Freshman Tré Hall doesn’t plank. No, he owls. Owling is when someone perches in the form of an owl on a random object. Like many other positions, Owling is one of the many originating from planking.
“Planking was so last week,” Tré said. “It’s all about owling now.”
Most people go in groups and take pictures, but Tré partakes in this activity for the pure enjoyment of the reaction people give him.
“Reactions are the best part,” Tré said. “When you plank you can’t really see the people around you but when you owl you can see the people giving the stink eye.”
Some of the places Tré gets the stink eye are Wal-Mart and Incredible Pizza.
“Incredible Pizza is the best. I like to get up by the front door and just watch people come and give me a weird look,” Tré said. “It’s priceless.”
Tré also owls during school to lighten the mood or bring enjoyment to himself and other classmates.
“I saw him squatted down in this goofy position on the bench and asked him what he was doing and he said ‘I’m owling bro,’” sophomore Austin Schaeg said.
Tré discovered owling by stumbling across some photos on Facebook.
“I saw some pictures and one day in Wal- Mart, I don’t know why, but I felt like doing it somewhere and it just kinda stuck,” Tré said.
According to sophomore and fellow owler, Mac Sievert, Tré is one of the most outgoing energetic kids at North.
“When I first met him I thought he was crazy but he turned out to be one of the funniest kids I know,” Sievert said.
Tré owls as much as possible and plans to continue his owling career unless another position catches his eye.
“I’ll probably always owl because it gets a few laughs, especially if you get the right spot, but I’m sure there will be another clever position that will come out,” Tré said. “There always is.”