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The varsity cheer squad entertains the crowd while cheering on the Taylor football team.

Pep times two

The cheer and POMS squads plan to take school spirit into the stratosphereBy Gabby Carlson | Echo The Taylor University cheerleading squad and the POMS dance team strive to work together to promote school spirit. The cheerleading squad will cheer during basketball and football games, while the POMS team will […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
TOPPIT closes after 28 years of rolling dough for the Upland and Gas City communities.

TOPPIT closes doors

Local pizza shop permanently turns off ovenBy Gabby Carlson | Echo TOPPIT Pizza, officially closed its doors in June 2017. The third owners of the pizza parlor, John and Cyndi Inman, released an official statement on the TOPPIT website stating their reasoning for closure. The Inmans have owned the business […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students gather in Rediger Chapel to hear the message provided by speaker Nirup Alphonse

Abiding in unity

The story of Spiritual Renewal WeekBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo This week, Taylor University’s Spiritual Renewal speaker Nirup Alphonse, pastor of LIFEGATE Church in Denver, preached in-depth sermons on the topic of unity in Monday and Wednesday chapels and Monday and Tuesday evening sessions. According to Chapel Coordinator and […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Aftershocks

Students, staff and family respond to the hurricanesJudy Sutherland – “There’s no word from my nephew. He’s basically working around the clock.” Cheryl Martens – “The hurricane hit our area as a category two. The winds were loud and a little scary at times throughout much of the night, but […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bringing Grace

Bringing Grace

Church seeks to bring change in communityBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo Grace United Methodist Church has brought in a new director of student ministry and Senior Pastor to foster new youth ministry that is not confined to the four walls of a church. “Our idea about change for the […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News

Bree’s beat—international news

East African famine brought to lightBy: Bree Bailey | Contributor We have all heard our moms say, “Don’t waste your food; there’s a child starving in Africa” and felt the tears sting our eyes after watching a video about hungry orphans. The numbers which seem to be followed by never […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
New pews, chairs and lights adorn the reopened Meredith Prayer Chapel. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Sickler chapel’s remodeling

Newly-christened Clyde Meredith Prayer Chapel now openBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo The small prayer chapel in Sickler Hall has been rebranded and renovated over the summer. Called a “hidden gem” on campus, the chapel was closed in early June and remained under construction throughout the summer months. It has recently been […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The IT Express desk is the hot place for technology help and learning experience. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Revamping the stacks

Changes implemented to ZondervanBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo The start of the new school year brings many departmental changes amongst numerous majors, and that includes Zondervan Library. This season, the library is implementing new staff procedures, payment processes and room layout changes to improve overall student experience. One of the most […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The prayer chapel in Sickler Hall has reopened after construction through the summer. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Official student representation

Student leader feedback group soon to be in sessionBy: Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo A new group of student representatives and leaders called Represent will discuss communication and feedback between administration and students at their first meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. Represent is focused on being “proactive, not reactive,” according […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Upland celebrated its 150th birthday last weekend, alongside the local and Taylor community. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia)

150 years

Upland’s birthday celebrationBy: Gabby Carlson and Chrysa Keenon | Echo Last weekend, Upland celebrated its sesquicentennial event. The event ties in to the annual Labor Day celebration, but this anniversary festival is unique. The town celebrated its 150th birthday, with many community residents participating in the festivities offered. The weekend […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News