Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo, Nick Offerman, and Paul Winkeler are all men who have one thing in common: beards. Some of the greatest minds in the history of our planet have sported facial hair.
Rockhurst High School, a place considered to be at the cutting edge of all things educational, still doesn’t allow facial scruff for reasons unknown. Maybe it’s the Jesuits? This theory is debunked due to many Jesuit high schools, including Marquette University High, allow students to have facial hair. Maybe it’s our culture? However, this, too is invalid, because facial hair plays a major role in everyday life at Rockhurst. A great portion of the Rockhurst teachers are men, and some of the most prominent among them sport dapper beards at all times. Whether be Mr. Spitz’s hipster cut, or Mr. Hagedorn’s classic facial facade, or even Coach Griffin’s mustache, facial hair plays a key role in Rockhurst culture.
Students have taken notice of this unfair trend, and almost 85 percent of the 389 students polled believe that beards should be allowed, even though over half of said participants cannot grow beards themselves. As a whole, beards should be allowed, because Jesus had one, because other Jesuit high school students can have them, and because all of our favorite teachers have them.