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Lizzie Wilson ’16 Graphic Design To be honest, this first year out of college has been the hardest of my life. After graduation last may, I went home to Ohio for three weeks and then moved my life to […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Rachel Williams speaks about life after graduation

Letters from grads, to grads 2/7

Taylor graduates speak to seniorsBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Rachel Williams ’16 Christian Education Is what life after Taylor what I thought it would be like? Yes and no. I’m the Children’s Minister on staff at a church—and to be embarrassingly honest—I thought I had things for my path pretty […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Class of 2017 Infographic

Classy numbers

Interesting facts and statistics about the class of 2017Graphic by Derek Bender | Echo

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Senior Nicole Arpin received 2017 Student Leader of the Year during honors chapel on Monday. (Photograph by Becca Robb)

Behind the shiny silver name tag

Student body president receives 2017 Student Leader of the YearBy Laura Koenig | Echo Many recognize senior Nicole Arpin by one of her many past and present Taylor leadership titles: student body president, Second Breu PA or The Echo Life & Times editor. On Monday, May 8, Taylor University honored […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
President Paul Lowell Haines, the 31st president of Taylor, has more on his plate than some may realize, but hopes to make more time for playing music (photo by Justin Chapman).

The rockstar president

A snapshot of President Lowell Haines’ dayBy Justin Chapman | Echo Early mornings are President Lowell Haines’ friend—5:30 a.m. to be exact. Mornings hold the few moments of calmness before a packed day. Recently, Haines hasn’t had time for nutritious breakfasts. This may be because he has completed his first […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
A young boy gathers water from a mud hole in Nigeria. (Photo provided by Debbie Zancanaro)

Coffee with a purpose

Fishers coffee house helps provide clean water to peopleBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo  At the heart of it, coffee creates community. At least that’s what Rob Touchstone, co-founder of The Well Coffeehouse, thought when he wrote a theological paper for his master’s degree at Lipscomb University. The paper he wrote […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features