Informant Name: Anonymous
Date Collected: May 27th, 2016
Place Collected: First floor Berry
Genre of Folklore: Legend
Informant Data: The informant is an anonymous Sophomore. His major is Computer Science.
Contextual Data: The informant saw AD, but AD was derecognized when he came to Dartmouth.
Item: “Animal House is a commonly-watched movie among Dartmouth students and alum. It depicts a rowdy, and often intoxicated, group of men. These men belong to the Alpha Delta fraternity and partake in drunkenly activites. John “Bluto” Blutarsky is the main character of this movie and is famous for the iconic photo of his chugging Jack Daniels in front of a American flag.”
Interpretation: This movie depicts AD as a rowdy, drunkely, disordely, and unhygenic fraternity. In the movie, the fraternity has many confrontations with the administration. Eventually, they are put on “double-secret probation”, which is equivalent to expulsion. In real life, the fraternity has had presumably a similarly rowdy behavior. This has lead to the current administration derecognizing them.
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