Tag Archives: adolescence


Yearbooks as Folk Art

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (MS).  MS: So, a yearbook is traditionally issued at the end of the school year when you’re in elementary school through high school… and they have pictures of everyone in the school taken throughout the year… and you’ll usually write… Continue Reading »

The Ritual of Grad Night

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (AT).  AT: For high school graduation, either right before or right after you do your graduation ceremony, it’s usually sometime during that week… There’s this other, more casual ceremony called Grad Night, where you stay up all night with your… Continue Reading »

Graduation at Phillips Academy Andover

Informant: “At Andover, graduation is a big thing because, so tradition-wise it always, you lead the gradu—blue key heads, which I’ll explain in a sec, lead and, they lead and, uh, end the graduation procession and, uh, the graduation procession follows bagpipers so we have a full band of bagpipers and this is apparently like… Continue Reading »