True Badger Night

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Nikko Peterson and Brenda Young display a less intense version of what really goes down on true badger night. Photo by Shaylyce Duncan

Nikko Peterson and Brenda Young display a less intense version of what really goes down on true badger night. Photo by Shaylyce Duncan

Spring has sprung, and with it comes all the new spring flings. New relationships form, and love seems to be everywhere on campus.

Every so often, Snow College students get together and celebrate this new springing of love by participating in True Badger night.

If you aren’t familiar at this point, True Badger night is kind of a big thing here. Once a semester on the night of a full moon, hundreds of students line up at the bell tower in the middle of campus and wait until the clock strikes midnight. At that point, it’s time to find a partner and let the slobber fly as students and others kiss under the bell tower to become true badgers.

It’s truly a celebration. Even weeks before, student life is busy planning activities and spreading the word. Signs are up everywhere on campus, and chap-stick seems to come out of nowhere.

The day of True Badger night, there are plenty of activities to choose from. This most recent TBN, which took place only a couple of weeks ago, there was a block party in the back of the suites. There were games and food, and lots of great music provided by Snow College’s radio station, the Kage.

After the block party, the True Badger dance took place in the Greenwood Student Center. The students continued the party, and kept having a great time until just before midnight, when everyone went out to the bell tower. Those who did not yet have a kissing partner were frantically in search of one. As the clock struck 12, the whole scene went quiet, as hundreds of people locked lips and became true badgers.

But what you may not have known, is that students weren’t the only ones who became true badgers that night. Snow College’s very own Ron and Sue Dalley were there. The couple can now proudly say that they are true badgers!

“We were a little old for the dancing,” Said Dalley “But becoming a true badger was appropriate and it was awesome!” Combined the two have worked for Snow College, both full time and part time, for nearly 60 years! “It was appropriate for us to become true badgers, and we have thrown down the gauntlet for all the teachers here at the school to become true badgers as well” Dalley added.

Happy kissing Badgers!

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