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Over 100 entries in this year’s Homecoming parade

October 20, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, News

Organizers of this year's Homecoming parade hope to bring the city of Charleston, Eastern students and alumni together on Saturday. Julia Dubnick,co-chair of the parade for the Homecoming committee, said the parade is not only fun, but a good opportunity for both students and residents of Charleston to ...

Yell like Hell to encourage school spirit

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, News

To help get everyone ready for Saturday’s football game, the 'Yell Like Hell'  pep rally is planned for 7 p.m. Friday in McAfee Gym. Yell like Hell will consist of a cheer competition between different organizations. The EIU Dance team, Pink Panthers and Panther Marching Band will also perfor...

Community can give back during Sock-tober

Hannah Myers, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, News

In connection with “Sock-tober,” volunteers from the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will be collecting socks for One Stop Community Christmas in Mattoon during Saturday’s Homecoming Parade. The parade is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will be walking the route with baske...

Trash bash gives students chance to clean after Homecoming parade

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, News

  A community-wide “Trash Bash” cleanup will be 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, following the Homecoming parade. This Eastern tradition allows students and community members to help clean up the parade route. Beth Gillespie, interim director of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said...

Students participate in ‘Let’s Glo Wild’ cosmic bowling

Students participate in ‘Let’s Glo Wild’ cosmic bowling

Dara McGee, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students played glow in the dark bowling with a twist at “Let’s Glo Wild” Cosmic Bowling, part of a series of Homecoming events. Avid bowlers and amateurs alike were able to lace up their bowling shoes, pick out a bowling ball and test out their skills against the pins for only a dollar. Hits...

SCEC works to make events more accessible

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

Eastern’s chapter of the Student Council for Exceptional Children is working to make football games and other events more accessible for people with disabilities that cause them to have sensory issues. The SCEC is giving out bags at football games, filled with noise-canceling headphones that can...

Pumpkin painting competition to be held

Samuel Nusbaum, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

The last Prowlin’ with the Prez event for the semester will be a pumpkin painting competition, with Eastern President David Glassman serving as the judge. “Pumpkins with the Prez” is scheduled from from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Library Quad. Rebecca Cash, student vice president...

Hello Dali! alumni to join current members in show

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

A show featuring alumni members of the improvisation group Hello Dali! will join current student members by performing in the show 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in The Globe in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Grace Eldridge, freshman theatre arts major, said the group is an improvisation comedy group, and...

Voice actor to recite classic tales

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens and Ambrose Bierce are just some of the different sections that voice actor Joshua Kane will perform at “Gothic at Midnight” in the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Saturday. Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity and promotions for Doudna, said “Gothic...

Homecoming Committee to GLO wild about bowling

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

Special effects lighting, music and special contests with prizes will all combine with a night of bowling at the Let’s GLO Wild bowling activity from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Bowling Lanes. This Homecoming Week activity is hosted by members of the...

Haunted Coleman Hall spooks students

Haunted Coleman Hall spooks students

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

Students screamed, played bingo and got their tarot cards read last night on the third floor of Coleman Hall. English Club hosted their second annual Haunted Coleman Hall, which featured a haunted classroom, Literary/Halloween themed bingo and tarot card readings done by Angela Vietto, English Club’s...

Charleston Alley Theatre play to address multiple themes

Alana Reinhardt, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

  Mother-daughter relationships, morality and prostitution are just a few of the topics touched on in Charleston Alley Theatre’s production of “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.” Director D Craig Banyai said he has been looking forward to directing this play for many years because of how it...

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