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Greeks raise money for Relay for Life

Members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sell ribbons, bows, and cupcakes to help raise money during Relay for Life Sunday in McAfee Gymnasium.

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2015

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...

Official Greek organizations must meet requirements

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2015

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...

Audience members cheer on tuggers, give support

Audience members cheer on tuggers, give support

Megan Ivey, Associate News Editor

April 12, 2015

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...

Greek racial tensions in Oklahoma raise concerns

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

April 12, 2015

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...

Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Zeta win pyramids competition

Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Zeta win pyramids competition

April 12, 2015

Weeks of hard work and preparation culminated in one day in Greek Week’s annual Pyramids event, which consisted of the sororities and fraternities competing to see who could make a human pyramid the fastest. In first place for the sororities was Delta Zeta, followed by Sigma Kappa in second, with...

Greek residents pay for empty rooms

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

April 12, 2015

For every unoccupied bed in Greek housing, the remaining residents have to pay an $850 fee to make up for the lost room and board revenue. Each house has its own occupancy requirements; the average is 36, though the university offers reductions because of low enrollment, bringing the number of required...

Greek alumni coming back for Greek Week

Cassie Buchman, City Editor

April 12, 2015

Members of sororities, fraternities, and even hotels around Charleston are getting ready for the return of Greek alumni to Eastern for Eastern’s annual Greek Week. David Kirsch, general manager of Unique Suites Hotel, said it was not just the rooms that were being used for these kinds of events. “There’s...

Tuggers take titles in final round

Tuggers take titles in final round

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

April 12, 2015

Moments before the horn sounded off, the Lambda Chi Alpha little men’s tuggers raised their hands in the air with two fingers pressed to their palms to symbolize brotherhood; what followed was an intense 2:38 battle to break Sigma Pi’s three-year victory streak. The little men’s Lambda Chi Alpha...

Final 6 prepare for the end

Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma tug Friday at the campus pond. Tri Sigma defeated Kappa Delta with a time 1:13. Tri Sigma will tug against Alpha Sigma Alpha Saturday at noon.

Jarad Jarmon, Managing Editor

April 10, 2015

Once covered in fresh green grass, the now mud-ridden lanes saw even more action as six Tugs teams fought to go on to the Tugs Finals. Despite a majority who believed Kappa Delta would win Tugs on The Daily Eastern News website poll, the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority came out on top and will take on ...

When tugs come to shove

Kenny Micks, a senior spanish major, tugs with Sigma Nu Wednesday at the campus pond. Sigma Nu defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon with a time of 2:07. Sigma Nu will tug against Lambda Chi Friday.

Cayla Maurer, Verge Editor

April 9, 2015

Months of preparation, hard work and practice have led up to the muddy mess that is tugs. Greek houses were allowed to officially practice with the rope on Feb. 8. Each Greek house voted two captains to oversee the tug team and the captains choose tuggers. Each team is made of 10 people on the rope a...

Competition narrowed in second tugs round

Katie Smith, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2015

Eastern baseball players, waiting out their game’s rain delay, watched through the chain link surrounding Coaches Stadium as the Greek community sank knee-deep into thick mud and cleaned off with a defeating splash into Campus Pond. Sigma Chi fraternity walked away from Wednesday’s Tugs competi...

Injuries at Tugs met with no medical help

Talia Persico, a sophomore pre business management major, and other members of Alpha Phi compete in the Tugs competition April 6, 2015 at the Campus Pond.

Jarad Jarmon, Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

As the train horn blew, the crowd roared and Tugs competitors pulled. Straining themselves to avoid the water, at least three tuggers were injured and without official paramedic assistance Monday at the Campus Pond for the first round of Tugs for Greek Week 2015. Bree Johnson, a freshman Alpha...

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