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Students paint for ROC Fest

Adam Tumino, Staff Editor

September 17, 2018

Tinseltown will be coming to Charleston in the coming days as Eastern’s residence halls paint their windows for ROC Fest 2018. This year’s theme is “Panthers go to Hollywood,” and the images adorning windows all around campus will reflect that theme. The window painting will be the inaugu...

Douglas Hall wins boat race for second year in a row

Douglas Hall wins boat race for second year in a row

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Photographer

September 28, 2017

The annual  boat races signal that the end of Residents on Campus Fest is quickly approaching. The residence halls spend almost a week every fall collecting boxes that they can use to build their boats. unknown Douglas Hall won the race for the second year in a row. Shawn Hammers, the president of Douglas Hall, was happy that they had “...

Capture the Powerup uniting people within Residence Halls

Valentina Vargas, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017

Residence hall teams gathered in the North Quad for Capture the Powerup, a friendly competition that is part of Residents on Campus Fest. Mary Fleming, Lawson Hall Council president, said people in the ROC Fest competition are all trying, and the event will go well. “The competitions are fun...

Students hunt for Pokemon during second day of ROC Fest

Students hunt for Pokemon during second day of ROC Fest

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

September 26, 2017

With Pokemon hidden around campus, students celebrated another day of Residents on Campus Fest with a game of “EIU Go.” While waiting for the game to start, students played Follow the Leader and talked about their favorite board games, dining centers and events coming up during ROC Fest. Allorah...

ROC Fest helps create community

Staff Report

September 26, 2017

Being part of a community is crucial to anyone’s college experience. It is when you are at college that you begin to find yourself through certain people, meaning the people you meet at Eastern might be the people who end up knowing you best. It is important to anyone’s college experience to seek...

ROC fest gets funky fresh at Game Night

ROC fest gets funky fresh at Game Night

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 30, 2015

People gasped, gawked, and cheered for their halls as they competed in the giant Jenga Tournament at Residence Hall Associations’ Funky Fresh Game Night Wednesday. The Game Night was part of the RHA’s Residents On Campus Fest, and included Apples to Apples, Candy Land, Uno, and Jenga along with...

RHA to talk about ROC Fest, conferences

Mariah Scott, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2015

The Residence Hall Association is kicking off their year with an open meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Andrews Hall basement. Morgan Blackmore, the National and Illinois Communication Coordinator, explained what the general meeting topics would be about. During the Resident Hall Association meeting...

RHA announces ROC Fest winners

RHA announces ROC Fest winners

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2014

Those in attendance waited in anticipation as Kadie Peterson, the Resident Hall Association vice president, was about to reveal the overall winner of ROC Fest on Thursday. “And finally the winner of ROC Fest, Taylor Hall,” Peterson said. Taylor has never won ROC Fest, and this year Taylor had...

RHA to announce ROC Fest winners

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014

The Residence Hall Association will reveal the winners of ROC Fest at 5 p.m. Thursday in Stevenson Hall.   The overall hall winners of the weeklong competition will be announced but not individual winners for each event.   The winner is determined based on attendance, place rankings...

Zombies run wild at ROC Fest

Zombies run wild at ROC Fest

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

For the first time ever, ROC Fest included a game of zombie tag, a game that pits the residents on campus against “zombies” on Wednesday. From 6 to 8 p.m., people ran from South Quad to North Quad and to the campus pond and back again, all the while avoiding the zombies. Things began as the...

ROC Fest kicks off with splash

ROC Fest kicks off with splash

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2014

Coming out on top Monday at the annual ROCFest boat relay race across the Campus Pond, after a five-year dry spell, was Douglas Hall’s silver and pink boat. Participants had to rush across the pond in boats made exclusively out of cardboard and duct tape, whether it was to stay afloat or just to w...

Residence halls drop in numbers from low enrollment

Jackson Mortka, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014

With the recent drop in enrollment, students no longer deal with the same competition to secure a room in their preferred residence halls as they did in the past. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining, said with the decline in enrollment, on-campus housing has seen a uniform reduction in...

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