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Disney released the recent “Beauty and the Beast” remake on March 17, 2017. (Photograph provided by unsplash.com)

Disney remakes

One student’s opinion about the recent “Beauty and the Beast” By Patrick Linehan | Contributor Does a “Tale as Old as Time” need to be remade? I suppose in order for it to be “Tale as Old as Time,” it would have to be eventually. “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Composing shots with different angles will make photos interesting and unique. (Photography by Halie Owens)

Oh, snap!

Three tips to improve your smartphone photosBy Becca Robb | Echo Compose your shot. Try a different angle. Everyone’s seen photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. What can make yours unique? If you find an angle that highlights an unusual feature of your subject, your photo will seriously stand out. Get […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Jack Morris eats breakfast with his girlfriend, Lauren, in Kenya, one of many stops during his world travels. (Photograph provided by Jack Morris)

Inspiration on Instagram

Taylor artists and photographers share their favorite creatives on InstagramBy Alex Burt & Kaitlyn Weaver | Contributors Artists often find inspiration from other creatives they discover and admire. Senior marketing major and photography minor Alex Burt and senior art education major Kaitlyn Weaver share their favorite artists and photographers they follow on […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
This photo will be used as inspiration for participants to craft “on-the-spot” poems during tonight’s workshop. (Photograph by Georgia Goy and provided by LaRea Slater)

Seventh annual Upland art festival

A celebration of the arts and poetryBy Chrysa Keenon | The Echo Tradition is alive and growing in the Upland community. The Barton Rees Pogue Poetry and Arts Festival will occur today and tomorrow, running for it’s seventh year. The theme is “All Aboard, Upland, Celebrating 150 Years.” Participants are encouraged […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Are you salivating for something a little out of the ordinary? Try a bite at the Global Market. (Graphic by Becca Eis)

Global Market recipes

Check out this recipes and try a bite at the Global Market.Shrimp Ecuadorian Ceviche Ceviche is a popular seafood dish typically made with raw fish cured in citrus juice and spiced. Start to finish: 30 minutes Recipe provided by Carolina Ortiz and Ruben Bedon Ingredients 2 red onions, sliced thinly 2 […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Jay Som — “Everybody Works”By Paul Jacobson | Contributor  As I inch closer and closer to graduating and entering the real world, I’ve been experiencing the existential dread and angst that all early twenty-somethings go through at this point in their lives. Meilna Duterte, who writes and performs under the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Davis is currently working with his favorite decade, the ’60s, in the film “Fall of ’69.” (Photograph provided by Andrew Paul Davis)

Future in film and music

Taylor filmmaker and musician embraces liberal artsBy Laura Koenig | Echo Studying the past in Professor of History Steve Messer’s History of the U.S. Since 1877. Learning Chinese in a class with only four people. Engaging with Russian history, politics and philosophy while acting in “The Cherry Orchard.” Senior Andrew […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Heather Davis Nelson helps readers remove the mask of shame to reveal who they are in Christ: redeemed and loved. (Graphic by Becca Eis)

“Unashamed”

Student reviews “Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame”By Megan Burkhart | Contributor Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame by Heather Davis Nelson  Crossway Publishers, Paperback, 192 pages Shame. We can’t vacuum it up. We can’t diet it away. We can’t even hide it behind our […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Paul Jacobson reviews David Bazan’s “Care”Paul Jacobson | Contributor  If there’s one thing I appreciate in a musician, it’s honest songwriting. David Bazan is an honest songwriter; he’s one of the most honest songwriters I can think of. Bazan is an interesting character: once an outspoken Christian writing songs about […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
This year’s Greece team will be under half the size of last year’s and made up of volunteers. (Photograph provided by Paige Kennedy)

Refugee stories, choral music and 300 glasses

Meet the Athens Spring Break Trip teamBy Grace Hooley | Echo  If you need glasses, you can get them. If it works with your schedule, you can attend concerts and meaningful plays in performance venues minutes from your dorm room. Other countries may not have those luxuries. This spring, members […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment