The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, December 07, 2007, Image 5

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Page 5 N o - s h a v e N o v e m b e r o r n e g l e c t i n g p e r s o n a l h y g i e n e ? By Jenna Kesler Intern Writer Beards are back baby. And evidently so are hairy legs—way to go ladies. That’s right I said it, hairy legs. No-shave Novem­ ber brought out the rugged in all of us, letting nature grow its Junior Sean Courtney sprouted some facial hair November. course. But why no-shave No­ vember? Here are a few reasons 1 came up with: (1) Competition “Bet I can grow a thicker beard than you can.” (2) School With finals right around the comer, there is no time to shave. (3) Natural insulation It’s skiing season, and poor col­ lege students cannot afford high quality clothes. (4) The T- shirt Everyone wants an ex­ cuse to get a t-shirt out of a deal (5) It’s downright at- photo by phil tanis tractive in the spirit of No-Shave Nothing is sexier than a PHOTO COURTESY OF PHIL TANIS Freshman Phil Tanis \grew\ some impressive blond follicles last month. walking hairball. With these reasons, why ever shave again? Many argue that it may be necessary for a job, others that girls with hairy legs are only suppose to be found back in the time of clubs and pre-nations. Plus with No-Shave November, think of all the other possibilities... “No Shower Sep tember,” “No Makeup March,” or “No Gym July.” Heck, think of all the excuses we can make to neglect ourselves! So next time you see someone with a patch or forest face, give them a pat on their back. Let them know rugged is back and here to stay! Administration adding fuel to the fire Another year, another Tech game come and gone, and another victory racked up for the Saints football team. It was a great defen­ sive game, kudos to Marcus Miller. It was a perfect day for a football game and the student crowd that I stood amongst supported their team with gusto and class. Be­ yond the game, I was disap­ pointed to see the anticipation for the football match­ up dampened by Tuck Fech contro­ versy yet another year. I’m not certain what year these now infamous shirts came into existence. I do remember my intro­ duction to the turmoil my freshman year in the fall of 2004 when some students involved with the Crazies began offering the shirts for sale. I didn't buy a Tuck Fech shirt at that time and I still don’t have one. My freshman year it was a matter of finances, not lack of de- tion in the form of Jim Hardwick’s blog had spoken out against them. I didn’t agree with many adminis­ trative decisions I’d seen made at Carroll. In that pre- Facebook era, the administra­ tion was a lot more success­ ful in silencing student voices on campus and , the Tuck Fech shirts provided a way to make a statement. Now as a seasoned senior I realize that while the shirts are successful in annoying the administration, they do get any response I’m looking for. The shirts do flip letters of a vulgar word. Amazingly creative? Not really. Horribly harmful? In my mind, they are not. It’s a rivalry. Raised by two Cats, I kno\ rivalries well and I doubt there are There are several choices the administration has when dealing with Tuck Fech shirts. A ban could be implemented by not allow­ ing students wearing the shirts to be admitted to games. This would result in significantly less student fans at the game. It would only hurt the team and the game day expe­ rience. Another choice is that administrators, and in this year’s case, priests, can speak out against the shirts. This has been the chosen method for the last four years. Before this year’s Tech game Carroll’s Fr. Marc Lenneman e-mailed out a letter addressing Tuck Fech to the He lives on third floor of the male wing of Guadalupe hall. If that living situation is even close to anything like I remember, the guy is on the fast-track to sainthood. I do believe Father Marc’s intentions were good and he made some valid points. I also can’t help but feel that by reproducing the hateful message he pulled from Facebook it did nothing but allow it to reach a larger audience. I wish he’d omitted that part of his e-mail. This message he reproduced in his e-mail did not represent the whole of the Carroll Crazies. It also did not represent the whole of the student’s who partake in the Tech rivalry by wearing Tuck Fech shirts. In four years I’ve seen that both these groups are full of people who are wholly and passionately com­ mitted to supporting the Carroll Saints football team. These groups 'are not made up of students filled with true hatred for Tech. At the end of his e-mail Fa­ ther Marc made four requests of Student opinion HANNAH PARPART 181110

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