A new club formed on campus this semester, allowing students to connect with dancing and their bodies. The Unity Dance Alliance was founded by junior Art Education major Emily Mitchell, who wanted to combine her love of dance and love of teaching to create a space for people on campus to dance without pressure.
“Each edition of Parnassus captures what Taylor cares about and is making art about,” Professor of English and Parnassus faculty advisor Aaron Housholder said. “It’s a way to record what we’re doing right at this moment.” Since 1960, Taylor students have collaborated to create Parnassus, Taylor’s journal of art and literature featuring poetry, prose and art created by students. This year’s edition will be the 61st published edition.
On Saturday, spectators gathered on the Boren lawn with cups of apple cider and donut holes, facing the stage decked out with fall foliage as the Mainstage team finished their final preparations for Fall Fest. Mainstage, the organization responsible for events like Silent Disco, presented Fall Fest on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in front of the Student Center. Fall Fest is an acoustic concert that offers a casual opportunity for the Taylor community to see performers that don’t typically have the opportunity to grace the stage.
“I just love it. I really do. Part of it is, I think, we're there to sing together and to sing well and to produce good music. But we're also there to have fun and to glorify God doing it,” junior Violet Hammack said. “And I think that mindset, whether consciously or unconsciously, really adds to that community.” The community Hammack referred to is the Taylor University’s Women’s Chorus. This organization cultivates a community of women who sing together, build relationships together and grow together.