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The communication department took home the platinum and gold standard in the MarCom Award competition.
(Photograph provided by Donna Downs)

Public professionals

Comm Dept. students win prestigious MarCom AwardsBy Lenna Klein | Contributor Among the 6,000 MarCom Award entries from 2016, four entries from Taylor University merited awards. Two entries won Platinum awards and two won Gold awards. MarCom Award winners came from Professor Donna Downs’ Public Relations cases & campaigns class. […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Crysta Haynes, freshman Hannah Frase, sophomores Josie Luptak and Madi Williams and senior Michaela Shake will be participating in Dressember this month.
(Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Dressing for December

Fundraising for Dressember starts todayBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Starting today, women across the country — and Taylor’s campus — will wear a dress every day for a month to raise money for sex trafficking victims through a movement called Dressember. According to their website, Dressember started as a […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Professor Robert Priest brings expertise to the new anthropology field of study at Taylor. (Photograph by Ruth Orellana)

Some major changes

New anthropology focus added to Taylor’s sociology departmentBy Gabby Carlson | Echo A new major arrived on campus with Robert Priest, professor of anthropology, this fall. Although the details are not yet finalized, anthropology will be offered as a hybrid major with sociology or a minor by itself. Priest is […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Bridge is one of the small businesses participating in Small Business Saturday. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Small Business Saturday

Support Grant County in the season of givingBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo On Saturday, Nov. 25, local businesses in Grant County will be participating in a special national sales event known as Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express and scheduled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Ethics Bowl team took second place at the regional competition in Indianapolis this past Saturday. (Photograph by Chrysa Keenon)

Ethics team qualifies for national competition

Team scores second for 8th year in a rowBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Last Saturday, the Ethics Bowl team took second place in regional competition and qualified for the national tournament. This has been the 8th consecutive year the team has qualified. The competition was held at Marian University in […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Kaitlyn Kennedy waits for Greek’s to open it’s doors in December. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Greek’s Pizzeria coming to town

New restaurant to open in UplandBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Looking for a new place to grab a slice that is much closer to home? Search no further, as Greek’s Pizzeria is coming to town! Since the closure of TOPPIT in June, it seems Upland has been lacking in areas to fulfill […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
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