Flunk Day 2021
The hype, the hope, and the hurt, the facts and the phallices; when will you grab your 6 foot bong? (Be sure not to share!) When should you buy your PBR? Have you spotted Teresa Amott without her human skin, one last time? Tell us about the unicorn that galloped through the quad. Pick your matching mask and outfit, fill your bottles with rum, grab a shovel and dig dig d i g (Socially distanced, of course!)
Join us. Hear the friars. Join us with pots and pans and heart and hype.
(don't forget to hydrate, and keep your masks on!)
Flunk Day(ta) - past 19 flunks in numbers! (access via your Knox account)
- 1 Join in the fun?
- 2 Theme Guessing
- 3 March 25, 2021 (Thu)
- 4 March 29, 2021 (Mon)
- 5 March 30, 2021 (Tue)
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- 7 April 1, 2021 (Thu)
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- 46 June 6, 2021 (Sun)
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And so we can get this out of the way immediately: IN PERSON COMPONENT TO FLUNK CONFIRMED. People have talked to Maddie, parts will be online, but there will be an in person Flunk! Get hyped!
Flunk Day is always tomorrow btw, if you have an assignment due tomorrow, don't worry about it cause tomorrow is Flunk Day
We won't know officially until the day of, but Flunk Day planners have been dropping theme hints on social media. Lot of mid-2000s TV shows?? Keep theme guessing here!
I think it's gotta be 90's or 00's themed. Lots of childhood imagery floating around and I am HERE for it!
March 25, 2021 (Thu)
March 29, 2021 (Mon)
Flunk Day Coordinator is Maddie Tucker, deputy coordinator is Charlie Tucker. Planners are Kathryn Allee and Caitlin Edelmuth. Keep an eye on them.
Wait, to clarify: Charlie Tucker the dog?
^ Yes, Charlie Tucker the dog, i.e. the goodest boy with the wiggliest tail. Keep an eye on him! He's super friendly and likely to spill a secret to somebody!
^ Link pic?
^ Charlie's Instagram secured: https://www.instagram.com/charlietheaquarius/
^ you're the goat thank you - cute ass dog
^^^ Wait who is the faculty advisor for Flunk Day this year? Isn't Andrew gone?
Raina Johnson is this year's faculty advisor! She works in Campus Life some days and at home during others, so keep a close eye out for her
March 30, 2021 (Tue)
Larry Welch says no promises have been made with regards to avoiding lab days, but notes that Flunk Days planners tend to pick days based on their majors: STEM MWF, Humanities TTh. Much to consider!
March 31, 2021 (Wed)
April 1, 2021 (Thu)
April 2, 2021 (Fri)
Heard from Caitlin that the Flunk Day theme this year is not going to be revealed until Flunk Day itself- and then saw her carrying around a sign that said "What the Flunk" which IS FOR FLUNK DAY PREDICTIONS! CAITLIN WILL BE IN THE GIZ AT TIMES, TAKING BETS ON WHEN FLUNK DAY WILL BE FOR CHARITY! Also overheard that performers may already be booked? And that Megan Thee Stallion is out of our price range. Unfortunate. Or is that misleading? Maybe she is already on her way???
News is circulating that Maddie is leaving Knox for the weekend. Could this just be an Easter trip? Or could it be a secret Flunk Day mission?
April 5, 2021 (Mon)
GUYS!!!! I was snooping on Spotify and found a Flunk Day playlist on Caitlin's account!!! Who do you think the performer is?? https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2FFmCQB5lDTLHUBJogRpiY?si=HcWnn64iQ2OVqzDzS9rlaQ
^DEAR GOD PLEASE HIRE TINY MEAT GANG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
^THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING ARTIST ON THIS PLAYLIST! MGK, HALSEY, TATE MCRAE.... UMM YES PLEASE!
Just taking this moment to say - EVERYONE PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES! Maddie has confirmed that the planners have all met with Abby Putnam and Anne Ehrlich and if the quarandorms are already looking full when Flunk Day comes around, the guidelines of the day itself will be much stricter than they have to be! Do your part, wear your mask, get the Fauci Ouchie when you can, and keep each other healthy! <-which all y'all should be eligible now, so get yer mf jab STAT. We all want those sweet sweet antibodies coursing through our veins for The Flunk
Friar email sent out to senior dist list today. Could this be a sign that Flunk is coming even sooner than we think? Tomorrow perhaps?
April 6, 2021 (Tue)
Y'ALL Maddie just confirmed that bookings are already in the works!!! Does this mean that we're looking at a late April/first week of May Flunk? Who is the headlining artist? Will there be traditional inflatable games for the in-person component? So many questions
^ they're gonna need a lot of disinfectant wipes to clean that shit lol
April 7, 2021 (Wed)
... did anyone else notice that the story highlights posted about Maddie, Kathryn, Caitlyn, and Charlie on the UB instagram each have a sort of 90's themed backdrop? Am I reading into things or could this be H U G E?
^ H U G E
April 8, 2021 (Thu)
April 12, 2021 (Mon)
Vaccine eligibility expands to everyone in Illinois. If all students got vaccinated on this day (IF) Knox would be fully immunized by May 24! Vaccination is important to consider in flunk plans.
^ notably, a lot of people were able to get vaccinated earlier because of working for the college (or going to Peoria since the rules are less strict there I guess?), so hopefully we'll be able to get a lot of campus vaccinated ASAP!
April 13, 2021 (Tue)
First day of Ramadan, this will probably not be Flunk Day!
April 14, 2021 (Wed)
Day of Dialogue. Probably not Flunk Day.
I heard whispers through the grape vine that they were trying to get a dunk tank again. If this is true will be obvious when Flunk day is.
April 15, 2021 (Thu)
Maddie seen chatting with Dean McLean outside of his office at approximately 3:05 PM. Seems like some flunky business might be going on
April 19, 2021 (Mon)
Flunk before today statistically and realistically very unlikely. Pre-18th flunks are rare, plus COVID.
A notable Flunk-related staff person (forgot who lol) is out this coming week, so probably no flunk. Unless they're messing with us??
I believe this to be a fucking lie. Do not trust Caitlin.
LET IT BE KNOWN THAT FLUNK DAY IS CONDIMENT THEMED! CONFIRMED BY MADDIE AT UB EXEC MEETING.
^^ Maddie here. Let it be known that this condiment theme was a joke brought about by UB exec antics. Or is it?? I'm thinking we should scrap everything we've got going so far and start anew with some relish themed attractions. Thoughts?
Spotted Maddie and Caitlin walking into Seymour at around 10pm.. sneaky sneaky
April 20, 2021 (Tue)
April 21, 2021 (Wed)
Caitlin's been telling everyone "flunk day is tomorrow" recently. Could it be sooner than we think?
April 22, 2021 (Thu)
“I heard it was April 22nd, but it was from a drunk sophomore”
Honestly, The weather is much better this week and specifically Thursday. So flunk day is on earth day!!!!!!!!!!!
flunk email sent!! HUGE
they even linked this page....I'm finally famous...
Biggest new info: THE FESTIVITIES START AT SEVEN!! I better not see any 6AM updates like "oh it isn't today :(". Don't wake up early / stay up late unnecessarily.
The Flunk Day Hotline is up!!! If you call (309) 341-8008, a message will be played telling you whether it is Flunk Day or not!! Check everyday, maybe hints will be dropped?!?
Woah, bringing this back??? Radddd
8008 like boob ahaha
April 26, 2021 (Mon)
Senator and Friar Andrew Liput thinks it'll be before the 13th. What does he know? DOES he know ANYTHING?? At all????
^i love senator and friar and ex-snu president andrew liput but I don't think he knows anything in this specific case
Caitlin DYED HER HAIR this weekend, just like she told me she would do in preparation for Flunk Day! I still think she was lying though
First Flunk Day Scare... here comes the flunk.
Additionally, preregistration starts today. This doesn't really matter to Flunk (it's happened during pre-registration in the past) but be sure to register for classes!!
April 27, 2021 (Tue)
Maddie got a SHIT TON of packages both today and yesterday - this has to be a sign that Flunk is right around the corner
^ Those same packages had to be delivered to the UB office in Seymour! Flunk Day has to be next week and these are all the final orders for it, I'm calling that right now
April 28, 2021 (Wed)
Big ole Moderna on-campus vaccine clinic. The first Moderna vaccine shot has decent effectiveness after two weeks... May the 12th??
Most likely not this day because of the clinic. Probably not before as they want to make sure that everyone gets vaccinated. That's my take. But I'm a first year so my opinion means little.
^it's okay first year!!! your opinion doesn't mean much but it totally will not be on the clinic (unless they spike people's alcohol with the vaccine...)
new question on symptom tracker, asking how vaccinated we are
April 29, 2021 (Thu)
The college is really assertively marketing this day as #KnoxProud day. Could this be a cover-up for Flunk?
Flunk Day is this day confirmed!!!!
I hope that its this day because I have school work...
April 30, 2021 (Fri)
Personally, I'm betting we won't have an April flunk this year- with Caitlin basically running all the Earth Month events, I think (if only for her sanity) we'll probably have a May flunk.
Caitlin has gone insane, maybe this year's Flunk is a part of Earth Month? What's more sustainable than a 99 year long tradition?
Can confirm that Caitlin is extra stressed lately, maybe its earth day planning or maybe it's other shenanigans coming up soon...
Has anyone noticed Caitlin's IG story says "Feelin' Flunky" ???? and the question is about childhood movies?? Is this a hint????
^ Maddie posted on her IG story asking for childhood aesthetics too!!
May 2, 2021 (Sun)
No April Flunk. I think most of us can agree on that much.
May 3, 2021 (Mon)
The last faculty meeting of the year falls on May 3rd, so the odds of the flunk falling on this day aren't looking good. But perhaps the 4th fill be with us!
they mowing the grass!!!! huuugghe news
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE FLUNK
Twas the night before flunk day
when all throughout Knox,
not a creature was staring, not even the Fox.
The Wiki and Facebook both opened with care,
in the hopes that flunk day news would soon be there.
The friars were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of flunk day danced in their heads.
Roommate with booze, an i with my stash,
were all buckled in for this crazy ol' bash.
When out in the Quads arose such a clatter,
i sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window i flew in a flash,
where someone there shouted, "Get off your ass!".
The sun on top of newly made mud,
gave excitement and awe to the first years and their buds.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a big group of seniors, with a whole lot of cheer!
With a check to my inbox, to see what they say,
i knew in a moment it must be Flunk Day!
More rapid than eagles, the friars they came,
they whistled and shouted, and called out by name:
"Now Conger! Now Neal! Now Elder and Four name!"
oh, Post!, Furrow, and Sherwin, don't dare be lame!
To the porches with parties! To the lawn of old main!
now drink away! drink away!
Lets all go insane!!!
May 4, 2021 (Tue)
Would very much like this day, as is my birthday. I need a w.
here's my take: if it's not the 4th, it's the 13th. Also it's star wars day (May the fourth be with you).
maybe this day bc of the weird freezer that’s been sitting in a parking lot recently, feels like the contents need to be dealt with soon
^the freezer is just cause a cooler went down in dining :/
There's the friars.... one minute left to see if it's real.
Alright, go to class. Lot of misplaced confidence on this one lol
Maddie has two packages sitting in WAC right now- at least one is from Dick Blick. Art Flunk real?
^ Maddie is DEF not an art student so this is extra weird
According to Caitlin: sports will not be spared. Theatre will not be spared. There was a fish at Green Oaks today.
May 5, 2021 (Wed)
When asking Maddie about Cinco de Flunko, she just laughed. This has to be the day.
I honestly don't think it will be much later than this date. The reasons for a later date irt COVID-19 vaccines make sense, but given that the Flunk date was more than likely chosen before the vaccine rollout was well-established in Illinois, I don't think it is as much of a determining factor as people think.
^ I would agree with this, but Caitlin has claimed (perhaps a lie) that Admin had to reschedule Flunk because of an interference with an "important day". I don't know what that means, but if true, the date for Flunk Day has probably changed recently enough that they are able to consider vaccine stuff.
is it a lie? I'll never tell, XOXO Gossip Girl
It's going to be nice and sunny on the 5th...yes no one could know this in advance IN THEORY, but we did get a rainy day during the "under the sea" year, so who can say?
Jeff Grace has made Wednesday a no-class day without any explanation for Beginning Acting...does he know something we don't?
Amanda Dermer probably have an idea of when flunk day is. Would she schedule FSL week during flunk day?
^^^^ yes because they only planned it like 3 weeks ago
^^ also im pretty sure she doesn’t know the day. I know Raina and Jake do but Amanda isn’t specifically told unless one of them leaked it
Caitlins Instagram story Thats so Raven and another image from an early 2000’s show both saying hint in the corner. Would they continue to tease the theme this late in the game?
May 6 2021 (Thu)
Why have we not speculated about this day. Is the hype for Cinco de Flunko too big.
Overheard a group of upperclassmen planning for Flunk on the 6th. Which probably means nothing, what do they know. But it could mean everything.
They friared falsely again this morning...
Speaking of Friars they got an email today about what to do the day of, and about shirts. Flunk Day is imminent.
May 7, 2021 (Fri)
Today the facstaff list got an email titled "Uphold the Flunk Day Winning Streak!" Huge Flunk news!! Flunk day next week??
May 9, 2021 (Sun)
Jonathan Powers always says Flunk Day will be May 9th, and since Jonathan Powers is always right, why not a Sunday Flunk Day for a change? - According to Deana Nichols, May 5th through 9th will not be Flunk Day. On a related note, come see The How and the Why on these dates!
May 10, 2021 (Mon)
My first bet as a senior was this day, later flunk to put more distance on Covid, and a Monday cause Monday flunks are the dream. -Matt Cagle
^ I would be pro-Monday flunk but I want Sherwood to be able to have his playwriting/screenwriting workshop. Like I'm sure it's not in the calculation, but if Sherwood is wronged, I will cry. -Sarah W
^^ if Monday flunk happens we should all zoom into class just wasted and read plays -Morghan
4/5 WVKC staff meeting today, we think flunk will be this week. No intel, just passion.
Okay so I have a theory. This date also happens to be Maddie's 21st - could the team be planning a big birthday bash of a Flunk? To even further add to the greatness of a Monday Flunk???
This is my birthday so I think it’s gonna be flunk day because I want it to be
Gotta be this week.
If you saw the deleted revision, someone copy-pasted a bunch of stuff from 2018. Fuck knows why.
A lot of Campus Safety were walking around according to dining workers. Did someone get their dates mixed up? Is campus safety the new friars?
May 11, 2021 (Tue)
i think flunk day is either today or tomorrow because everyone who went to the farm bureau for the knox vaccine days are getting their second vaccine on April 29th and May 11th and 12th are pretty close to the 2 week mark after the vaccine
May 12, 2021 (Wed)
Two weeks after vaccination clinic... Good opportunity to facilitate reckless bacchanalia. Will you kiss your Pfizer Papi's, Moderna Mami's and Johnson & Johnson Baddies?
May 13, 2021 (Thu)
Ramadan is over on May 12, this would be a great day for Flunk Day!
According to Sarah Wallenfelsz's math, a flunk hasn't been during Ramadan during any of the dates we know of, but it also hasn't had many opportunities to.
This is the safe bet, its right after Ramadan, and its week 8 so most people will be vaccinated. Bet on this day.
Of note, Eid ends on the evening of the 13th.
A later flunk day to make sure everyone has at least one vaccine is probably very likely. Due to no flunks on fridays, there is a good possibility for May 13th to be the day. Just hope it doesn't rain or something.
WE ALL KNOW IT'S MAY 13TH BECAUSE MADDIE SAID IT ISN'T NOT MAY 13TH AND MADDIE KNOWS EVERYTHING
baseball has an away game this day
omg guys thanks for planning a may 13 flunk how'd you know this was my birthday chahaha *bites lip* -anna m
During a dress rehearsal for "The How and the Why", Craig Choma said very confidently that the 13th was Flunk Day, so that's as good as gospel really...
^Craig has been around for a long time but do we know how many times he has predicted it right?
Typing this to place my wish for a Thursday flunk (classes after flunk day usually get cancelled... hello 4 day weekend babyyy!)
Matthew Jones-Rhodes thinks Flunk is this day... hmmm...
^ Heather Hoffmann ALSO thinks it's this day ... hmmm...
I’m not sure that they would do flunk day on a covid testing day...<---I think they would, but that's just me. Don't have any evidence, I just feel like it's probable.
Stuart Allison reaaalllly thinks today is the day. "Faculty will be grumpy" He also mentioned that faculty have a kind of deal that it won’t be after week seven. Obviously not applicable this year, but good to know for the future!
May 14, 2021 (Fri)
Matt Cagle won't stop saying Friday Flunk is happening. Hasn't happened historically, but what is 2021 if not a year of change?
Alright so... we all know May 13th is the safe bet, but the only thing that makes Thursday not likely is that apparently the flunk planners all have labs that day. So if it can't be before May 13th due to Ramadan, if it can't be Thursday because the planners don't wanna miss labs, and a week 9 flunk has never happened then clearly it is Friday. What better way to jumpstart the heart of Knox College but with a Friday Flunk, that lasts all throughout the weekend!! -Matt Cagle
^^I know for a fact Caitlyn would be happy to miss our Thursday lab ^^^^^^ Hey, I love both my Thursday labs, would still go in even if Flunk probably
cant be this day, track has a meet
^^^sports don't mean shit to flunk. baseball got shafted in flunk 2018
^^^^ baseball only got shafted in 2018 because it was a rescheduled game
Also Machinal performance this evening :(( so please no. But come see it!!
Literally both clubs I'm in exec in have big events today I hope its not friday aaaaaa
May 17, 2021 (Mon)
This is my mom's birthday AND benf's birthday. coincidence?? Flunk Confirmed????
Week nine flunk? probs not but heck u.
You never know with covid
May 18, 2021 (Tue)
The beginning of Flunk Week 2020
i just think it's gonna be late, and i'm getting goooood energy from this day. no reason, just vibes.
^ i second the vibes of this day feeling right
^^ I second that too its my birthday lol taurus szn
More weird copy paste shit was deleted.
May 19, 2021 (Wed)
Senior Seminar for Literature Majors, it won't be this day. Also it's probably too late :p
May 20, 2021 (Thu)
May 24, 2021 (Mon)
May 25, 2021 (Tue)
REAAAAALLLLLLYYYYY LATE FLUNK????
^honestly? I’d be down
May 26, 2021 (Wed)
May 27, 2021 (Thu)
lol what if finals week flunk
June 6, 2021 (Sun)
Is there proof Convocation is real? No. Is there proof Flunk Day is real? Yes.
The real flunk was the friends we made along the way.