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This photo will be used as inspiration for participants to craft “on-the-spot” poems during tonight’s workshop. (Photograph by Georgia Goy and provided by LaRea Slater)

Seventh annual Upland art festival

A celebration of the arts and poetryBy Chrysa Keenon | The Echo Tradition is alive and growing in the Upland community. The Barton Rees Pogue Poetry and Arts Festival will occur today and tomorrow, running for it’s seventh year. The theme is “All Aboard, Upland, Celebrating 150 Years.” Participants are encouraged […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sophomore Jordan Hardesty enjoys a mooncake during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Meaning of Mooncakes

The Story Behind the Mid-Autumn Festival By Katherine Yeager | Echo Those visiting the LaRita Boren Campus Center for dinner Wednesday evening found a free food option. In addition to Chick-fil-A patrons, the area buzzed with students stopping to sample mooncakes and honey chrysanthemum tea, traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival food. […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News

Building bridges

Bridge festival fosters community connectionBy Megan Herrema | Echo This weekend, the Matthews Lions Club will host its 46th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival next to the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. According to Festival Chairman Roger Richards, over 10,000 people attend the festival each year. “It brings the […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
United in Community

United in Community

End of the year festival celebrationBy Chrysa Keenon | Contributor   Before you break out those books and enter the panic mode of Dead Week, take some time this Saturday to enjoy a new way to experience Upland, for free. From 4 to 8 p.m., the Community Outreach (CO) division of […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Envisioning the world of film

Envisioning the world of film

Annual Envision Film Festival features workshops and film screeningsBy Danielle Barnes | Echo On Friday night both college students and high schoolers will catch a glimpse of what it’s like to present their films in front of a packed audience through the Envision Film Festival. Running from March 3-5, the […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sundance standouts

Sundance standouts

Favorites from the Sundance Film FestivalBy Austin Yoder | Contributor This past week, I and 10 other Taylor film students, I attended the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Over a period of seven days, I personally saw 18 movies. It was one of the most exciting and […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Eric Stark will conduct the "Festival of Carols."

Holiday harmonies

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir celebrates the annual “Festival of Carols” on Dec. 18By Laura Koenig | Echo Harmonious voices, joyous Christmas carols and laughter of family and friends—the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir hopes to bring Christmas joy to this year’s performances of “Festival of Carols.” As one of the nation’s largest and […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Doug’s Choice

Doug’s Choice

Taylor student’s series screened at New York festival By Austin Lindner | Echo Sophomore Doug Keeling has been performing in his sister’s comedic short films since he was 8 years old. However, it was his recent portrayal of an 11-year-old as a freshman college student that earned him a spot […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment