Featured / Sports / The Prairie Fire / September 12, 2016

MULTIMEDIA: Knox introduces new mascot

President Teresa Amott revealed a fox as Knox College’s new mascot yesterday before Pumphandle.

“A group of people went to work trying to find a symbol: The embodiment of the Prairie Fire. But it would be a symbol that was native to the prairie, had the attributes of a fire, but something you could relate to, something you could name, something you could picture, something that could prance around at games,” Amott said before the unveiling.

The college is currently taking suggestions for the mascot’s name. The top three will be voted on later this month. The mascot itself will be making its first appearance on campus during Homecoming in October.

Rachel Landman
Rachel Landman graduated in 2017, majoring in creative writing and double mimnoring in journalism and environmental studies. She was editor-in-chief of TKS her senior year and worked for TKS for a four years as a News Editor her sophomore and junior years and as a volunteer writer as a freshman. Rachel is the recipient of two first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association in 2015 for investigative reporting and news story. She also won second place awards in 2016 for news story and sports feature story. She saw her staff win general excellence for 2016. In addition to The Knox Student, her work has been published in the Galesburg Register-Mail and Catch Magazine. She studied abroad in London during Winter and Spring Term of her junior year. Twitter: @rachellandman_
Julia Mondschean
Julia Mondschean is a filmmaker and journalist. She is a junior majoring in creative writing. Her documentary film and written works have appeared in the Peoria Journal Star, Galesburg Register-Mail and R_Wurd magazine. She has worked at multiple television and film production companies on the development of reality TV shows and production of documentaries for PBS and Independent Lens.

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