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Families create blankets for community

Families create blankets for community

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2016

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

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...

Family Funfest to replace weekend concert

Family Funfest to replace weekend concert

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2015

The University Board has spent the past few days finding a replacement for the Family Weekend Concert, and announced a “Family Funfest” would be taking the place of what was supposed to be a performance from Three Dog Night. The event is scheduled to take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct.10 in the...

Three Dog Night to perform for Family Weekend

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2015

Three Dog Night was announced as the headliner for the annual Family Weekend concert scheduled for Oct. 10 in Lantz Arena. Tickets for the performance will be $25 for the general public. The band was formed back in 1967, and for over four decades the band has had a successful career. Between...

Tailgating brings families back to campus for Family Weekend

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2014

The smell of barbecue and the sound of laughter engulfed the tailgating area outside O’Brien Field Saturday. For some, this tailgate was just another typical Saturday activity to accompany their football season. For others, it was the chance to reunite with family members and watch Eastern’s...

Sinbad jokes about Charleston, college life

Sinbad jokes about Charleston, college life

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2014

Despite technical difficulties from the beginning and a late starting time, Sinbad brought plenty of entertainment to Eastern’s Family Weekend. Chase Anthony, a college dropout turned comedian from Atlanta, set the mood of the evening by opening up for Sinbad. Anthony experienced many microphone-related...

Eastern students prepare for the Family Weekend

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

September 19, 2014

A calm before the storm has swept Eastern as students and community members alike prepare for the droves of parents and siblings rushing into Charleston for Family Weekend. Whether they have family coming for the game, Sinbad or to just see the campus, students prepare for the onslaught of parents...

UB sought comedy instead of music for Family Weekend

Megan Ivey, Verge Editor

September 18, 2014

Escalating entertainment prices and conflicting schedules lead to University Board’s decision to have a comedy act come for Family Weekend. Sinbad, a well-known stand-up comedian who broke out in the 90s, will be preforming at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lantz Arena. Tickets priced at $21 can be purchased...

International students prepare for Family Weekend

Jason Howell, Assistant Photo Editor

September 16, 2014

As students take advantage of Family Weekend activities and invite their families to campus, international students may not be able to convince their families to descend on Eastern from their home countries. Despite the distance, the Internet and video chatting apps such as Skype allow students who...

Chinese acrobats return for Family Weekend

Chinese acrobats return for Family Weekend

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 15, 2014

The Chinese acrobats will be flipping, jumping and somersaulting through the air at 8 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union as part of Eastern’s annual Family Weekend. Darius Francis, the University Board chair, said this is not the first time the acrobats...

Students react to Family Weekend entertainment

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2014

Comedian and actor Sinbad will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 in Lantz Arena for Eastern’s 2014 Family Weekend. With Sinbad’s performance quickly approaching, students have made great effort in voicing their opinions of the University Board’s choice of entertainment. Selena Wilson, a sophomore...

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