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Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:41 p.m.

Photos: Buzzing 4 Change

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Buzzing 4 Change started as a student organization at GW and grew into a national nonprofit foundation that calls on people to cut their hair to raise funds for local children’s cancer charities. GW is one of four schools, including Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, and University of Pittsburgh, that participates in the annual event.

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Junior Elisha Mantegna braces herself as 18 inches of her hair is cut in Kogan Plaza. The haircut Sunday was her first in seven years. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

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Longer hair goes toward wigs for cancer patients, while locks from shorter cuts will be sent to areas affected by oil spills. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

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Participants pay $5 to have their hair cut by stylists from the Hair Cuttery. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

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Alumnus Briana Giosta returned to campus to donate hair to Locks of Love. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

  • Rich Dweck

    Best haircut I ever got, cheapest and supporting an amazing cause! I applaud the people that organized it and the wonderful hair dressers we had that were cutting hair in the hot sun… We should send them something special….