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Creative coding

Creative coding

By Laura Koenig | Echo With the help of excessive amounts of caffeine, pizza, soda and snacks, Taylor students will create video games from scratch during the computer science department’s annual GameJam on Oct. 6–8. GameJam will start on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in Euler. The event will […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior spouses

Senior spouses

Kate and Avery Boxell find wedded bliss prior to graduationBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo  First impressions aren’t always accurate; in fact, senior Kate Boxell (formerly Meadors) had a less than favorable impression of her now-husband, senior Avery Boxell. “I thought Avery was a tool because he was attractive and quiet […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior spouses

Senior spouses

Libby and Nathan tackle senior year as husband and wife By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Marriage is a big next step in anyone’s life, but for seniors Libby (formerly Hansen) and Nathan Edwards it was the perfect next step: they’ve known each other since middle school. After meeting 10 years […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Blackford County students high-five the Taylor Trojan mascot.

Ponchos, piggy banks and prospectives

Elementary students visit campus to spur college dreamsBy Katherine Yeager | ECHO   From Tuesday to Thursday, campus bustled with 930 visitors: 830 prospective students and 100 accompanying parents and teachers. Instead of the usual prospective student blue folders, they left with piggy banks and memories of their first college visit. […]

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Taylor students stand outside of Monarch, a thrift store associated with Emmaus. (Photo provided by Hannah Williams)

Walking the Road

Taylor’s servant-leader mission expands to downtown ChicagoPeyton Smith | Contributor Junior Maddie White, co-director of the Emmaus trip: “I assumed I understood the needs of the community . . . but if I am not taking the time to observe what is taking place around me, do I really know […]

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Students’ interaction with the Turning Point app can support student education or misuse technology. (Photo by Naomi Page)

The turning point

How technology shapes Taylor classroomsBy Annabelle Blair | Echo As of this year, Taylor’s in-class technology includes the possibility of using digital devices in conjunction with the new Turning Point Technology Responseware App. The change occurred when Turning Point stopped supporting the version Taylor had been using and switched to […]

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Cultural conflicts

Cultural conflicts

Can conflicting cultures live in harmony?By Kiran George | Contributor We can define both heritage and culture as that which is passed down throughthe generations, enshrined in tradition and upheld by communities. My home culture of India is, at its core, fundamentally different from Taylor’s common culture. I could rave […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Club involvement at Taylor in 2015

A Carnival of Clubs

Analyzing and spotlighting club involvementBy Katherine Yeager | Echo On Sept. 15, tables snaked through both levels of the LaRita Boren Campus Center. The club fair, sponsored by the Student Senate, raised awareness of various campus clubs and organizations, from Taylor World Outreach to Delight. An analysis of activity involvement shed […]

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Junior Brecken Mumford proudly displays her souvenirs from the J-Term London trip. (Photo by Halie Owens)

Expanding horizons

Students explore new frontiers during J-termBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor  Literary London: Junior Brecken Mumford is one of 13 students who traveled to the U.K. last January for the Literary London program. She recalls how being immersed in the culture created an atmosphere of excitement for studying various authors and […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
osh Welker paints finishing touches on “Astrobleme.” This exploding star is currently on display in Grand Rapids. (Provided by Josh Welker)

Astrobleme

Professor Welker enters art in ArtprizeBy Grace Hooley | Echo Assistant Art Professor Josh Welker drove past the Sierra Madera crater. He had recently finished an art piece for an exhibit called ArtPrize that will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He originally titled it “The Exploding Star,” but something […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment