GALLERY: Flunk Day 2013

At 5 a.m. on Wednesday, the campus awoke to the screams of the Flunk Day Friars as the Old Main bell heralded the arrival of Flunk Day, a surprise day during spring term when classes are canceled and the campus comes together for a series of outdoor entertainment events. Here, see a collection of shots from the mud pit to the black light party that brought the day to a close.

Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).
Jason Deschamps
Jason Deschamps is a sophomore planning to double major in environmental management and international relations. He has been heavily involved in photography since high school, shooting for the yearbook and the public relations and theater departments; this is his second year photographing for TKS. Having grown up in and taken photos of India, France, Gabon and the Central African Republic, Jason hopes to continue documenting the world through photography. He has had photos published in the CAR to promote literacy and is involved with Student Senate, Model United Nations, Amnesty International and the audio/visual department at Knox. In 2013, he was named a runner-up in the Illinois College Press Association's annual Shoot Chicago contest.

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Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).




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