Legends of NDSU
What is the purpose of this compilation? In the first place, this sort of lore is a text for learning about the American society and regional culture in which we live. Our legends express our hopes and fears and show what sort of life we live.
In a similar manner, this compilation can tell us a lot about NDSU. We can read these legends to find out what sort of community we are. There is more to college life than the formal course of study. If I may paraphrase a contemporary American poet, the universe is composed not of atoms, but of stories.
If you're interested in reading about the pervasiveness and significance of legends in modern American life, check out entries under "Brunvand, Jan" in a library catalog.
All right then, here are the legends. I made up the titles.