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Hans Halverson’s Senior Column

Hans Halverson, WEB Opinion Editor May 19, 2014

I’ll put a full disclaimer at the beginning that this senior column doesn’t feel original in any way. After seeing a few from my friends and from previous years, they all start to blur together into...

Why Cant We All Just Get Along?

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Hans Halverson, Opinion Editor March 28, 2014

A few too many times these past few weeks, I’ve opened the newspaper to find some general update about the situation in Ukraine. Every time it reads the same - Russian occupation of Crimea... Putin and...

Conformity is Underrated

Conformity is Underrated

Hans Halverson, Opinion Editor February 18, 2014

Everyone wants to be special. From the hipsters to the hippies to the cat people, teens love to revel in their uniqueness and nonconformity. This stems from the fact that in recent years conformism has...

Dont Let the Grinch Steal Christmas

Don’t Let the Grinch Steal “Christmas”

December 16, 2013

With the courtyard closed, media center strictly monitored, and home too far away, I knew I couldn’t last all winter constantly skipping a meal. Beset on all sides by restrictive lunch policy, I unfortunately...

Students show off their moves at Tucheze.

The Case for More Casual Dances

Hans Halverson, Reporter December 3, 2013

In the midst of the sonic maelstrom known as this year’s Tucheze, an unhappy feeling lay at the edge of my subconscious. As the rhythmic, multicolored lights faded and the dance floor grudgingly...

DJ Tyler Wessels practices for Tucheze.


Hans Halverson, Reporter November 1, 2013

School dances: you know the drill. First there is the pressure to find a date, for females the scramble to get a dress, the neverending balance of who is going with what group, getting the customary corsage...

Breaking Bad cast at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys.

Farewell, Breaking Bad

Hans Halverson, Reporter October 3, 2013

Last Sunday, the saga of Walter White’s “methspacades” finally came to an end in the series finale of AMC’s hit drama, Breaking Bad. Bogged down by threat of cancellation, hastily written...

Album art for Kanye Wests new album, Yeezus.

Yeezus Christ Just Rose Again

Hans Halverson September 24, 2013

This summer may have been the most important yet for rapper Kanye West, as he passed down the family name to his and Kim Kardashians newborn, North West, while yet again pushing forward the boundaries...

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