Hairy annual tradition at Swat marks its end

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

“Moustache November,” a tradition started by a student during the Bush-Kerry election year has become one of Swat’s funky annual traditions. The premise revolves around growing a moustache for the whole month of November and ending the month with a shave-off gathering. This year’s shave-off, like last year’s, was held at the Parrish porch at midnight, just as November ended, a growing tradition that poses a problem to those who want to look their finest at family gatherings during Thanksgiving. On the other hand, maybe Moustache November allows Swat’s students to discover a new angle of their beauty.

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