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

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...

Students gather around Jason Aguilar’s ofrenda to honor his memory during the Dia de los Muertos ofrenda exhibit inside the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Eastern observes Day of the Dead

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter November 2, 2021

The final event of Latino Heritage Month, an observance for Day of the Dead, took place Tuesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It 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,...

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