STUDENT BLOG: 10 things Chargers must do, when spring has sprung on The Cliff

STUDENT BLOG: 10 things Chargers must do, when spring has sprung on The Cliff



1) Dance the night away.

This year’s Spring Formal has already come and gone; but if you missed it, you’ll have another chance to bust a move on April 29 when the Catholic Daughters host a dance with a group of friends from Opportunities Unlimited.


2) Go frolf-ing 

Without mentioning any names, I can confidently say that a hole-in-one has already been achieved this spring on the BCU Frolf Course. Yes, there were witnesses. Yes, you need to hurry out to the frolf course to catch up with my frolfing-fool friend.

Easter Egg Hunt

3) Hide Easter Eggs.

It’s tradition! Help other BCU students hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children in the Briar Cliff community. There will be face painting, arts and crafts — and yes, even live baby chicks.


4) Bump, Set & Spike.

Intramural volleyball season starts soon! Grab some friends, form a team, and have a blast — even if you’re laughing because your team is hilariously bad.

5) Learn something new.

The best and the brightest at The Cliff will be showcasing their latest academic works at the Academic Excellence Event — and I guarantee you’ll learn something new! These aren’t stuffy subjects being covered, either. We’re talking things like: 

  • Why Aren’t You Vaccinating Your Children? (College Edition)
  • The Modern Day Judgment of Body Art
  • Class, Race & Gender Issues in Harry Potter

Intrigued? Check it out!

Cliff Singers

6) Catch the Cliff Singers.

There’s never a wrong season to check out a performance by the Cliff Singers and Chamber Choir. This year’s concert, titled “On Broadway: The Sequel,” will also feature student soloists and student conductors.

Briar Cliff Review Cover

7) Check out The Briar Cliff Review

The Briar Cliff Review is an extremely prestigious and well-respected literary magazine, and one of the best kept secrets produced at Briar Cliff University. The BCR editorial staff holds an unveiling reception each year to unveil the newest edition of the magazine. Head to the Sioux City Art Center to hear from the contributing authors and artists, editors, and more. And of course, pick up a copy of this year’s Review.

8) Head Down The Hill for Francisco de Mayo

This annual event at the sand volleyball pits is one of many that brings the Briar Cliff community together. There are activities, prizes, and don’t forget — food and sand volleyball!

Cheering Chargers

9) Cheer on the Chargers.

The Briar Cliff community has ample opportunity to attend spring sporting events and support several athletic teams. The men’s volleyball team will have games in the Newman Flanagan Center, there will be softball and baseball games on Bishop Mueller Field, golfers will compete at the Two Rivers Golf Course just across the bridge in South Dakota, and don’t forget about my personal favorite: the Sioux City Relays!


10) Congratulate the Class of 2017.

Graduation takes place May 20 in the Newman Flanagan Center. Say goodbye to your favorite seniors, and applaud their years of hard work and dedication. They definitely deserve it.


Jamie Jacobsen

Jamie Jacobsen is a junior English major from Treynor, Iowa. She is also an Academic Peer Mentor (APM) at Briar Cliff, which means she helps other students find ways to succeed in college. If you can’t find her on campus, search the trails around BCU — where she’ll be logging miles to stay in shape for Charger track and cross country.


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