News / December 30, 2015

TKS’s top 10 stories of 2015

10. Emotional support animals create housing complications

Published: Nov. 5, 2014

Pageviews: 294

The college is currently dealing with negotiating the presence of emotional support animals on campus and their effects on students with allergies. Emotional support animals are animals that the college must allow to live with students who need them based on the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.

9. A balancing act

Published: Nov. 11, 2015

Pageviews: 316

Nontraditionals make up a tiny fraction of Knox’s student body: roughly two to 10 enter each fall, according to administration officials. With that fluctuation comes unique challenges that change from year to year. This is a profile of various students that make up Knox’s nontraditional population.

8. Response to ‘Classroom politics from the right’

Published: Feb. 11, 2015

Pageviews: 332

A satirical response to conservative columnist Shannon Caveny’s “Classroom politics from the right.”

Says columnist Timmy Connor: “I’ve had anti-Catholic encounters before coming to Galesburg; on multiple occasions, I’ve been denied employment based upon my open devotion to Christ (and, I suspect, because of my masculinity and Caucasian heritage).”

7. International students reflect on American slang

Published: Feb. 4, 2015

Pageviews: 350

With students from 51 countries currently residing on campus, Knox is rife with various dialects and languages. TKS talked to different students about the “slang” they use.

6. Students challenge mandatory reporting requirements

Published: March 4, 2015

Pageviews: 361

Members of the Knox community collected signatures over the course of Spring Term asking the administration to revise its mandatory reporting policy in cases of sexual misconduct.

5. Remembering Beth Jonsberg 

Published: Nov. 4, 2015

Pageviews: 457

The Knox community remembers Campus Visit Coordinator Beth Jonsberg, who passed away suddenly in November.

4. OCR adds to Title IX probe 

Published: May 7, 2015

Pageviews: 532

An investigation into a Title IX case that was taken to the Office of Civil Rights after a Knox student said the college discriminated against her in its response to her allegation of sexual assault, additionally claiming that the school retaliated against her for questioning the pace of the Title IX process.

3. Sighting Andrea

Published: April 23, 2015

Pageviews: 566

A profile of Andrea Racibozynski, a freshman from Naperville, Ill. who was killed on campus in 1998 by another student.

2. Students protest in front of administration, prospective students

Published: May 27, 2015

Pageviews: 722

Nearly a year after the walkout, students returned to the steps of Old Main to voice their frustrations with the Knox administration in front of a group of prospective students visiting Knox for the day.

1. Knox senior passed away Saturday

Published: Jan. 27, 2015

Pageviews: 861

This article included President Teresa Amott’s email to the college after a student had passed away.

Kate Mishkin
Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

Twitter: @KateMishkin

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