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James Madison University (also known as JMU, Madison, or James Madison) is a public coeducational research university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, the institution was renamed Madison College in 1938, in honor of President James Madison, and named James Madison University in 1977. The university is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, with the campus quadrangle located on South Main Street in Harrisonburg.
– Gameness til the End
Matt Murphy | The Breeze Nov 18, 2015
The age-old competition between Carrier and Rose libraries is starting to get out of hand. Students across this campus are split into polarized factions of library-lovers with seemingly no end to the conflict in sight.
Cockfighting is a gentleman’s sport that goes back almost 6,000 years and has roots in a variety of different cultures. It involves a battle to the death of chosen gamecocks in a small arena.
How do these two things go together? That’s right, the plan for an old fashion cockfight is underway to finally determine which JMU library deserves its hype.
Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, so the first step in setting the fight up is going to be finding a way to get these laws removed. Though the library feud is a somewhat campus-specific issue, it may be possible to garner national attention for some sort of petition through social media.
Social media, if you haven’t heard of it, is basically the best thing ever. If you post any type of petition on there, it zips through the Internet and comes back completely filled out. This stuff is magic, folks, and it’s our key to this undertaking.
The way the fight would work is simple. One chicken is tagged with the word “Rose” and the other “Carrier” and placed in the cockpit for battle. Rules may vary, but generally one all-out brawl would be sufficient to decide the winner. Whichever cock is left alive will decide the champion library and be completely immune to dispute from then on.
As you might expect, many student organizations on campus have expressed their support for this event. It’s already assumed that the spectacle will draw in significant crowds to support the two libraries. It’s simple why this idea is so naturally sensible and appealing. There’s just no better way to settle an argument than to throw two bloodthirsty birds in a box and watch them kill each other. Keep an eye out in your local underground cockfighting scene for future plans to make this event public.