Tag Archives: High school ritual


High School Senior Pranks

Main Piece My informant explains that her old high school has an age-old rival high school in the same city. She remembers that the graduating seniors of every year would perform a prank on the rival school, and the rival school would do the same. These pranks were usually harmless, but sometimes costly to recover… 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 »

High School Senior Prank

Main Piece: Me: So at your high school, senior year, some of the kids made a slip and slide? J: Yeah… so basically, right by the cafeteria there’s this.. ramp? For some reason? And people would just (laughs) set up the slip and slide there and they got– I think they got like water, or… Continue Reading »

Haunted Theaters and Ghost Lights

My friend shared this story with me and another female friend one night in the kitchen after work. I asked this friend about her haunted house and she later shared that her classmates always left a ‘ghost light’ in the school theater. It was bad luck not to leave a ghost light. This friend also… Continue Reading »

Celebration of Springfest at an All-Female High School

Main Piece: The informant explained to me that there was a tradition of celebrating Springfest at their all-girls high school. Each year the juniors would all wear white dresses and the seniors would wear dresses of any color. The whole school from grades 5-12 would go sit in the chapel, while the juniors and seniors… Continue Reading »