The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Family Weekend 2021 brings Eastern

Family Weekend 2021 brings Eastern

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

This past weekend Eastern Illinois University hosted the annual Family Weekend.  Family members of Eastern students were invited to participate in events, providing them with the opportunity to...

Lashonda Banks celebrates her win at balloon darts at the RHA Family Carnival. Banks was visiting her son Jeremy Banks for Family Weekend. “Family Weekend is very important to us because we still get to be together with (Jeremy) who is now apart from us,” Banks said.

Family Weekend is back after 2-year hiatis

Elizabeth Wood, Online Editor September 16, 2021

This Friday, Eastern will kick off family weekend with long-awaited in-person events including bingo, bowling, and games. Assistant director of new student and family programs Tanya Willard said family...

Have a fun and safe Family Weekend

Have a fun and safe Family Weekend

Editorial Board September 16, 2021

Family Weekend is almost here. Where students get to show their family around campus, get their face painted, go bowling, play games and more. However, while being on-campus again might make everyone...

A member of the crowd stands in an attempt get his fellow audience members involved during the Eastern football team’s game over Family Weekend on Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

FEATURE PHOTO: Pumped up for the Panthers

Nayeli Vazquez, Staff Photographer September 29, 2019

A member of the crowd stands in an attempt get his fellow audience members involved during the Eastern football team’s game over Family Weekend on Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field.

RHA Carnival shows residence halls’ personalities

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 29, 2019

Residence Halls had games and activities for students and their families to participate in at the RHA Carnival Sept. 27 to kick off Family Weekend Amanda Wright, a sophomore psychology major and Andrews...

It’s not the what; it’s the who

Natalee Reynolds , Columnist September 24, 2018

Eastern’s annual Family Weekend was this past weekend. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and all kinds of other family members came up for the celebration. Eastern had a lot of different events happening...

Families have opportunity to make blankets to give back this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2018

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...

FUNfest to include family activities

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter September 20, 2018

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...

Family weekend from a townie’s perspective

Liz Stephens, Columnist September 17, 2017

Every time Family Weekend rolls around, it is just another weekend for me. A normal weekend for me consists of working about twenty hours between two of my jobs, working on homework and relaxing in...

Major Roy Waldhoff,a rappel master, encourages Ruth McMullen, a freshman JROTC student from Richland County High School, who was afraid to rappel off the side of Klehm Hall Friday afternoon during the ROTC rappelling training event. I felt like I couldnt do it and I was nervous, MCMullen said. But when everyone was clapping for me, I felt like I could do it. After some coaxing and words of encouragement, McMullen rappelled her way down to the mat below. She said it was her first time doing so and her first time at Eastern.

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor September 17, 2017

Emotions and suspense lingered on the side of Klehm Hall Friday as students and ROTC cadets fastened their ropes and tightened their helmets as they headed to the top of the building for the annual rappelling...

Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger performs with her puppet Samuel in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday night. Samuel is the first puppet she ever used.

Ventriloquist brings Audience to Life

Chrissy Miller, News Editor September 17, 2017

Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger helped welcome in Family Weekend with her zany crew of puppets ranging in age, temperament and even species. Trefzger involved all ages in her act by selecting audience members...

Football team facing perfect opportunity for turnaround

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter September 14, 2017

It is family weekend, the first home game of the season, and time for one of the biggest in-state rivalries. There is no better time or opportunity than Saturday afternoon for the Eastern football team...

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