No Shave November


Natalia Maverakis

Hunter Walls, pictured here, is one example of a no-shave November participant

The month of November is arguably the manliest month out of the year. Every November, men (and even some women) participate in a month-long event known as No Shave November to highlight awareness of Prostate Cancer, as well as other men’s health issues.

“Noshember” originally started in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004 when a group of 30 men got together and refused to shave their mustaches for 30 days in order to bring awareness about men’s prostate cancer.

Senior Christian Layton says he fully supports No Shave November. “This is always my favorite time of the year because it’s a friendly competition with my friends, and it’s for a great cause.”

“This year I sported the classic beard; it’s the most popular among no shave November participants,” said junior River Allen.

The rules for this event are as follows: you must shave on October 31, and then don’t shave again until November 31. There are many different styles of facial hair you can grow, from a rock-in mustache to a manly Grizzly Adams beard.

“I thinks it’s really cool that people want to participate in an event/tradition like No Shave November that is comparable to October’s Breast cancer awareness,” said junior Ben Mejia.