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 »

The Frozen Fruit Cake

Main Piece: Informant describing a tradition from the theater at his high school: “At my high school during the fall play, there was this tradition of giving a frozen fruit cake to the favorite freshman by the senior class. The freshman was someone who was like really funny or helped out a lot or did… 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 »