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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Thursday, May 30, 2024
The Echo

Charles Johnson


Gospel according to slang

“Father, into your dms I slide my spirit.” This is how “The Gospel by Gen Z” renders Christ’s famous last words on the cross as found in Luke 23:46. It uses the colloquial abbreviation for “direct messages” in place of “hands.”

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Hospitality rides away

“This bike was almost stolen; think about that.” I found these words posted on my bike one evening, left anonymously by someone aware of Taylor University’s infamous open secret: bike theft. Despite intentional efforts at community, bike theft has a long history on campus, even gaining a nickname ...

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Pranking away the fun

Another day, another relic, another war. Taylor University is well-known for its intentional community. Yet what is less well-known is the long history of pranking on Taylor’s campus. Among students, these dorm vs. dorm escapades are called “prank wars,” and are usually spontaneous. Each dorm ...


Professional writing program moves from Nussbaum to Rupp

Over the summer, the professional writing major officially moved locations from the Nussbaum Science Center to Rupp Communication Arts Center following the announcement of the new nursing program. The transition began after the Spring 2023 semester.Linda Taylor, assistant professor of professional writing, said the professional writing program used to be in Sickler Hall but later moved to Rupp room 104. It then moved to Nussbaum due to lack of space in Rupp.

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