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Behind the shelves

Behind the shelves

When Barbara Dixon started as head librarian at the Upland library, an average of 400 books were being checked out monthly. Ten years later, that number is up to 2500. Keeping track of that many books is no small job, but Barbara Dixon is more than up to the task.

by · November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Taylor keeps Marathon running

Taylor keeps Marathon running

Upland’s Marathon has provided many conveniences for Taylor students. Campus Polar Pop runs have shown their support of the Pit Stop. Owner Baljinder Singh expresses his appreciation of his most loyal customers. With gratitude, he discusses how he’s made Marathon service the best that it can be for the students.

by · November 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Girls got rhythm!

Girls got rhythm!

Chapel worship this year includes two female drummers. Senior Brittany Smith and Freshman Hannah Koritz wondered how they could use their love of rhythm for God’s glory. They found the answer in joining chapel band. To them, leading Taylor students in worship is an important responsibility and privilege.

by · November 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Great things, small community

Great things, small community

Marion, Ind., is known to be the home of a few famous people throughout history, but talent continues to thrive in downtown square, where children and adults that attend the Community School of the Arts reach their full potential in acting, singing, dancing and more.

by · October 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
VIDEO: Taylor’s class of 1988 cracks open time capsule

VIDEO: Taylor’s class of 1988 cracks open time capsule

Taylor University’s class of 1988 has a moment 25 years in the making. After the extended wait, they finally are ready to open the time capsule that they left there during their senior year of college.

by · October 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Multimedia
Alumni discuss Choros roots

Alumni discuss Choros roots

The word “Choros” is on posters and campus emails, and it means “open space.” It’s a relatively new group on Taylor’s campus that creates a safe environment for discussion of sexuality. Alumni Jeff Rozelle and Kate Meredith Mondal helped establish the group—read more about their journey.

by · October 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Pulling out all the stops

Pulling out all the stops

Josh Kiers was more than up to the challenge of playing alongside last year’s Spiritual Renewal speaker, Richard Allen Farmer—even though he was asked to perform only hours before the service. But Josh isn’t new to performing without warning.

by · October 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Fresh pizza, fresh look

Fresh pizza, fresh look

TOPPIT Pizza has recently undergone a series of renovations, inside and out, and is ready to be enjoyed by hungry customers. John and Cindi Inman, owners and operators, share their thoughts on the process.

by · October 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
VIDEO: Airband—Behind The Scenes With The Seniors

VIDEO: Airband—Behind The Scenes With The Seniors

The senior class of 2014 wanted to make their final Airband memorable. After considering a number of song ideas, they chose one that allowed them a glimpse of their childhoods even as they prepare to graduate.

by · September 30, 2013 · 1 comment · Features, Multimedia
Storify: We survived Airband 2013

Storify: We survived Airband 2013

What did the seniors think before performing “Toy Story/Radioactive”? What animal was spotted in the lines before the show (and did we ever figure out what it said)? And how did First West react when, for the third-straight year, they walked away with an Airband victory? We’ve got the answers right here, in The Echo’s latest Storify.

by · September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Life & Times, Multimedia