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Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo Have you ever had to make a difficult decision and sought the advice of someone else — or maybe even multiple people? Have you ever already known the choice you wanted to make but felt like you had to seek out validation for that particular […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Fall Fashion Week

Fall Fashion Week

By Hope Bolinger and Hannah Stumpf | Echo   Want more out of your view? Click here for the PDF version.

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Melon & Gourd 2017 Friday Entrances (VIDEO)

Melon & Gourd 2017 Friday Entrances (VIDEO)

The Echo’s Friday coverage of Melon & Gourd 2017, Third West Wengatz’s annual week-long tag game traditionBy Eric Andrews | Echo Video produced by Naomi Noyes | Echo Each year, the men of Third West Wengatz participate in a week-long game of tag. The game culminates Friday morning before chapel, when […]

by · October 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Multimedia
The first cache found. The location is indistinct because geocachers are not allowed to reveal where they discovered the caches. (Photograph by Hope Bolinger)

Geocache me outside

A worldwide hobby can be found in UplandBy Hope Bolinger | Echo The phrase “treasure hunt” often brings to mind imagery of gold-thirsty pirates scouring beaches with shovels in hand. But a modern-day treasure hunt requires a few simple items: a phone or G.P.S. for coordinates, a car (if you […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
A group of friends can even make themed costumes, as exemplified by members of Gerig. (Provided by Hannah Stumpf)

Custom costumes without the cost

How to make an inexpensive Halloween costumeBy Hanna Smith | Contributor It’s October. Pumpkin-flavored everything is in all the stores, and Halloween is just around the corner: costume season. But a store-bought costume can cost $20 on average. That’s too expensive for one night of visiting Halloween open houses or attending […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty thankful for fall break last week. I spent fall break at home in Novi, Mich., which was an unexpected shift in my original plan for this year, but I’m really grateful for the opportunity I had to […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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