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The Daily Eastern News

20 years later, Eastern friendship still going strong

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor
October 23
Filed under Homecoming, Showcase

  As the minutes tick away and tomorrow becomes yesterday, all the jokes adults make about “the glory days,” or times spent partying with friends and being young slowly become reality during Homecoming. It can be easy to forget just how fast time flies and even easier to neglect the...

Pep rally encourages students to “yell like hell”

Pep rally encourages students to “yell like hell”

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
October 23
Filed under Homecoming, News, Online

Both Greek and registered student organizations showed that there is “No Place Like EIU” at this year’s Yell Like Hell pep rally. Teams cheered and danced using their own routines with their groups to win. In first place for the Greek Division were Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi. Sigma Nu and...

Stroll-Off brings school together

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter
October 23
Filed under Homecoming, News, Online

Audience members cheered for each of the National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations as they hopped, jumped, shimmied and stepped to songs such as “Wat U Mean” by Dae Dae and “For Free” by DJ Khaled at Saturday’s Stroll-Off. Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma,...

Students take yellow brick road to royalty

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

From chapter presidents to campus royals seniors Justin Earls and Catie Witt are proud holders of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen titles. Both are heavily involved on campus and have been making an effort to participate in all of the homecoming events for the week. Earls is the president of Alpha ...

Review: Starting to smell a lot like autumn

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Whenever I think of fall, I think of falling leaves, warm baked goods and chilly weather. Sometimes, the chilly weather is a bit too much, which is grounds for me to stay inside and curl up with my favorite blanket. One thing I love during the fall is a candle and since we have one in Mattoon,...

Somewhere, sober the rainbow

Kayln Kayslett, Editor-in-Chief
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

  It is all fun and games until the student wakes up the next morning to an unbearable headache, overwhelming nausea and dizziness. This can be avoided by following three steps. Step one: Do your homework Before you walk into the party or pregame session create a plan of attack. Deter...

DIY: How to tailgate, make pom poms on a budget

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Supplies: scissors, rolls of streamers in different colors, Heavy Duty tape (colored electrical, duct tape, masking tape), string, a cookie sheet How to: Start by cutting about 20 feet of each of the colors of streamers you want in your pom poms. It will look like a huge mess of streamers, but don’t...

Flipping pancakes to support high school youth

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

They say the early bird gets the worm, but this weekend the early bird can get pancakes made by the Charleston Rotary Club in the parking lot of Dirty’s starting at 6:30 a.m. Students and locals can enjoy pancakes and sausage while watching the Homecoming Parade. Tickets, which can be purchased...

Homecoming Parade to bring out community

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

The annual Homecoming Parade is coming back to Eastern to create school spirit for the students and community alike at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday on 6th Street -Division Street. Tyler Vollmer, a graduate assistant in the student life department, said, the parade is open to the community. Everyone fro...

Pink Panthers pump up the pride

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Captains for the Pink Panthers Dance Team Alyssa Wurtzinger and Sarah Cowger have scheduled emergency dance practices and coached their teammates during their busy week to prepare for their performances for homecoming’s pride events. The Pink Panthers Dance Team will be performing their ro...

Charleston to close streets for parades

Destiny Bell, Contributing Writer
October 4
Filed under Homecoming, News

Various streets will be closed for different celebrations after being approved at the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Eastern’s Homecoming Parade will take place from 3 p.m. until 12 p.m. on October 22. Council members approved the closing of 9th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Roosevelt...

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