Tag Archives: alcohol


First drink at Stonewall

Main Piece: Many young LGBTQ+ individuals have their first legal or “official” drink at The Stonewall Inn when they turn 21. Context: The informant is half Paraguayan and half American, and she speaks both Spanish and English. Her mother immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult, so the informant is first generation, but the… Continue Reading »

Friendships Toast

The following is a toast collected from a group of five friends who recite a pledge aimed at their longstanding mutual friendship. The pledge is performed during communal games involving alcohol, particularly ‘beer pong’ which is played between teams of two along the ends of a tall rectangular table.   The rules and practice of… Continue Reading »

Boston University, Trash Can Punch

Title: Boston University, Trash Can Punch Category: Recipe/Food Informant: Julianna K. Keller Nationality: American, caucasian Age: 20 Occupation: Student Residence: 325 West Adams Blvd./ Los Angeles, CA 90007 Date of Collection: 4/09/18 Description: “Trash Can Punch” is a mixed alcoholic beverage made in the fraternity houses at Boston University. The trash cans used are the… Continue Reading »

Eye Contact

Background: My informant is a twenty-one-year-old college student in Boston, Massachusetts. She is studying to be a nurse and has worked in the emergency room at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Performance: “I heard this when I was in Australia for the summer. It was just before junior year, I think…yeah,… Continue Reading »