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The six Ecuadorian students part of Discover include: (L to R) Juan Vintimilla, Paulina Salamea, Belen Maldonado, Cristina Cordova, Rafaela Ruiz and Daniela Ledesma. (Photo provided by Juan Vintimilla)

A month in the states

Ecuadorian students share their experiences of Taylor By Aubree DeVisser | Echo “In the beginning I was not very sure about it, but then I convinced myself,” Daniella Ledesma, a sophomore business major, said. She might have been uncertain about coming to Taylor at first, but now she’s not quite […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
“Please feel free to approach us. We are listening and we would love to get to know you.” – juniors Chin Ai Oh and Noah Nemni. (Photograph by Mindy Wildman)

Oh and Nemni elected 2017–18 SBP and SBVP

Voss and Purcell defeated by 82 votesBy Annabelle Blair | Echo At 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nicole Arpin, current Student Body President (SBP), and Adam Wright, current Student Body Vice President (SBVP), broke the news: juniors Chin Ai Oh and Noah Nemni will serve as Taylor’s 2017–18 SBP and SBVP. […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
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
myTAYLOR gets a makeover

myTAYLOR gets a makeover

Extensive changes and a new website launching soonBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Contributor Information Technology (IT) is launching a new myTAYLOR website on April 1, 2017, for students, faculty, employees and alumni. The new site includes changes to content organization, visual design and layout such as a dashboard, links between […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Graphic illustrated by Ian Proano. Poem by Matthew Storrer.

Slowing down

Is poetry still relevant in a fast-paced world?By Matthew Storrer | Contributor A week or so ago, I was walking out to my car on some errand or another when I passed by a group of men heading in the opposite direction. I couldn’t help but overhear some of their […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph provided by Kelsey Baker.  Kids stick with Basics because of leaders like Kelsey Baker, pictured at right.

Back to the basics

UCC’s Basics doesn’t only minister to church kidsBy Kelsey Baker | Contributor I got smacked with a dodgeball again. I’m a prime target in the weekly dodgeball game at Upland Community Church’s (UCC) Basics program. For one thing, I have no discernable athletic skill, so I can’t retaliate. For another, I’m […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
A breakdown of current Student Body President and Vice President roles

A breakdown of current Student Body President and Vice President roles

Arpin and Wright’s self-reported weekly time commitmentsThe Echo reached out to current Student Body President Nicole Arpin and Vice President Adam Wright, asking them how many hours they spent in each of their job requirements.   Nicole Arpin Last week, Arpin spent 17 hours actively working in her SBP role. […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
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Free speech isn’t free

Not everything that can be said should be saidBy Marshall Oppel | Contributor Political correctness. Censorship. Being a decent human being. Violating our First Amendment rights. The topic of political correctness is a fairly heated one. On the one hand, we have a group of people who want to tailor our […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Real time

Real time

Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan concertBy Grace Hooley | Echo Have you ever felt time stand still? The clock slows as a feeling of significance courses through your veins. You and the people around you experience it: a little bit of magic in real time. Taylor students have the […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Photograph by Elyse Horb. Pictured: education majors Lauren Moreland, left, and Elyse Horb, right, discuss standardized testing.

Double standards

Standardized tests hurt critical thinkingBy Jessica Wise & Lauren Moreland | Contributors Jessica Wise is an English education major and Lauren Moreland is a math education major. Both are seniors. Standardized testing is a necessary evil. Some educators believe academic standards are unrealistic nuisances, though others believe they are essential […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials