Student Publications Adapt to New Campus Environment
Sharing journalistic and literary works is an integral part of the Knox experience for many students. This process has continued in spite of students' current physical separation from each other, and the community is still collaborating in various ways through publications like The Knox Student and literary magazines.
The Knox Student (TKS), the college's official, award-winning student newspaper, has ceased publication of physical papers during the remote term, but its staff has been extremely active online. According to editor-in-chief Connor Wood '20, TKS is publishing stories almost daily. “We're lucky to already have a website up and running, but we are also making some changes to it,” he said. “We're just really trying to make the website the best resource for the Knox community it can be.”
Though a lot of the paper’s coverage is focusing on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, TKS is still trying to cover stories on other topics, too. “We think it's important to continue to provide information students [would] find helpful or interesting even if we weren't all learning remotely,” said Wood.
TKS is committed to being a place for open discussion for campus and encourages the submission of letters to the editor or columns. Those can be sent to email@example.com.
Similar to TKS, Knox’s literary magazines are making efforts to remain on track with their publishing plans, but the remote term makes it difficult. Franzi Hofhansel '20, Catch editor-in-chief said that the magazine is planning to publish, though it’s unlikely there will be physical copies. “Right now the tentative goal is to make a website where we'll post the writing [and] visual art we select. We may do a book next fall, which, in addition to newer submissions, may also incorporate the work we originally published online. So, just like, a really big book next fall!”
Additionally, the staff at Knox’s premier art magazine X Journal explained that their current plan is to do an online release of issue 3 at the end of the Spring term. They will be accepting submissions of student work through their website but do not currently plan on printing a physical issue. Knox's genre literary magazine Quiver will be following a similar publishing plan to Catch and X Journal, while editors for the literary magazine Cellar Door hope to publish a digital version of the magazine pending the ability to secure funding and submitters.
More information about student publications can be found on their respective websites.
Published on April 30, 2020
by Sarah Lohmann '21