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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Students chat and laugh before the dealer distribute cards to the players at Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday evening.

EIU hosts Casino Night; continues Homecoming Week 

Drew Coffey, Reporter October 6, 2023

Students had the chance to test their luck and hopefully win big as Eastern hosted a Casino Night at the Martin Luther King University Union in the University Ballroom Thursday night from 7 p.m. to...

Many groups in the Charleston community walked in the 2022 Homecoming Parade throughout downtown Charleston like Easterns Panther Marching Band, Charleston High Schools Marching Band, several political organization group candidates, churches, Fair and Bagel Fest Queens, and more.

EIU Homecoming Event Run-Down

Payton Liggins, Reporter September 30, 2023

Eastern has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Homecoming Week with several exciting events. This year, Homecoming Week will be held from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8.  Eastern's Homecoming Week...

Homecoming parade brings campus, community together

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 24, 2021

Eastern and its surrounding community took part in homecoming festivities this past weekend, including the first homecoming football game since 2019. This year’s theme was “Close or Apart, Panthers...

Amairany Bueno, a freshman management major, Evodie Tshipamba, an electrical engineering major, and Diana Maggi, a freshman biology major, compete against each other in inflatable jousting during the Kick-Off in the Library Quad.

THROUGH THE LENS: Homecoming Kick-Off

Jessica Nantes, Photographer October 18, 2021

Paulina Sanchez, a junior spanish major, throws a tennis ball at the dunk tank target.

Homecoming’s week-long events

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 18, 2021

Eastern’s 2021 Homecoming includes a series of virtual and in-person events which will continue through the entire week. To get students engaged on social media, the Homecoming Committee created hashtags...

Samira Abdoulaye-Pedila, the 2018 homecoming princess, hugs Diana Argueta as she is crowned Easterns homecoming princess during coronation and the pep rally in McAfee Gym Oct. 24, 2019.

Homecoming Week to kick off Monday

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 17, 2021

Homecoming Week will begin on Monday with the Homecoming Week Kick-Off and the Royalty Coronation, kicking off a week of events for the Eastern and Charleston community to partake in. Homecoming Week...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Attend homecoming week events

Staff Editorial October 21, 2019

This is a big week for Eastern as we celebrate homecoming with all the school spirit we can possibly have. What we at The Daily Eastern News want to stress to the rest of the students and faculty is that...

Continue Homecoming spirit throughout the semester

Staff Report October 22, 2017

Homecoming may be over but the memories created this Homecoming by passionately participating in activities with friends and family will be an integral part of many students’ college experience. For...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

Staff Report October 17, 2017

When hard times come upon us, people are often asked to step up and do more than they usually do to continue to make sure everything functions smoothly. It can be easy to ignore things that are not...

Emonie Jordan (left), a senior kinesiology and sports studies major and the Homecoming Kickoff Activities co- chair, and Caroline Chrzanowska (right), a senior early childhood education major and the other Homecoming Kickoff Activities co-chair, call out raffle numbers at “Rumble in the Jungle” Monday afternoon in the Library Quad. “I think this was a great idea, I think the execution of it was perfect,” Jordan said. “I think what we have right now is really great, a lot of people are having fun. They’re staying to play the games, and they’re staying to win prizes.”

Students ‘rumble’ into Homecoming

Brooke Schwartz and Chrissy Miller October 16, 2017

Students expressed excitement on the kick off day of Homecoming. Erika Murray, a sustainable energy graduate student, said her excitement over Homecoming has changed over her years in college. “In...

Rumble in the Jungle to kick off Homecoming Week

Chrissy Miller, News Editor October 15, 2017

With food, prizes and games Rumble in the Jungle will start Homecoming Week activities off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Library Quad. Caroline Chrzanowska, co-coordinator of Rumble in the Jungle,...

Homecoming is here with weeklong activities

Chrissy Miller, News Editor October 15, 2017

A variety of activities are set for this year's Homecoming Week. Eliza Daugherty, the student steering committee marketing chair for University Board Homecoming, said the Health Education Resource Center...

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