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Seniors Sophie Finlay and Sara Bergen enjoy the serenity of their cozy apartment while doing homework.

Moving on up (and off campus)

What it is like to move out of dorm lifeBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo A fruit-themed house and a farmhouse chic apartment are where you can find some Taylor seniors living this year.   Whether in an apartment of in off-campus housing, moving out of a dorm for senior year […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Professor Profiles

Professor Profiles

New communication professor Julie Borkin shares heartBy Victoria Lawson | Echo New Assistant Professor of Communication Julie Borkin is defying the stereotype that communication is a career path suited only for extroverts. As an only child from Dearborn, Michigan, Borkin preferred to engage in what she describes as introverted hobbies: […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor World Outreach has a mission statement that seeks to further the kingdom of God by the work of students.

TWO is new and all about belonging

Theme is an invitation to students and the worldBy Alyssa Roat | Echo This year, Taylor World Outreach (TWO) is all new, with a new staff, a new team and a new theme: belong.   “When we sit at the table as a body of Christ, our question is not […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Caramel apples can be sticky and messy to eat.

The dorm effecient recipe book

Fall snacks to curb your cravingsBy Kassidy Weemhoff and Lauren Rink | Life & Times Co-Editors When Taylor gets a taste of fall, it’s all over. Pumpkin spice everything takes over our social media feeds, little pumpkins adorned with gold calligraphy start showing up as decorations and we all begin […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
New communication professor, Dr. Timothy Berkey, shares his story of determination and devastation in this week’s Professor Profile.

Professor Profiles

Meet new communication professor Timothy BerkeyBy Victoria Lawson | Echo There it was. After sitting abandoned in a Texas barn for 20 years, $250 later, it was his. The black 1969 Volkswagen Beetle would need a lot of tender love and care, but Instructor of Communications Timothy Berkey knew he […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
Each week requires planning, thought and teamwork from the two editors.

Say hello to your 2018-19 co-editors (in chief)

Introducing you to the Echo familyVictoria Lawson | Echo Pronounced like the popular crustacean, “Chrabby” is the quirky hybrid of seniors Chrysa Keenon and Gabby Carlson’s first names as co-editors in chief of The Echo. The duo has high hopes for the coming year and is excited for what’s in […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“I love sharing stories because it gives me the chance to relive an experience as well as give the other person a window into my life.”
––Allison White

Humans of TU

When outsiders are pulled into the familyBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor “I was outside crying just because it was really hard and I kept messing up and I couldn’t communicate with people,” junior Allison White said. “And my host dad came out and was trying to comfort me. He told […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
During Welcome Weekend, Judd made his rounds to meet many of the Taylor students moving in. Here he is pictured smiling with the residence leadership of Wengatz Hall.

Judd the Therapy Dog lends a paw

Therapy dog brings services to TaylorBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Life and Times Co-Editor Fluffy, happy and always excited to see you, the Counseling Center’s newest therapy method has a visible effect on students and members of the Grant County community. Judd the Therapy Dog and handler Shari Wallace started coming […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Kemp, the general manager of Greek’s Pizzeria in Upland, prepares a pizza for one of his customers. Kemp arranged the event at Greek’s to give back to the volunteers of the Blackford County Animal Shelter.

Pizza and puppies: What could be better?

Event for animal shelter continues despite rainBy Kassidy Hall | Contributor The city of Upland has a population of less than 4,000. But when Greek’s general manager Drew Kemp advertised an upcoming “Pizza and Puppies” event on Facebook, the post was viewed over 13,500 times. Customers were encouraged to bring […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor Survival Guide

Taylor Survival Guide

Beating the heatBy Alyssa Roat | Echo Students report humidity levels so high picture frames are falling off the walls like projectiles, the Command strips unable to endure. Everywhere, students are melting into the concrete, seeping into the grass and sloshing into air conditioned buildings for reprieve. What is a […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times