December 1, 2011 - 5:36pm
Man on the Street: No Shave November and Movember are popular at Syracuse University, but the purpose of growing facial hair to raise awareness for men's health issues gets lost off campus.

It’s that special time of year when hair prickles on chins and upper lips. Patches appear. Faces disappear behind giant tufts of bristly hair. Kissing becomes a little scratchy. 

No Shave November and Movember encourage men to grow beards and mustaches to show their support for men’s health. The point is to use the attention as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for diseases that affect men, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Too bad nearly no one in Syracuse knows.

December 1, 2011 - 3:41pm
A monthlong bearded excursion for our four staff members led to plenty of itching, scratching and apologies to girlfriends.

NoShavember. Novembeard. Movember.

The cultural phenomenon goes by many names, yet its popularity seems to increase every year as winter draws nigh.

NoShavember is exactly what it sounds like. Young men everywhere refrain from shaving for the month of November. The skyrocketing popularity of the razor-free event leaves many asking the logical question: What’s the point?

November 4, 2011 - 11:36pm
Review: SU Drama presents Fuddy Meers at Syracuse Stage

Every morning, Claire wakes up in a strange man’s bed.

The man brings her a cup of coffee and lays out her clothes. The man reassures her that she would rather have coffee than juice, and the semi-hideous red dress on the bed is her favorite item of clothing.

The man is her husband, but Claire doesn’t know his name or anything about him.