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Professor Ed Meadors poses with his tree farm that he has been growing for almost 20 years. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Walking in a wooded wonderland

How Ed Meadors began his own forestBy Becca Eis | Echo Many Taylor students will say they appreciate the beauty of trees in the fall, but trees hold a special place in the heart of Ed Meadors, professor of biblical studies. Meadors began his own tree farm in 2008 after acquiring […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
For the old building, Taylor is seeking ideas for potential uses of the space. (Photo by Riley Hochstetler)

Trusting God at blank slates

UMC entering into a new buildingBy Grace Hooley | Echo Stacks of chairs line the halls of the new Upland United Methodist Church (UMC) building, symbolizing the people that will soon fill them. It’s an empty room with a wooden stage on one end. It’s not a cold, lifeless space; […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Meet the Dominiques

Meet the Dominiques

Meet all 200 family members of sophomore Autumn DominiqueBy Elizabeth Carrier | Contributor Sophomore Autumn Dominique is from a small town where she and the majority of her 200 family members live. This iconic family started with her grandparents, who raised 10 children of their own and went on to […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
More than just CrossFit: A way to give life

More than just CrossFit: A way to give life

Junior Christiana Phillips receives CrossFit Level 1 certification to help those with special needsBy Braden Ochs | Echo Learning to become a trainer benefits more than simply one person. Sometimes, trainers use exercise as a way to change lives and help people discover their true selves. Because of how exercise […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Freshman Elizabeth Carrier (right) speaks her testimony before her baptism. (Photography provided by Autumn Dominique)

More than just a phase

A story about freshman Elizabeth Carrier’s new journey with GodBy Autumn Dominique | Contributor At a Panera Bread on Dec. 4, 2016, freshman Elizabeth Carrier officially became a Christian. This decision made her the only believer in her family. While many people around the world find themselves as the only […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Chester Chan (center) enjoys volunteering his time for the RedBarn directors Troy Shockey (left) and Liz Shockey (right). (Photograph by Braden Ochs)

Not every barn in Indiana is used for farming

In Upland, the RedBarn continues to provide an afterschool place for childrenBy Jed Barber | Contributor The image of a red barn calls several ideas to mind, but few would associate it with effective youth ministry. Senior Chester Chan has volunteered at the local ministry the RedBarn ever since his […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Maddy Miller posing with all her excited campers. (Photograph provided by Maddy Miller)

Finding God at the very end of the highway

The story about a little summer camp in Juneau, AlaskaBy Maddy Miller | Echo Seated at the end of Glacier Highway, Echo Ranch’s mission is to share the Gospel to children in southeast Alaska through camping. Echo Ranch Bible Camp is located in Juneau, Alaska, and offers summer camp, horse […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Marketing makes scents: The essentials

Marketing makes scents: The essentials

How oils became essential to Lindsi RichardsonBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo “God didn’t just put us on this earth, he gave us what we needed (to be healthy).” So said Lindsi Richardson, a essential oils enthusiast and crafter of scent-infused necklaces. Richardson has been selling her homemade jewelry in the […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Melon & Gourd 2017 Friday Entrances (VIDEO)

Melon & Gourd 2017 Friday Entrances (VIDEO)

The Echo’s Friday coverage of Melon & Gourd 2017, Third West Wengatz’s annual week-long tag game traditionBy Eric Andrews | Echo Video produced by Naomi Noyes | Echo Each year, the men of Third West Wengatz participate in a week-long game of tag. The game culminates Friday morning before chapel, when […]

by · October 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Multimedia
Jerome Flewelling (’97) (center) celebrates his award with Jitka Nelson, Indiana’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and others. (Photograph provided by Flickr.com)

Taylor alumnus crowned Indiana’s top teacher

Jerome Flewelling wins 2018 Indiana Teacher of the YearBy Grace Hooley | Echo “I liken the entire process to riding a roller coaster in which the hills get higher every time and the coaster pauses at the top of the hill so you can see/feel/anticipate the drop! Then when you […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features