It has become an annual fall tradition for CMSS to challenge the history department to meet on the field of paintball battle. It’s an opportunity for the new students to get to know the department in a fun and informal environment… and strategic studies grad students – not to mention the faculty – always seem to jump at the chance to “play” war.
Unfortunately the history contingent was unable to attend the battle this year…. certainly not a reflection of their fear for our superior tactical and paintball skills… but CMSS managed to have fun none-the-less. After finally managing to divide the teams equally (amidst sad sighs from the math student among us… you poor social scientists) we took our positions and prepared to engage the enemy. Three battles later, and despite losing one of our comrades to traumatic ankle injury, the day was declared a success by victors and vanquished alike.
Hopefully next year our call to arms will rouse a little more enthusiasm from the history students. We’ll even let you guys have a head start…. we promise.