Movember Turns LJHS Hairy


Movember has officially taken effect at La Jolla High School. Long beards, untamed mustaches, and hairy legs are noticeably visible in the hallways of campus. As the most popular unofficial school event, Movember is a way to help raise cancer awareness. By ‘unofficial’, we mean that there are no sponsored posters or bulletin announcements promoting the event. It has grown in popularity by word of mouth and on social media. Students, teacher, and faculty can all participate and enjoy watching schoolmates turn from nicely groomed humans, into unkempt mammals. You can expect to see teenage boys becoming more hairy then they already are, teenage girls showing off their extremely hairy legs, and male faculty members starting to look more like lumberjack men than teachers.

Movember started as a very simple concept – embrace facial hair during november, something that almost all cancer patients loose. Let it grow

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wild and free! Participants are encouraged to take the money they would normally use on grooming and shaving for the month of November, and donate it to the American Cancer Society.

To donate and learn more about Movember, visit No Shave November. Comment and let us know if you’re participating in this years Movember!

Photos shared from No Shave November.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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