The Daily Eastern News

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...

Students feel at home after ‘First Night’

Students feel at home after ‘First Night’

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

August 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Katelyn Nichols was worried about missing her home back in Huntley, but after a weekend of Prowl events, she is finally starting to feel at home at Eastern. “I was scared to come [to Eastern] because I’d be far away from home,” Nichols said. “But I love it here. With all this going on, I haven’t...

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Tony Komada, Online producer

August 24, 2015


Filed under Multimedia

As students populated the Eastern campus, so did the numerous first weekend events. From Up all Night to First Night, students got excited about going back to college or starting their new education path.

Perry, Solomon do ALS challenge at First Night

Perry, Solomon do ALS challenge at First Night

Debbie Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

First Night began Sunday with blue-lighted necklaces, cowbells, beats and EIU chants on the South Quad. Special guest and Eastern alumni Chris Hightower introduced the Panther Marching Band with Billy the Panther on stage. “We been here since last Sunday at 9 a.m. and been practicing 13 hours...

Student Government to alter First Night kick off traditions

Student Government to alter First Night kick off traditions

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

August 20, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

First Night, Eastern’s yearly back-to-school tradition to kick off the new school year, will not include the pre-show, which was part of the performance in previous years. Student Body President Reggie Thedford said it was removed from the schedule because many people do not come until after the...

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