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The Barking Cow, a local gem located in Gaston, has been serving up homemade ice cream since 2015. (Photography by Hannah Bolds)

Artistic experimentation

The Barking Cow ice cream shop explores unique flavorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Sick of soft serve from the DC? Want to avoid seeing everyone you know and their brother at Ivanhoe’s? A tucked-away ice cream shop located in Gaston, Indiana boasts small town pride and unique flavor options at […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Graphic illustrated by Ian Proano

Considerate inclusivity

Does our campus welcome those with physical disabilities?By Kate McFeaters | Contributor At Taylor University, we claim to value community. But does our campus welcome and accommodate people with physical disabilities? Back in September, I was in a car accident that left me wheelchair-bound for three months while the bones in […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
“We were getting close to spending about the same amount of money on (turbine) repairs and care that we were getting in utility value,” Ron Sutherland, vice president for business administration, said (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The fate of Taylor’s “Olson Twins”

University must fix or remove non-operative wind turbines By Annabelle Blair | Echo Taylor’s wind turbines—fondly nicknamed “the Olson Twins” because of their location outside Olson Hall—have not operated for nearly six weeks because of safety issues. A routine inspection on February 20 revealed a cracked and worn connector between […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Freshman Chin Yi Oh expresses her feelings toward next year’s tuition raise (photo by Ruth Orellana).

Tuition increases for 2017-18

Students will pay 4.5 percent more for a year at TaylorBy Braden Ochs | Echo Taylor will increase costs for the 2017–18 school year by 4.5 percent. According to the financial aid office, this means the price for a year at Taylor, including room and board, will be $42,130, as […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Photograph by Luke A. Wildman

A hard pill to swallow

Swallow needs a consistent hall directorBy Kristina Rivera | Contributor As this school year ends, Swallow Robin residents must again face the fact that we’ll have a new hall director next year. Since this position is filled by a MAHE student, we gain a new one every two years. Many […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Jay Som — “Everybody Works”By Paul Jacobson | Contributor  As I inch closer and closer to graduating and entering the real world, I’ve been experiencing the existential dread and angst that all early twenty-somethings go through at this point in their lives. Meilna Duterte, who writes and performs under the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Taylor Police Chief Jeff Wallace encourages students to stay alert wherever they find themselves.

Beyond ‘Book Smart’

Taylor University Police Chief Jeff Wallace shares tips for safety on and off campusBy Katherine Yeager | Echo From the cornfields to the city, Taylor students travel beyond campus for conferences, practicums and pick-a-dates. A firm knowledge and practice of street smarts comes into play no matter where students may […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor faculty awards Guinness with an honorary doctorate. Following his chapel speech, Guinness fielded a variety of questions on topics ranging from his heritage to entrepreneurialism (photo by Elyse Horb).

Guinness answers community’s questions

A brief summary of the Q&A session on WednesdayBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Taylor University awarded Os Guinness, a Christian author and social critic, an honorary doctorate on Wednesday, March 29. After he spoke in chapel, Guinness participated in a Q&A in Cornwall Auditorium. Below, are some of the audience members’ […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The 2016 Legislature of the Government of Catalonia took office on January 14. Carles Puigdemont is president of the Generalitat, (first row, center), and Oriol Junqueras is vice president (on his left) (photo provided by Generalitat de Catalunya).

Behind the headlines: an in-depth analysis of international affairs

Secession in Spain By Wilson Alexander | Echo  Virtually every country on the planet can be divided into different regions based on geography, language or ethnicity, but in some countries the differences between these areas is more pronounced than in others. Spain is one such nation. Each of the Spanish “Autonomias,” […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Cap, obviously

Cap, obviously

Captain America has biblical supportBy Abigail Lingenhoel | Contributor The question: is Captain America or Thor more attractive? The question of which character is more attractive isn’t one of simple good looks; it involves the underlying personality traits exhibited in the Marvel movies. God says to Samuel in 1 Samuel […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials