Students Prepare For True Badger Night

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Snow College students leaving the bell tower after True Badger Night. Photo by Olivia Bailey

Snow College students leaving the bell tower after True Badger Night. Photo by Olivia Bailey

True Badger night only happens once a semester at Snow College. On the night of a full moon, students must kiss someone under the bell tower at midnight in order to be called a ‘True Badger’.

Students may bring someone to kiss, or they can go alone, wearing a red shirt to signal that they want to be kissed but did not bring anyone. The red shirt can also signal that they are looking to kiss multiple people that night with no commitment.

As with every True Badger Night, there was quite a turnout. Activities throughout the day preceded the actual event, including a real-life Tinder in the GSC in the afternoon, and a dance which started at 10:00.

After an hour and a half of dancing, everyone filed out of the GSC and gathered around the bell tower for the main event of the night. Dozens gathered under and around the bell tower in order to become ‘True Badgers’.

Gary Carlston, Snow College President, and his wife were both there to also become True Badgers. They had both attended Snow College and never had the chance to participate in this event before.

The bell tower never chimed at midnight, and that led to some confusion, but it didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the event. Overall it was a success, and dozens of couples “got their mack on” as the posters around campus advertised.

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