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High School Senior Pranks

Main Piece My informant explains that her old high school has an age-old rival high school in the same city. She remembers that the graduating seniors of every year would perform a prank on the rival school, and the rival school would do the same. These pranks were usually harmless, but sometimes costly to recover… Continue Reading »

The Aggie Bonfire

Main description: RA: “The biggest tradition I remember from going to A&M is the Aggie bonfire. I’m pretty sure I went every year. That was… such an event. A&M was always known for being a very spirited school, but the bonfire was the biggest sort of school spirit celebration we had, and it’s the only… Continue Reading »

Harvard Graduation Tradition

Main Piece: I: Before you graduate, you’re supposed to like streak through some part of the Yard, have sex in the library– the library sex– and pee on the Harvard statue’s foot. And then I heard there’s a fourth where you’re supposed to jump in the river, but like I don’t know… Me: What’s the… Continue Reading »

Green Doors at Loyola University

Main Piece: TF, a freshman at Loyola University Chicago, explains the lore of the Green Doors at Cudahy Library. “So there are these green doors to our library and they only open on the first day of classes and on graduation every year. So on the first day of classes, freshmen will walk through them… Continue Reading »