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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
Trash or treasure

Trash or treasure

Upland rummage sales offer unusual findsBy Megan Herrema | Echo The closets of Upland might be a little emptier after this weekend. On Sept. 2 and 3, Upland residents will host various rummage sales in garages, front yards and pole barns. Somewhere between the baby clothing and Grandma’s needlepoint, shoppers can […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Time is never a guarantee. (Photo by Natalie Nohr)

Brevity and beauty

The challenge of remembrance By Natalie Nohr | Contributor As I interviewed the Habeckers, sitting across the hardwood table from them, my last question hung in the air: “What would your hopes be for this memorial week?” I wanted to put my finger on how to share this accident with […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Leland E. Boren, chief operating officer for the Pierce-Governor factory donated the building to the Upland United Methodist Church. The church hopes to move its services to the new space soon.

United Methodist Church building

Church receives roomy donationBy Katherine Yeagar | Contributor There is a concrete wall covered in names, in stories and in prayers. It sits, silent and resolute inside an empty factory off South Main Street in Upland. Scriptures written by 90-year-olds and pictures drawn by 3-year-olds plaster the structure, a symbol […]

by · April 22, 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
Multiple Taylor alumni, who are now Chick-fil-A employees, came to help set up the new campus Chick-fil-A.

Chick it out

The inside scoop on eating more chickenBy Katherine Yeager | Echo Laughter echoes through the LaRita R. Boren Campus Center as students, faculty and community members explore the “destination dining” experience that launched on Monday. Sam Hartman, operator of Taylor’s Chick-fil-A Express, adjusts his red Chick-fil-A tie, takes a sip […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The tuition hike is still below other universities’ average. Graphic by: Matt Morse

Tuition increases by 4 percent

Cost of education takes a hike on high roadBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Pull out a calculator and start crunching numbers for the 2016-17 school year—tuition rates are increasing by four percent. Next year, combined with the cost of room and board, the price tag for a year at Taylor will […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
(front row, left to right) Velma Kroeker, Esther Yordy, Liz Williamson, Janie Kesler, (back row, left to right) Lou Roth, Ruth King, and Marian Heacock meet every Monday morning.

Glory, Glories, hallelujah

Monday mornings with Upland’s Morning GloriesBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo It is not a coffee club or a baking league. There are no agendas, no set rules and no requirements. The Morning Glories simply meet once a week to talk and laugh. Every Monday morning at 9, they gather in […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Food off the chain

Food off the chain

Nearby hidden restaurants to tryBy Sarah Davis | Echo   Oriental Pearl – Gas City Off the road and tucked behind a Dollar General is a little place still adorned with Christmas decor. If you can get past the present bows on the walls and buffet-table-turned-fish-tank, you’re in for a […]

by · February 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times