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Call for Submissions: No Shave November

IMG_2129Did you grow out your body hair for No Shave November? ‘Cause I did. Send a photo of your furry self to corroborate your experience to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the words “No Shave November” in the subject line. Include a little something about your body hair/November experience, whether or not you want to be anonymous, and maybe a fun fact or two. For inspiration, here are other examples of No Shave November and Novembeards (although all types of body hair are welcome).

AEPie an AEPi (Support Movember)

From Jason Brandner ’16, who I’m absolutely going to pie in the face tomorrow:

Do you find yourself making AEPi puns? Have you ever wanted to see a fraternity brother get humiliated with a pie? Do you want to support Prostate cancer research? If you answered yes to any of these come to AEPie an AEPi! If we raise $75 we get to shave George Pollack’s head! Come out and support a great cause!

We are hoping to raise money for Movember, a national charitable movement seeking to combat Prostate, and Testicular Cancer as well as various mental health issues. The brothers of AEPi will also be selling Hot Apple Cider and Donuts. Prices:

  • Pie in the face of an AEPi member: $1
  • Hot Apple Cider: $1
  • Donuts: $1

If you can’t make the event but still hope to donate here is our Movember page and here is the FB event.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Time: Noon–3PM
Place: In front of Usdan
Cost: Each item is $1

Pics Or It Didn’t Happen: No Shave November

beardHey friends, whether you’re one of the 115 network members on a Wesleyan sports team growing out a mustache to raise money for men’s health (they’ve raised $7,492 already! What have you done this November?!), your razor recently broke, you think it might be fun, or you’re trying to bring down the patriarchy, Wesleying wants to see the body hair you grow in honor of this illustrious month. Send pics or videos or poems or other types of creative art submissions (for example, if you make a sculpture of your leg hair growth, we want to see it) to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject “hair” by the first few days of December. Here are some entries from last year for inspiration.

Novembeard 2013: Sparse but Satisfying

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I woke up from my finals-induced stress nap and opened the Wesleying Gmail account. I clicked on the label marked “NOVEMBEARD.” My heart leaped–then I realized that only five of the submissions were from this year. I’ll admit it: I was a little disappointed. But then I looked at them. And they were glorious.

We got five submissions total, and each of them is a winner. If this is an accurate cross-section of the Novembeard results this semester, then there are probably a lot of beautiful beards out there that will go unrecognized today–but this is how it has to be. Nevertheless, this is a good payoff.

Wesleyan students: FEAST YOUR EYES.

Join the Wesleyan Movember Team

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Jesse Galganov ’17 thinks you’d look better with a mustache :

Movember is an initiative that raises money and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Guys grow out their moustaches for the entire month of Movember, while raising money for an awesome cause. There is a Wes Movember team and anyone is welcome to join! It’s a lot of fun, a good excuse to grow out a ‘stache and supports a very worthy cause.

If you have any questions about this, contact me at jcgalganov[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. It starts on November 1st, so if you’re into it, create an account now! 
Date: Friday, November 1st
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WesBeards: Another Thing To Put “Wes” In Front Of

No-Shave Roundup: “My beard enjoys long walks on cold days, shampoo, and fraternizing with fellow beards.”

“As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affection if I were to begin it now?” So wrote a beardless Abraham Lincoln to Grace Bedell, the 11-year-old admirer who first suggested that he “grow whiskers” before ascending to the presidency. Had Lincoln taken up residency at Wesleyan, it wouldn’t have taken him so freaking long: this campus has got more great beards than Jamaica’s got mangoes. Some of them look like muskrats, some Karl Marx, and many of them are thriving and growing all year long.

No Shave November is a week past. We howled, you submitted: beards, beards, and porno ‘staches out the wazoo. We’ve finished analyzing texture, follicle count, ‘stache, and general beardliness, and we are ready to post. This year’s submissions far surpassed the volume of last year’s. I suspect that has at least something to do with the efforts of one Jake Schofield ’12, who recently hosted the first ever No Shave party and celebrated “an ancient tradition.” Schofield reports: “Everyone won something, but only one manly man won the Best Beard award. It was unanimously decided that the manliest man of them all, Mr. Ofer Levy ’12, should receive this great honor.”

Click past the jump for Wesleying’s finest beard submissions and a full photo gallery.

No Shave No Mo’: A Call For Beards

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Despite the frightfully muggy weather this week, leading researchers agree that today is, in fact, the last of November and tomorrow is, in fact, the start of Decembruary. For some, that spells despair. For others, a visceral sense of relief. The war is over. In a few shorts hours (EST), the (your) (our) (collective) Novembeard is complete. You can shave the growling groundhog off your cheeks.

But don’t. Not yet, at least. First, share the glory. This is a call for submissions: get your beard all wet and send it to Wesleying. Photos, mainly, though I guess we won’t shy away from physical evidence if you’ve got it. Or videos, paintings, x-rays, poems, artistic renditions, time lapse presentations—whatever best sums up your beautiful dark twisted Marx-meet-Hayes facial fantasy. Like last year, we are collecting beard submissions for a Beards of Glory roundup. Once again, every follicle helps.

The offer is open to Novembeard participants of any gender identity and all facial hair varieties: beards, mustaches, chin straps, muttonchops, anything. Please address all beard submissions to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org. Include “NOVEMBEARD” in the subject line, provide a bit of basic info about your beard, and let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous.  To see last year’s roundup, click here. (Oh, and click past the jump for an additional note from Jake Schofield ’12, who would also like to be in touch with committed No Shave participants for a riveting competition and eventual Novembeard party.)