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Payne’s Restaurant’s food truck will be feeding the crowds at the Discover Downtown Marion event this Friday!

Discovering downtown Marion

Spend your night getting to know Marion, IndianaBy Lily Smith | Contributor Are you looking for a Friday night of fun? Discover Downtown Marion is your solution. On Friday, Oct. 12, grab some of your closest pals, hop in a car and head to downtown Marion. The Discover Downtown Marion […]

by · October 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Professor Profiles

Professor Profiles

New communication professor Julie Borkin shares heartBy Victoria Lawson | Echo New Assistant Professor of Communication Julie Borkin is defying the stereotype that communication is a career path suited only for extroverts. As an only child from Dearborn, Michigan, Borkin preferred to engage in what she describes as introverted hobbies: […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
New communication professor, Dr. Timothy Berkey, shares his story of determination and devastation in this week’s Professor Profile.

Professor Profiles

Meet new communication professor Timothy BerkeyBy Victoria Lawson | Echo There it was. After sitting abandoned in a Texas barn for 20 years, $250 later, it was his. The black 1969 Volkswagen Beetle would need a lot of tender love and care, but Instructor of Communications Timothy Berkey knew he […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Junior Andrew Freer catches a disk on Breuninger lawn.

Additions being made to nearby park

Disc golf course coming to UplandBy Abigail Yasmeen Roberts | Echo This coming semester the Upland Community Council will officially open a brand new, state of the art, competition level disc golf course in downtown Upland. Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomore Joseph Ford hits the books in Zondervan Library.

Library has most successful summer program yet

Upland Library receives increased fundingBy Taylor Budzikowski | Echo The Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Library in Upland requested a budget increase of 5 percent for the 2019 year in hopes of funding prized programming, library resources, and a larger building down the road. The Upland Public Library currently has a […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
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
Men of Samuel Morris Hall enjoy Chick-Fil-A in the LaRita Boren Campus Center.

Dining changes coming in September

What to expect from dining services this yearStarting this semester, there will be many changes to Taylor’s dining services. In the Hodson Dining Commons, the deli station will soon have a Subway-style line. The students will be able to order what they want, and the worker will make the sandwich. […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
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
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