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The Fighting Fundys Vs. the Caterpillars

The Fighting Fundys Vs. the Caterpillars

The Rightville Fundys took the field in their Grey uniforms marching in step and chanting “Fundys block, Fundys tackle” while the marching band played a stirring fight song. The Caterpillars came in led by their national champion dance squad with ribbons and a phalanx of tambourine players. The new bright yellow and green Caterpillar uniforms made quite a splash, although some fans found the face and antenna on the helmet a little jarring. The crowd was moved by Robert Smith’s baritone rendition of the national anthem, while Leftward Valley’s Fawn Warren played a traditional Iroquois flute and danced counter clockwise.

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Social Science and Fiction Part 0: Invitation

Social Science and Fiction Part 0: Invitation

Have you ever built a world? I would be willing to wager you have visited a few. Perhaps you have hopped in the cockpit of your trusty X-Wing to battle the Galactic Empire. Or maybe you have slipped into Elf-forged mythril chain mail as you thwarted the orcs of Mordor. Who knows, maybe you prefer squeezing into some spandex and facing down the Kree. But have you ever built a world? If you are so inclined, let’s explore some principles for world generation using insights from economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

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Israel, Cyprus, and a Personal Journey Through the Crusades

Israel, Cyprus, and a Personal Journey Through the Crusades

While on a trip to Israel and Cyprus with my father this past May, I attempted to see as many of its physical remnants as possible. Having participated in a Birthright trip previously, I had already seen most of Israel’s sites of Jewish and Israeli national importance, and aside from an obligatory return to the Western Wall, wasn’t looking to retrace any steps.