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Something to write home about

Something to write home about

Taylor alumni talk of their real world encounters and how they succeeded in writingBy Rayce Patterson | Echo  The road to becoming a professional writer can be a long and difficult journey. However, it’s not impossible, so take heart in these success stories from Taylor University. Cara Strickland Class of […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A mile a minute

A mile a minute

How to plan for your day trip across the countryBy Rachel Pfeiffer | Echo One sunny day late in the summer, my brother proposed a day trip — to a destination 1,000 miles away. I’m normally not an adventurous person, but we only had two weeks left before college started […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A little taste of home

A little taste of home

Reviews of the family recipes hosted in the DCBy Jori Hanna | Echo  The sound of forks hitting plates, the murmur of intentional community and the wafting mixtures of various foods. Welcome to the Hodson Dining Commons, where one can eat as much as they want as long as they […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
(Photograph provided by Deanna Huey at Feastofstarlight.com)

Bilbo Baggins celebrates 111 years

Birthday hosted by the Lewis CenterBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  One hundred and eleven years does not pass by that often. When the members of the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends discussed options for events that year, they realized Sept. 22 fell on a Friday, the […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sign up

Sign up

New ASL club plans first meeting for next weekBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  President of the new American Sign Language (ASL) club and junior Jordan Hardesty developed an interest in sign language when she collaborated with a deaf girl for a high school history group project. “She came to my […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream . . . of death. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

Run!

Third West Wengatz’s Melon and Gourd tradition begins MondayBy Rayce Patterson | Echo If you are out and about next week, do not be surprised to see one or two men carrying large pieces of produce with them. Melon and Gourd is a longstanding tradition for Third West Wengatz (WWIII) […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s breakdown

Brecken’s breakdown

Heading into the nitty gritty By Brecken Mumford | Echo Tuesday night, I saw my dear friend Paige McCourt (’16) for the first time in too long. A beautiful young woman named Patience gave me one of the best hugs I’ve ever been given, 10 minutes after meeting me. Nirup […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Provided by David Stumpf

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