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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, June 24, 2024
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Sam Jones


Stepping into the next chapter of life

May 3 — the date of this publication, the last Echo production of my Taylor career — marks 12 days prior to graduation day for me and my class of ‘21 peers. Over the past several weeks, large portions of my day have been spent thinking and talking about life after Taylor in an almost surreal ...


Supporting the best open forum on campus

If you haven’t yet heard, Taylor University has a new unofficial club on campus — Turning Point USA — and, currently, it’s the best outlet for open discussion, regarding politics, that this university has to offer. The club was started by sophomores Peter Crowe and Kade Werner at the beginning ...

Sophomore Abby Jones has taken her hobby to be her small business.

All Sage: from passion to professional

Painting and designing is a hobby held by many, but taking the next step to successfully selling one’s art is a feat that few can claim.  Abby Jones, a 19-year-old Taylor sophomore from West Chicago, is one of those few.

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University professor arrested

A former professor of kinesiology at Taylor University was recently arrested in connection with charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography. 

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Dignity for Black lives, loving your neighbor

A few weeks ago, I began to see individuals on campus wearing shirts that read “Dignity for Black Lives.” My initial reaction was to assume that this message was simply a cover for the broader organization, Black Lives Matter (BLM), but localized to appeal to the Taylor community.  I was wrong.  A ...

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Dangers of fast-food politics

People love fast food.  Not only are people drawn into the business of low prices and quick service, but customers are also fascinated by the idea of enjoying a full meal with little-to-no effort involved whatsoever.  We will gladly trade quality for convenience. Look at the companies that run ...


Spiegel employment terminated

The following article is an updated version of the original online article, first published on Sept. 4 — Editor Tenured professor Jim Spiegel was terminated from his position at Taylor University on Aug. 24. Spiegel served the university for 27 years as a professor of religion and philosophy. The ...

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University hosts late commencement

COVID-19 was not enough to stop Taylor graduation. With the original spring event being postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, administration worked day and night to ensure that the class of 2020 received the closure that every class deserves. The 2020 Taylor commencement planning was nothing short ...

Sam Jones, opinions editor for the 2020-2021 school year

A new year for new opinions

The 150+ grueling days of quarantine have finally come to an end, and here we are, back on Taylor’s campus.  My name is Sam, senior Multimedia Journalism major. I’ve been with The Echo for three years, working in both opinions and news.  This year, I will be serving as the co-editor in ...

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