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Student Media

Print, Broadcast, and Online Publications

Evan Temchin, John Williams in office of The Knox Student

The Knox Student
The Knox Student is the college's official student newspaper. Published weekly, TKS has been student-written, student-run, and student-read since 1878. It has a long tradition of being an independent voice for students, reporting on the cultural, social and athletic life of the college. An annual subscription is $60. Request a subscription. Above: Students edit photos in the TKS newsroom.


Students in WVKC studio

WVKC 90.7 FM
WVKC (The Voice of Knox College) is a commercial-free radio station broadcasting to the world. WVKC features music, student and public service programming, and National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Above: Students co-host a radio show.


Catch 'Proofing' Party

Catch is Knox College's biannual magazine of the creative arts, and is the longest running, continuously published college literary magazine in the country. Catch has won top national honors from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and Magazine Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press. An annual subscription to Catch is $25. Request a subscription. Above: Students at the Catch "proofing party" review page copy before printing.

The Common Room
An online journal of literary criticism operated by the Knox English Department, The Common Room posts new essays three times a year.

Cellar Door
Cellar Door
began in 2006, and issues aim to include not only student work but also that of professors and a well-known writer from the literary world outside of Knox. Kevin Stein, the poet laureate of Illinois wrote for the first issue. Hannah Tinti and Michael Martone have lent their words to later issues. The only requirement for publication in Cellar Door is love on the writer's part of his or her own work and their desire to discuss it with other students to improve it. This is an innovative editorial process of which Knox is the first undergraduate college to have embraced.

Knox-BCN is an online publication featuring work submitted by participants of the Knox College Program in Barcelona. It was created in 2009, which happily coincided with the program's 40th anniversary in Spain. Published biannually (fall and winter), it features different journalistic styles whilst reflecting the students' experiences in Barcelona. Knox-BCN provides participants with an exercise in intercultrualism and, of course, Spanish. It is the College's first publication cien por cien en español!

This visual arts journal is published annually and is intended to demonstrate the breadth of the presence of the visual arts at Knox. Founded and run by students from a variety of disciplines, the journal's mission is to provide a medium for all members of the Knox communityto publish and share their creative works, with a focus on the visual arts and design.

Knox Webzines
Quiver is the name for the collection of online genre publications of the Knox College English Department. The three publications -- one each academic term -- feature the work of current Knox College students and are named for famous alumni writers.

  • Diminished Capacity -- Literature of comedic intent produced during fall term
  • Wynken, Blynken and Nod -- Children's and young adult literature produced during winter term
  • The Third Level -- Science fiction and fantasy produced during spring term