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BREVITY AND BEAUTY

“The words ‘make every day count’ are worn thin in our minds. We are numb and calloused to this idea of time. It ticks by second by second, word by word as your eyes cross this page. Time moves forward, and we continue to receive another day. Each morning we wake up and move through our rhythms. Yet someday we will run out of time here; someday these rhythms will cease to go on for us all. Sometimes, for reasons we do not understand, time runs out before we are ready.”

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“Tuesday, April 26, 2016 marks the 10th year since Taylor [University]’s community lost five of its members: Laura Van Ryn, Brad Larson, Betsy Smith, Laurel Erb and Monica Felver. ‘There were two phases in our lives, the phase before April 26 and the phase after,’ Director of Media Relations Jim Garringer said.”

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Photo provided by Michael Conroy, Associated Press
Illustrated by Matthew Morse, Taylor University


CRASH CLAIMS LIVES OF THREE MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

“Early Sunday morning, seven students finished a visit with friends from Taylor [University] and Ball State [University], then headed back home to Manchester University. Three of those students never made it to Manchester’s campus.”

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TUITION INCREASES BY FOUR PERCENT

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“Pull out a calculator and start crunching numbers for the 2016-17 school year – tuition rates are increasing by four percent. Next year, combined with the cost of room and board, the price tag for a year at Taylor will be $40,317 compared to the $38,767 bill from 2015-16, according to data from the Office of Finance.”

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Illustrated by Matthew Morse, Taylor University


TONGS PINCH NERVES IN DC

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“In one week alone, DC workers were forced to throw away 22 trays of cookies and 14 trays of bread, according to DC Service Manager Melissa Crouch. This is because students used their hands instead of the provided utensils. DC employees are required to throw away the trays of food that students touch with their hands.”

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HABECKERS BRING LIGHT TO UPLAND

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“‘It’s not just for the past, it’s not just for the present, but it’s for future generations that come to live in the area as more development happens,’ Marylou said. ‘We need each other. We need a strong community, and they need our strength as well.'”

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Illustrated by Matthew Morse


STARTING BLOCK OR WRITER’S BLOCK?

“‘When students come to college, 90 percent of [them] have come out of the five paragraph writing thing, and that really pigeon-holes them in their way of thinking…We want to help students to not only write better, but also to think better.'”

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FRESHMEN ELECT ICC PRESIDENT

“Ultimately, Lorenzo said he hopes his classmates take time to get to know one another…'[It’s important because] you live with them…It’s good to know people around you and know their stories. You never know who’s right next to you. It could be a best friend; it could be someone who impacts your life in a great way,’ Lorenzo said.”

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