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These witty performers put on Rice Pilaf, an improv show that has the audience laughing hysterically every time.

Rice Pilaf graduates four seniors and prepares to give back

What is next for this comedy groupBy Carly Wheeler| Contributor Rice Pilaf, Taylor’s improvisational comedy group, is known for the crazy games and bellowing laughter experienced at each show. In a couple weeks, Rice Pilaf will say goodbye to its four senior members: Marissa Gabel, Nathan Mortensen, Max Partain and Paje […]

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Freshmen Will Ritsema, Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson and Lily Walter display their Taylor pride and enthusiasm as they lead the freshman class.

Freshman of Inter-Class Council reflects on first year

Planning events and changing perspectivesBy Victoria Lawson | Echo Freshmen Elissa Erb, Jacob Ferguson, Will Ritsema and Lily Walter of the Inter-Class Council (ICC) cabinet are thankful for what they consider to be a successful and meaningful year. “We care about more than just about events,” said Walter, the freshman ICC […]

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Polished owner Danny Dang sits at one of two nail counters at his store. Not pictured are the pedicure stations and multitude of nail polish colors. (Photograph provided by Katherine Upton)

Upland business gets a fresh coat of polish

A look at a local nail salonBy Katherine Upton | Contributor Fourteen years ago, Polished owner Danny Dang wanted a change. So, he left a tire shop in California to begin a new chapter in the cornfields of southern Indiana. Soon, he came to appreciate the slower pace of life. […]

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Terrorist or friend? There’s more to Muslims

Terrorist or friend? There’s more to Muslims

Stories from five Muslims in Amman, JordanBy Abigail Roberts | Contributor The media for too long has perpetuated “the three B syndrome” in which Muslims and Arabs are portrayed as either a billionaire, belly dancer or bomber. When conceptualizing those that are different from us, it is difficult for us […]

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Love recently passed by her alma mater and took a selfie. (Photograph provided by Jessica Love)

Alumna earns prestigious position

Love envisions economic development for IndianaBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Taylor alumna Jessica (Barnes) Love (’00) is the new executive director of Prosperity Indiana in Indianapolis as of March 2. Love is stepping up from her current position as associate executive director to fill the role previously held by Andy […]

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Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Rohingya threatened by their own governmentBy Bree Bailey | Echo The merciless slaughter of a people group called the Rohingya is happening today in the country of Myanmar (Burma). At the beginning of December, around 650,000 Rohingya had fled their country trying to escape the murder, rape and other attacks that […]

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This year's theme is “A movie for every part of you.” (Photograph by Andrew Hoff)

The Indianapolis Film Fest kicks off

The 10-day film festival ends SundayBy Andrew Hoff | Echo “Movies for every part of you.” That is the theme of this year’s Indy Film Fest, now in its 15th year, presented by Indiana State University. The Indy Film Fest is one of the Midwest’s largest and fastest-growing film festivals, this year […]

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Foodie Fix

Foodie Fix

Spice up your day with a trip to El Taco ExpressBy Chrysa Keenon| Echo Looks can be deceiving, but that should never stop you from trying to get a taste for good food. It is easy to drive right by El Taco Express on your average trip to Buffalo Wild […]

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Stop censoring the truth

Stop censoring the truth

We owe Taylor brave journalismBy Cassidy Grom & Becca Robb | Contributors Taylor University’s practice of censoring its student press is dangerous. We require a free press to increase accountability in our community and to encourage student journalists to pursue hard topics. The Echo’s online policy states, “The University can […]

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Every year, Taylor students showcase songs from before the graduating class was born. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Dracula haunts Nostalgia Night

Taylor tradition expected to be scary goodBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Nostalgia Night will take place in Rediger Chapel on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. The theme for this year’s show will be Live From Dracula’s Castle. The Student Activities Council (SAC) has been planning the event since early February. […]

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