No-Shave November 2014

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Nicholas Gee – Staff Writer

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No-Shave November 2014

Tyler Valenti and Nick Ely

Tyler Valenti and Nick Ely

Tyler Valenti and Nick Ely

Tyler Valenti and Nick Ely

Ahh No Shave November, the month where those who can grow a beard, grow one. The price of the privilege to go unshaven here at Servite High School is five dollars. If you’re a guy who attends a strict parochial high school, you have been told to shave many times by teachers. It’s great (if you can afford it) to have an entire month of not worrying about shaving. Some Friars enjoy coming to school sporting a full beard by the end of the month. It’s not just students who participate in No Shave November. Some of the teachers do too.

Mr. Ronan started No Shave November two years ago in 2012. Ironically, before Notre Dame lost, Mr. Ronan had a glorious beard – one that was sure to inspire all other beard- growing men on campus. Unfortunately Notre Dame lost and, as is his annual custom, Mr. Ronan shaved off his beard to indicate the end of the NCAA season. Students had hoped that he might have wanted the good old beard back. Alas, such is not the case.

The race is on now to see who can grow the best beard. This year it is going to be a close call between Tyler Valenti and Nick Ely, two seniors. Other Friars  who currently have less facial hair to deal, with will have paid their dues and feel honored to have contributed to a great cause: prostate cancer research.

Only a few days left and counting. November is when fellow Friars get to see what they hide each day when they save – their marvelous beards. The race is on. There can be only one student crowned “King of the Beards.” Vote for your contender. Take our poll now.

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