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Sophomore Alyssa Roat poses with her mended bicycle. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Endless cycle

The Upland Area Greenways Association offers a free bicycle tune-upBy Hope Bolinger | Echo “I have spent so long trying to fix my bike and gotten nowhere, and they made it good as new in five minutes,” sophomore Alyssa Roat said. Roat arrived at the Upland Lions Club park to […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Angell family celebrates its newest member. (Photograph provided by Kerri Angell)

Adopting an Angell

An outdoor coffeehouse and fundraiserBy Hope Bolinger | Echo “I thought that being adopted was my adoption story. I didn’t realize it was just the first chapter.” Thus said Kerri Angell about the process that began 34 years ago when her parents adopted her and her three-month-old twin. Although she […]

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The IT Express desk is the hot place for technology help and learning experience. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Revamping the stacks

Changes implemented to ZondervanBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo The start of the new school year brings many departmental changes amongst numerous majors, and that includes Zondervan Library. This season, the library is implementing new staff procedures, payment processes and room layout changes to improve overall student experience. One of the most […]

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The prayer chapel in Sickler Hall has reopened after construction through the summer. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Official student representation

Student leader feedback group soon to be in sessionBy: Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo A new group of student representatives and leaders called Represent will discuss communication and feedback between administration and students at their first meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. Represent is focused on being “proactive, not reactive,” according […]

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Years worth of experience makes for innovative designs. (Photograph provided by unsplash.com

Clay and Kindred Spirits

Clay art gallery beginning FridayBy Grace Hooley | Echo Worn craftsman hands are working through a lump of clay. At first, they harshly move and prod the 12-pound mass as it spins on the wheel. Though soon enough, the hands soften as they begin more intricate designs. Eventually, a wonderful […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Seniors, Alex Berends and Karissa Moss (Photograph by Abigail Roberts)

Join Taylor’s 2017 music ensembles

Inclusivity, excellence, worship and service through music, if that is where your heart is, you’ll find a real place in one of the many Taylor ensembles.By Abigail Roberts | Echo 1. Choral and Sounds Watch more here. Director: JoAnn Rediger Professor of Music & Director of Chorale Ensembles Theme: Speaking for […]

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"...TSO proved to cultivate community and memories through a Welcome Weekend event that truly dances to a different tune each year." (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

A Different Tune

TSO sets forth to create a welcoming danceBy Hannah Stumpf and Hope Bolinger | Echo The Welcome Weekend Dance has evolved a great deal over the years. Back in 2014, students gathered in flannels in the Odle parking lot, square dancing with partners to country music lead by MCs such […]

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TWO student leaders get excited for Community Plunge. (Photograph provided by Katie Rousopoulos)

Giving ‘til it sweats

Taylor’s tradition of servanthood hits 20-year benchmarkBy Rayce Patterson | Echo Passers-by in Upland may see the seas of gray shirts and think that the local university is being punished for something, but the students are not in trouble. They aren’t delinquents, and they don’t expect anything in return. In […]

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Amy Stucky begins her new role as a full-time faculty member after over 20 years in the athletic department. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

New opportunities

Amy Stucky steps away from athletic administration to full-time faculty positionBy Braden Ochs | Echo Amy Stucky, who has served in various athletics administration roles since 1996, has left an administration position to become a full-time faculty in the kinesiology department. It’s a new experience for Taylor not to have […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Prayer is an essential part of both the chapel planning process and chapel services. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

The puzzle pieces of chapel

Behind chapel doorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, the Taylor campus witnesses the droves of Taylor students congregating to the LaRita Boren Campus Center to the chiming of bells on their way to chapel. Even though chapel attendance is expected — not required — almost […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features