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|Flunk Day at Knox College -- PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE
|FIRST REPORTED 3:00pm 4/26/10 Only at Knox College could you get pulled out of bed early to take the day off.
That was the case Monday, as it was designated "Flunk Day" on the Knox campus. It's a day, officials say, built into the college schedule, but is otherwise secret, where students and staff alike essentially get to take the day off, and where students get to take part in games, free food, and other activities on campus.
Or, if you're student Olivia Zurek, not do any of that, except have lunch.
"Actually, my honors paper is due today, which is a big deal. That is why I can't go too crazy," Zurek, who lives in the Chicago suburbs, said. "So I'm going to grab lunch and study at a nearby coffee shop, as lame as it sounds."
Knox College Public Relations Director Karrie Heartlein tells WGIL as much as Flunk Day has evolved over the years, in some ways, its premise might seem the same.
"It started out as 'Roughneck Day,' Heartlein said. "Roughneck Day was the day when the men didn't need to shave, and the women didn't have to wear makeup."
Activities planned included karaoke, games with inflatables, a faculty-versus-students softball game and other activities.
And eyewitnesses say Abe Lincoln was even seen mingling among the students. Honest.
Classes resume as normal Tuesday.
(Inflatables were a part of the "Flunk Day" activities at Knox College Monday.)
(As a free gift to students, they could get an airbrushed hat...
...or a spray-on tattoo.)
(Students got to take part in a karaoke competition.)
(Students gather for a picnic lunch as part of "Flunk Day." WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|04 26 10 by Newsroom
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