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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

Programs were handed out at Jason Aguilar’s memorial service that took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon. On the front of the program was listed a poem written by teammate Za’Quan Singleton a junior organizational devlopment major, in honor of Jason titled “Jason’s Purpose.”

THROUGH THE LENS: Memorial service for Jason Aguilar

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor November 18, 2021

A memorial encouraging students to write notes in memory of Jason Aguilar, an Eastern track athlete and sophomore accounting major who died Oct. 30 is at the Mellin Steps Tuesday afternoon.

Memorial for Aguilar planned for Thursday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2021

An on-campus memorial for Jason Aguilar is scheduled for Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Aguilar, a sophomore accounting major and track athlete...

Jason Aguilar’s ofrenda for the Dia de los Muertos ofrenda exhibit inside the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Friends, teammates of Aguilar say he was selfless, caring

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

Friends and teammates of Jason Aguilar, a sophomore accounting major and track athlete who died Saturday, shared what kind of person Aguilar was, saying he was a caring and fun person. Aguilar ran competed...

Coroner shares preliminary findings in student death

Coroner shares preliminary findings in student death

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

Editor's note: This article contains information regarding details on a recent student death. Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said his preliminary findings in Jason Aguilar's death show his death was...

EDITORIAL: Respect the grieving process

EDITORIAL: Respect the grieving process

Editorial Board November 1, 2021

When tragedy happens, curiosity can be peaked. People want to know what happened. They want to know what led up to it. They want to know why it happened. There are always so many questions surrounding...

GoFundMe started to raise money for family of recently deceased student

GoFundMe started to raise money for family of recently deceased student

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

A friend of Jason Aguilar, a sophomore accounting major and track athlete who died Saturday night, started a GoFundMe to raise money to assist with expenses related to his death. As of 12:21 p.m. Monday,...

EDITORIAL: Our condolences to the friends, family of Jason Aguilar

EDITORIAL: Our condolences to the friends, family of Jason Aguilar

Editorial Board October 31, 2021

We at The Daily Eastern News would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Jason Aguilar. Sunday night, as our staff sat down to find information about Jason, we...

Track athlete, accounting major dies Saturday

Track athlete, accounting major dies Saturday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2021

Jason Aguilar, a sophomore accounting major and track athlete, died Saturday night. Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said the cause of death is unknown at this time but an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday...

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