3/2/2023, 12:00am

Charlie Brainer inspires a love of culture

“When you make a friendship in another culture, you really begin to value that culture and in a much deeper and meaningful way,” Charlie Brainer said. As the dean of international programs, higher education adjunct faculty and director of Spencer Centre for Global Engagement, Brainer has had the opportunity to share his passion for global engagement with students, faculty and others.

2/23/2023, 12:00am

J-term: teaching English in Indonesia

This J-term, many students had the opportunity to visit various locations across the globe. From Belize to Ireland to Greece to Kenya (and other locations), Taylor students and faculty gained unique cultural experiences filled with learning and excitement.

12/7/2022, 12:00am

Brennan embodies pursuit of excellence, persistence

Fort Wayne, Indiana native and fifth-year senior Abbey Brennan put an exclamation mark on her career as a part of Taylor women’s cross country and track and field. The 10-time All-American quietly went about her business and now leaves a legacy full of achievement matched with unwavering humility.

11/29/2022, 12:00am

Hannah Marella: life in Qatar

Thirteen years in Qatar changes you. Sophomore Hannah Marella has lived most of her life in the Middle East, experiencing an intersection between Arab, Indian and Jordanian cultures.

11/29/2022, 12:00am

Student Senate works to improve campus

“Not a lot of students notice it.” Siwon Heo, a Chair member of the Taylor Student Senate, wasn’t exaggerating as she sat down at her desk, a list of committee members on the computer screen in front of her. 

11/16/2022, 12:00am

Rice Pilaf reflects on first two shows

The members of Rice Pilaf are grateful for what they consider a “weird energy” that surrounds the group this year. Rice Pilaf, often shortened to Pilaf, is Taylor’s improvisational comedy club.

11/8/2022, 12:00am

JP Susantio takes a look behind the lens

Come to any major TU football game, and it’s likely you’ve seen sophomore JP Susantio.  Though he’s not a journalist or an athlete, he’s found himself on Trojan sidelines all the same. With his camera in his hand, Susantio has embraced his own form of storytelling — and he’s fully dedicated to making the most of his major in film. 

10/24/2022, 12:00am

The RedBarn: Ministry serves Upland

Troy and Liz Shockey embody the word “hospitality.” Together, the Upland-based couple have embraced leadership of The RedBarn, an after-school ministry for Eastbrook students grades 6-12.

10/12/2022, 12:00am

Swallow Robin: beyond the bathtubs

Tucked away on the far north side of campus sits the smallest, oldest, quirkiest and, perhaps, most mysterious of residence halls. Some know the dorm by its famous tradition, “Swalloween,” others by the moon-shaped window that glistens at the top of the building and many by its notorious bathtubs.