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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
Hurt’s heart

Hurt’s heart

Alum Mark Hurt shows his passion for missionsBy Katherine Yeager | Echo During a recent visit to Taylor’s campus, Mark Hurt (’85) shared his Taylor experience and heart: for missions, for ministry and for Christians in the public arena. As Hurt campaigns for U.S. Senate campaign, he hopes that the […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
(Photograph by Mindy Wildman) Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg, Tal Gilboa and Matt Kleberg opened their exhibition by sharing their thoughts about their works.

“Through Sunset into the Raccoon Night”

New York artists create Metcalf’s exhibitionBy Laura Koenig | Echo There are no raccoons roaming this exhibition. Instead, oil paintings, projections, bent plexiglass and ringing bells fill Metcalf Gallery. Oil paintings displaying bold colors, straight lines and empty spaces cover the left side of the gallery while projections reflected off […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photography by Hannah Bolds) Senior Austin Lindner, who plays Henry Law, practices during dress rehearsal this week.

Bring your umbrella

A review of Taylor Theatre’s new production By Kelsea Denney | Contributor  “You can only see so far ahead, and that’s enough for now.” It’ll take courage to sit in Mitchell Theatre during the next two weekends as the lights dim and the rumble of thunderstorms fill your heart. On […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Several speakers for this year's NSLC include: Josh Riebock, Katelyn Beaty, Jenny Yang and Lisa Sharon Harper (Provided by Kelly Sisson)

Everyday leadership

Taylor hosts annual National Student Leadership ConferenceBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo Taylor University is hosting the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) Friday and Saturday. Planned and led by students each year, the conference embraces a theme, Gather, to signal their goal for the event. This year’s motto is: “Coming together to […]

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

Student Body President and Vice President poll results

Students speak up on how they vote and perceive electionsInformation compiled by Annabelle Blair | Echo The Echo polled Taylor students on the upcoming SBP and VP elections, generating 663 responses. Students were asked if they intended to vote and if they attended the election forum hosted by Taylor Student Organizations, […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Changes in management brought new faces to the Hodson Dining Commons (Photo by Halie Owens)

What’s new with your food

Management shifts prompt change in the Dining CommonsBy Jaci Gorrell | Contributor Recent changes in DC management have prompted a reevaluation of necessary leadership positions. Whereas the DC and Campus Center were formerly overseen by the Dining Services Director, this job is no longer feasible for a single position. Dave Seweryn, […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Current Swallow Robin Student Senator Ashley Dexter runs uncontested for reelection (Photo by Katherine Yeager)

Candidate comparisons

Your guide to who they are and why they’re runningBy Katherine Yeager | Echo Student Body President and Vice President Nicole Arpin and Adam Wright For current Student Body President, senior Nicole Arpin, and Vice President, senior Adam Wright, the roles of Student Body President (SBP) and Vice President (VP) are […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Owned by Don Howlett, Kelly’s The Florist shop prepared over 1,600 orders for Valentine’s Day this year.

Floral frenzy

Marion flower shop works hard before and after each Valentine’s Day By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Don Howlett is one prepared florist. Armed with a brand new copy of The Farmer’s Almanac, a color-coded delivery sticker system and a folder thick with past order information since 2002, Howlett knows the […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
A few students in the Software Reverse Engineering and Analysis class, pictured above, prepared for class by spending a day in Washington D.C.. (L to R) Junior Luke Josten, seniors Mitchell Mays and Jordan Wright, professor Jonathan Geisler, seniors Matt Hall and Caleb Dinsmore, professor Dannie Stanley and junior Jonathan Ruggiero (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The birth of cybersecurity

Taylor’s CSE department creates new majorBy Annabelle Blair | Echo It’s been created and has a list of classes established, but Taylor’s cybersecurity major doesn’t officially exist—at least, not yet. Current students will be allowed to enroll in the major when the catalogue comes out in August, and incoming students can declare […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News