B-A enacts mandatory shaved head policy


Jacob Hawn

Tighe Eaken, Eli Pluebell, and Ethan Norris show off their freshly shaved domes.

Bellwood-Antis has recently enacted a mandatory shaved head policy, and students are buzzing. 

The policy, which was recently brought to life by the Bellwood-Antis school board, went in effect November 9, 2022. The mandate only includes male students, and females are not required to participate. 

“Student hair was getting out of control,” said B-A gym teacher and coach Mr. Nick Lovrich. “Some students even had their eyes covered. Now what’s that point of that?”

The district received instant feedback from students, and the district was stunned. 

“This was a blessing in disguise. Some might even say it was the best decision ever made by the Bellwood-Antis school district,” said senior Ethan Norris. “The chicks dig it, which is an added bonus.” 

Junior boys have also began the transformation, including Josh Dorminy. 

“I feel great, look great, and I am great,” said Dorminy. “I am respected by my peers, which is all I could ever ask for.” 

Others have had negative comments regarding the mandate. 

“I don’t like to participate in events such as this,” said senior Gaven Ridgway. “I don’t like to have fun, and I care about my hair. It’s a part of who I am.” 

The district says the policy is indefinite, and has no plans to make changes any time soon.