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Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief
April 9
Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

An intensive week of Tugs culminated Friday and Saturday when three teams walked away with the coveted first place titles in this year’s “The Endless Summer” Greek Week. Teams that took first include Sigma Nu in the Big Men’s division, Lambda Chi Alpha in the Little Men’s division, and Alpha... Read more »

Tuggers finish semi-finals, prepare for Saturday

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief
April 8
Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Six teams secured their victories in Friday’s semi-final Tugs competition and will move on to Saturday’s championship rounds. Sigma Nu and Lambda Chi Alpha took victories Friday in the Big Men’s division, while Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Lambda Chi Alpha won for the Little Men’s division. In... Read more »

Unity Stroll brings Greeks together

Unity Stroll brings Greeks together

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor
April 7
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Greek Week, News, Showcase

Tables turned and roles were somewhat switched when the PanHellenic Council, Interfraternity Council chapters did some of the traditional steps from the chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Greeks were found dancing and singing throughout the Booth Library Quad near the Doudna Fine Arts... Read more »

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor
April 6
Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Rain, mud and sweat covered the field near Campus Pond Wednesday as 14 teams competed in the second round of Tugs. Though the odds were against them the teams gave it their all, beating the slippery mud and tugging their hearts out for the chance to win. Despite the rain and chilly air, Tugs spectators,... Read more »

Kickball tournament to raise funds for American Cancer Society

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor
March 31
Filed under Greek Week, News

The EIU Colleges Against Cancer service group will be presenting the 2016 Relay for Life Kickball Tournament in order to fundraise for the American Cancer Society 6 p.m. Friday in the Student Recreational Center. The event will be introduced with an opening ceremony featuring an Eastern student who... Read more »

Greeks to begin Tugs competitions

Greeks to begin Tugs competitions

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor
March 31
Filed under Greek Week, News, Showcase

Greek Week will be kicking off with their annual Tugs competitions starting 4 p.m. Monday at the Campus Pond, starting with Little Men's Tugs and Women's Tugs. These tug of war competitions between fraternities and sororities will be hosted throughout the week. The difference between the Little... Read more »

Delta Delta Delta wins Greek Sing for seventh straight year

Delta Delta Delta wins Greek Sing for seventh straight year

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor
April 19
Filed under Greek Week, News, Showcase

Members of Delta Delta Delta sorority hit the right notes, securing first place in Greek Sing, a choral competition, for their seventh straight year Sunday at Lantz Arena. Bailey Derrick, president of Delta Delta Delta, said even though her sorority has won the competition many times in the past,... Read more »

Delta Zeta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon win Airband

Delta Zeta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon win Airband

Cassie Buchman, City Editor
April 19
Filed under Greek Week, News, Showcase

Chants and cheers echoed throughout Lantz Arena as fraternities and sororities took the stage with instruments given to them from birth, the bodies, for Airband 2015, one of Greek Week’s final competitions. They danced and mouthed words to popular songs in order to take first place this year. Greek... Read more »

Greeks raise money for Relay for Life

Greeks raise money for Relay for Life

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor
April 12
Filed under Greek Week, News, Showcase

Relay for Life, an annual cancer awareness event hosted by the Colleges Against Cancer organization, was held in McAfee Gym Sunday.  The 12-hour event lasted from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Many clubs and organizations were a part of the event, including the fraternities and sororities as a part of Greek... Read more »

Official Greek organizations must meet requirements

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor
April 12
Filed under Greek Week, News

Eastern has nine Panhellenic sororities, six National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities and 10 Interfraternity Council fraternities.  In order from them to have become an official chapter, there are certain things the students of the organization had to do to become official. Dean... Read more »

Audience members cheer on tuggers, give support

Audience members cheer on tuggers, give support

Megan Ivey, Associate News Editor
April 12
Filed under Greek Week, News, Showcase

While fraternity and sorority teams strain over the long pull of the tug-of-war matches, fellow fraternity and sorority members devote time and effort into supporting their tuggers. Members make t-shirts and posters, as well as sing chants for the tuggers, making the Tugs matches a bonding and energetic... Read more »

Greek racial tensions in Oklahoma raise concerns

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor
April 12
Filed under Greek Week, News

The Oklahoma Kappa chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been closed permanently following a video surfacing online with members of the organization chanting racially harmful words; words informing others that African-Americans through the usage of a racially charged chant. “There will... Read more »

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