The Daily Eastern News

Sororities, fraternities prepare for Greek Week

Maggie Runge, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under News

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 activities from physical events to community service. There are three main events in this year’s...

Alpha Sigma Alpha tugged to victory

Alpha Sigma Alpha tugged to victory

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase

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, 42 seconds. Sigma Pi beat Lambda Chi Alpha in the championship round for Big Men Tugs in one minute...

Greek Week relay ends in three-way tie

Greek Week relay ends in three-way tie

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  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 education major, said nobody knew exactly what races they would compete in. “We kind of...

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

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

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Greek Week, News, Online, Showcase

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 technical call that left the winners of the first round uncertain. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Kappa...

Greek Week will kick off with Airband

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  The annual Airband dance competition will start Greek Week in style 7 p.m. Friday in McAfee Gym. All of Eastern’s sororities and fraternities can participate, with some teams practicing for months in preparation. Alpha Phi member Allison Divello describes Airband as an opportunity for...

Panther Service Day offers new sites, collaborations

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2017


Filed under News

Students can volunteer sooner and at new locations for the 15th Annual Panther Service Day April 1, which will kick-start Greek Week. Beth Gillespie, director of the civic engagement and volunteerism office, said making Panther Service Day a part of Greek Week is something new the office is trying...

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Rain, mud and sweat covered the field near Campus Pond Wednesday as 14 teams competed in the second round of Tugs. Though the odds were against them the teams gave it their all, beating the slippery mud and tugging their hearts out for the chance to win. Despite the rain and chilly air, Tugs spectators,...

Tuggers take titles in final round

Tuggers take titles in final round

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

April 12, 2015


Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Through the lens

Moments before the horn sounded off, the Lambda Chi Alpha little men’s tuggers raised their hands in the air with two fingers pressed to their palms to symbolize brotherhood; what followed was an intense 2:38 battle to break Sigma Pi’s three-year victory streak. The little men’s Lambda Chi Alpha...

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