Tag Archives: coming of age


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 »

High School Senior Streaking Prank

IG: Ha, every year in high school in the spring the seniors would go to someone’s house who lived next to the high school and take off all their clothes and then we would run through the high school campus and it was really funny because everybody would leave class to watch us and then… Continue Reading »

“Quinceañeras”

… Let’s see… So you get there and you eat dinner and it’s kind of like the first hour or so is just socializing with your family and friends… because you invite everyone you know, basically… and everyone brings a present or money… and then, after dinner’s done, they go through like a slideshow of… Continue Reading »