Tag Archives: middle school


Drowned Girl Haunts Classroom

Main Piece: Informant: There were actually, like, 2 ghosts. I think one of them was a little girl, because where her school was built there used to be a community pool. I was told that there was a little girl who had passed away or drowned there. And then she haunted the foundation of the… Continue Reading »

The Ghost of Andy’s Market Hill

Context: My informant is a 18 year old student from the University of Southern California (USC). This conversation took place one night at Cafe 84, a place where many students at USC go to study at night. The informant and I sat alone at our own table, but were in an open space where there… Continue Reading »

Convocation

Main Piece (Direct Transcription): A tradition at my school for all sixth graders is called convocation.  I remember my first day of sixth grade, they paired me up with a senior the first day of school and we walked up the long brick pathway at our school up to the gym.  It’s a way of… Continue Reading »

Chicken Games – Proving Personal Vigor in American Childhood

Item: M: Most of the games I had, like, heard about and observed were all the, like, chicken games where it’s like, “ah yeah, take an eraser over your knuckles. Whoever wimps out first loses.” R: Well of course they- did you play quarters**? M: Yeah, or um, slaps.  This is where people would like,… Continue Reading »