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The first cache found. The location is indistinct because geocachers are not allowed to reveal where they discovered the caches. (Photograph by Hope Bolinger)

Geocache me outside

A worldwide hobby can be found in UplandBy Hope Bolinger | Echo The phrase “treasure hunt” often brings to mind imagery of gold-thirsty pirates scouring beaches with shovels in hand. But a modern-day treasure hunt requires a few simple items: a phone or G.P.S. for coordinates, a car (if you […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A group of friends can even make themed costumes, as exemplified by members of Gerig. (Provided by Hannah Stumpf)

Custom costumes without the cost

How to make an inexpensive Halloween costumeBy Hanna Smith | Contributor It’s October. Pumpkin-flavored everything is in all the stores, and Halloween is just around the corner: costume season. But a store-bought costume can cost $20 on average. That’s too expensive for one night of visiting Halloween open houses or attending […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty thankful for fall break last week. I spent fall break at home in Novi, Mich., which was an unexpected shift in my original plan for this year, but I’m really grateful for the opportunity I had to […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Something to write home about

Something to write home about

Taylor alumni talk of their real world encounters and how they succeeded in writingBy Rayce Patterson | Echo  The road to becoming a professional writer can be a long and difficult journey. However, it’s not impossible, so take heart in these success stories from Taylor University. Cara Strickland Class of […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A mile a minute

A mile a minute

How to plan for your day trip across the countryBy Rachel Pfeiffer | Echo One sunny day late in the summer, my brother proposed a day trip — to a destination 1,000 miles away. I’m normally not an adventurous person, but we only had two weeks left before college started […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A little taste of home

A little taste of home

Reviews of the family recipes hosted in the DCBy Jori Hanna | Echo  The sound of forks hitting plates, the murmur of intentional community and the wafting mixtures of various foods. Welcome to the Hodson Dining Commons, where one can eat as much as they want as long as they […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Autumn Market can be enjoyed from The Bridge's new patio. (Photograph provided by Cathy Kerton-Johnson)

Markets and mochas

Local cafe hosts Autumn MarketBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Oct. 7 at 9 a.m., the second Autumn Market will take place at The Bridge Cafe in downtown Upland. Jamie Hughes (’13) has been in charge of the market since The Bridge’s beginning, with the exception of last year, when […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The sophomore team strikes a strong pose despite a difficult loss. (Photograph provided by Tali Valentine)

What goes around, comes around

The sophomore girls team stick together for another TaylathonBy Carly Wheeler | Echo The brakes are tightened, the chains are aligned and for sophomores Jessica Dundas, Amanda Fleischmann, Analiese Helms and Lindi Moore, memories of last year’s Taylathon competition fuel their desire for an epic comeback. These four sophomores are […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo Have you ever been so overwhelmed by people, places, things, ideas — nouns — that you feel stationary? You want to say something, but all the words get stuck in the back of your throat? You go to move, to capture, to do something, but […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
(Photograph provided by Kip Yitian Yin)

United under the same moon

The significance behind the Mooncake FestivalBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo  For most students, Thanksgiving is the time where students travel home to gather with family and eat turkey. For the Chinese students, the Mooncake Festival is a time of family reunions and eating mooncakes; however, traveling home for this […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times