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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Friday, April 12, 2024
The Echo

Grace Hooley


Writing students take on high school

Grace Hooley | Echo Seniors Jori Hanna and Chrysa Keenon and juniors Tim Pietz, Megan Burkhart and Alyssa Roat have more in common than just their professional writing majors; they have also taught in high schools together. Assistant Professor of Professional Writing Linda Taylor explained how this ...


PAs foster authenticity in the dorms at Taylor

Grace Hooley | Echo Personnel Assistants (PAs) are pieces of Taylor's community that impact wings and floors in different ways. Director of Residence Life Scott Barrett considers RAs and PAs the same thing, but he explained that back in the 1970s, someone wrote an influential paper over PAs. It pushed ...


LSU presents a vibrant Salsa Night event before Spring Break

By Grace Hooley | Echo Vibrant. This is the word junior Ivana Sempertegui and sophomore Danny Magallanes, co-presidents of the Latin Student Union (LSU), decided to use to describe yesterday's Salsa Night. "We would use the word vibrant because there is a lot of bold, bright things that we chose to ...


Two presidents fight to control a country

Grace Hooley | The Echo "What's happening in Venezuela is real," senior Julio Rodriguez said. "Most of my family is over there, and people are dying every single day in my country." This past Saturday, Feb. 23, interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, security forces, Venezuelan citizens and paramilitary ...


CrossFit fosters unlikely friendship

Grace Hooley | Echo Zealous. This is how senior exercise science major and CrossFit trainer Chris Phillips describes 16-year-old Matthew Siegelin. "Everyone should have a chance to meet and learn from him," Phillips said. "He has taught me how to approach intimidating things with courage, and I am thankful ...

Arts & Life

Art Show ‘Meraki’

Grace Hooley | Echo Feb. 28 in the galleria of the library, CoPro (Collaborate Programming) presents the art show "Meraki." "The title of the event is Meraki, which means 'to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work,'" senior and CoPro president Nicki ...


Couples eat their hearts out

Grace Hooley | Echo Love is in the air, but it is also in students' stomachs as Chef's Table with Creative Dining Services is putting on an event named "To the Heart, Through the Stomach." This event will take place Friday, Feb. 22, from 5-7 p.m. in Breuninger Hall's kitchen. Six couples signed up to ...


Students from Myanmar to Taylor

Grace Hooley | Echo Taylor has a large number of international students that make up the student body. About 10 of these students originate from Myanmar (or Burma). Two of these students with a story of their own are sophomores Tae Aye and Hsi Hsi Poe. Both students grew up in Thailand refugee camps. ...


Ivy and a son named Levi

Grace Hooley | Echo Ivy Oleson is a psychology senior here at Taylor. She is also a daughter, sister, fiance, friend and mother of a four-year-old son named Levi. Oleson grew up in Aurora, Ill. She went to a small, private Christian school and had an older sister who she felt stole the spotlight of ...


Students take on Dreamforce conference

Grace Hooley | Echo Sept. 24 through Sept. 28, four Taylor students and one staff member of the Data Analytics Team had the opportunity to present at Dreamforce in San Francisco where about 170,000 people attended. The Data Analytics Team has been led by Nathan Baker, director of Recruitment and Analytics ...

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Seniors Chrysa Keenon and Jori Hanna and juniors Tim Pietz and Megan Burkhart taught young minds about writing and publishing.



Nathanael and Courtney Warren are awaiting the chance to see their international coffee shop open in Spain.

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