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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
What working for The Echo means

What working for The Echo means

Our ViewBy Editorial Board | Echo A degree in journalism is not a requirement to work for The Echo. Politics, philosophy and economics majors, english majors, international studies majors, professional writing majors and more have contributed to the team this year. There are a myriad of opportunities available for those […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Eric Moore, a MAHE student, shares his personal experience as an Airband participant.

Dances with wolves: one student’s perspective

MAHE student reflects on Airband experiencesBy Eric Moore | Contributor Early last spring, as Airband began to take over First West Wengatz, I was asked the fateful question: “Hey Erwok, do you want to do Airband with us?” Call it a lapse of insanity or divine inspiration, but I said yes. Now, […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach Winters take their masters of ceremonies duty very seriously, copiously preparing the best jokes for the big night.

Announcing the masters of ceremonies

Preparing for an act out of this worldBy Caroline Shapley | Echo From script writing and thoughtful planning to rehearsing, the 2018 Airband masters of ceremonies’ (MCs’) plan is to take the audience on a trip that is out of this world with laughter. Junior Will Kercher and freshman Zach […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times