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Bilbo Baggins celebrates 111 years

Birthday hosted by the Lewis CenterBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  One hundred and eleven years does not pass by that often. When the members of the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends discussed options for events that year, they realized Sept. 22 fell on a Friday, the […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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New ASL club plans first meeting for next weekBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  President of the new American Sign Language (ASL) club and junior Jordan Hardesty developed an interest in sign language when she collaborated with a deaf girl for a high school history group project. “She came to my […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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A walk in the park

Gas City library offers a free Indiana state parks pass until Dec. 31stBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Entering a state park for free is just a library card swipe away. Celebrating Indiana’s state park centennial last year, libraries and state parks across Indiana partnered up and sent 240 park passes […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Part-time passions

Part-time passions

Fun free time activities from faculty and studentsBy Rayce Patterson | Echo  Ben Kiers Year: Sophomore Hobby: Longboard making How did you get started? “I longboarded for the first time as an early teenager. A couple of my friends had gotten into it, so I just kinda tagged along with […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Alyssa Roat poses with her mended bicycle. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Endless cycle

The Upland Area Greenways Association offers a free bicycle tune-upBy Hope Bolinger | Echo “I have spent so long trying to fix my bike and gotten nowhere, and they made it good as new in five minutes,” sophomore Alyssa Roat said. Roat arrived at the Upland Lions Club park to […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Angell family celebrates its newest member. (Photograph provided by Kerri Angell)

Adopting an Angell

An outdoor coffeehouse and fundraiserBy Hope Bolinger | Echo “I thought that being adopted was my adoption story. I didn’t realize it was just the first chapter.” Thus said Kerri Angell about the process that began 34 years ago when her parents adopted her and her three-month-old twin. Although she […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
TWO student leaders get excited for Community Plunge. (Photograph provided by Katie Rousopoulos)

Giving ‘til it sweats

Taylor’s tradition of servanthood hits 20-year benchmarkBy Rayce Patterson | Echo Passers-by in Upland may see the seas of gray shirts and think that the local university is being punished for something, but the students are not in trouble. They aren’t delinquents, and they don’t expect anything in return. In […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s breakdown

Brecken’s breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo Hey, you. Yeah, you with the paper — over here! I’ve got some things to say to you. Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s get down to business: I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we have a brand new school year on our […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
If you live in a wing on Olson, this could be thrown at you.

Traditionally at Taylor

A peek at a handful of hall customs around campusTaylor and tradition both start with the letter T for a reason. From the odd game of watermelon tag known as Melon and Gourd to the ESPN-featured basketball game christened “Silent Night,” we have more tradition than a “Fiddler on the […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Stacking furniture saves students space . . . and sanity (photo by: Rayce Patterson).

Four dos and don’ts of the dorm room

Quick tips to be a campus championDo: Get to know your neighbors Relationships are the lifeblood of campus life, and the people you will most likely build the closest relationships with are your neighbors. It’s important to get to know your floor or wing early so you can all live […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times