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Fisher aims to be a cut above

Local barber Calvin Garcia gave students the opportunity to get their hair cut on campus.

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Sophomore Vincent Benenati gets his hair cut by local barber Calvin Garcia on Thursday. (Michael Maraghi, Staff Photographer)

By Michael Maraghi, Staff Writer

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Michaelhouse hosted Calvin Garcia of White House Barber Shop to provide students of St. John Fisher with the opportunity to have their hair cut on campus.

This event was the beginning of what hopes to be a weekly event, occurring every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $15 per cut.

Maggie Enos, Vice President of Student Services for SGA, was responsible for organizing the event.

“We wanted a new program on campus, mainly for freshmen, because they can’t have cars on campus, making it a little easier for them to gain access to haircuts,” said Enos.

Maintaining clean-cut hair is just one of the many challenges of being a freshman resident without the accessibility of his or her car on campus. Vincent Benenati, a sophomore, spoke out about this issue and his experience overall.

“I heard about this through one of Calvin’s friends, Mike Lee, who goes to this school, and he told me that his barber was actually coming to the school because a lot of the freshmen and sophomores on campus aren’t able to go off campus for haircuts,” he said. “It’s kind of a problem cause you see everyone walking around the school with nappy hair and whatnot.”

Enos also mentioned future plans to build upon the partnership by opening the possibility of a salon and hairdressers for women, though it is undoubtedly a much trickier task with all the added equipment.

The event was hosted by Student Services, a division of SGA.

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