The Outskirts Project is a class project looking to document the fringe societies of the mainstream. In, "A story in two parts," we attempt to understand the necessary binary of the outskirt existence, by examining juxtapositions and commonalities from two unique cultural perspectives.

In chapter one, we attend the Jazz+Espresso Redux, where caffeine adds fervor to matching liqueurs. BYOB. The party game is chess, and the sound track is improvised. This is the second such event hosted by roommates Andy Chicory, Jake Mick, and Tim Pilcher, respectively a plant science major, biochemistry major, and graduate of Spanish with a French minor.

In chapter two, we are introduced to Mizzou's Conclave, a sporting group practicing traditional lumberjack games. There, Matt Fox, Jeremy Rapport, Kylin Mason, who are two fisheries and wildlife majors and a forestry major, demonstrate the aspects of this group from comradery to competition. The group participates in annual contests against schools across the U.S. in tests of knowledge and physical prowess.

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