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Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Tony Komada, Online producer

August 24, 2015

As students populated the Eastern campus, so did the numerous first weekend events. From Up all Night to First Night, students got excited about going back to college or starting their new education path.

Video: Move-in day 2015

Video: Move-in day 2015

Tony Komada, Online producer

August 21, 2015

Students began moving into residence halls on August 20, 2015. The day was cooler than usual, peaking in the lower 80s, allowing for students and parents to move in without breaking too much of a sweat. Many families said the move in process was simple and efficient, despite the overwhelming number of...

Slideshow: Charleston Fourth of July 2015

Slideshow: Charleston Fourth of July 2015

July 6, 2015

This was the 25th year of the Charleston, Ill. Red, White & Blue Days. These activities took place July 4, 2015 at Morton Park, including a Chalk-In hosted by the Coles County Arts Council, water hose open by the Charleston Fire Department, and the Fourth of July Parade.

Video: The Vietnam Traveling Wall escort

An American flag was raised above E street by CFD to tribute fallen veterans for the Vietnam traveling wall on July 1.

July 2, 2015

The Traveling Wall to commemorate veterans of the Vietnam War was escorted by motorcycles from the Cross County Mall in Mattoon to the Coles County Fair Grounds in Charleston on July 1. The wall will be open starting at Noon on July 2 and will continue to be open until 3 p.m. on July 5. By Tony Komada...

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 ...

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...

Aces end Panthers’ postseason run

Jehad Abbed, Assistant Sports Editor

March 23, 2015

Junior center Egidijus Mockevicius led the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to an 83-68 win over Eastern Monday in the second round of the CIT at Lantz Arena. Mockevicius finished the game with 21 points and a game-high 16 rebounds while shooting 7-of-12 from the field. He averages 12.2 points per game and 9.8 rebounds on the season. Ju...

Glassman voted Eastern’s next president

David Glassman was approved as Eastern's next president succeeding Bill Perry on Monday during the Board of Trustees meeting in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

March 3, 2015

David Glassman was named Eastern’s next president during the Board of Trustees meeting Monday, where he said he intends to remain enthusiastic amidst challenges facing higher education in Illinois. "I look forward to the opportunities and meeting the challenges we have before us as we continue the...

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