Flunk Day at Knox College

From WGIL radio:

Only at Knox College could you get pulled out of bed early to take the day off.

That was the case Monday, as it was designated “Flunk Day” on the Knox campus. It’s a day, officials say, built into the college schedule, but is otherwise secret, where students and staff alike essentially get to take the day off, and where students get to take part in games, free food, and other activities on campus.

Or, if you’re student Olivia Zurek, not do any of that, except have lunch.

“Actually, my honors paper is due today, which is a big deal. That is why I can’t go too crazy,” Zurek, who lives in the Chicago suburbs, said. “So I’m going to grab lunch and study at a nearby coffee shop, as lame as it sounds.”