Hey, you. Yeah, I’m talking to you, American citizen. Guess what today is? It’s the day you celebrate your ‘merican-ness and vote! Whether you’re blue, red, or undecided, it’ll be an important day: we get to pick the dude that runs the country, which is kind of a big deal. For many of us, it’ll be our first time voting. And there’s a lot at stake this time around, and we’ve all been far too entertained by these campaigns to skip the polls altogether. So, what exactly should you do on the Big Day?
- Vote. Duh. Polls will open in Salomon at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. If you
forgothaven’t registered to vote, you can do so right on the spot tomorrow by going to the Dunkin’ Donuts Civic Center. Democracy! Do it, even if it’s just for the sticker.
- Reap the benefits of exercising your civic duty. In case you weren’t excited enough to get a sticker after casting your vote (because we are still in grade school and get really excited about stickers!), you can get 20% off your entire purchase at Urban Outfitters and $1 sliders at Harry’s just by showing that you voted. Capitalism!
- Talk about it. We Brown students looove to talk. About ideas, about implications, about social constructions… don’t get me started on those social constructions! Well, let’s talk. Find someone with different politics than you, and sit down and have a real conversation. Isn’t that what democracy is about anyway? Either way, by the end of the day one of you will be
drinking to ease the paindisappointed with the results, so you might as well sit down and hear out the other side.
- Watch the election results. Everyone’s favorite free food provider is hosting an election result-watching event in the Leung Gallery from 6:30-11:30 p.m. SPEC promises rocket pops, mac and cheese, sliders, and apple pie, because nothing says AMERICA like sliders and apple pie! Plus, all this deliciousness will certainly help us forget, if not momentarily, that we will know the direction our country will be headed in for the next four years by the time Morning Mail arrives… But hey, at least you’re not being deprived of the most intensely silent study spots on campus for an evening of rowdy politics! Oh, wait…