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Isaac Hughes '21

Majors: Environmental Studies & Philosophy   
Hometown:Vashon Island, Washington
Involvements:  Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, Knox Farm, Students for Sustainability

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Hello! My name is Isaac Hughes. I'd love to talk with you about my Knox experience.

My favorite place on campus:
I love spending time in the high tunnels at the Knox Farm. Being inside a dry high tunnel when it is dumping rain outside is one of the most calming feelings ever.

Knox professor with whom you should absolutely take a class:
Ben Farrer is not only a great professor, but he is also just an incredibly fun person. He always makes the effort to keep up with how students are doing and let you know when his next musical performance is coming up.

How I picked my major: 
Even before coming to Knox, I've always felt the responsibility to be a good steward of the planet. Because of this belief, I came to Knox with the intention of better understanding the relationship between humans, the environment, and the variety of political/social/physical factors that lead to this relationship. My philosophy major came as a product of the classes that I took at Knox. Before Knox, I had never taken a philosophy course. But after taking my first course I really fell in love, and just kept on taking courses until all of a sudden I found myself with tons of philosophy credits!

The Knox class I never expected to love:
At first, I was a little intimidated by Symbolic Logic, but looking back on the class, I find myself really missing the class. A lot of the logical issues we were working with were essentially big puzzles, and I remember actually looking forward to doing the homework assignments as the term progressed!

Some surprisingly cool things about Galesburg: 
Purington Pavers (once one of the largest brick producers in the nation) was founded in Galesburg. You'll find their indestructible bricks on campus and all over town and they are some top quality bricks, let me tell you!

Connect with me to ask any questions you may have about life at Knox, classes and professors, and living in Galesburg, Illinois. And don't forget to follow Knox on Snapchat and Instagram to see a typical day in the life of a Knox student—maybe even mine! 

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Printed on Sunday, May 9, 2021