November has garnered the nickname “No Shave November,” meaning males do not shave their facial hair for the entirety of the month.
This year, the Campus Activities Board has set up a contest with three categories to see who can grow the longest, the most unique, and the “George ‘Babyface’ Nelson” (little to no facial hair) beard. The contest is meant to promote camaraderie among students, faculty, and staff.
Beginning Oct. 31, those who are participating were instructed to completely shave their face for a before picture and post it on the campus board’s Facebook page with the hashtag #let-it-grow.
On Nov. 21, participants will post the final photos of their facial hair to the Facebook page with the hashtag #fear-the-beard. Prizes will be awarded in each category and given out before Thanksgiving break.
Luke Sponsel, who organized the event, said they are using this popular student activity to also raise awareness for cancer research. The Campus Activities Board will be making a sizeable donation to the Mary Kay Foundation, which supports cancer research.