The Daily Eastern News

It’s not the what; it’s the who

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns

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 throughout Friday and Saturday.  My mother and grandmother came up Friday evening—we had mad...

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...

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 ...

Family weekend from a townie’s perspective

Liz Stephens, Columnist

September 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 any extra spare time. I grew up in Charleston, so I have never felt the need to celebrate Family...

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 lab. All the cadets in the ROTC program have to rappel, however Shamus Shields, a fourth-...

Ventriloquist brings Audience to Life

Ventriloquist brings Audience to Life

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 throughout the show to participate in her skits. Dallas Lancenese, the university board comedy...

Football team facing perfect opportunity for turnaround

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

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 to gain momentum and take off with its season. The Panthers host No. 14 ranked Illinois State at...

Quidditch tournament sign-ups continue

Staff Report

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

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 Duncan, a kinesiology and sports studies professor and the one organizing the tournament, said...

Booth Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Staff Report

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

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: Celebrating a Phenomenon,” will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31,...

Performers show off talents at festival

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

September 25, 2016


Filed under News

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 of “Finding Dory,” entertainers could be found all over the Martin Luther King Jr. University...

Families create blankets for community

Families create blankets for community

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2016


Filed under News

On the table or on the floor, families were busy at work building blankets from colorful squares of fleece during Family Weekend. The Fleece Blanket Service Project was one of many activities offered for families during the weekend in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Once the families...

Family Weekend can still be fun without family

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

The campus has been abuzz lately. Like the coming of any big weekend, organizations and individuals are getting ready for the fanfare of Family Weekend. The Verge is chock-full of activities and articles to serve as a guide for navigating this chaotic time. The University Board has some family-friendly...

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