19 Oct 2006
My dad told me once that when he was a freshman at Mississippi State, some upperclassmen shaved his head into a checkerboard pattern. I thought that was so cool, the essence of college life, and then I went to college one day and no one did anything remotely like that and I thought either he or I made the whole thing up.
Then I was looking for something on a reel of microfilm — because that’s the way I roll — and I found this from 1964, which is the year after my dad started college. Maybe he was telling the truth after all! Maybe rampant patterned head-shavery swept the state!
Questions: Would you rather be M or C? Do you think they argued about it?