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Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 16, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for the first time and prepared to say goodbye. She, along with many other freshmen and transfer stu...

New year means new perspective, horizons

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Columns, Opinions, Special Sections

It really feels good to be back at Eastern. I am excited to start out the year in a new position as Opinions Editor, and I am anxious to see how the year goes. Last year was my first year here as a junior transfer student, and to say I was petrified is an understatement. I really did not have any i...

Stay hopeful, confident this year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Columns, Opinions, Special Sections

As you say goodbye to your parents, and maybe even siblings or significant others, and move in to a new life at Eastern, remember one thing: stay strong. I am sure a lot of you were ready to leave the nest and be on your own, but shortly you will realize that you will miss home and the comfort of the peo...

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

Staff Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Editorials, Opinions, Special Sections

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience, and everything from move in until graduation will contribute to the rest of your adult exi...

First Night to happen last night before classes

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Every student is welcome to attend First Night, an Eastern tradition which will be held in McAfee gym on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. and lasting about an hour. According to student body president Rebecca Cash, First Night at Eastern is a big pep rally the Sunday before classes start. During this...

New students get a ‘Jumpstart’ on volunteering

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Incoming freshmen and new transfer students will participate in Jumpstart on Saturday as part of the Prowl activities to acclimate new students to Eastern’s campus and the community. The program offers incoming students the opportunity not only to get involved with the community, but to discover...

EIU students to ‘Take the Lake’

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Eastern students of all ages can relax and have some fun at Take the Lake on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. Students can enjoy free pretzel bites, minute to win it and lawn games, hiking, music from WEIU, and even free canoe rides. A school bus will also be on hand to shuttle students from the MLK Jr. Union...

‘Quidditch’ comes to life at Eastern

Chrissy Miller

September 15, 2017


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

‘Muggles’ will get to experience their very own Eastern Quidditch tournament at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Library Quad. The tournament is set to honor the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and is sponsored by Booth Library and the kinesiology and sports studies department. Chelsea Duncan, a coordinator...

Professor, alumna to perform at murder mystery dinner

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

A rancher has been killed, and no one knows who did it. As part of Family Weekend, a murder mystery dinner will allow guests to try and solve the crime. People who attend might even be involved in the show. The show and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom of the Martin...

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets to perform for Family Weekend

Staff Report

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Featuring silly hats and zany antics, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets will perform a family-oriented show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release, the concert is presented in conjunction with the festivities of Family Weekend. A picnic is set for 5:30 p.m....

Resources available for students to stay healthy

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

August 17, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News

Although students might find it difficult to stay healthy away from home, on-campus resources can help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students can still enjoy what they are currently eating and the activities they are already participating in while at Eastern, nutrition coordinator Ally Kuehn...

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers Back In Time” and focuses on a throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Though the...

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