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This chart explains the different areas of the Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County initiative. (Photograph provided by Cathy Weatherspoon)

Together, we Thrive

Thriving Families, Thriving Grant CountyBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County initiative is a community-based program to help Grant County evolve. The program partners with members of the Grant County community to create a better environment to live in overall. The initiative came to be almost […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Dr. Jacob Kendall, Sydney Wagoner, Grace Elenbaas, Cathy Weatherspoon, Rachel Houck and Michaela Shake celebrate their grant approval in Marion (Photograph provided by Grace Elenbaas)

A great grant for Grant county

$10,000 grant awarded to beautify Marion By Gabby Carlson | Echo Last week, four social work majors wrote a grant to enable the beautification of the Marion downtown district. The group received a $10,000 grant for a project that will ultimately cost around $100,000. Their grant pays for a corner […]

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Christina Brandsma has been working on WOPRO's event, "Stand up for your Sibling since the beginning of the semester. (Photograph by Ruth Flores Orellana)

Stand up for your sibling

Making a difference, one stance at a timeBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Women’s Programming (WOPRO) is putting on an event for everyone. Man or woman, Stand up for your Sibling is something you don’t want to miss. The event is being held on Nov. 9 from 8–9:30 p.m. in Rediger […]

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The Indiana Conference for Women is a place for females with entrepreneurial spirit to connect and come together. (Photograph provided by Indiana Conference for Women)

Business pitching like a boss

Upcoming female entrepreneur conferenceBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo On Nov. 7, in the Indiana Conference Center in Indianapolis, finalists of The Startup Ladies and the Indiana Conference for Women’s annual pitch competition for female aspiring entrepreneurs will present to attendees and network with existing businesses at the 2017 Indiana […]

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Taylor was ranked fifth for online colleges by SR Education group. (Photograph provided by SR Education Group)

Ranked top 5

Taylor ranked fifth for online collegesBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Taylor University was ranked fifth for 2018’s best online colleges according to Of the 42 schools considered, Taylor was ranked fifth because of their online affordability and high academic standards. Taylor offers three online associate’s degree programs: associate’s in […]

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The Chick-fil-A cow started its kindergarten experience this year at Eastbrook Elementary by reading to the children weekly. Photograph provided by Andrea Shively

Students reading with the cow

Chick-fil-A adopts a class in the communityBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Chick-fil-A recently adopted a kindergarten class at Eastbrook South Elementary. The adoption offers weekly readings by employees, toy donations and visits from a costumed Chick-fil-A cow. The idea for adoption came from Brenda Christian, retail manager for Chick-fil-A. She […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Resident pastor at College Wesleyan Church (CWC) Logan Hoffman and Professor of Sociology Michael Jessup hold question and answer sessions with students.
Photograph by Chrysa Keenon

Let’s talk about it

Campus conversations about DACABy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Yesterday evening, a conversation about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was held in the campus center. The DACA initiative started in 2012 under President Obama. It protects immigrants who were brought to America illegally as minors from immediate deportation. These minors […]

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5.5K run and 1-mile walk to support Haitian orphans begins at 9:30 tomorrow. Photograph provided by Plenseh-Tay Saukeuh

5.5 for 55

Fundraiser being held for Haitian orphans in needBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Halloween is right around the corner. But the time to dress up is not only on Oct. 31. Tomorrow, Taylor students, faculty and community members are invited to dress up for a 5.5K run or a 1-mile walk […]

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Bree researches each story for her column, heartbeat by heartbeat. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Bree’s beat

Controversy in CataloniaBy Bree Bailey | Contributor On Oct. 1, the Catalan government held an illegal poll to determine whether or not they would declare independence from Spain. For centuries, Catalonia has been a legal territory of Spain. In recent years, Catalans have felt the Spanish government has been restricting […]

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Junior Noah Frances, senior Caleb Mackintosh, sophomore Alex Wood and junior Cameron Yeakle pose in the aftermath of the Brotherhood’s zombie apocalypse last year.
Photograph provided by Adam Hursey

Fun fall celebration

SAC and Sammy team up for a fun and horror-filled nightBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo Students Activities Council (SAC) and Samuel Morris Hall will team up for a fun and horror-filled night on Halloween. SAC will organize a fall fest while Foundations, the Brotherhood (Broho) and Penthouse have acclaimed […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News