Long hair style makes a comeback

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By Peter HugginsHuggins Grayscale
Eagle Staff

Many great men have had long hair. America’s

Founding Fathers had long hair, even if the hair

was not theirs. If you are looking for successful

people in life, then look for people with long hair.

Hulk Hogan had long hair. So did Jesus. His

long, flowing locks could be seen performing miracles all over the ancient Middle East. Also, Justin

Bieber started doing drugs as a result of getting his hair cut.

Long hair is no longer a hippy, counter-culture quality that represents rebellious behavior, the

disregard of hygiene, or having one’s origins in Europe. Instead, it is seen as a conscious decision to

rock a different look.

For some reason, St. Thomas requires that we keep our hair a certain length. This kind of rule would

make sense in 1970, however, times have changed.

Long hair can be tasteful, if done correctly. Length should no longer be a determining factor in the

decision of whether or not hair is presentable.

I agree unkempt, nasty hair should be chopped. And yes, longer hair is harder to maintain, but the

decision to have your hair a certain length is your decision.

St. Thomas wants to teach us to be presentable, well-groomed men. Many well groomed men sport

the long-haired look.

I don’t know where the desire to grow out our hair came from, but my guess is that Hollywood had

something to do with it. Long hair has found its own niche in pop culture, with some prime examples

being Chris Hemingsworth, Ashton Kutcher and even Keaneau Reeves.

Despite the popularity of longer hair, many people still hate on the look. The majority of this crowd is

macho-men who think that dudes that have long hair are girly.

This idea is false. Men who wear their hair long are like men who wear pink clothes. They are secure

enough in their masculinity to embrace who they are and how they look.

A great sport hairdo is the baseball mullet. This hair style can be seen every day in the St. Thomas

hallways, modeled by Mullet-Master and student Jack Scrimsher. Schrimsher. Although he faces

daily opposition for his hair style, Jack will not yield.

A large part of how an athlete plays is how he thinks he looks while he is playing. If you look good,

you feel good, and if you feel good, then you play well, and if you play well, then you know what

happens.

Taking away the ability to grow out our hair is restricting the performance of our athletes.

Anyone remember Ben Condara? The STH legend who won the state championship on a walk-off hit

last year? His mullet was the leading reason he was to perform in crunch-time.

Without that mullet, St. Thomas baseball is still stuck at 23 state championships. As a school, we

want state championships. So, according to logic, we like mullets.

Long hair is a very important topic. I anticipate that it will be a leading issue in the 2016 presidential

campaign.

So, start growing out your hair. If we do not have that right, what rights do we have?

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