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GALLERY: Family Weekend Snapshots

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Christina Wang gets a flower painted on her cheek Saturday in the walkway lounge at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.


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From ROTC rappelling to face painting in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, here are some photos that photographers snapped during Family Weekend.

Jack Kwiatkowski, a sports management major and Jacob Hite, who was visiting Eastern for Family Weekend, play Quidditch in the Library Quad Friday afternoon. Kwiatkowski was trying to keep the other two players from getting the ball.

Mary Ellen Greenburg
Jack Kwiatkowski, a sports management major and Jacob Hite, who was visiting Eastern for Family Weekend, play Quidditch in the Library Quad Friday afternoon. Kwiatkowski was trying to keep the other two players from getting the ball.

Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger performs with her puppet Samuel in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday night. Samuel is the first puppet she ever used.

Mary Ellen Greenburg
Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger performs with her puppet Samuel in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday night. Samuel is the first puppet she ever used.

Claire Reifsteck from Tuscola spends some time with her children, Evan and Stella at a Tailgate on Saturday outside O’Brien Field. Reifsteck is an Eastern alumna and said she likes coming around campus with her family to have a good time.

Toluwalase Solomon
Deborah Reifsteck, from Tuscola, spends some time with her children, Evan and Stella at a Tailgate on Saturday outside O’Brien Field.
Reifsteck is an Eastern alumna and said she likes coming around campus with her family to have a good time.

Kellie O’Connor, a sophomore biological sciences major, Melisa Cavka, a sophomore finance major and Hailey Phillips, a freshman pre-nursing major, tailgate outside O’Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The tailgate took place right before the football game between Eastern and Illinois State University. Eastern lost the game with an ending score of 44-13.

Toluwalase Solomon
Kellie O’Connor, a sophomore biological sciences major, Melisa Cavka, a sophomore finance major and Hailey Phillips, a freshman pre-nursing major, tailgate outside O’Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The tailgate took place right before the football game between Eastern and Illinois State University. Eastern lost the game with an ending score of 44-13.

Jacob Barnard, an undeclared freshman and his mother Shelley Barnard make blankets for the Fleece Blanket Service Project Saturday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Shelley Barnard is from the Chicago area and said she came down to spend Family Weekend with her son.

Mary Ellen Greenburg
Jacob Barnard, an undeclared freshman and his mother Shelley Barnard make blankets for the Fleece Blanket Service Project Saturday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Shelley Barnard is from the Chicago area and said she came down to spend Family Weekend with her son.

Christina Wang gets a flower painted on her cheek Saturday in the walkway lounge at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Mary Ellen Greenburg
Christina Wang gets a flower painted on her cheek Saturday in the walkway lounge at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Grace Lee Probus, 2, grabs a bear from her mom Heather Probus at the bear stuffing station which was part of FUNfest at Family Weekend on Saturday night. They traveled from Lovington to visit Heather Probus’ cousin who is an Eastern student.

Jaynell Perera
Grace Lee Probus, 2, grabs a bear from her mom Heather Probus at the bear stuffing station which was part of FUNfest at Family Weekend on Saturday night. They traveled from Lovington to visit Heather Probus’ cousin who is an Eastern student.

Jalon Emanuel, 13, grabs paper at the cash cube for a chance to win a prize at FUNfest in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Saturday night. Emanuel came to visit his sister for Family Weekend. He won a $5 gift card for Steak ’n Shake.

Jaynell Perera
Jalon Emanuel, 13, grabs paper at the cash cube for a chance to win a prize at FUNfest in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Saturday night. Emanuel came to visit his sister for Family Weekend. He won a $5 gift card for Steak ’n Shake.

Angelina Loparco, a secondary education student here at Eastern, gets the EIU letters painted on her cheek Saturday in the walkway lounge at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Angelina is showing her school spirit with a smile.

Mary Ellen Greenburg
Angelina Loparco, a secondary education student here at Eastern, gets the EIU letters painted on her cheek Saturday in the walkway lounge at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Angelina is showing her school spirit with a smile.

Major Roy Waldhoff,a rappel master, encourages Ruth McMullen, a freshman JROTC student from Richland County High School, who was afraid to rappel off the side of Klehm Hall Friday afternoon during the ROTC rappelling training event. "I felt like I couldn't do it and I was nervous," MCMullen said. "But when everyone was clapping for me, I felt like I could do it." After some coaxing and words of encouragement, McMullen rappelled her way down to the mat below. She said it was her first time doing so and her first time at Eastern.

Analicia Haynes
Major Roy Waldhoff,a rappel master, encourages Ruth McMullen, a freshman JROTC student from Richland County High School, who was afraid to rappel off the side of Klehm Hall Friday afternoon during the ROTC rappelling training event. “I felt like I couldn’t do it and I was nervous,” MCMullen said. “But when everyone was clapping for me, I felt like I could do it.” After some coaxing and words of encouragement, McMullen rappelled her way down to the mat below. She said it was her first time doing so and her first time at Eastern.

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Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief
Hello! My name is Analicia Carmen Haynes and I’m the Editor-in-Chief of this spectacular newspaper. I am a senior journalism major (praying to God that I graduate in May of 2019 because I seriously can’t afford this anymore) and I have come a long way since I started as a young, naïve and gullible freshman....
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