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Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Taylor University survival guide: How to survive finals

Ending the year with Christmas cheerBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor  Christmas lights glimmer. Open houses abound. The smell of hot cocoa and peppermint wafts through the air as Christmas carols drift from the Smith-Hermanson Music Center. It’s that time of year again. FINALS. For many, “Jingle Bells” and gingerbread might […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Joe on the Go is one of many Upland businesses to employ both IWU and Taylor students, such as IWU junior, Tirzah Bannach. (Photograph by Gabby Carlson)

Townies and Trojans: Part three

Local businesses give Taylor students opportunityBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Upland is a small town housing a small university. But how those stories connect is what matters. Taylor University boasts about 2,000 students and Upland has around 3,800 people according to Suburbanstats.org. When it comes to small towns, getting involved […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students, wearing costumes for Silent Night, stay silent while they await the 10th point. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

Baseline couches to national tradition

How the Silent Night tradition went from nightgowns to party gownsBy Caroline Shapley | Contributor Before the crazy outfits, storming the court when the 10th point is scored and ending the night by celebrating Holidays with the Haines, the Silent Night basketball tradition was very different. When Silent Night was […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Professor Dale Keller’s 1983 Chevrolet El Camino shines brightly in the sun awaiting a driver. (Photograph provided by Dale Keller)

Driving through life

Exploring the hobby life of professor Dale KellerBy Kassidy Hall | Contributor Dale Keller, co-chair of the communication department and a professor in communication, bought his first car when he was 13 years old. With a laugh, he explained that he worked on it for three years so that when […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Film major brings a hip-hop vibe to Silent Night

Film major brings a hip-hop vibe to Silent Night

Student to debut his music video before the gameBy Rylie Harrison | Echo You are freezing, and you’ve never been pressed up against so many strangers in crazy costumes in your life. All this for a basketball game?         Not just any basketball game.         Silent Night is one of Taylor […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The Lighthouse J-term teams will be commissioned to go overseas by their peers next Sunday. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

A ship set to sail

Lighthouse teams to be commissionedBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo On Dec. 10, all five Lighthouse teams will be commissioned to serve in Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Spain and Southeast Asia (SEA) in January. “Just as a brand new ship is ready to set sail, it is commissioned, so are […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students are armed with Chick-Fil-A and laptops for their studying sessions. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

No, there will not be a study guide for this

Professors give students tips when preparing for examsBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  Make a Google docs study guide and collaborate. Carve out two hours at Starbucks to flip through flashcards. Scan through Quizlet and pray some gracious predecessor provided a study set for your specific class. These make up a […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Shout to the Lord, all the earth

Shout to the Lord, all the earth

A look at Christmas music and art from around the world  By Rylie Harrison & Abigail Roberts | Echo It is widely considered the most festive time of year. Christmas is when twinkling lights, tinsel, images of Santa and other flashy decorations cover walls and ceilings. It is the time of […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Most of the main events happened in the lobby. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Wrestling Sumo Santa at Gerig

Gerig Hall puts on annual end-of-year open house with a twistBy Rayce Patterson | Echo As the semester winds down and finals draw closer and closer, there are few opportunities for students to escape from their studies and take a breath. One opportunity that does exist is the Gerig Christmas […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times

President passes new purple palette

What the color changes mean for the Taylor communityBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo If you frequent the Taylor bookstores, you may have noticed a gradual change in merchandise. Not only does this have to do with the changing of the seasons, but Taylor University has officially changed the purple. The University’s […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times