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 body found in the Illinois River near Peru has been identified as Jelani Day, an Illinois State University graduate student who was reported missing on Aug. 25. The cause of death was determined to be drowning.

Eastern student seeks help finding missing brother

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2021

As the search continues for missing Illinois State University speech pathology graduate student Jelani Day, his brother, D'Andre Day, an Eastern graduate student studying sports administration, is asking...

Tashay Graves, a sophmore family and consumer science major and Malachi McNutt, a senior sociology major put together an impromptu poem titled “Im Hungry” for the Langston Hughes Poetry Slam in the Lumpkin Auditorium. The event was one of many scheduled events put together for African American Heritage Month.

Students share poetry inspired by Langston Hughes

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter February 15, 2017

Inspired by poet Langston Hughes, people shared poetry and songs Wednesday night for African-American Heritage Month. Hughes is known for being among the first to use jazz rhythms and dialect to depict...

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