Tag Archives: high school


Facebook Senior Names

Background:  My informant, AK, is a 19 year old student at the University of Michigan. She was born and raised in Southern California and is studying engineering. While in high school, AK was an active member and team captain of her school’s swim team. She attended the school from kindergarten until she graduated and knew… Continue Reading »

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 »

Term for Cheap Vodka

Main Piece: In this conversation E.S represents myself, the collector. Informant: “We would all drink Shitty K like it was nothing” E.S: “We never had that” Informant: “What? Shitty K was just like all that really gross vodka you could buy for cheap.” Background: The informant grew up in a large, suburban, middle-class town in… Continue Reading »

The Philly Cheesesteak Challenge

Main Piece: This is a transcription of the informant explaining the Philly Cheesesteak Challenge.  So basically it’s this tradition that you do during your second semester of your senior year of high school, it’s mostly people in the DMV you know D.C, Maryland, Virginia. The point of the challenge is you’ll meet up with friends… Continue Reading »