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The Echo
Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, June 24, 2024
The Echo

Alan Blanchard

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Students intern across the United States

Journalism classes introduce Taylor University students to compelling, solid news writing and human interest storytelling skills. They practice these skills via writing stories for The Echo. They then gain professional experience writing news, sports and/or human-interest stories for magazines and newspapers ...

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Students thank Pulliam for all-in investment

When we think and talk about Taylor University donors, the first thing that comes to mind is the picture of generous donors unselfishly giving gifts to fund buildings, scholarships and other worthwhile endeavors that benefit our students.And Russ Pulliam, longtime Indianapolis Star editor and national ...

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What undergirds Pulliam’s lifelong column

Who is Russell “Russ” B. Pulliam? He is many things. A friend and mentor for 27 years, editor, reporter, columnist at Indy Star, World magazine board member, church elder, husband, father, grandfather, regular guest speaker and adjunct instructor at Taylor, and, in May, recipient of an honorary ...

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God is faithful through my desert trek

 Thirty years ago this month, I made indelible memories from what turned out to be a several-month, surprise stay in Saudi Arabia, compliments of Uncle Sam.      “Men make plans and God laughs,” or so the saying goes.      This possible Yiddish saying may stem loosely from Psalm 33:10: ...

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The benefits of an internship

Practicums or internships pay huge dividends to university students, but not always in dollar and cents. Up front, I need to disclose a bias. I’m a beneficiary of internships (think Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, New Mexico in 1979), have hired countless reporting interns from my days as a newspaper ...

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The Echo benefits from faculty voices

By Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser "The Echo Opinions section is a space for students alone, not a space for faculty to voice their opinions or thoughts." This or a similar reply reached my ears more than once when I asked some faculty colleagues outside my department last year if they had ever considered ...

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With press freedom comes much responsibility

By Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. - ...

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Upland's fire department secures Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center, finding no fire inside.

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