Tag Archives: Loyola Marymount University


Fraternity House Shark Burial

Interview Extract: Informant: “We have this story in our frat, about the shark. So apparently, one of the classes back in the 70s had a full-grown shark in their house. Like they kept it in a tank or something, I don’t know. But it was huge. And when it died, they had to carry it… Continue Reading »

LMU Birthday Ritual

At Loyola Marymount University (LMU) inLos Angeles, it is tradition that on the night of a freshman’s birthday, that freshman has to be thrown into the Foley Fountain. My informant is a currently a student at Loyola Marymount University.  She told me that she heard this piece of folklore when she was first taking a… Continue Reading »