The Daily Eastern News

Homecoming court crowned Thursday night

Alex Smith, a junior accounting major, and football player, hands a goodie bag to Eastern’s Little Prince, Mason Koehler, during coronation and pep rally in McAfee Gym on Thursday night. During the pep rally, sororities, fraternities, cheerleaders, and the pink panthers competed in games to win prizes.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 24, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Court was announced at the Homecoming pep rally Thursday evening. Brittany Britton, a junior sociology major representing the Black Student Union, was crowned Homecoming Queen and Isaiah McClarien,  a junior sports and business management double major representing the Alpha Phi...

Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu win lip sync battle

Members of Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Nu performed their lip sync theme called

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

October 24, 2019

Members of Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Nu won a lip sync battle Thursday night at Eastern’s Homecoming coronation and pep rally event.  Members of Alpha Sigma Tau performed first with a three-song medley.  They started with “Over” by Drake, transitioned to “Stronger” by Kanye West and finished with “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled.  ...

Eastern to face Colonels for Homecoming

Sean Williams (middle) has teammates gather around him to celebrate after making a play. Eastern lost 40-29 against Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2019

It is no secret what Eastern Kentucky will do on Saturday against the Panthers at O’Brien Field: The Colonels are going to run the ball, a lot.  Eastern Kentucky (4-3, 2-1 OVC), Eastern’s (0-8, 0-4 OVC) opponent for its Homecoming game, has a clear identity and one which they do not try to hide.  ...

Panthers lose Homecoming game

Sophomore Darshon McCullough runs the ball for Eastern during the Homecoming game against Jacksonville State. He had 13 yards rushing on five attempts in the Panther’s 30-14 loss.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 22, 2017

Eastern being up 14-9 at halftime against Jacksonville State, the No. 3 team in the FCS and the best team in the OVC year after year was not a fluke. The Panthers were 4-0 in OVC games, undefeated just like Jacksonville State. But No. 3 teams and 27-game win streak teams are going to do what they do ...

Over 100 entries in this year’s Homecoming parade

October 20, 2017

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

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

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

  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...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

Staff Report

October 17, 2017

When hard times come upon us, people are often asked to step up and do more than they usually do to continue to make sure everything functions smoothly. It can be easy to ignore things that are not as they should be during Homecoming week. After all, it is a time for celebrating school pride and relieving...

Rumble in the Jungle to kick off Homecoming Week

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 15, 2017

With food, prizes and games Rumble in the Jungle will start Homecoming Week activities off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Library Quad. Caroline Chrzanowska, co-coordinator of Rumble in the Jungle, said since it is on the first day of Homecoming Week, Rumble in the Jungle is a special chance...

Homecoming is here with weeklong activities

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 15, 2017

A variety of activities are set for this year's Homecoming Week. Eliza Daugherty, the student steering committee marketing chair for University Board Homecoming, said the Health Education Resource Center will be setting up tables across campus as a part of its Panther Safe initiative. “It’s...

Homecoming Court to be announced at coronation

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 15, 2017

The ROARlty coronation ceremony will kick off homecoming week at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the McAfee Gym. The coronation will involve the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen, Prince and Princess, as well as Faculty King and Queen and Lil’ Prince and Princess. The nomination and choosing process differs...

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