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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

Members of Delta Chi, run to pull the rope from the water during Tugs for Greek Week  at the Campus Pond, Wednesday afternoon.

THROUGH THE LENS: Tugs day 2

Elizabeth Wood, Photographer April 20, 2022

Rianna Rothermel, a sophomore early childhood education major, and Caleigh Miller, a junior sports management major, wear carved out pumpkins in the spirit of Halloween during the Greeks and Treats event Sunday night.

Greeks and Treats brings the community, Greek life members together

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 31, 2021

Hundreds of participants of all ages walked around Greek Court during the chilly Sunday night, getting candy from all the different Greek organizations at the “Greeks and Treats” event. Dressed...

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...

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...

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