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Freshman Zoe Mendenall reaches for pretzels in the newly branded Walnut Creek Country Market. (Photo by: Avery Amstutz)

Dollar$mart rebrands to compete with the new Dollar General

Store plans to offer new itemsSam Jones | The Echo Upland’s Dollar$mart store, soon to be known as Walnut Creek Country Market, will be rebranding and redesigning the store to keep up with it’s newest competitor, Dollar General. Mike Planalp, owner of Dollar$mart and other stores throughout Grant County, made […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
Appeals on Wheels will be held on Feb. 19 in the Alspaugh East and West rooms of the DC.

Taylor brings the courtroom to campus

Court session held in Alspaugh next weekEthan Rice | Echo On Feb. 19, Taylor will host the statewide appellate court hearing known as “Appeals on Wheels.” This initiative brings court hearings out from the state capital and into communities around Indiana. Next week, judges John G. Baker, Margaret G. Robb, […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor’s counseling center offers premarital counseling to couples in addition to its regular services. (Photo by: Josie Koontz)

Martinez brings counseling for couples

Intern offers premarital counselingJustin Chapman | The Echo The counseling center is now offering premarital counseling for three to four couples this semester due to the recent addition of a new intern. Taylor alumnus Nate Martinez (’17) is completing a masters at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in marriage and family […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
The last edition of the SEGway was published on Nov. 20, 2018

SEGway raises money for restart

Slater tries to bring back newspaperBy Abigail Roberts LaRea Slater, an Upland community member is working to raise the necessary $20,000 to restart the SEGway, Upland’s community paper, by March 1. Due to lack of funds, the SEGway recently ceased publication this past December, but Slater plans to bring it back. […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Faith on View Taylor University was ranked 16th out of over 200 Christian colleges.

Taylor honored among Christian universities

Faith on View ranks Taylor 16thSam Jones | Echo In a recent survey conducted by Faith on View, Taylor University was recognized as one of the top schools amongst other Christian universities. Faith on View is a popular blog that analyzes religious art and academia, which includes the surveying of […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Juniors Andrew Carter, Tim Hotchkiss and senior Steven Vermillion sing “Billy the Deceased Chicken” during the shutdown. Photo by Abigail Roberts.

Polar vortex prompts shutdown

Taylor unites amid frigid weatherTaylor Budzikowski | The Echo Upland’s frigid temperatures on Jan. 30 and 31 prompted class cancellations and office closures Taylor has not experienced since 2015. The University experienced temperatures of eleven below zero last week which caused a campus shutdown only one day into Spring semester. […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Emily Wallace displays her reusable Starbucks cup.

Potential Starbucks sparks controversy

A new coffee house will soon be openEllie Tiemens | The Echo Taylor students watched in anticipation as the empty lot at the edge of campus took on the shape of a building. Now, rumors are confirmed that the building will house a new Tree of Life bookstore and possibly, […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Thaddeus VanOverberghe, Paul Bubar, Rev. Greg Dyson and Shirley Bubar reintroduce Taylor University to Word of Life Bible Institute Students and 175 high school students at Pursuit Camp in Hudson Florida during J-term.

New intercultural administrative position filled

Dyson starts first month at TaylorBy Holly Gaskill On Jan. 2, the Rev. Greg Dyson officially started under the position of special assistant to the president for intercultural initiatives. “The Special Assistant to the President for Intercultural Initiatives will build on Taylor University’s existing intercultural programs to establish and implement […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Caleb Truax has created a binaural audio app for study, focus and sleep.

Truax creates audio app for Amazon Alexa

Senior develops high-quality soundsRayce Patterson | The Echo Senior Caleb Truax III started the company Drift Sounds while still a student at Taylor University. Truax is a film and computer science student who has worked on projects like the student short films, “The Summer of ‘59” and “Nuworld,” according to […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Is surrogacy trafficking?By Bree Bailey This June, 32 pregnant Cambodian moms were arrested on the grounds of trafficking their unborn children. These women were acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese families and planned to sell their babies after giving birth. Women declared that they had been offered up to $10,000 for […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News