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Theatre troupe to perform at ’80s-themed dinner, murder mystery

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Students and family members will have the chance to attend an ‘80s style dinner and murder mystery at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Central Illinois Stage Company will be performing the event in five acts with dinner taking place betwe...

Families have opportunity to make blankets to give back this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Students and their families will have the opportunity to give back to the community during this year’s Family Weekend by volunteering for one of two different events on Saturday. Beth Gillespie, the interim director for the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, and Crystal Brown, the assi...

Families can create art at Tarble Arts Extravaganza

Karena Ozier, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

The Tarble Arts Center is hosting their annual Tarble Arts Extravaganza alongside Family Weekend on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. in Tarble’s atrium. Riley Snyder, a student worker at Tarble, said three activities will be available at Tarble for students and their families to engage with. Model printing ...

What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

The Tailgating spots are located West of the Panther Football Stadium in the grass lot known as Tent City and Billy’s Backyard Billy’s Backyard is a kid’s zone filled with inflatables for kids to play on such as bouncy houses and obstacle courses Cost for booking a single tailgating g...

FUNfest to include family activities

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Family Weekend FUNfest will take place from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, and it is free for everyone to attend. According to the official 2018 Family Weekend schedule and highlights, Family FUNfest is a great way for students and their families to create ...

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...

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