Hope Bolinger, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Hope Bolinger

Alyssa tries to help us make it through finals so we can get to Christmas.

Taylor University survival guide: How to survive finals

Ending the year with Christmas cheerBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor  Christmas lights glimmer. Open houses abound. The smell of hot cocoa and peppermint wafts through the air as Christmas carols drift from the Smith-Hermanson Music Center. It’s that time of year again. FINALS. For many, “Jingle Bells” and gingerbread might […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Students are armed with Chick-Fil-A and laptops for their studying sessions. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

No, there will not be a study guide for this

Professors give students tips when preparing for examsBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  Make a Google docs study guide and collaborate. Carve out two hours at Starbucks to flip through flashcards. Scan through Quizlet and pray some gracious predecessor provided a study set for your specific class. These make up a […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Turning in health forms to Ayres happens as frequently as colds on campus. (Photograph by Naomi Page)

Dead before dead week

What to do when yet another plague attacks campusBy Hanna Smith | Contributor  “Nobody really warned about how quick sickness travels on campus,” junior Hailey Smith said. Cooler weather marks the beginning of flu season, and it can seem as if everyone has been falling sick. College campuses offer little […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The sign out front flaunts garlands and bows for the holiday season. (Photograph provided by Hostess House)

Party in Marion like it’s 1817

A Grant County event meets the Ghost of Christmas PastBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Not too often will the Ghost of Christmas Past and Christmas Present meet in the same place. On Dec. 8, for the third year in a row, the 105-year-old Hostess House will host Dining with Dickens. […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Pictures from preparation for the ISS coffeehouse in years past. (Photograph provided by Christine East)

Par-Tea

ISS invites all of campus to its latest eventBy Andrew Shriner | Contributor  International Student Society (ISS) is throwing a party on campus. Or, rather, a “Par-Tea.” If you like international coffee, tea, snacks and performances, then this is your kind of party. This year’s Par-Tea is a new spin on […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
With exquisite-looking dishes such as these, it’s hard to imagine executing one’s own Thanksgiving plans without a mishap. (Photograph provided by Jennifer Moore)

Rethinking the Thanksgiving table

Not all traditions have to stay the same this November seasonBy Joshua Henreckson | Contributor  Okay, so you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner. It doesn’t matter how it happened — maybe it’s longstanding tradition, or maybe your aunt Carol is bedridden with influenza — whatever the reason, you now bear the horrifying […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown: Everyone isn’t for everyone

Brecken’s Breakdown: Everyone isn’t for everyone

How to love in a lonely communityBy Brecken Mumford | Echo  Something I say a lot? I love people. Something I mean whenever I say it? I love people. Something I strive to do? I love people. Something I don’t always do well? Love People. Throughout this semester, I’ve really […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Visitors can add to the ball of paint by rolling their color of choice. (Photograph provided by Erika Nelson, World's Largest Things, Inc.)

Painting a different kind of picture

This not-so-little gem exists in Alexandria, INBy Kendra Smalley | Contributor Viewing roadside attractions are fun ways to break up the monotony of a long car ride, but sometimes they can feel a bit anticlimactic: you unload from the vehicle, shuffle around a quirky property, snap a few pictures, then […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Linda Taylor's newest book covers the basics of the editing world. (Photograph provided by Linda Taylor)

The first draft journey

Linda Taylor describes the editing process of her latest book “Word by Word”By Hope Bolinger | Echo  “Everybody needs an editor,” according to Linda Taylor, assistant professor of professional writing. Yes, even editors need editors. Taylor discovered this early in the process of revising her latest manuscript, “Word by Word: […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo Have you ever had to make a difficult decision and sought the advice of someone else — or maybe even multiple people? Have you ever already known the choice you wanted to make but felt like you had to seek out validation for that particular […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times