@f0x My friends from Bryn Mawr college told me that the reason they have so many strange and varied traditions is because "anything that happens twice is a tradition."
With that criteria, it's quite easy for traditions to have been started by people who are very much alive, and perhaps haven't even graduated yet.
Still probably peer pressure, though.
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