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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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
Gary Johnson: America's third option

Why I’m voting for Gary Johnson

There is another optionBy Sarah Gorman | Contributor Election season 2016 has been a rollercoaster, and for many college-age students such as myself, this is the first presidential election we have a say in. With the youth voting turnout historically low—in the 2014 election, just under 20 percent of 18–29 year […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Trump presents the image of a successful businessman

Why I’m voting for Donald Trump

Trump has proven he’s all businessBy Noah Graham | Contributor Donald Trump. Whatever image of him is conjured up in your mind probably has been subjected to two years of political exposure. Donald Trump, by his very nature, is a business man. In that spirit of business, when we look […]

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What the Haak?!

What the Haak?!

Life in the Village Tree experienceBy LeighAnn Wolle | Echo In the fall of 2014, Taylor’s psychology department introduced a new minor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). In conjunction with this minor is the Village Tree experience, Taylor’s living learning community, where students live together based on their area of […]

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