Gabby Carlson, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Gabby Carlson

Junior Clementine Muteteri plays with a destressing toy the Counseling Center provided. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

De-stressing throughout dead week

Counseling Center organizes activities to help decrease stressBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo The Counseling Center organized multiple activities throughout dead week to help students reduce and manage stress and anxiety levels. The purpose of these week-long activities was to provide a space where students can engage in fun, grounding […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Echo staffers attended to Hoosier  State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon last Saturday. (Photograph provided by Photograph provided by Katherine Yeager)

The Echo wins two HSPA awards

By Chrysa Keenon | Echo Last weekend, the staff members of The Echo represented Taylor at the Hoosier State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon. Co-Editor in Chief Eric Andrews won second place in the Sports Writing category, and contributor and senior Becca Robb won third place in the Editorial/Opinion […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Joe on the Go is one of many Upland businesses to employ both IWU and Taylor students, such as IWU junior, Tirzah Bannach. (Photograph by Gabby Carlson)

Townies and Trojans: Part three

Local businesses give Taylor students opportunityBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Upland is a small town housing a small university. But how those stories connect is what matters. Taylor University boasts about 2,000 students and Upland has around 3,800 people according to When it comes to small towns, getting involved […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Lighthouse J-term teams will be commissioned to go overseas by their peers next Sunday. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

A ship set to sail

Lighthouse teams to be commissionedBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo On Dec. 10, all five Lighthouse teams will be commissioned to serve in Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Spain and Southeast Asia (SEA) in January. “Just as a brand new ship is ready to set sail, it is commissioned, so are […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree researches each story for her column, heartbeat by heartbeat. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Bree’s Beat

Eruption results in emergency evacuationBy Bree Bailey | Contributor The Indonesian island of Bali is a well known vacation getaway. However, this week, rather than maps for tourists, they are distributing masks for locals. Ash filled the air as Mt. Agung erupted on Saturday. Authorities issued the highest-level warning possible […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomores Leah Metzger and Josie Luptak, junior Crysta Haynes, and senior Kaylise Taylor stand in front of the Upland Christmas tree that will be lit this Sunday in Depot Park.
(Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

25 years of Christmas

Upland’s annual Christmas tree lighting happens this weekendBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo On Dec. 3, Upland will host the 25th annual Christmas tree lighting. The lighting will take place in Depot Park, followed by a downtown open house which includes children’s crafts, snacks, music and an artisan fair. According to […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The communication department took home the platinum and gold standard in the MarCom Award competition.
(Photograph provided by Donna Downs)

Public professionals

Comm Dept. students win prestigious MarCom AwardsBy Lenna Klein | Contributor Among the 6,000 MarCom Award entries from 2016, four entries from Taylor University merited awards. Two entries won Platinum awards and two won Gold awards. MarCom Award winners came from Professor Donna Downs’ Public Relations cases & campaigns class. […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Crysta Haynes, freshman Hannah Frase, sophomores Josie Luptak and Madi Williams and senior Michaela Shake will be participating in Dressember this month.
(Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Dressing for December

Fundraising for Dressember starts todayBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Starting today, women across the country — and Taylor’s campus — will wear a dress every day for a month to raise money for sex trafficking victims through a movement called Dressember. According to their website, Dressember started as a […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Professor Robert Priest brings expertise to the new anthropology field of study at Taylor. (Photograph by Ruth Orellana)

Some major changes

New anthropology focus added to Taylor’s sociology departmentBy Gabby Carlson | Echo A new major arrived on campus with Robert Priest, professor of anthropology, this fall. Although the details are not yet finalized, anthropology will be offered as a hybrid major with sociology or a minor by itself. Priest is […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Bridge is one of the small businesses participating in Small Business Saturday. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Small Business Saturday

Support Grant County in the season of givingBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo On Saturday, Nov. 25, local businesses in Grant County will be participating in a special national sales event known as Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express and scheduled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News