Author Archives: kkussman

UC Davis Haunted Lecture Hall

Background: The informant is an American UC Davis 2018 alumni who currently works as an actuary in San Diego, CA. He learned the tradition while attending university in Davis, CA, but never partook in it himself.  Context: The following piece was collected in a brief, casual over-the-phone interview. Piece:  Collector: “Were there any haunted places… Continue Reading »

UC Davis “Undie Run”

Background: The informant is an American UC Davis 2018 alumni who currently works as an actuary in San Diego, CA. He learned the tradition while attending university in Davis, CA, but never partook in it himself.  Context: The following piece was collected in a brief, casual over-the-phone interview. Piece:  Informant: “So around finals, usually like… Continue Reading »

PLUR Handshake and the Exchanging of Kandi – Rave Culture

Background: The informant is my twenty-two year old sister. She learned this piece from attending multiple raves and EDM music festivals in the southern California region. She is an avid metal and alternative music fan with a love of body modifications including tattoos and piercings as well as horror films.  Context: The following was collected… Continue Reading »