Tag Archives: alcohol


Battleshots

Background: The informant loves games of all sorts: board games, drinking games, card games. He thinks they are a great way to be social, be involved and do something active with friends, so people aren’t passively on their phones. KD: Battleshots is a large scale drinking version of the classic game Battleship. When we played… Continue Reading »

RUSSEFEIRING

MAIN PIECE:  Informant: So Russefeiring is a celebration of graduates from high school… I guess high school, sort of… The age is kind of in between high school and college I think, ‘cause most of them are 18 or 19. Um, but, you know, they’re ending a three-year academic education. And so they celebrate in… Continue Reading »

Senior ditch day

Main description: AB: “Can you tell me about any traditions from your high school that stick out or seem special?” DB: “Um, the only thing I can think of is senior ditch day. I don’t know if you wanna hear about that though, it’s kinda dumb. AB: “Ditch day sounds great! Tell me about it.”… Continue Reading »

Aperitivo – Italian Ritual

Description of Informant AG (18) is an Italian-American dual citizen and high school student from Berkeley, CA. At home, she speaks primarily Italian, and spends her summers in Italy. — Context of Interview The informant, AG, sits in the kitchen with her father and the collector, BK, her step-brother. Text spoken in Italian is italicized,… Continue Reading »

Drinking Alcohol to kill Corona

Main Piece: One myth I heard about coronavirus is that tequila or any hard alcohol kills the virus. This is something I’ve heard not just about the virus but when you’re sick in general. It’s based on the fact that alcohol is normally a sanitizing agent so drinking alcohol would sanitize your body. The joke would… Continue Reading »