No-Shave November

Friday marked the start of No-Shave November, the month infamous for differentiating the boys from the men.

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Friday marked the start of No-Shave November, the month infamous for differentiating the boys from the men.

Hunter Hauck, Staff Writer

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What is the measure of a man? To some, it is strength and bravery. To others, it may be morality and kindness. This month, however, the measure of a man is undoubtedly facial hair. 

30 days. That’s all the time you get to grow the most facial hair possible. We will see it all this month, from mustaches and beards to sideburns and neckbeards. And while some people see this as an inane event, it can be a major competition among friends that produces some truly spectacular facial hair. 

Friday marked the start of No-Shave November, the month infamous for differentiating the boys from the men. As we embark on this unfulfilling journey, the expectations are set high for a few facial hair elites. One of the most prominent in this discussion is LHS senior Max Martin. Martin has one of the most renowned five o’clock shadows in the school, which makes him a promising participant to keep your eyes on. 

“Last year I didn’t shave for all 30 days of November, but I’m looking forward to beating what I grew,” said Martin.

While many friends look forward to competing against each other this month, a lot of people are competing against their previous selves. This month gives them an excuse to let their facial hair grow longer than it ever has before, regardless of how disturbing it may become. The disturbing and patchy facial hair that is inevitable to appear is unwelcome to many. However, despite this, No-Shave November does have some redeeming qualities. 

Along with the exciting competition, No-Shave November also promotes a great cause. Men use this month to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. While this month may be somewhat exclusive for men, the sentiment and cause are something that men and women alike can rally behind.

In the ensuing weeks, we may see some impressive facial hair and we may see some disappointing facial hair. And though we may find some attempts at No-Shave November pathetic, we must support everyone in their justified and noble quest. And though facial hair may be the measure of a man this month, anybody who participates has redeeming intentions.