The Michigan Engineer News Center

The End of Many Years

A photograph of shoes hanging on a power line.

At college, the practice of shoe tossing is meant to symbolize the commemoration of the end of the school year or graduation, whereas in other neighborhoods, it’s meant to symbolize the death of someone whether to guide the “spirit” in death or keep the spirit away after death as the folklore goes. Photo: Joseph Xu/Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering