The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Homecoming parade brings campus, community together

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 24, 2021

Eastern and its surrounding community took part in homecoming festivities this past weekend, including the first homecoming football game since 2019. This year’s theme was “Close or Apart, Panthers...

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.

Homecoming court crowned Thursday night

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...

Members of Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Nu performed their lip sync theme called The Git Up during coronation and the pep rally in McAfee Gym Thursday Night. Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Nu won the event.

Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu win lip sync battle

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...

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.

Eastern to face Colonels for Homecoming

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,...

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.

Panthers lose Homecoming game

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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