The Daily Eastern News

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 17, 2017

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers Back In Time” and focuses on a throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Though the...

Students gather for Quakin’ in the Quad


Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter

August 21, 2016

Students geared up with vests and laser guns to compete in a round of laser tag at Saturday night’s Quakin’ in the Quad. Although there were many activities they could choose, many students waited in a long line to shoot their friends with colorful lasers. Simone Reynolds, a freshman c...

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Tony Komada, Online producer

August 24, 2015

As students populated the Eastern campus, so did the numerous first weekend events. From Up all Night to First Night, students got excited about going back to college or starting their new education path.

Zip line worker gets students to take their leap of faith

Roberto Hodge | The Daily Eastern News

James Rhea, one of the workers for A Moon Jump 4-U instructs students about riding the zipline.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

August 24, 2014

Standing at 30 feet in the air, with a 220-foot ride down is the longest mobile zip- line in the world. With enthusiasm, James Rhea, the owner’s son, coaxed people to make the jump or step all the way down Saturday night during Quakin’ in the Quad. “You’ve got to have fun when you’re...

Quakin’ in the Quad attracts students of all ages

Quakin' in the Quad attracts students of all ages

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 24, 2014

Students gathered in the South Quad Saturday night for Quakin’ in the Quad –“The Panther Games: Catching the Blue Blaze” to eat, socialize and enjoy inflatable games. Attractions included a zip line, air bots, bungee runs, jousting, bouncy boxing, free food and keepsakes from Papa Johns and...

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