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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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Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Inc., work as a team to defeat their opponents at the Tugs event for Greek Week on Monday evening at the Campus Pond on April 18, 2022 at Eastern Ilinois University in Charleston, Ill.

Greek week to come this week

Drew Coffey, Reporter April 17, 2023

This week, Eastern’s Greek life will have their annual Greek Week where about 30 fraternities and sororities face off in an intense series of competitions for strictly bragging rights.   The...

Delta Chis tugs coach Branden Lawrence, a sophomore majoring in exercise science, yells at the team to keep their footing during the tugs finals Saturday afternoon.


Elizabeth Wood, Photographer April 24, 2022

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


Elizabeth Wood, Photographer April 20, 2022

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...

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...

Members of Lambda Chi Alphas little mens tugs team defeat Sigma Alpha Epislon with a time of 1:47 for the little mens championship on Saturday at the Campus Pond.

Alpha Sigma Alpha tugged to victory

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter April 10, 2017

Greek Week ended in the mud with the final round of Tugs on Saturday. Returning champions Alpha Sigma Alpha won in the women’s championship round against Sigma Sigma Sigma, with a time of two minutes,...

Members from several sororities and fraternities team up and compete in a wheel burrow relay Thursday during the Greek Week Unity Relay Races, one of the many events happening during Greek Week 2017.

Greek Week relay ends in three-way tie

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter April 6, 2017

  Two teams of three Greek chapters took to the muddy Library Quad and tied for first place in the five-part Greek Week Unity Relay Races. Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Sam Morgan, a freshman special...

Members of Sigma Chi compete in ‘tuggs’ at the campus pond Monday afternoon. Sigma Chi lost to Delta Chi in 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor April 3, 2017

Four fraternities faced off as they slid through the slick and wet grass Monday afternoon during this year’s Tugs Competition kick off. However, confusion flooded the area by Campus Pond due to a...

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