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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Delta Chis tugs coach Branden Lawrence, a sophomore majoring in exercise science, yells at the team to keep their footing during the tugs finals Saturday afternoon.


Elizabeth Wood, Photographer April 24, 2022

Members of Delta Chi, run to pull the rope from the water during Tugs for Greek Week  at the Campus Pond, Wednesday afternoon.


Elizabeth Wood, Photographer April 20, 2022

Miller Dunlap, a freshman with an undecided major, and member of Sigma Pi Fraternity Inc., helps his team win a victory for the Tugs competition event for Greek Week on Monday evening at the Campus Pond on April 18, 2022 at Eastern Ilinois University in Charleston, Ill.

THROUGH THE LENS: Greek Week tugs

Janiya Fair, Photographer April 18, 2022

A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon competes in Tugs Wednesday afternoon at the Campus Pond. They lost to Sigma Pi.

Sororities, fraternities face off in round 2 of Tugs

Analicia Haynes and Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief and Associate News Editor April 10, 2019

It was the longest tug of the afternoon.    Delta Zeta was inching closer to the water, closer to defeat, when the person anchoring for Kappa Delta fell and the round took a turn.  People stood...

Nominations continue for Greek Week king, queen

Logan Raschke, News Editor March 31, 2019

Eastern’s fraternities and sororities are nominating kings and queens for this year’s upcoming Greek Week. Celine Crow, a junior human resource management major and the Panhellenic President for Greek...

Selena Alonso hugs her sorority sisters as they celebrate Alpha Sigma Alpha’s victory in the Tugs championship on Saturday, April 14. Alpha Sigma Alpha won against Kappa Delta with a time of one minute and 52 seconds.

Alpha Sigma Alpha, Sigma Nu win first place in Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor April 15, 2018

For the third year in a row, Alpha Sigma Alpha celebrated another women’s Tugs championship Saturday at the Campus Pond. Selena Alonso, a senior elementary education major and member of the Alpha...

Members of Alpha Phi compete in “Tugs” Monday afternoon at the Campus Pond. They won the round against Alpha Gamma Delta.

Sororities face off during Tugs

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor April 9, 2018

Sororities came out and gave it their all in the first Tugs competition of the week at Campus Pond Monday afternoon. There were three matches: Alpha Phi versus Alpha Gamma Delta, with Alpha Phi winning;...

Sororities, fraternities prepare for Greek Week

Maggie Runge, Contributing Writer April 3, 2018

Members of sororities and fraternities on campus have been gearing up for this year’s Greek Week. From April 7 through April 15, sororities and fraternities will compete with each other in a range of...

Members of Lambda Chi Alphas little mens tugs team defeat Sigma Alpha Epislon with a time of 1:47 for the little mens championship on Saturday at the Campus Pond.

Alpha Sigma Alpha tugged to victory

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter April 10, 2017

Greek Week ended in the mud with the final round of Tugs on Saturday. Returning champions Alpha Sigma Alpha won in the women’s championship round against Sigma Sigma Sigma, with a time of two minutes,...

Members of Alpha Sigma Taus tugs team battle against Delta Delta Delta on Wednesday at the Campus Pond. Alpha Sigma Tau defeated Delta Delta Delta with a time of 2:10.

Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Zeta win second Tugs round

Shadezja Garrett, Contributing Writer April 6, 2017

Not even the heavy downpour of rain could dull competitor’s spirits at Tugs Wednesday afternoon. Sororities Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Zeta won their rounds and will move on to the...

Members of Sigma Chi compete in ‘tuggs’ at the campus pond Monday afternoon. Sigma Chi lost to Delta Chi in 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor April 3, 2017

Four fraternities faced off as they slid through the slick and wet grass Monday afternoon during this year’s Tugs Competition kick off. However, confusion flooded the area by Campus Pond due to a...

Tuggers finish semi-finals, prepare for Saturday

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2016

Six teams secured their victories in Friday’s semi-final Tugs competition and will move on to Saturday’s championship rounds. Sigma Nu and Lambda Chi Alpha took victories Friday in the Big Men’s...

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