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I Started a Political Revolution

I Started a Political Revolution

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Hat Trick, Opinion, Showcase

On an average Tuesday, during my second period health class, I heard something shocking and disturbing. Coolmathgames.com had been blocked throughout the Johnston Community School District. My heart dropped. This was a travesty. One of the most enjoyable things about school had been swept from under th...

Hippo Campus Warms Up a Cold Night

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Hat Trick

On what would have otherwise been a typical, boring Thursday night sitting at home procrastinating, I instead went out on the town with my old man. We hit up Wooly's in the East Village to see the band Hippo Campus perform on the first night of their tour for their latest album, "Bambi". It was a so...

Top Twelve Albums of 2018

Top Twelve Albums of 2018

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Hat Trick

Now... what you have all been waiting for: my top twelve albums of the year. This is my first attempt at it, and I did not spend hours on end using algorithms to figure it out. I just go off of gut. Side note--I have never fully figured out why end of the year lists are posted in early December, but he...

Sucky Saturday

Sucky Saturday

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Hat Trick

Everyone has those days that seem like they might turn out to be the best day ever, and just go horribly wrong. Saturday, November 3, 2018 was that day for me. It started off strong with a nine mile long run and breakfast pizza courtesy of Casey's General Store. The Iowa Hawkeye football team was playi...

The Birth, Life, Death, and Resurrection of Hat Trick

The Birth, Life, Death, and Resurrection of Hat Trick

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Hat Trick

As my thirteenth birthday approached, my dad and I thought it would be cool idea if I started a website to write about my passions: sports, music, and pop culture. Fresh off my newfound love for soccer and its vocabulary during the 2014 World Cup, we came up with the idea that it could be called Hat Tri...