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Armila Francis (‘14) started the Taylor garden in 2013 and served as the garden manager. Brian Donovan (‘14) Libby Wagner (‘14) worked on the garden with Francis to complete their environmental science internships.

Opportunities in a land of corn

Armila Francis shares her journey to teachingBy Brooke McKenzie | Contributor Each puff of breath marked a moment Armila Francis drew closer to the farmhouse. As she pedaled the 2.7 miles it took to reach Victory Acre Farms in the middle of an Indiana January, her determination and excitement grew. […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Echo: a critique

The Echo: a critique

The Echo does what it should, but it could be betterBy Sean Mitchem | Contributor I don’t read newspapers. Rather, I don’t have the time to read them. I pick up a newspaper if I am intrigued by something being featured. So I felt more than a little nerve-wracked when […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Senior Mitchell Mays’ research applies facial recognition methods to malware classification (photo by Hannah Bolds).

Computer science major to present senior research

Mitchell Mays will share malware classification program By Emily Rachelle Russell | Contributor Computer science senior Mitchell Mays will present his research on malware classification at two cybersecurity events in Indiana this April. Purdue University hosted their annual Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) symposium […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomore Micah Stewart reads sophomore Chrysa Keenon’s poetry. Her words tie God’s romantic character to the romanticism found in nature (photo by Abigail Roberts).

A snapshot of Creation Care Week at Taylor

Students engage in activities to celebrate creation  Compiled by Annabelle Blair and Abigail Roberts This week sustainability assistants hosted Creation Care Week to celebrate God’s handiwork. Several environmentally friendly activities and events throughout the week encouraged students to engage with and appreciate nature.   Wednesday Junior Andrew Hoff and two […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
This photo will be used as inspiration for participants to craft “on-the-spot” poems during tonight’s workshop. (Photograph by Georgia Goy and provided by LaRea Slater)

Seventh annual Upland art festival

A celebration of the arts and poetryBy Chrysa Keenon | The Echo Tradition is alive and growing in the Upland community. The Barton Rees Pogue Poetry and Arts Festival will occur today and tomorrow, running for it’s seventh year. The theme is “All Aboard, Upland, Celebrating 150 Years.” Participants are encouraged […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Data provided by PEW research center. Graphic illustrated by Ian Proano

Women in leadership

The world is changing—businesses need to adaptBy Samantha Petersen | Contributor As the world continues to diversify, business leaders need to change along with it. For success in today’s market, more women need to be in business leadership. In 2013, 37 percent of women between ages 25 and 29 held bachelor’s […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The Barking Cow, a local gem located in Gaston, has been serving up homemade ice cream since 2015. (Photography by Hannah Bolds)

Artistic experimentation

The Barking Cow ice cream shop explores unique flavorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Sick of soft serve from the DC? Want to avoid seeing everyone you know and their brother at Ivanhoe’s? A tucked-away ice cream shop located in Gaston, Indiana boasts small town pride and unique flavor options at […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
“We were getting close to spending about the same amount of money on (turbine) repairs and care that we were getting in utility value,” Ron Sutherland, vice president for business administration, said (photo by Mindy Wildman).

The fate of Taylor’s “Olson Twins”

University must fix or remove non-operative wind turbines By Annabelle Blair | Echo Taylor’s wind turbines—fondly nicknamed “the Olson Twins” because of their location outside Olson Hall—have not operated for nearly six weeks because of safety issues. A routine inspection on February 20 revealed a cracked and worn connector between […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Graphic illustrated by Ian Proano

Considerate inclusivity

Does our campus welcome those with physical disabilities?By Kate McFeaters | Contributor At Taylor University, we claim to value community. But does our campus welcome and accommodate people with physical disabilities? Back in September, I was in a car accident that left me wheelchair-bound for three months while the bones in […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Freshman Chin Yi Oh expresses her feelings toward next year’s tuition raise (photo by Ruth Orellana).

Tuition increases for 2017-18

Students will pay 4.5 percent more for a year at TaylorBy Braden Ochs | Echo Taylor will increase costs for the 2017–18 school year by 4.5 percent. According to the financial aid office, this means the price for a year at Taylor, including room and board, will be $42,130, as […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News