Idealistic students Milton, Sinclair and Will want to contribute to society. After much pretentious discussion they decide the most original way to do so is by creating a shortcut or desire line; those dirt tracks you see across grass areas where people have cut across. However, they discover the only place left on campus to make one is a grassed area between two very different institutions. Undeterred by the flagrant improbability of anyone using such a shortcut, the gang press on, attempting to create the most authentic shortcut possible. A journey down the intellectual road less travelled.