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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
The first cache found. The location is indistinct because geocachers are not allowed to reveal where they discovered the caches. (Photograph by Hope Bolinger)

Geocache me outside

A worldwide hobby can be found in UplandBy Hope Bolinger | Echo The phrase “treasure hunt” often brings to mind imagery of gold-thirsty pirates scouring beaches with shovels in hand. But a modern-day treasure hunt requires a few simple items: a phone or G.P.S. for coordinates, a car (if you […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Something to write home about

Something to write home about

Taylor alumni talk of their real world encounters and how they succeeded in writingBy Rayce Patterson | Echo  The road to becoming a professional writer can be a long and difficult journey. However, it’s not impossible, so take heart in these success stories from Taylor University. Cara Strickland Class of […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A mile a minute

A mile a minute

How to plan for your day trip across the countryBy Rachel Pfeiffer | Echo One sunny day late in the summer, my brother proposed a day trip — to a destination 1,000 miles away. I’m normally not an adventurous person, but we only had two weeks left before college started […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A little taste of home

A little taste of home

Reviews of the family recipes hosted in the DCBy Jori Hanna | Echo  The sound of forks hitting plates, the murmur of intentional community and the wafting mixtures of various foods. Welcome to the Hodson Dining Commons, where one can eat as much as they want as long as they […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times