senior opinion editor class of 2017
Chris Villani is a junior with as many unusual aliases as interests, and can lick his elbow. He asks himself everyday whether it is better to be rich and fretful or poor and happy and hasn't come up with an answer yet, but journalism is a good escape from that writhing internal turmoil for now. In addition to all sorts of journalistic and creative writing, Chris enjoys playing the piano, Model U.N., camping, and getting lost in the woods is his idea of a good time. He went to Duke School until 9th grade and many qualities of the Duke School Dragon, such as calling lockers "cubbies" and putting tons of detail on self-evaluations, persist with him to this day. His biggest pet peeve is the Picardy third because happiness is a gradual process, it shouldn't happen all of a sudden. Chris's dream is to one day buy an old school bus, rip out the benches, and make some odd RV type thing, with which he will tour the country (and maybe the northern U.S. provinces) and visit National Parks and music festivals and probably weird some people out. He won't care though, and one day the RV/bus amalgam will break down and he'll push it to the side of the road and build a house out of it off Interstate 70. Kind of like The Giving Tree meets The Magic School Bus. Just more Shel Silverstein than Ms. Frizzle.