Incomplete Glossary of BeloitismsPosted by admin on 7/12/12 • Categorized as Summer 2012
Every era has its own esoteric vocabulary that sheds a light on the ways things were. What follows is a sampling of Beloit terms and definitions currently in use, most of which originated with students, either past or present:
Bizarro Beloit: theme party sponsored by Art House in which students dress up as another Beloit person of their choosing.
Crack cookies: super-sweet frosted sugar cookies served at D.K.s.
Buncha-K: common term for a fund that accumulates money from student fees and is available to student clubs and individuals by way of student government.
Prom: a student-hosted dress-up party held near the end of each year. One of this event’s main activities is having prom-style photos taken.
Scotty B: students’ nickname for College President Scott Bierman.
Milkshake Mondays: hosted by the substance-free student club, an event that offers free milkshakes to all as an alternative to the now defunct Malt Mondays, a party involving malt liquor.
Song-a-thon: an event that gives small groups of students 72 hours to write original songs. When the time’s up, these groups perform their creative work at C-Haus.
BUFF: acronym for the Beloit Ultimate Frisbee Family, a student club that faces off against other college and club teams in tournament play.
Bell Run: a sprint from the north side of campus to the M-I bell in the buff.
Pasta, Pasta, Pasta: a day in Commons featuring all sorts of noodles and breadsticks. Word of this menu travels across campus like wildfire.
Swipe: both a verb and a noun, referring respectively to the act of paying for things like food and drink on campus, and also the value of that transaction.
BSFFA (pronounced BISS-fa): acronym for the Beloit Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, a longstanding student club that hosts live action role-playing games and other fantastical events.