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A walk in the park

Gas City library offers a free Indiana state parks pass until Dec. 31stBy Hope Bolinger | Echo Entering a state park for free is just a library card swipe away. Celebrating Indiana’s state park centennial last year, libraries and state parks across Indiana partnered up and sent 240 park passes […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Festival finesse

Festival finesse

The “how” and “why” of a fall favoriteBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Senior Nolan Sponseller said “I grew up in small town Indiana so I think that small town festivals have a special place in my heart”. The festival to which Sponseller is referring to is this weekend’s Cumberland Covered […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Dean's iconic image - seemingly far from his true self. (Photograph provided by Pixabay)

Laughter without a cause

The joy of James Dean off-screenBy Katherine Yeager | Echo “We better not go that way again,” young James “Jimmy” Dean said to his cousin Eula Davis after the two narrowly escaped a swarm of bees. The two only children had taken a pony ride in the land surrounding Dean’s […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Alyssa Roat poses with her mended bicycle. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Endless cycle

The Upland Area Greenways Association offers a free bicycle tune-upBy Hope Bolinger | Echo “I have spent so long trying to fix my bike and gotten nowhere, and they made it good as new in five minutes,” sophomore Alyssa Roat said. Roat arrived at the Upland Lions Club park to […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Angell family celebrates its newest member. (Photograph provided by Kerri Angell)

Adopting an Angell

An outdoor coffeehouse and fundraiserBy Hope Bolinger | Echo “I thought that being adopted was my adoption story. I didn’t realize it was just the first chapter.” Thus said Kerri Angell about the process that began 34 years ago when her parents adopted her and her three-month-old twin. Although she […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
"...TSO proved to cultivate community and memories through a Welcome Weekend event that truly dances to a different tune each year." (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

A Different Tune

TSO sets forth to create a welcoming danceBy Hannah Stumpf and Hope Bolinger | Echo The Welcome Weekend Dance has evolved a great deal over the years. Back in 2014, students gathered in flannels in the Odle parking lot, square dancing with partners to country music lead by MCs such […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
TWO student leaders get excited for Community Plunge. (Photograph provided by Katie Rousopoulos)

Giving ‘til it sweats

Taylor’s tradition of servanthood hits 20-year benchmarkBy Rayce Patterson | Echo Passers-by in Upland may see the seas of gray shirts and think that the local university is being punished for something, but the students are not in trouble. They aren’t delinquents, and they don’t expect anything in return. In […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Rachel Williams speaks about life after graduation

Letters from grads, to grads 2/7

Taylor graduates speak to seniorsBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Rachel Williams ’16 Christian Education Is what life after Taylor what I thought it would be like? Yes and no. I’m the Children’s Minister on staff at a church—and to be embarrassingly honest—I thought I had things for my path pretty […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Freshman 10

The Freshman 10

What to know before your freshman year at TaylorBy Gabby Carlson | Echo     Every other freshman on your wing or floor is just as nervous as you are. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Chances are, they are having just as hard of a time.     Getting involved with others […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor student moms

Taylor student moms

Celebrating Mother’s Day on campusBy Sarah Davis | Echo In the spirit of Mother’s Day, The Echo sought out students to celebrate here at Taylor. The following women possess many motherly qualities, providing comfort to homesick freshman and stability to reckless seniors. Despite their lack of actual motherhood experience, the […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times