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Freshman Chelsea Carter poses with her service dog, Bronx. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

New paws on the block: (Wo)man’s best friend

Who’s the girl with the service dog?By Halie Owens | Echo Interests of many have been piqued after seeing the new Taylor freshman with the service dog. Her name is Chelsea Carter, and her service dog, Bronx, is a medical alert dog. While many may be used to seeing service […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Sophomore Ethan Rice knows the difficulty of relationships, but that doesn’t stop him from being bold. (Photograph provided by Ethan Rice)

Steps toward boldness

This film major strives to overcome social awkwardnessBy Abby Gonzalez | Contributor Meet sophomore Ethan Rice. Rice describes himself as “a person who likes being around people but doesn’t know exactly how to do that.” This started in high school, when Rice claims he started caring about his social life. […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Steve Williams stands proudly next to one of the cars he detailed for Daniel Schmitt & Co. (Photograph provided by Steve Williams)

It’s all in the detail

This aspiring producer holds the dream summer job of every car enthusiastBy Erin Cozad | Contributor Steve Williams, a sophomore film major, spends his summers similar to many other college students: working. Williams has been a mechanic at Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery in St. Louis for two […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Richard and Marilyn Perhai, Taylor’s 2017-18 missionaries in residence. (Photograph provided by Richard Perhai)

This year’s missionaries in residence

New pilot program takes offBy Abigail Roberts | Echo When Flown all the way from Ukraine, missionary couple Richard and Marilyn Perhai make Taylor their home for this academic year. In 2001, the Perhais moved from Auburn Hills, Michigan to Kiev, Ukraine with SEND International. At the time, Richard Perhai […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
John Reishus smiles at his welding project as it smiles back. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Fabricated findings

The history of Professor Reishus’s welding hobbyBy Becca Eis | Echo When driving on the country roads of Grant County, there is seemingly not much to look at . . . unless you come across John Reishus’s yard. “A lot of the steel sculptures from getting my master’s are in […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The women of Second South English enjoy the pick-a-dates Perry’s Archery Center provides. (Photograph provided by Alora Pradel)

Hidden gems

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to have a good timeBy Hope Bolinger and Hannah Stumpf | Echo Living at a school deemed in the middle of a cornfield, students often struggle to find activities to do outside the university. After one exhausts the options found in the […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
A local firefighter waves at the crowd as the fire engines advance down the streets of Upland. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Building community at the Upland Labor Day Festival

An inside look at Upland’s Labor Day festivitiesBy Grace Hooley | Echo People line the streets as horses, fire trucks and floats meander down Main Street in downtown Upland. Smiles and candy are all around as the community comes out to celebrate. The marching band and tractors entertain as the […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Brian Blevins, general manager at Joe on the Go, loves to share his story to customers. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

I am a vessel

Brian Blevins impacting people one coffee cup at a timeBy Braden Ochs | Echo Joe on the Go, the new coffee shop for Upland, adds another option for bonding. The well-priced coffee, welcoming atmosphere and the close proximity to Taylor’s campus are things to cherish. Brian Blevins, general manager at […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Amy Stucky begins her new role as a full-time faculty member after over 20 years in the athletic department. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

New opportunities

Amy Stucky steps away from athletic administration to full-time faculty positionBy Braden Ochs | Echo Amy Stucky, who has served in various athletics administration roles since 1996, has left an administration position to become a full-time faculty in the kinesiology department. It’s a new experience for Taylor not to have […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Prayer is an essential part of both the chapel planning process and chapel services. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

The puzzle pieces of chapel

Behind chapel doorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, the Taylor campus witnesses the droves of Taylor students congregating to the LaRita Boren Campus Center to the chiming of bells on their way to chapel. Even though chapel attendance is expected — not required — almost […]

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