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Quit faking it

Fake news is eroding our trust in truthBy Becca Robb | Co-Editor in Chief “I don’t know what to believe with all this fake news right now,” my friend said with a shrug. “You just can’t trust the media.” Her words stung—I am the media. But fake news is tearing […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Taylor’s tradition of polar pop runs has become a business staple at the local gas station near campus (Photo by Hannah Bolds.)

The man behind the polar pop runs

How Balli Singh helps keep Taylor traditions aliveBy Annabelle Blair | Echo For four years, Balli Singh has been serving Taylor students and the Upland community through his business, the Marathon service station near campus (dubbed Handy Andy’s by Taylor students). A friend’s recommendation prompted him to buy the gas station […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students gathered to comfort each other after the tragedy. (Photo provided by Michael Conroy of Associated Press)

Taylor community remembers van accident

Holding onto hope, recognizing time is no guaranteeBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Tuesday, April 26, 2016 marks the 10th year since the day Taylor’s community lost five of its members: Laura Van Ryn, Brad Larson, Betsy Smith, Laurel Erb and Monica Felver. “There were two phases in our lives, the […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomores Kory Orellana, Wyatt Shanks, Joe Schuette and Graham Ortmann are hosting a carwash for their management class

Car wash, canines come to campus

“Wash a Whip, Pet a Pup” proceeds to benefit Grant County Humane SocietyBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Roll those cars out of their parking spaces and head to the west Odle parking lot for a car wash and time with puppies on Saturday from 12-2:30 p.m. A car wash is […]

by · April 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Graphic designed by Matthew Morse

Bank bandit caught

Suspect in custody this WednesdayBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Wednesday, police arrested a man accused of robbing three central Indiana banks. On Monday, Jason Garmon, a 36-year-old Hartford City resident, allegedly robbed Citizen’s State Bank in Dunkirk, about a 25-minute drive from Taylor. Police believe that Garmon is also associated […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
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Christmas City, USA

Downtown Marion is hosting an artisan fair, a Christmas parade and the Walkway of Lights this weekendBy Becca Robb | Echo Some consider Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to be the Christmas kingdom of America. But Grant County locals point instead to Marion, Indiana as the true Christmas City, USA. Tomorrow from 9 […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News
Forbidden fruit for thought

Forbidden fruit for thought

Wheaton professor’s seminar challenges traditional notions of Adam and Eve By Anna Oelerich | Contributor What if Adam wasn’t really formed from dust? What if Eve wasn’t actually made from Adam’s rib? What if the two weren’t even the first people that God created? John Walton raised these and other questions […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor Hughes, Nicole Walker, Charlie Richert, Lauren Pfeifer and Courtney Selle presented their research in Ayres last night.

Pre-K partnerships

Research team examines early childhood education in Grant CountyBy Wren Haynes | Echo Some of us spent this past summer in internships, at camps or hanging out at home with friends. But for several Taylor students, this summer was an opportunity to perform in-depth research on early childhood education in Grant […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News
Survey data from Kim Case, 2013

Survey seeks willing students

This student survey holds real weight when it comes to influencing campus changes By Becca Robb | Echo It may be easy to overlook mass emails from Taylor administration, but an upcoming email will link to a survey that could give students a voice in administrative decisions. On Monday, each […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Jordan Wright lining up at Taquería.

Tongs pinch nerves in DC

Miscommunications are causing frustration among students and DC staffBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor In one week alone, DC workers were forced to throw away 22 trays of cookies and 14 trays of bread, according to DC Service Manager Melissa Crouch. This is because students used their hands instead of the provided […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News