Knox receives record-breaking gift
$5 million donation kicks off fundraising for new art building
Prairie Fire Profile: Walter Palmer
Rising tennis star leads Knox into MWC Championships
Green Oaks: Nature as an art studio
Removal from campus life allows for nature-inspired art immersion
Changes on tap for sustainability
Recent sustainability initiatives include new composting system
Campus Safety Log: Two thefts from Memorial Gym
Basketball backboards and athletic apparel are stolen from the gym and graffiti is found on ABLE in this week's safety log.
Harambee searches for new place to call home
After the loss of their theme house, Harambee Club is searching for a new “home away from home.”
College to change cable package
The school will transition from analog to digital cable in June of this year, which will include new channel options.
News Briefs: New fire in Galesburg
A house burns down on W. South Street and feuding Palestinian factions unite in this week's news briefs.
‘Orphan Black’ best show on TV you aren’t watching
Canadian sci-fi thriller "Orphan Black" might not have a huge fandom stateside but its artistry makes it worth the time to get hooked on a new show.
Procrastination Station: Location-based apps get creepy
All of those times you "accepted terms" without reading them through might be giving your social media friends prime opportunities to creep.
Diffenbach reflects on art as beauty and knowledge
See what the visiting artist who has been here all year thinks of Knox and her art of choice: pottery.
New arts building announced
A new arts building is in the works after receiving news of a significant donation made by alumni.
Thoughts from the Embers: Don’t snub largest donation in college history
It’s counterproductive to accept major donations with anything but gratitude. We must consider how $5 million earmarked for an arts building can help the college indirectly address the school's more pressing concerns.
Why America isn’t a democracy
If you are a U.S. citizen, conventional wisdom tells you that you live in a democracy: your voice is represented by another citizen who you hire for exactly that purpose. The available research, however, says something completely different: you live in a nation that is an oligarchy or a plutocracy.
The end of the word?
Recently al-Jazeera English ran an article with the provocative title "Is reading too much bad for kids?" Though the headline gave away the conclusion (as if doing too much of anything could be a good thing), I gave into the click-bait and saw what it had to say.
When is U.S. intervention warranted? Only as a last resort
As the world continues to get smaller, with our ability to communicate and gather information at a moment’s notice, complex global issues are going to arise. Some of these future situations will even require U.S. intervention. However, intervention should be the last resort rather than first inclination.
NCAA unions: Who really benefits?
Northwestern football unionization vote comes out on Friday. If it passes there may be some tweaks necessary to their policy positions.
Dominant weekend for Knox
Softball The Prairie Fire bats have been hot of late, and that was no different this weekend as the softball team took host Grinnell down twice on Saturday. Knox topped Grinnell 14-6 in the opener and amassed 16 hits en route to a 22-1 victory in just five innings. This offensive explosion came just two […]
Playoff paranoia underway
Despite the fact the NBA playoffs are limited by a lack of parody, mainstream coverage of the events still dominates that of the NHL. This is an injustice.
Prairie Fire Profile: Kaylie Prince
A Q&A with graduating senior heading to Europe to play volleyball.