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ABOVE:Sara Kallhoff, from left, and Nathanial Swoyer, both seniors, take notes Thursday as teacher Lyle Hovland discusses society's views on heroes and villians.TOP: Actors Christian Bale, left, and Heath Ledger appear in "Dark Knight." Tribune photo by Gary Miller

New Willmar Senior High class has students exploring racism, disability, gender roles, loss through movies


WILLMAR -- The psychology of Batman and the Joker was up for discussion last week at Willmar Senior High.

Eighty students, mostly seniors, signed on this term for the class co-taught by communications teacher Amy Grussing and social studies teacher Lyle Hovland. The class has been popular enough to fill two sections, one this winter and another in the spring.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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