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John Reishus smiles at his welding project as it smiles back. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Fabricated findings

The history of Professor Reishus’s welding hobbyBy Becca Eis | Echo When driving on the country roads of Grant County, there is seemingly not much to look at . . . unless you come across John Reishus’s yard. “A lot of the steel sculptures from getting my master’s are in […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The women of Second South English enjoy the pick-a-dates Perry’s Archery Center provides. (Photograph provided by Alora Pradel)

Hidden gems

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to have a good timeBy Hope Bolinger and Hannah Stumpf | Echo Living at a school deemed in the middle of a cornfield, students often struggle to find activities to do outside the university. After one exhausts the options found in the […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
A local firefighter waves at the crowd as the fire engines advance down the streets of Upland. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Building community at the Upland Labor Day Festival

An inside look at Upland’s Labor Day festivitiesBy Grace Hooley | Echo People line the streets as horses, fire trucks and floats meander down Main Street in downtown Upland. Smiles and candy are all around as the community comes out to celebrate. The marching band and tractors entertain as the […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Brian Blevins, general manager at Joe on the Go, loves to share his story to customers. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

I am a vessel

Brian Blevins impacting people one coffee cup at a timeBy Braden Ochs | Echo Joe on the Go, the new coffee shop for Upland, adds another option for bonding. The well-priced coffee, welcoming atmosphere and the close proximity to Taylor’s campus are things to cherish. Brian Blevins, general manager at […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Amy Stucky begins her new role as a full-time faculty member after over 20 years in the athletic department. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

New opportunities

Amy Stucky steps away from athletic administration to full-time faculty positionBy Braden Ochs | Echo Amy Stucky, who has served in various athletics administration roles since 1996, has left an administration position to become a full-time faculty in the kinesiology department. It’s a new experience for Taylor not to have […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Prayer is an essential part of both the chapel planning process and chapel services. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

The puzzle pieces of chapel

Behind chapel doorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, the Taylor campus witnesses the droves of Taylor students congregating to the LaRita Boren Campus Center to the chiming of bells on their way to chapel. Even though chapel attendance is expected — not required — almost […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The top level of Two Cats Café offers both bar and booth seating and features the restaurant’s logo, inspired by the yin and yang symbol.

The Mediterranean marvel

A closer look at Two Cats CaféBy Becca Eis | Echo College students congregate at a multi level restaurant with a high, exposed ceiling, abstract art, New Age music and a bohemian vibe serving out-of-the-ordinary dishes. Both intriguing and a bit intimidating at first visit, Two Cats Café, located in […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Bridge Cafe is the best place for a friendship to bloom and strengthen. (Photograph by Katherine Yeager)

The heart of Upland

The Bridge Cafe is bringing revitalization backBy Braden Ochs | Echo Walking through the Bridge front door is a warm, welcoming sensation for customers all around. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and books huddle around the group of wood tables. Vintage lights glow, making the tables radiate themes of focus and community. […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Many seniors’ first Welcome Weekend memory is patterned with flannel, hay bales and Stetsons thanks to the annual Hoedown, last held in 2014 (photo provided by Ellen Hershberger).

The last four years

Highlights from seniors’ Taylor careersBy Jeff Grogan | Echo Memorable events around campus  Breuninger Hall opened (2013) Breuninger Hall is the newest dorm on campus and houses 150 males and females, according to Taylor’s website. Junior Mark Allsman said he appreciates the mix of students within it’s three floors: “We don’t […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Senior Katie Wierenga will travel over 3,000 miles to play soccer in England following graduation. (Photo by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

From soccer to “football”

Senior soccer player to compete in England By Brianna Kudisch | Echo Once they graduate, some seniors travel quite a distance for a new job or graduate school. For senior Katie Wierenga, life after graduation looks a little different. Starting in late August, she’ll play women’s soccer for Northumbria University, […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features