It is now the infamous time of NoShavember or maybe you know it as “No Shave November.” Regardless, Terrace residence hall is bringing in the season with competition. The boys on the third floor have dedicated themselves to not shaving their facial hair until Nov. 23. They are competing for categories like “the lumberjack”, “patchy the pirate”, and “most valiant attempt.” Some of the girls in Terrace and Tussey are also competing in the realm of hairiest legs. The participants gave their opinion on what the worst-case scenario would be, why they’re growing their hair, and what award they are going for.
Jared Haidet ‘13, Mechanicsburg, Pa.,
The worst-case scenario probably would that it wouldn’t grow. I’m split between the two main categories. I want to do the rabbi look, or the Amish farmer look. I’m hoping it turns out well. I’m participating because, coming from a Catholic school, we were never allowed to grow beards, ever. This is the first time I get to see how big it can get. I was compelled.
Harris Dunlap ‘13, Seattle, Wash.,
I’m going for the Mountain Man Award. I’m doing it for the fun of it. I guess the worst case scenario is that it gets itchy and I have to shave it off, or I go around scratching my face all day… like ‘scratch’ me Elmo.
Jacob Gordon ’10, Altoona, Pa., and Nick Galante ’11, Center Valley, Pa.
We’re just doing it to try and win again. We did it in East last year, among the suites, and by the end of it, we were the only two participating. Everyone else couldn’t grow a beard or their girlfriends said “no”.
Joe Penzo ‘13, Grassflat, PA,
Worst-case scenario is that I’m going to light a grill and burn my beard off. It could happen. I’m growing it because beards are awesome. It hurt me to get rid of my beard before the competition. I’m going for the lumberjack. I want to grow a really sweet beard.
Annie Alexander ‘13, Pittsburgh Pa.,
Being braid-able is my award and main motive. Worst-case scenario would be a shiny leg contest because I would fail. Best-case scenario would be a dog costume contest. I’m growing it because who isn’t down for a friendly competition?
-Erin Kreischer ’13, Juniata Online Journalist