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Senior Nick Waskom and juniors Christian Allen, Bailey Zehr, Josh Lane, and Aubrey Wright together form the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. (Photograph provided by Christian Allen)

The return of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sweating on the field but growing in ChristBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo  After a three-year hiatus, the Taylor Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter has revived and begins its first full year as an official club on campus. FCA president and junior Christian Allen, a member of the men’s […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The International Justice Mission hosts yearly 24 hour fasts to prevent human trafficking and slavery.  (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Freedom fast to fight human trafficking

Students push to end slavery with a 24-hour fundraiserBy Gabby Carlson | Echo  Slavery is a major problem in the world today. For many, it means looming death. But through the Freedom for Slavery Fast, students are able to make a difference. The International Justice Mission (IJM) hosts this event […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Jenny Nelson began the Food for Thought program, which has recovered over 400 lbs of food just this semester to be donated. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Thinking ahead, with your stomach

Enactus’ food recovery programBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Food for Thought began in April 2017 when Enactus became an official chapter of the Food Recovery Network, according to project manager and junior Jenny Nelson. The Food Recovery Network collects food made by local restaurants and Taylor’s Hodson Dining Commons (DC) […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree researches each story for her column, heartbeat by heartbeat. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Bree’s beat

Gender laws in GreeceBy Bree Bailey | Contributor In the past, Greece was known to be one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. However, on Oct. 10, the parliament passed a new law causing harsh divides to form in their country. The law was passed with 171 votes in favor […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The United Methodist Church has been become Taylor property through the exchange of $1. (Photograph by Ellie Hotchstetler)

Taylor purchases a church for $1

Historic Upland brick church newest to Taylor CommunityBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Taylor University and Upland United Methodist Church (UMC) have agreed to a sale of the historic brick UMC building to Taylor for $1. According to UMC Pastor Rob Neel and Taylor’s Special Assistant to the President Ron […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Director of the Calling and Career Office Jeff Aupperle is ready to hear contestants’ pitches for the 2017 Shark Tank.  (Photograph by Ruth Orellana)

Circling like sharks

Promising Venture’s Shark TankBy Andrew Shriner | Contributor In Promising Ventures’ fourth annual “Shark Tank,” Taylor’s brightest entrepreneurs are hopeful to win a share of the $5,000 prize. Promising Ventures, a program created to encourage student entrepreneurship, and Shark Tank began in 2013 when the Calling and Career Office received […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
This little Indiana town is what some warmly call home. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Townies and Trojans Series: Hometown relations

By Chrysa Keenon | Echo For many students, staying in Upland is just a pitstop on a coming-of-age journey. While some might not consider or hold value to the cornfields surrounding Taylor, there are many in the community who know it as home. Jay Ross is one of those people. He […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
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 […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
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 […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News