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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.

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Leon Lomax, a senior digital media technology major, and member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., attends the Fraternity and Sorority Life fair Wednesday evening in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

FSL Fair allows students to be informed on Greek life

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 19, 2023

The FSL Fair took place Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Fraternity-Sorority Life Fair took place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fair allows students to get information about...

Eastern Illinois University’s Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated perform at the Meet the Greeks event held on  Sept. 10.

Meet the Greeks showcases Black Greek life

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor September 12, 2021

The booming sounds of chants, applause, stomps and music filled the Library Quad on Friday when Eastern’s National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted Meet the Greeks.  Meet the Greeks is an event that is...

Kortney Lucius (left), a junior pre-med biology major, David Hagler (middle), a senior business management major, and Joshua Ware (right), a senior applied engineering technology major, present Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest Thursday at the Phipps Auditorium in the Physical Science building. The purpose of the Just Mercy theme in general is about the incarceration of Latino and black individuals ­— specifically, how it has been affecting them for too long.

Panel talks prejudicial arrests

Allison Little, Contributing Writer February 28, 2020

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. educated attendees about wrongful arrests Thursday in the Phipps Auditorium during the Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest presentation. David Hagler, a brother...

A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon competes in Tugs Wednesday afternoon at the Campus Pond. They lost to Sigma Pi.

Sororities, fraternities face off in round 2 of Tugs

Analicia Haynes and Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief and Associate News Editor April 10, 2019

It was the longest tug of the afternoon.    Delta Zeta was inching closer to the water, closer to defeat, when the person anchoring for Kappa Delta fell and the round took a turn.  People stood...

Fraternities, sororities to pair up for Greek Week 2019

Carole Hodorowicz, Staff Reporter February 26, 2019

Fraternities and sororities will be paired up for Greek Week 2019. Other changes made to Greek Week 2019 include removing the GPA requirement and replacing Cans for Construction with making tie blankets....

Sororities, fraternities prepare for Greek Week

Maggie Runge, Contributing Writer April 3, 2018

Members of sororities and fraternities on campus have been gearing up for this year’s Greek Week. From April 7 through April 15, sororities and fraternities will compete with each other in a range of...

Sigma Chi investigation flawed, biased

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2017

The Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Chi was not given a fair and unbiased investigation by the Office of Student Standards. Nothing about what happened during the investigation was right. Eta Mu was designed...

Eastern needs to explain frat suspension

Staff Report December 3, 2017

As journalists, it is our responsibility to get both sides and present an unbiased view of news that happens on campus, especially when this news essentially pits two parties against each other. However,...

RSOs recruit new members at Pantherpalooza

Miranda Gomez, Contributing Writer August 28, 2017

Students and faculty gathered for the 16th semi-annual PantherPalooza in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Organizations and groups came together and provided the student body with opportunities...

Fraternity remembers late brother

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 11, 2016

No matter what he was doing, those who knew sophomore business management major Tyler Behnke could count on him to make it a good time. To the members of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, Behnke was known...

Jillian Colletti, a junior therapeutic recreation major, shows photos of her sisters from throughout the year and explains what Kappa Deltas do to Callie Acree, a junior biological sciences major, during the sorority fraternity interest fair Wednesday. Acree said she was going from table to table to get a feel for each sorority. She also said she has known she wanted to be involved in greek life for a while.

Students gain greek information at fair

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter September 1, 2016

Nineteen Greek organizations gathered for a night to educate students about their fraternity or sorority life. The third annual Fraternity and Sorority Interest Fair took place Wednesday in the University...

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Rush candidates walk through the Library Quad after recieving their bids for Fall Recruitment 2014 Sunday.

Low enrollment causes decline in Greek participation

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor September 14, 2014

Eastern’s dropping enrollment is expected to affect Greek enrollment for the year. Greek life has experienced several issues because of the decline in enrollment. Dean Harwood, director of fraternity...

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