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No participation November

Two students competed in No Shave November

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One half of the participants of No Shave November

One half of the participants of No Shave November

Nathan Baszuro

Nathan Baszuro

One half of the participants of No Shave November

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In the past, people have thought beards and mustaches to be manly. Facial hair is a well known landmark on the way to becoming a grown adult male. To the surprise of most teenagers and many adults, “No Shave November” started as a cancer awareness trend on Facebook in 2009. The event recently became a partner in the American Cancer Society due to its popularity. During the month of November, men who participate set their razors aside for thirty days. For many people, it has become a competition, that may include a little wager, to see who could grow the largest beard. Cannon Falls gives males the opportunity to engage in No Shave November with classmates.

2017 didn’t have many participants. Both seniors, James Watson and Garrett Klavon, were the only two students who signed up to compete in No Shave November. The activity was not well broadcasted to the students as many of them did not hear how to participate in the event. No Shave November has become a tradition in Cannon Falls High school that James Watson has participated in for 2 years. Growing a beard is a big checkpoint for most guys. James said when he was finally able to grow his, he joined No Shave November.

Not to be confused with Movember, No shave November shows support to people who have fought against cancer and are out of treatment. As a result of cancer treatment, patients experience hair loss and it is a healthy sign to grow their hair back after treatment. These patients are overjoyed after passing this checkpoint and No Shave November participants show their recognition by embracing their untamed hair.

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