Raluca Oprinca '12
The moral and financial support it gives you to achieve your dreams. I love traveling and languages, thus with the help of Knox, I studied abroad in Costa Rica and Argentina. I am currently in France, and I'm going to Spain afterward. I also volunteered in India and Peru and presented the research that I did in Costa Rica at a conference in Germany, which included complementary trips to France and Switzerland. What's more, I had the occasion to go with different Knox clubs to various conferences in different states in the Midwest and around the country.
Lil María Castro-Rosabal '88
"Perspective," often appears to change according to what is being compared to, i.e., what variables are considered in the matrix and its era. It is the beholder's eyes that aid shape "perspective and appearance", giving space to the intangibles to depict reality and carve a personality and identity to an institution. At Knox College, one can fall in love with its intangibles, making you part of a lifelong relationship, that persists and grow stronger, every year after graduation.
What our Cheerleading picture, KNOX Now, 1987, appears to be, is for me a deeper reality than its facade. It symbolizes and represents a clear vision of our founding fathers. It represents the dream and expectation of our dear President Lincoln, and the main reason for America, and the world to exist: "All men are created equal and have the right to seek happiness." It also attests to the importance of "access to education to men and women", and that all this, is possible at Knox College. Men and women can educate themselves, achieve better lives, seek for freedom, happiness and peace, help others, and be contributors to our endangered Planet.
All this can be achieved at Knox College, thanks to the 1837 premise, that "outstanding students can have the opportunity to study at Knox College, without regard to economic assets, race, country of origin, or gender. Knox College is by far an example, that the dreams of our founding fathers', can come true. This can only happen, because Knox College is an institution that "lives within its means", but strives to achieve its mission and established criteria, i.e., carrying an "ethical and moral business conduct protocol", hard to find in this globalized world. Knox College has been able to fulfill its mission through all historical events and ride out all economic crises, i.e., World War I, World War II, The Great Depression, The Great Recession, etc.
I always will remember our squad and the sport letters that we hold, alongside an outstanding Knox College education. The fact, that many of our meetings or "Sports Team locker decorating," occasionally were held at 5 AM and 6 AM so that our curriculum would not "be damaged or interfered" with, by Cheerleading activities; can define what were "our priorities as well as Knox's." Love every cheer that we did, and feel very proud of our basketball, and football players, as well as all the sport programs, i.e., Chris Vogel 90', All American... and we were part of it! Our Cheerleading picture is not only a tangible, but it holds all the intangibles that I love about Knox College and its mission. Hail to Knox College!
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