The BV Fight Song was written by W.B. Green SL'41 who directed the Buena Vista College band from 1950 to 1972.
Beavers fighting with our spirits high.
With our colors brightly streaming.
We fight with valor and with dauntless care,
Let us shout it everywhere!
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Beavers fighting out to win the game,
For our teammates, let us SING!
We'll FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! For the school we love,
For BUENA VISTA ALWAYS!
So much of our school spirit at BVU revolves around our unique mascot, the Beaver. Buford T. Beaver is a perennial campus favorite, cheering on BVU athletes, helping out on Buenafication Day and posing for pictures at the Christmas Dinner.
The origins of the Beaver as our mascot go back to the early 1900s, when our football team was called the BVers. In the spring of 1921, Buena Vista student combined that nickname with then-popular soft drink Bevo to create the nickname the Beavers. The name seemed appropriate according to a Tack writer at the time, because "if there is one characteristic our teams have had above others, it is that of being workers."
At various times in the 1940s through 1960s, the Beaver mascot was called Mr. Chips, Chipper and Bucky, but eventually he became known as Buford T. Beaver (the T, of course, stands for "the"). Today Buford is our beloved BVU mascot.
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