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Junior Nick Dennig swipes his ID card to enter his residence hall, Wengatz.

Residential hall locks are here to stay

The safety update is a precautionary measureBy Annabelle Blair | Echo A conversation between Taylor resident life team members and campus police department staff resulted in a new safety measure requiring keys or ID cards to enter all residential halls on campus. Previously, main residence hall doors were kept unlocked […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
One of the remaining Taylor taxis in-use (Photo by Hannah Bolds)

Taxi, please!

New plans for Taylor TaxisBy: Peyton Smith | Contributor The absence of Taylor Taxis is felt throughout campus, especially as students look for a ride on a warm day. After they debuted, the Taylor Taxis have hit a bump in the road: the grant money for the program is depleted. […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
In the classroom and in life, our cultures may keep us from engaging.

Remembering to engage

Recognizing a passive heritageBy May Young | Faculty Contributor As a Chinese-American professor at Taylor University, I am aware that my perspective provides only one facet to the Asian-American experience. The variety that exists is far too vast to treat in this limited article. With this in mind, I will […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Taylor has placed within the top three spots for 20 years. (News badge of U.S. News & World Report provided by Jim Garringer)

Taylor takes No. 1 again

Academic evaluation delivers excellent scoreBy Annabelle Blair | Echo For the 10th straight year, Taylor ranked first in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey, America’s Best Colleges. The number one spot is shared with Calvin College (Michigan) in the category Best Regional Colleges Midwest. The schools tied due […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Tuesday Women’s Prayer Group meets in the President’s home.

Passionate in prayer

Prayer groups meet from across campusBy Katherine Yeager | Echo  There is a Taylor legacy of prayer, spanning the decades through prayer groups. From on campus gatherings such as the Tuesday women’s prayer group at the Muselman House, persecuted church prayer group at the Memorial Prayer Chapel, Thursday night Encounter […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomore Jordan Hardesty enjoys a mooncake during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Meaning of Mooncakes

The Story Behind the Mid-Autumn Festival By Katherine Yeager | Echo Those visiting the LaRita Boren Campus Center for dinner Wednesday evening found a free food option. In addition to Chick-fil-A patrons, the area buzzed with students stopping to sample mooncakes and honey chrysanthemum tea, traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival food. […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bows are lined up against the wall, ready to be used. (Photo by Hannah Bolds)

Aiming for success

Hartford City’s local archery shop hits the markBy Aubree Devisser | Echo  Taylor employees by day, archery experts by night. Robin and Don Perry spend their days on Taylor’s campus then return home to run Perry’s Archery Center in the evenings. During the recent recession, the Perrys shut down their […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Reclaimed furniture adds to the vibe in Reade Center’s new student lounge (Photo by Naomi Page).

Re-thinking Reade Center

Students determine the character of their new loungeBy Annabelle Blair | Echo Reade Memorial Liberal Arts Center introduced its student lounge, located inside the west door, at the start of the semester with free coffee, hors d’oeuvres and spiced chai. The project began last year when program offices (then located […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Music students will hone in on details, perfecting their posture in the Alexander Technique Workshop. (Provided by unsplash.com)

Posture matters

Taylor’s music department hosts professional to teach the Alexander Technique By Jessie Stover | Contributor “Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.” This quote by Frederick Matthias (F.M.) Alexander, creator of the Alexander Technique, is the starting point for understanding the definition of the Alexander Technique and […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Healthy competition

Healthy competition

The reasons we love intramuralsBy Braden Ochs | Echo Taylor University is all about intentional community. But, believe it or not, we get a little competitive sometimes.  Intramurals are sports that students can play for fun with their floor or a group of friends. They are a great way to […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times