Business in the Front, Party in the Back: The Will Blatz Story
January 17, 2018
When returning from Thanksgiving break the question that everyone was asking was Why did Will Blatz cut his mullet? and Who is Ben’s new roommate?
After having the mullet for the past year, it was easy to mistake him for a different person once he cut it. The student body was furious. Many students joined a hunger strike in protest against Will Blatz’s actions!
Questions needed to be answered so Will came to me wanting to use The Picador as his voice to end the madness. We decided to meet. Will wanted to go somewhere private where we wouldn’t be seen. We sat, I opened my notepad, turned on the recorder and asked one simple question, “Blatz, why did you do it?” He paused and thought, and then responded with “The people had always seen me as a tough, scary man, but I wanted to show them that I could clean up. Shave my face, cut my hair, make my myself someone a girl would want to bring home to her parents.” With hearing that, I knew I had what I needed. I closed my notebook, turned off the recorder and shook the hand of the new Will Blatz.