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(WCAX Vermont)   News: Principal diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Spiffy: His students, faculty and staff flooded auditorium stage to shave their heads to show their support. This is how you deal with it   (wcax.com) divider line 50
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2014-04-15 07:42:18 PM
I always find the head shaving for cancer thing to be kind of insensitive to bald people's desire to help.

How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?
 
2014-04-15 07:53:14 PM

doglover: I always find the head shaving for cancer thing to be kind of insensitive to bald people's desire to help.

How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?


It's a great excuse to BE bald (if you didn't already want to be bald).
 
2014-04-15 08:13:15 PM

doglover: I always find the head shaving for cancer thing to be kind of insensitive to bald people's desire to help.

How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?



Do your best SirPatStew.
 
2014-04-15 09:01:38 PM

doglover: I always find the head shaving for cancer thing to be kind of insensitive to bald people's desire to help.

How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?


Shave your balls.
 
2014-04-15 09:03:17 PM

hardinparamedic: doglover: I always find the head shaving for cancer thing to be kind of insensitive to bald people's desire to help.

How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?

Shave your balls.


or clam

/Chicks can go bald too
 
2014-04-15 09:03:50 PM
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2014-04-15 09:04:16 PM

doglover: I always find the head shaving for cancer thing to be kind of insensitive to bald people's desire to help.

How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?


Shine-o ball-o
 
2014-04-15 09:04:23 PM
And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions
 
2014-04-15 09:05:15 PM
Good thing it's not a charter school or they'd all be expelled / fired for violating the school dress code. Including the guy with cancer. Because rules are rules.
 
2014-04-15 09:09:24 PM

Mega Steve: And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions


Yuuuup
 
2014-04-15 09:09:59 PM
In high school, our principal offered to shave her head if we performed well enough on the standardized testing. Held a pep rally, with scissors or something and a local hair lady watching. Kids could come up to take a snip.
 
2014-04-15 09:12:37 PM
That's the good lymphoma, right?
 
2014-04-15 09:16:15 PM
I shave my head once a week to show my support for cancer patients

/Not really
//I save it because I'm tired of GOING bald.
 
2014-04-15 09:17:37 PM
And here I was expecting some kind of zero-tolerance, detentions-for-everyone twist ending to this story. Isn't that how school administration is supposed to work?
 
2014-04-15 09:22:33 PM
What a bald principal might look like:

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-15 09:22:42 PM
Am I overly Fark-cynical if I'm surprised that some no-tolerance school didn't suspend the students and fire the principal for some sort of "disruption violation"?
 
2014-04-15 09:23:47 PM

Mega Steve: And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions


/tiny fists

Guess you covered this.
 
2014-04-15 09:23:51 PM
Pricipal . Caught sayof school that has stoped Hodgkins " See, told ya so" Is He bald or not. CNN Says yes.
 
2014-04-15 09:26:06 PM
And now after reading the comments, I see I'm not the only one whom expected some no-tolerance BS.

It is pretty sad that we all expect this these days.
 
2014-04-15 09:26:13 PM
FARK: Principal then suspends them all for violating the dress code?
 
2014-04-15 09:32:43 PM

wambu: FARK: Principal then suspends them all for violating the dress code?


Or school board fires principal for dereliction of duties because he doesn't suspend them, conveniently doesn't have to pay for medical leave.
 
2014-04-15 09:33:27 PM

Mega Steve: And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions


In Vermont? Not very likely.
 
2014-04-15 09:42:30 PM

JerkStore: And here I was expecting some kind of zero-tolerance, detentions-for-everyone twist ending to this story. Isn't that how school administration is supposed to work?


No. This one ends with parents suing because the school coerced (bullied) there snowflake into shaving.
 
2014-04-15 09:45:00 PM

frostus: Mega Steve: And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions

In Vermont? Not very


We have pie and cookies at the polling places.
We're America before it sold out to pampers and derpends.

This is why I live here.
 
2014-04-15 10:04:15 PM
Pffffff.
I only shave my head for Hodgkin's lymphoma.
 
2014-04-15 10:12:01 PM

GypsyJoker: Pricipal . Caught sayof school that has stoped Hodgkins " See, told ya so" Is He bald or not. CNN Says yes.


wat about babby
 
2014-04-15 10:22:59 PM

vudukungfu: frostus: Mega Steve: And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions

In Vermont? Not very

We have pie and cookies at the polling places.
We're America before it sold out to pampers and derpends.

This is why I live here.


And why I made sure I was born here.
 
2014-04-15 10:35:35 PM
I feel better knowing I'm not the only one expecting to see the school suspended the kids.
 
2014-04-15 10:42:55 PM
I'm shocked that there's a principal in America whom students like...
 
2014-04-15 10:46:20 PM
At least it's the good Hodgkins.
 
2014-04-15 10:57:07 PM
My friend Kelly, a beautiful, outgoing, great person who happened to teach 3rd grade was diagnosed with NHL.  When she began the chemotherapy treatments her hair began falling out.   There was a little boy in her class who was all gung ho about wanting to be in the Army.  When her hair reached critical mass, she invited him and his parents over and he got to give her a buzzcut.   He was thrilled to death, because now she could be in the Army with him.

She fought the long fight, but after 3 remissions and 7 yrs it finally defeated her, but she went down swinging.  The world is a far worse place without her.  Thinking of you Kelly!
 
2014-04-15 11:20:37 PM

HighlanderRPI: hardinparamedic: doglover: How the hell am I supposed to show my support? Turtle wax?

Shave your balls.

or clam


or both?
 
2014-04-15 11:33:36 PM
I beat up a skinhead last week. then I found out he was a chemo patient
 
2014-04-15 11:37:14 PM
Shaving your head does nothing to help cancer. It just makes you feel like you're helping. Donating money for research or treatment helps.
 
2014-04-15 11:43:59 PM

dereksmalls: I beat up a skinhead last week. then I found out he was a chemo patient


Did you find out before or after noticing it was surprisingly easy?
 
2014-04-16 12:00:49 AM

Tenga: At least it's the good Hodgkins.


If you say so. My Dad had it in the early 70s and the way he got rid of it was to be a guinea pig at Stanford one week a year and sit in front of their atom smasher. Been clear ever since. However a cousin of mine has it before, returned recently and is undergoing intensive chemo.

csb and not so csb.
 
2014-04-16 12:04:01 AM

Russ1642: Shaving your head does nothing to help cancer.


Unless you have hair cancer.
 
2014-04-16 12:16:43 AM
Caprock Academy will suspend/fire the entire school.

No exceptions.
 
2014-04-16 12:27:58 AM
And then the Principal suspended the whole bunch of em for being insubordinate.
 
2014-04-16 12:33:59 AM
My mother developed NHL in her mid-sixties. Chemo knocked it down to a small bit of scar tissue (that's what the oncologist said). She had fifteen years of cancer-free life after that, and made the most of it, then it came back with a vengeance, (the aspergillis and ross river fever didn't help, either) and she was dead within 3 months of diagnosis. Too frail for chemo, and the monoclonal antibody treatment did nothing.

/ Sad way to go
// but she died with dignity
/// and we got to say goodbye
 
2014-04-16 01:40:38 AM

Mega Steve: And they're all suspended or fired. Zero tolerance has no exceptions


Yep.  Came here expecting this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-04-16 02:59:34 AM
Why would anyone get on trouble?

Do schools ever have a "no shaved head rule?
 
2014-04-16 07:23:53 AM
And then the principal suspended them for non-compliance with dress codes. Zero tolerance FTW!
 
2014-04-16 07:53:31 AM
That is just stupid. What does shaving your head really accomplish?
 
2014-04-16 09:02:17 AM

frostus: And why I made sure I was born here.


Yeah, I'm just a flatlander from the Appalachians. I've only been here 24 years. I'm not old enough to go to town meeting.
 
2014-04-16 12:09:42 PM

shtychkn: Why would anyone get on trouble?

Do schools ever have a "no shaved head rule?


Many schools do have rules just for hair. Conformity: It's not just for private schools, anymore
 
2014-04-16 01:13:27 PM
They should all be expelled for causing a distraction.
 
2014-04-16 04:30:12 PM

Mega Steve: Many schools do have rules just for hair. Conformity: It's not just for private schools, anymore


They have rules in Vermont. "Anything goes" is the hair rule.
remember. this is the state you may carry any concealed weapon under 6 feet long in with no permit required, AND has a very low crime rate.
 
2014-04-16 08:18:08 PM

vudukungfu: frostus: And why I made sure I was born here.

Yeah, I'm just a flatlander from the Appalachians. I've only been here 24 years. I'm not old enough to go to town meeting.


Not a dig, just agreeing this is a cool place to be.
 
2014-04-16 08:27:47 PM

frostus: vudukungfu: frostus: And why I made sure I was born here.

Yeah, I'm just a flatlander from the Appalachians. I've only been here 24 years. I'm not old enough to go to town meeting.

Not a dig, just agreeing this is a cool place to be.


cooler up north
 
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