The Daily Eastern News

A week in review

January 13, 2017

The video covers the news and sports highlights for the week of January 9, 2017 through January 13, 2017.

Winter and motivation

January 9, 2017

Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

The women of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority tug Saturday afternoon. They ended up winning first place in the Tugs competition.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2016

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

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...

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Members of the Alpha Phi sorority compete in the Tugs competition on Wednesday at the Campus Pond.  Alpha Phi beat Sigma Kappa.

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

April 6, 2016

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,...

Alpha Gamma Delta breaks losing streak in Tugs

Alpha Gamma Delta breaks losing streak in Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

April 4, 2016

The bitter, finger-numbing cold was no match for the Greek competitors Monday afternoon as they faced each other for the first round of Tugs. Separated by the Campus Pond, the teams squared off on opposite ends of the pond and tried their luck at a tug-of-war, pulling at least three members of the...

Students learn about oppression through diversity program

Gavin Peterson, a freshman applied engineering and technology major, and Nathan Barnett-Bishop, a sophomore engineering participates in the police brutality segment of the Tunnel of Oppression on Tuesday in the basement of Stevenson Hall

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

March 30, 2016

Editor's Note: The attached video contains strong language from a scene representing domestic violence.   Students learned about a range of issues at the “Tunnel of Oppression,” which is part of the Residence Hall Association’s Social Justice and Diversity Week programs. Student...

Marchers plant flags for laid off employees

Beka Parker Murphy, owner of Jazzercise in Charleston and board member of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, speaks to the Red Flag March participants on the steps of the Coles County Courthouse on Wednesday. Murphy said the ripples of the budget tragedy will affect the business community.

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

March 10, 2016

Silence loomed over the presence of more than 100 Eastern and Charleston community members Wednesday while they solemnly planted 261 red flags in honor of laid off employees. The red flags, though small, contrasted against the muted backdrop in front of the Doudna Steps and the Charleston Courthouse...

FundEIU rally draws crowd of hundreds to Library Quad

Ralliers assemble at the steps of the Doudna Fine Arts Center during the Fund EIU rally on Friday.

Stephanie Markham and Cassie Buchman

February 7, 2016

The normally calm Library Quad was booming with chants and rumblings from the hundreds of Eastern supporters who braved the bitter temperatures to demand state appropriations during Friday’s “Fund EIU” rally. The Steps at the Doudna Fine Arts Center and surrounding lawn were packed with...

Alphas keep on marching after 29 years

Tyshawn Love, a sophomore majoring in communication studies, sings during the march from Thomas Hall Monday. The Alpha Phi Apha Fraternity held this march and vigil that followed to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

January 19, 2016

Quiet hymns filled the campus as around 70 campus community members marched to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. With lit candles placed inside cups to fight the bitter cold, those members marched from Thomas Hall to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Lyrics to the song “Let My People...

Public forum gives community opportunity for commentary

Kate Pleasant, an Eastern alumna and former WEIU employee, speaks in favor of not selling the WEIU-TV spectrum in the FCC spectrum auction, Thursday in the atrium of the Tarble Arts Center during a public forum before the impending deadline for the FCC spectrum auction.

Molly Dotson, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2016

More than 60 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered in the atrium of the Table Arts Center during a public forum on Thursday regarding the possibility of WEIU-TV's involvement in the upcoming Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction. President David Glassman and...

Christmas beats in the heart of Charleston

Charleston Boy Scouts road chestnuts over an open fire during Christmas in the Heart of Charleston on Saturday on the Square.

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

December 6, 2015

Chestnuts were roasted over an open fire while Santa Claus was pulled around the square during the Christmas in the Heart of Charleston event Saturday in the Charleston Square. The Christmas in the Heart of Charleston has been around for over 20 years and each year it seems to be bigger. Dawn Brazzell,...

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