The Daily Eastern News

Students take different paths to Greek Life

Maggie Runge, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2018


Filed under News

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 Mackey, a junior elementary education major, joined her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha,...

Sigma Chi investigation flawed, biased

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 to fail from the beginning. Sigma Chi was fighting an uphill battle from the start —a battle...

Yell Like Hell

Yell Like Hell

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2017


Filed under News

Students jumped, cheered and danced their way to victory Friday night for the annual Yell Like Hell pep rally in McAfee Gym. In the Greek division, the group including Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Chi and Phi Kappa Theta took first place, the group made up of Alpha Phi and Pi Kappa Alpha won second and...

Alpha Phi Alpha helps Hurricane Harvey victims

Jakira Smith, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

After hearing about the hurricane that took place in Houston, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity wanted to do more for their fellow Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha is hosting a toiletry drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. in the Martin Luther King Jr. University...

Sororities embrace potential members

Sororities embrace potential members

Brooke Schwartz, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Tomorrow marks the start of this year’s Sorority Recruitment, a process that started all the way back in July when registration first opened up. After women interested in sororities first signed up, they were given a recruitment counselor to guide them through the process. These counselors can...

Black Student Union talks about unity, leadership

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under News

Topics such as Black unity, getting involved on campus and leadership were all topics of discussions at a Black Student Union panel called Real Talk with BSU. The panel was made up of Yolanda Williams, an academic adviser for the Gateway program, Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs, Maggie...

Greek chapters still working on unity

Ariel Anderson, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2017


Filed under News

Though individual Greek chapters strive for unity, some say there is still work to be done when bringing Greek life together as a whole. Currently at Eastern, there are six National Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities, which are historically black. There are nine Panhellenic sororities and...

Pep rally encourages students to “yell like hell”

Pep rally encourages students to “yell like hell”

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 23, 2016


Filed under Homecoming, News, Online

Both Greek and registered student organizations showed that there is “No Place Like EIU” at this year’s Yell Like Hell pep rally. Teams cheered and danced using their own routines with their groups to win. In first place for the Greek Division were Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi. Sigma Nu and...

Stroll-Off brings school together

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter

October 23, 2016


Filed under Homecoming, News, Online

Audience members cheered for each of the National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations as they hopped, jumped, shimmied and stepped to songs such as “Wat U Mean” by Dae Dae and “For Free” by DJ Khaled at Saturday’s Stroll-Off. Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma,...

Editorial: Keep hazing out of student life

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With the school year in full swing and new members joining clubs, Greek organizations and RSOs, the season for hazing is upon us. Hazing is a term that refers to any number of forced initiation rites that cause pain, discomfort or distress to those who are joining or about to join a group or organization....

Column: Respect the choice to go Greek

Abigail Carlin, Copy Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let me begin this column by stating that I am not involved with Greek life, nor do I plan on becoming involved in the future. That being said, I recognize the negative stigmas associated with Greek life and I find it rather unfortunate that such a divide exists on our campus. Through most of last...

Column: Find a family in Greek life

Nicole Kink, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

With sorority recruitment just around the corner, many girls are faced with the decision of whether or not to go Greek during their time in college. Coming in my freshman year, the thought of sorority recruitment terrified me. I always had more guy friends, so making friends with an entire sorority...

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