Tag Archives: college tradition


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 »

Touching the Fire

Main Piece I don’t know how it started, but every year during homecoming, the freshman are in charge of building a big bonfire in the center of the green at Dartmouth, and you run around it for as many years of your graduation year, plus 100 now because it started in the 1900’s, so for… Continue Reading »

Greek Life Shotgun Pinning

Text The following piece was collected from a twenty-two year-old girl who is also a student at USC in the Greek community. We were discussing a “shotgun pinning” that was to occur later that day. She will hereafter be referred to as the “Informant”, and I the “Collector”. Collector: “So, what is it exactly?” Informant:… Continue Reading »

Streaking the Lawn at UVA

Abstract: This piece is about a tradition at UVA (University of Virginia) about streaking the lawn at the Rotunda, a very specific building on the campus. Main Piece: “L: So I don’t know if this is a custom or tradition or just a rite of passage, but UVA students do this thing where they streak… Continue Reading »