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Homecoming Court to be announced at coronation

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 15, 2017

The ROARlty coronation ceremony will kick off homecoming week at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the McAfee Gym. The coronation will involve the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen, Prince and Princess, as well as Faculty King and Queen and Lil’ Prince and Princess. The nomination and choosing process differs...

Performers, audience members show that ‘EIU’s Got Talent’

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Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 24, 2017

Cell phone flash lights illuminated McAfee Gym Saturday night during EIU's Got Talent after rapper Mo the Poet asked the audience to shut off the florescent yellow lights and turn the gym into “a city of bright lights.” Mo the Poet, a sophomore psychology major who preferred to go by her...

Dance and cheer teams to hold tryouts

Rachel Benda, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2017

  The Pink Panthers dance team and Eastern’s cheer team will hold tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year on Saturday at McAfee Gym. The cheer tryouts will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the Pink Panthers tryouts will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Pink Panthers coach Holly Lemier said she looks...

Greek Week will kick off with Airband

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 30, 2017

  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...

UPD, CPD collaborate for active shooter response training

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 19, 2017

The University Police Department and Charleston Police Department used McAfee Gym Tuesday and Thursday over spring break to train officers for active shooter scenarios. Brett Compton, patrol officer for the CPD, said this training has taken place annually for over 10 years, usually rotating among...

Iron Panthers to show off muscles

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 1, 2017

Months of work will come to a head for 10 students at a bodybuilding competition Saturday in the McAfee Gym. Doors will open to the annual Iron Panther Classic at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The contest will be split into two sections, with both displaying the...

ROC Fest kicks off with student trivia contest

Demarco Owens, a sophomore family and consumer sciences major, John Becker, a senior family and consumer sciences major and Kyle Callahan, a freshman Kinesiology and Sports Studies major represent Weller Hall while awaiting the next question for the history portion of the ROC Fest Trivia Contest.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 27, 2016

Marissa Damore, junior family and consumer science major, organized a trivia contest Tuesday night in the McAfee Gym that kicked of the 2016 Residents on Campus Fest. The ROC Fest is the biggest program Damore has planned as vice president of community engagements. Helping run the event was the...

Yell Like Hell to raise school spirit

Amie Hansen, creator and president of the EIU Blue Crew, claps along with other students and staff during Yell Like Hell on Oct. 24, 2014 in the McAffee Gym.

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015

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 voting experiences issues

Sydney Edwards, Copy Editor

October 7, 2015

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...

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