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March 09, 2017

This is a story you certainly don't hear every day.

It’s not always easy for young people to express themselves and break out of society’s expectations for them. That perhaps applies most of all to young men, who often face immense peer pressure to fit a certain mold.

Well, there’s one young man on a mission to shatter expectations and show he’s not just your typical college “bro.”

His name is Tanner Dornish. He’s a junior student at UMass Amherst. And he enjoys Barstool Sports.

It may sound surreal, but it really is true. Not only does he frequently read and repost stories on the website—containing bro-centric, unfiltered articles about sports and pop culture, videos of drunken antics, and pictures of scantily clad women—but he also listens to podcasts on the site as well.

Simply incredible. But that’s not all.

“Saturdays are for the boys!” Tanner could be heard saying at many times this past weekend, followed by swigs of Natural Light on the porch of his fraternity house. Tanner owns both a t-shirt and full-sized flag with the phrase coined by the site.

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You’ll never believe the flag that was installed on his fraternity house!

The sheer courage he’s shown to express such a unique side of him among a sea of homogeneity hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“Damn, she’s a smoke show!” Tanner continued, further displaying the part of his personality men are too often afraid to show.

“Viva la stool!” he concluded, cementing his status as a true pioneer of his generation.

Wow. It’s so hard for people to be themselves nowadays, but Tanner has somehow managed to accomplish that. Hopefully his story can inspire more young men to follow his lead. Keep up the good work, Tanner!