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Homecoming celebrates its centennial year

Homecoming celebrates its centennial year

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Homecoming, News, Showcase

The first Homecoming in 1915 consisted of Chapel exercises, a football game, a parade and even a dance. There was not a Homecoming queen or king that year, which was also the same year The Daily Eastern News had its first publication. Historically, Homecoming did not have a set of traditional activities, which is...

Yell Like Hell to raise school spirit

Yell Like Hell to raise school spirit

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Homecoming, News, Showcase

Yell Like Hell is a traditional pep rally held every year in conjunction with Homecoming, and like the other events of the week, it will incorporate a decade subtheme, being the 1990s and early 2000s. The pep rally will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in McAfee gym. The event is designed to spread...

Homecoming royalty crowned at Coronation

Homecoming royalty crowned at Coronation

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Members of Eastern’s different registered student organizations cheered and applauded for their favorite nominees as they made their way across the stage in McAfee Gymnasium during Eastern’s Homecoming Coronation. Darien Ghostone and Kelsey Hosea were announced as this year’s Homecoming king...

Lock-in to help students relax, socialize

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under News

Students looking to wind down during the excitement of Homecoming week can do so at Black Student Union’s Homecoming Lock-In. BSU is having their night of games, movie and music at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cultural Center, which is on 600 E. Lincoln Ave. This lock-in was implemented by the organization...

Centennial Homecoming brings forth week of events

Ashley Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015


Filed under News

Oct. 23 to 25 marks the 100th Homecoming for Eastern with a week full of events. These events are aimed to show school spirit and appreciation. Calley Stevenson, an alumnus, said attending Homecoming would be special to reconnect with the Eastern community. “Being back at Eastern’s atmosph...

Homecoming voting experiences issues

Sydney Edwards, Copy Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under News

The 2015 Homecoming voting process began Monday but closed Wednesday evening; however, for some students the process was delayed because of technical difficulties. Those who experienced these difficulties voted then had a message that said the voting had been shut down. When the Homecoming commi...

Homecoming parade draws out Charleston residents

Homecoming parade draws out Charleston residents

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Charleston residents were welcomed with warm, sunny skies at the annual Homecoming parade Saturday. Eastern students, alumni and Charleston residents lined the sidewalk of the parade route, which started at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Seventh St. and led to Sixth St., Polk Ave. and Division St. unti...

Give it a whirl: Alumni will join Eastern’s baton twirler

Give it a whirl: Alumni will join Eastern’s baton twirler

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Nicola Colucy has a hard time remembering the first time she competed as a baton twirler.  Not from any injury or because she purposely blocked it from her mind, instead her memory fades because she has been competing since she was 5 years old. Picking up the baton when she was 3 years old, Colucy didn’t ...

Annual race to kick off weekend

Sharita Harris, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

The 15th annual 2.5K Homecoming Race will be at 9 a.m. Saturday beginning at the corner of 7th Street and Lincoln Ave. Run, walk and wheelchair participants of all ages will make their way north on 7th Street to the Charleston Square and end the race at Old Main. Participants will have a $10 entry...

Class of ’64 coming home

Mace Macklewicz, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

Every year during Homecoming Week, Eastern invites alumni to visit the campus for its 50th year anniversary. This year the class of 1964 will be visiting the campus during Homecoming weekend. Amber May, the alumni services events coordinator, said her office tries to host a special group every year. ...

Homecoming events welcome alumni back

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

Sixty-eight Eastern graduates from the class of ’64 will return to old stomping grounds Friday when they return to campus for Homecoming and their 50 year class reunion. The alumni services office has been hard at work preparing the celebration of the class of 1964’s Golden Anniversary. Amber May,...

Eastern prepares for Bright Lights, Blue City

Eastern prepares for Bright Lights, Blue City

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Homecoming 2014 will feature a wide variety of events for students and alumni of all ages when “Bright Lights, Blue City” takes over Charleston to get Eastern in the panther spirit. Events for Homecoming begin Monday with a kick-off Homecoming Coronation. Lori Knoechel, University Board homeco...

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