Columns / Discourse / May 2, 2012

TKS Editors Give Advice: How could Flunk Day be improved?

Contrary to popular belief, Flunk Day did eventually happen this year. Many Knox students, though, were still not satisfied. So we asked the editors:

How could Flunk Day be improved?

“Mudpit dodgeball.” — Jackson White, Sports Editor

“It shouldn’t rain. They should seed the clouds instead.”

— Gretchen Walljasper, Copy Editor

“It should be a planned day and not an unknown day. That would improve the academic performance of the school during the spring term.”

— John Williams, Editor-in-chief

“David Sedaris should come and tap dance dressed as a penguin.”

— Samantha Paul, Copy Editor

“Flunk Day could have been Monday.”

— Anna Meier, News Editor

“Flunk Day could be improved by having a second Flunk Day.”

— Katy Sutcliffe, Mosaic Editor

“If it rains again, it should rain candy. Also, there are too many scares right now.” ­

— Elizabeth Schult, Copy Editor

“I could not live in the quads during the Flunk day scares.”

— Carina Tran, Photo Editor

“Bring the Verve instead of the Verve Pipe.”

— Charlie Gorney, News Editor

“Better contingency planning and better communication by the Flunk Day Planners. Also, Abraham Lincoln should have a chorus of presidential back-up dancers.”

—Paige Anderson, Co-Mosaic Editor

Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

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