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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
A group of girls performs alongside their wingmates on a Wednesday night in 1986.

Seven facts about Airband history

How well do you know your Airband history?By Victoria Lawson | Echo The student body packs the Hodson Dining Commons, jostling you from all sides. An overhead speaker squeals from microphone interference. The audience is abuzz with a restless energy; the show was supposed to start 20 minutes ago and was […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Airbands offer sneak peek

Airbands offer sneak peek

Hints about some of this year’s bandsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo It has been under wraps for months. Nothing is more jealously guarded than an Airband’s theme. Luckily, three Airbands decided to indulge Taylor with a sneak peek: Gerig: Length: five minutes Practice Frequency: Twice a week starting the second week […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Hartford City: Hidden gem

Hartford City: Hidden gem

Local community has lots to offerBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life & Times Co-Editor It’s brisk outside. You find yourself thirsty for a hot beverage to warm your soul, and suddenly you remember the $5 you found in your old sweatshirt pocket yesterday. Immediately you jump in your car, intending to end […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The sign out front flaunts garlands and bows for the holiday season. (Photograph provided by Hostess House)

Party in Marion like it’s 1817

A Grant County event meets the Ghost of Christmas PastBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Not too often will the Ghost of Christmas Past and Christmas Present meet in the same place. On Dec. 8, for the third year in a row, the 105-year-old Hostess House will host Dining with Dickens. […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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
Police apprehend robbery suspects in Upland

Police apprehend robbery suspects in Upland

Two suspects in Daleville Shell robbery taken into custodyBy Eric Andrews and Katherine Yeager | Echo  UPDATED Oct. 5 at 4:37 p.m. Editor’s Note: Provost Jeff Moshier reported Wednesday morning: “Classes will resume at noon today following the resolution of an all-night police search near Upland and the Taylor campus. The […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Incorporating ‘Clybourne’ into Christian thought

Incorporating ‘Clybourne’ into Christian thought

A Q&A with professor Jeff CramerBy Rylie Harrison | Echo Jeff Cramer, associate professor of computer science and engineering, is just one of the many professors across Taylor’s campus who are choosing to incorporate discussion on “Clybourne Park” into their classes. Q: How do you plan to incorporate the play into […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment