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The Daily Eastern News

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.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern Illinois University’s Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated perform at the Meet the Greeks event held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

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, Sept. 10, when Eastern’s National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted Meet the Greeks.  Meet the Greeks is an event...

Courtney Cager, a junior accounting and fashion merchandising major, smashes pumpkins with Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau and Kappa Delta to help with Phi Kappa Theta’s philanthropy project on Thursday evening at Ninth Street. “I love helping out other Greek’s philanthropy on campus while spending time with my sisters,” she said.

FEATURE PHOTO: Pummeling pumpkins

Mary Fleming, Contributing Photographer October 3, 2019

Courtney Cager, a junior accounting and fashion merchandising major, smashes pumpkins with Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau and Kappa Delta to help with Phi Kappa Theta’s philanthropy project on Thursday...

Kendall Kurza, a junior psychology major, surprises Alyssa Bitner, a sophomore communication disorders and sciences major, with chalk powder during a Kappa Delta Sorority sisterhood event on Tuesday.

FEATURE PHOTO: Chalk talk

Bailey Scoggins, Contributing Photographer September 18, 2019

Kendall Kurza, a junior psychology major, surprises Alyssa Bitner, a sophomore communication disorders and sciences major, with chalk powder during a Kappa Delta Sorority sisterhood event on Tuesday.

Bieber said it best: ‘never say never’

Karena Ozier, Columnist September 16, 2019

Ever since I was little, I started listing off all of the things I told myself that I would never do. I realize now that maybe Justin Bieber was right. Never say never. One of the many things that I never...

Alaina Grosvenor (middle), a junior nursing major, welcomes sisters home during Bid Day Sunday evening. “(Recruitment is) really exciting and overwhelming, but I’m super excited for our new babies in Sigma Kappa.”

PHOTO GALLERY: Bid Day 2019

Elizabeth Wood, Zach Berger September 8, 2019

Ciera Terry (left), a sophomore biological science and music major, and Valery Thomas (right), a sophomore astronomy major, stand in a line with other women outside Alpha Sigma Alpha’s chapter house. Those participating in recruitment start heading to chapter houses at 5 p.m and they stay there until midnight. Once participants leave the chapter house, they must stay silent to remain unbiased during the recruitment process.

Greek Life recruitment starts at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Hannah Shillo September 5, 2019

Editor’s note: This is the second story of four following the sorority recruitment process that ends Sunday night with “Bid Day.” Potential new sorority members shuffled from house to house in Greek...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy what we have to offer at Eastern

Staff Editorial August 18, 2019

For those of you who are just stepping on campus and beginning your education here at Eastern, there are so many activities you can partake in and enjoy. We at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to...

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...

Airband kicks off Greek Week; queen, king crowned

Maria Ruettiger, Staff Reporter April 7, 2019

Greek Week’s king and queen were crowned during Airband Saturday night in McAfee Gym.  Austin Honn, a senior corporate communication major, and Celine Crow, a junior management major are this year’s...

Nominations continue for Greek Week king, queen

Logan Raschke, News Editor March 31, 2019

Eastern’s fraternities and sororities are nominating kings and queens for this year’s upcoming Greek Week. Celine Crow, a junior human resource management major and the Panhellenic President for Greek...

Students take different paths to Greek Life

Maggie Runge, Contributing Writer March 4, 2018

For most incoming college students interested in Greek Life, the fall of their freshman year is where they begin their search. For a few students at Eastern, however, this was not the case. Sammie...

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...

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