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Say hello to your 2018-19 co-editors (in chief)

Introducing you to the Echo familyVictoria Lawson | Echo Pronounced like the popular crustacean, “Chrabby” is the quirky hybrid of seniors Chrysa Keenon and Gabby Carlson’s first names as co-editors in chief of The Echo. The duo has high hopes for the coming year and is excited for what’s in […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“I love sharing stories because it gives me the chance to relive an experience as well as give the other person a window into my life.”
––Allison White

Humans of TU

When outsiders are pulled into the familyBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor “I was outside crying just because it was really hard and I kept messing up and I couldn’t communicate with people,” junior Allison White said. “And my host dad came out and was trying to comfort me. He told […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
During Welcome Weekend, Judd made his rounds to meet many of the Taylor students moving in. Here he is pictured smiling with the residence leadership of Wengatz Hall.

Judd the Therapy Dog lends a paw

Therapy dog brings services to TaylorBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life and Times Co-Editor Fluffy, happy and always excited to see you, the Counseling Center’s newest therapy method has a visible effect on students and members of the Grant County community. Judd the Therapy Dog and handler Shari Wallace started coming […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Kemp, the general manager of Greek’s Pizzeria in Upland, prepares a pizza for one of his customers. Kemp arranged the event at Greek’s to give back to the volunteers of the Blackford County Animal Shelter.

Pizza and puppies: What could be better?

Event for animal shelter continues despite rainBy Kassidy Hall | Contributor The city of Upland has a population of less than 4,000. But when Greek’s general manager Drew Kemp advertised an upcoming “Pizza and Puppies” event on Facebook, the post was viewed over 13,500 times. Customers were encouraged to bring […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor Survival Guide

Taylor Survival Guide

Beating the heatBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Students report humidity levels so high picture frames are falling off the walls like projectiles, the Command strips unable to endure. Everywhere, students are melting into the concrete, seeping into the grass and sloshing into air conditioned buildings for reprieve. What is a […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Prepare for competition

Prepare for competition

Open house ranking to begin this yearBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo Red, White and Breu. Techno Night. Swalloween. Justin Timbercake. If these names don’t bring excitement to your very core, you haven’t experienced one of the many legendary Taylor open houses. Whether you’ve never been to an open house, are an […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The local Sunday shortlist

The local Sunday shortlist

Avoid being a bedside baptist with these churchesBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo This Sunday is the first time Taylor students will be attending church outside of campus this school year. For some, this is the first time in their lives they might be attending a non-home church. For others, this […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Plunging into the community

Plunging into the community

One of Welcome Weekend’s most beloved traditionsBy Lauren Rink | Echo Community Plunge is an annual Welcome Weekend event that encourages students and faculty from Taylor to help out in the Upland community. This event is designed to bring the Taylor community and the Upland community together for a common goal. […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Freshman Abigail Pyle demonstrates the classic confusion of not knowing how to navigate around the many campus landmarks.

Welcome Weekend tips and tricks for freshmen

We help calm the crazyBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo   Freshmen, we get it. We’ve all been where you are: excited, nervous and very overwhelmed. With meeting so many new people, trying to organize your room, figuring out how to live with a roommate you hardly know and braving the endless […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The new English Hall director Jessica Torres is also passionate about the Spanish language and is trying to start a club on campus. (Courtesy of Jessica Torres)

Q&A with new English Hall director

Times with Jessica Torres will be fun this yearBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Q: What drew you to Taylor? A: I heard a lot about Taylor from colleagues at Wheaton who had either attended, worked at Taylor or had kids going to Taylor. Q: What is your “Taylor story?” A: […]

by · August 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times