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Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Greek Week, News, Online, Showcase

Four fraternities faced off as they slid through the slick and wet grass Monday afternoon during this year’s Tugs Competition kick off. However, confusion flooded the area by Campus Pond due to a technical call that left the winners of the first round uncertain. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Kappa...

Alpha Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha win Airband

Alpha Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha win Airband

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Greek Week, News, Showcase

Alpha Phi and Pi Kappa Alpha danced their way to victory Friday night as Greek Week kicked off with the annual Airband competition. Kami Dally from Alpha Phi and Shaun Hughes from Sigma Alpha Epsilon from were also announced as Greek Week King and Queen. Alpha Phi took the stage in classic '80s-style...

Greek voices fill McAfee Gym

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Greek Week, News

Alpha Phi sorority brought Delta Delta Delta’s eight-year winning streak to a halt after taking first place at Greek Sing Sunday afternoon. Sigma Alpha Epsilon won first place for the fraternity division. Anna Hogan, assistant coach for Alpha Phi, described the win as “feeling like a million...

Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2016


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...

Tuggers finish semi-finals, prepare for Saturday

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2016


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...

Unity Stroll brings Greeks together

Unity Stroll brings Greeks together

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

April 7, 2016


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...

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

April 6, 2016


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,...

Kickball tournament to raise funds for American Cancer Society

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2016


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...

Greeks to begin Tugs competitions

Greeks to begin Tugs competitions

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2016


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...

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, 2015


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,...

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, 2015


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...

Greeks raise money for Relay for Life

Greeks raise money for Relay for Life

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2015


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...

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