Town and Gown
Universities are strange places, and small town universities even more so. Faculty fight viciously with each other because the stakes are so low. Students grub for grades, or give up and drift through school. Townies hate the school, but it’s the only thing keeping the town alive, and many of them go to school part-time.
Given the pressure and the fault lines that run deep beneath, it’s no wonder that sometimes cracks appear.