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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, May 20, 2024
The Echo

Samuel Jones

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Unity formed abroad brings unity home

The lady in the teal dress and little white heels turned and beckoned for them to come in. She found them seats and turned on a fan. The group was underdressed, crazy, sweaty and wet. They were standing out in the street, listening to music. It was Good Friday. A team of 14 from Olson Hall with two leaders was in the final days of their trip to the Dominican Republic (DR) in a city on the northern side of the island called Santiago.


Beyond the jerseys: FCA unites athletes

During his undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University, Hodgson served in sports ministry. At Taylor, he is pursuing his master’s degree and is continuing to connect athletes across campus through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, also known as FCA.

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Clementz: walking with God in trust

“It’s crazy what God had in store.” Emily Clementz made this comment after reflecting on a full day of teaching at Eastbrook High School to grab a bite of food, sushi, which slowly disappeared. Now, not even a full year after her college graduation, she is back in Bergwall, serving as the interim hall director. Clementz lived in Berg for her first two years at Taylor, so it's not unfamiliar ground.


Olson 2023 theme draws from John 15

Selk was a discipleship assistant (DA) on her wing during her sophomore year. At that time, she felt that the Lord impressed upon her through prayer the vision she has for the leadership of Olson Hall’s team of DAs this year.


ROTC: discipline, friendship, service

When freshman Ezra Holt entered ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) at Taylor University, he expected to find a strict and impersonal program. Instead, he found his expectations to be drastically incorrect.


Tammy Nunley: A mother to many

Tammy Nunley always wanted more than one child. Now, she feels as if God gave her 3,000 more. As students pick their food and swipe their cards at the Student Center or in Euler, there is a good chance they will step into a line where warm words will be waiting for them at the end.

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Nieshalla, Eicher share campaign goals

“If we are not practicing that now, why would we think that we’re going to start once we graduate?” Student Body President Elisabeth Nieshalla said.Since before Nieshalla began her role as student body president, she has been thinking about her responsibility as a follower of Christ while studying here at Taylor University. She envisions a year where students are putting into practice the love, truth and grace of Christ to serve both Taylor’s community and the surrounding community of Upland.


America: great doesn't mean perfect

Samuel Jones | Contributor About a month ago, Taylor University hosted a speaker to discuss the topic of current politics. The speaker selected was John Fea, history department chair from Messiah College. Fea asked us a question at the end of his lecture. "When was America great?" asked Fea. "If you ...

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