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Northwest’s Danny DeVito shrine: Students find a new way to celebrate their heroes

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Northwest’s Danny DeVito shrine: Students find a new way to celebrate their heroes

Recently, a shrine devoted to actor, Danny Devito has emerged in locker 2154 generating various reactions from Northwest students and staff.

Recently, a shrine devoted to actor, Danny Devito has emerged in locker 2154 generating various reactions from Northwest students and staff.

Recently, a shrine devoted to actor, Danny Devito has emerged in locker 2154 generating various reactions from Northwest students and staff.

Recently, a shrine devoted to actor, Danny Devito has emerged in locker 2154 generating various reactions from Northwest students and staff.

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Over the past couple of weeks, Northwest students have been buzzing about the recent emergence of a Danny DeVito shrine in locker 2154 in the New Building. During the time of this shrine’s existence, it has generated hallway-blocking crowds in the mornings in the Front Commons and more than 300 followers on their Instagram account (@danny_devito_shrine_nwhs).

The shrine is not one person’s doing. A team consisting of freshman Jed Hampton, sophomores Rivers West, Brandon Wayne, Josh Hudson, Noah Brabble, Karter Kennedy and shrine founder Evan Purnell have come together to turn their idea into a reality.

“The reason we created the shrine and the Instagram was to eventually end up getting a selfie of Danny DeVito in our DMs (Direct Messages),” Kennedy said.

Overall, the team behind the shrine has been immensely surprised by the reaction and support from the student body regarding their project. For the most part, the student body has expressed fairly positive feedback from the student body and staff members. But the shrine does have its fair share of haters.

“The second day after we started bringing stuff in, there was a crowd of around 20 people surrounding it. It’s just insane,” Hudson said. “We thought it would just been seen by a few people, get a couple laughs and die. But that just never seemed to happen.”

Because of this unforeseen popularity, the team behind the project has had to take a few extra measures in attempt to make their project sustainable while also entertaining the audience they have generated with their shrine. Some of those measures include the creation of the official Danny DeVito shrine Instagram account and an email account to contact the team directly.

“There is an email account where you can contact us to possibly get something of your own into the shrine,” Hudson said, “We don’t want money or anything, but a nice picture or poem would be greatly appreciated.”

Team requests interested people to send an email or DM over Instagram regarding a contribution to the shrine prior to bringing it into school to avoid an overabundance of items that will not fit.

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One Response to “Northwest’s Danny DeVito shrine: Students find a new way to celebrate their heroes”

  1. Cyrus on January 11th, 2019 7:21 am

    Danny Devito should’ve been Detective Pikachu

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