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Bows are lined up against the wall, ready to be used. (Photo by Hannah Bolds)

Aiming for success

Hartford City’s local archery shop hits the markBy Aubree Devisser | Echo  Taylor employees by day, archery experts by night. Robin and Don Perry spend their days on Taylor’s campus then return home to run Perry’s Archery Center in the evenings. During the recent recession, the Perrys shut down their […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Sherry Haines stands in front of her new home on Taylor's campus (Photo by Elyse Horb.)

Creativity in the cornfields

Taylor’s new First Lady shares her artistic inclinations By Brianna Kudisch | Echo  “It’s the creative process,” Sherry Haines said as she sat in her airy blue kitchen, her hands wrapped around the warm mug filled with coffee. Taylor’s newest First Lady brings a wealth of experience and talent to […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Students eagerly await the next creation from the dining halls. (Photo by Naomi Page.)

The good side of gluten-free

Exploring the challenges of cooking without gluten By Aubree DeVisser | Echo Being gluten free is difficult, but it’s even more so if you are Megan Jeffers, the gluten-free executive chef for the Dining Commons. Jeffers developed Celiac disease when she was 20 years old, but it wasn’t until she […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Freshman Christina Kim embraces Taylor culture with arms wide open.

Colliding cultures

International education brings new insightBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo Traveling to college sometimes means a long drive or even a flight for incoming students. However, for freshman music education major Christina Kim, it meant a two-day journey involving a ferry ride, two flights and more time in the car than […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Austin Munn spent last summer interning with Tiny Hands and traveled alongside a summer Vision Team.

Tassels and Tiny Hands

Senior to work in Nepal after graduationBy Katherine Yeager | Echo As seniors scramble through the final weeks leading up to graduation, they look to life beyond Upland. Some pursue graduate programs, others pursue job opportunities in the U.S. and all fill out seemingly limitless paperwork. Austin Munn, a senior […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Bergwall Babies

Bergwall Babies

The babies behind the lasting legacyBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo For one baby to be born while a parent is a hall director in Bergwall is interesting. For it to happen twice is coincidental. For it to happen four times is downright noteworthy. That’s exactly what happened to the Mowerys, […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Whitney (Cerak) Wheeler and her family, ten years following her involvement in tragic Taylor van accident.

Redefining Identity

Whitney Wheeler’s journey to restorationBy Gracie Fairfax | Echo Whitney (Cerak) Wheeler (‘09) recently returned from youth group, where she leads a group of fun, easily distracted middle school girls. Her three kids are now in bed and the house is quiet. As an army wife and the mother of […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Sometimes you find heros in unlikely places.

Meeting Superman

My encounter in Walmart’s electronics aisleBy Austin Lindner | Echo Superman wasn’t wearing his cape when I met him at Walmart. He told me he had left it at home. In fact, I almost didn’t even notice Superman until I quickly turned the corner of the electronics aisle and stubbed […]

by · April 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
While at Taylor, Steve Etheridge switched between living on First West Wengatz and Penthouse.

Peeling back The Onion

Taylor alumnus’ journey to full-time comedy writingBy Gracie Fairfax | Echo For anyone who likes to make people laugh, a full-time job in comedy is often a distant dream. As a senior writer for Clickhole, a comedy website, this is Taylor alumnus Steve Etheridge’s (’10) reality. His career in comedy […]

by · April 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Multiple Taylor alumni, who are now Chick-fil-A employees, came to help set up the new campus Chick-fil-A.

Chick it out

The inside scoop on eating more chickenBy Katherine Yeager | Echo Laughter echoes through the LaRita R. Boren Campus Center as students, faculty and community members explore the “destination dining” experience that launched on Monday. Sam Hartman, operator of Taylor’s Chick-fil-A Express, adjusts his red Chick-fil-A tie, takes a sip […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features