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|Happy Knox College Flunk Day!
|It might almost be the most anticipated day of the year at Knox College, next to graduation day.
Knox College spokesperson Karrie Heartlein says students and faculty alike were notified early this Wednesday morning that the day is, indeed, "Flunk Day" -- the day where classes aren't held, staff doesn't necessarily have to work, and fun is to be had.
Heartlein tells WGIL the "Flunk Day" fun is a lot different now than when it was known a long time ago as "Roughneck Day."
"In those days, students went to school in ties and jackets, and women wore heels and skirts," Heartlein said. "On Roughneck Day, the men didn't have to shave, and the women didn't have to do up their hair and put on all of their makeup."
Flunk Day, Heartlein says, is a closely-guarded secret, the date of which usually isn't determined until February, and is typically figured into instructors' schedules each year without them knowing about it.
She says this year, students are being treated to breakfast and the usual games and entertainment -- with a sort of "reality T.V. show" theme this year.
Heartlein says Flunk Day likely can't come at a better time for students, many of whom are working feverishly on finding summer work and other things to say nothing of tests and homework.
(Knox College students compete on an inflatable horse-race game during Flunk Day Wednesday.)
(Knox College students on an inflatable jousting game. Inflatable games were part of a number of activities set up for Flunk Day. Story by Will Stevenson. Photos by Peter Bailley, Knox College.)
CLICK HERE to look at a full schedule of activities at this year's Flunk Day (PDF document).
|05 06 09 by Newsroom
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