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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.

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...

Quidditch tournament sign-ups continue

Staff Report September 12, 2017

Quidditch tournament sign-ups are ongoing this week. The tournament is set for 4 p.m. on Friday in the Library Quad. Quidditch is a fictional sport played in the “Harry Potter” book series. Chelsea...

Booth Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Staff Report September 12, 2017

Along with Quidditch during Family Weekend, the Booth Library will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter Book with an exhibit. The program series, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter:...

Performers show off talents at festival

Cassie Buchman and Olivia Swenson-Hultz, News Editor and Assistant Photo Editor September 25, 2016

Musicians, a juggler, and even a few celebrities, courtesy of an impersonator, made an appearance at this year’s Family Weekend. Along with Family Funfest activities such as arcades and a screening...

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