American universities' athletic programs are integral to their identity, fostering alumni and community support. They focus on individual sports like basketball, baseball, and football. College sports, while gaining popularity elsewhere, aren't as culturally significant as in the US. "Yes, this is an American thing", a user comments.
"Homecoming was unknown to me until I dated an American," says a user. Originating in mid-19th century American universities, it's with college football and primarily a chance for alumni to reconnect. It's also a popular theme in American media.
"American gun culture is distinct due to historical, political, and social context. Higher gun ownership rates in the US stem from ethos emphasizing self-reliance and individual responsibility. This, in turn, bolsters gun culture stereotypes in media."