The Daily Eastern News

Charleston to close streets for parades

Destiny Bell, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2016

Various streets will be closed for different celebrations after being approved at the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Eastern’s Homecoming Parade will take place from 3 p.m. until 12 p.m. on October 22. Council members approved the closing of 9th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Roosevelt...

Homecoming parade applications being taken

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 29, 2016

Applications are currently available for organizations in the Eastern and Charleston area to join in the annual Homecoming parade. Homecoming will be during the week of Oct. 17 through Oct. 22. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 starting at 6th street. This year’s theme...

100th Homecoming parade brings community out

Homecoming Little Prince Noah Daugherty throws out candy during the Homecoming parade on Saturday along Sixth Street.

Lynnsey Veach and Mackenzie Freund

October 25, 2015

In a year marked by many challenges faced by the University, the Homecoming Parade was a visible sign of Eastern and the Charleston community unifying to celebrate its past, present and future. As children waited anxiously for candy, generations of Charleston residents, Eastern alumni and current...

Students become vocal at ‘Yell Like Hell’

Members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha participate in the

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 25, 2015

McAfee Gym was packed as students cheered for their Greek groups and registered student organizations at “Yell Like Hell.” Alpha Phi sorority and Sigma Nu fraternity won the overall event in the Greek division; Delta Delta Delta sorority and Delta Tau Delta fraternity won second place and Sigma...

Eastern football team capitalize on early takeaways in win

Red-shirt senior defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe intercepts a the ball during the Panthers' 51-20 Homecoming win against Tennessee Tech on Saturday at O'Brien Field.  Wickliffe had three tackles and one sack during the game.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2015

The Eastern defense not only forced seven turnovers in Saturday’s homecoming game. The Panthers also intercepted Tennessee Tech quarterback, Jared Davis’, first three pass attempts, which led to a 51-20 victory. Defensive back Bradley Dewberry picked off Davis on the first play from scrimmage,...

UB makes nearly $20,000 in Homecoming shirt sales

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 25, 2015

University Board sold nearly 3,000 Homecoming shirts and sweatshirts in total for the 100th Homecoming celebration. This year’s theme was “100 Never Looked So Good,” and these shirts are usually sold to promote spirit and a piece of memorabilia. The shirts, which came in blue, grey and black,...

Panthers to face Tennessee Tech in OVC gauntlet

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015

With a record of 3-0, there is no doubt that the Eastern football team is off to a good start in Ohio Valley Conference play. The same cannot be said for this Saturday’s opponent, Tennessee Tech, which has lost its last three games, to what coach Kim Dameron called the Ohio Valley Conference’s gaun...

Homecoming celebrates its centennial year

The 1953 homecoming court rides through the streets of Charleston during the Homecoming Parade.

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

October 22, 2015

The first Homecoming in 1915 consisted of Chapel exercises, a football game, a parade and even a dance. There was not a Homecoming queen or king that year, which was also the same year The Daily Eastern News had its first publication. Historically, Homecoming did not have a set of traditional activities, which is...

Homecoming parade to walk through history

Members of Eastern's Residence Hall Association march in the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 25, 2014.

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

October 21, 2015

The last 100 years of Eastern and Charleston's history will be on display for the community to watch during the Homecoming parade Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Any groups that will be walking with or without a float are able to start lining up at 6:30 a.m. Nathan Wehr, the interim assistant director...

T-shirt swap event canceled

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015

The “Tees for Blue” T-shirt Swap event has been canceled. Nathan Wehr, the interim assistant director of student life, said the event is no longer happening because they were unable to provide students with quality t-shirts. “We didn’t want to have an event that wasn’t going to be a quality...

Yell Like Hell to raise school spirit

Amie Hansen, creator and president of the EIU Blue Crew, claps along with other students and staff during Yell Like Hell on Oct. 24, 2014 in the McAffee Gym.

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015

Yell Like Hell is a traditional pep rally held every year in conjunction with Homecoming, and like the other events of the week, it will incorporate a decade subtheme, being the 1990s and early 2000s. The pep rally will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in McAfee gym. The event is designed to spread...

100th Homecoming events to start with coronation

The runner up and the newly crowned homecoming court pose for photo after the Homecoming Coronation Cermony on Oct. 20, 2014 in McAfee Gymnasium. In order from left to right: Samantha DeYoung, James Smith, Catie Witt, Tylen Elliot, Alexis Lambert, Brandal Miles, Brittany Fisher and Stephen Simpson.

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2015

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Eastern’s Homecoming, and one of the events kicking off the week is the coronation of Eastern’s Homecoming King, Queen, Prince and Princess. The coronation event starts at 7 p.m. in McAfee Gym and those students who are nominated for court royalty will...

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