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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
Kevin Johnson, professor of history, brings his love of all things Egypt into his office decor. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Uncovering Taylor’s own Indiana Jones

Ancient Egypt is more than just mummiesBy Elyse Baron | Echo Guards yelling at him in Egyptian and sand filling his shoes with each step, Professor Kevin Johnson raced up an embankment that seemed determined to prevent him from reaching the top. His goal was not to escape authorities with […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Joy emanates from Travis Trotman in all he does. (Photograph provided by Travis Trotman)

A heart for the Taylor students

Meet Travis Trotman, Gerig and Breuninger’s new assistant hall directorBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Born and raised in Barbados with a heart for conversations on race, diversity or just about anything, Taylor welcomes Gerig and Breuninger’s new assistant hall director and Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) student. Travis […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
“What a riot when somebody contacts you and says, ‘I found your wallet from 20 years ago. It was just here in the ground,’” Aron Griffis (’99) said. (Photograph provided by Aron Griffis)

Missing wallet returned 20 years later

Students reunite Taylor alumnus with lost walletBy Becca Robb | Contributor  On a chilly Sunday afternoon in May, two students turned up a piece of history in a pile of dirt. Junior Andy Willson and senior Michael Mundwiler were biking around Taylor’s softball field when they noticed an object lodged […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Freshman Chelsea Carter poses with her service dog, Bronx. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

New paws on the block: (Wo)man’s best friend

Who’s the girl with the service dog?By Halie Owens | Echo Interests of many have been piqued after seeing the new Taylor freshman with the service dog. Her name is Chelsea Carter, and her service dog, Bronx, is a medical alert dog. While many may be used to seeing service […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Sophomore Ethan Rice knows the difficulty of relationships, but that doesn’t stop him from being bold. (Photograph provided by Ethan Rice)

Steps toward boldness

This film major strives to overcome social awkwardnessBy Abby Gonzalez | Contributor Meet sophomore Ethan Rice. Rice describes himself as “a person who likes being around people but doesn’t know exactly how to do that.” This started in high school, when Rice claims he started caring about his social life. […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features