The Daily Eastern News

Students celebrate Day of the Dead with traditions, dancing, altars and food

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

  To honor deceased loved ones, the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union was transformed into a Day of the Dead celebration, featuring traditional dances, an altar and face painting. The Mexican tradition was brought to Eastern’s campus to educate students on...

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...

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...

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