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 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...

Natalie Santillan, a sophmore elementary education major, tries to stay afloat in her boat for Taylor Hall in the Rocfest boat races at Campus Pond. Santillon eventually lost the battle and ended up in the water.

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...

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...

Students warm up for the “EIU Go” event at the Pemberton Great Room. The gestures they are making are related to the four houses from the Harry Potter book and movie series.

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...

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...

Fallon Kitchens, a freshman undecided major, watches as the life-size Jinga blocks wabble during the third day of ROC Fest in 7th Street Underground on Wednesday.

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...

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,...

Students from Douglas Hall receive the first place paddle for winning the ROCfest boat race Thursday in the lobby of Stevenson Hall.

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...

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...

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Anthony Klaus, an engineering cooperative major, crosses 4th street while trying to tag people playing Zombie Tag during the Zombie Run Wednesday.

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...

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Brian Anzures, freshman history major, swims across Campus Pond during Rocfest Monday afternoon.

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...

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...

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