The long weekend proved eventful for many Brown students. Some went back home and indulged in homemade meals until their stomachs went numb. Some stayed on campus and caught up with their assigned readings the latest series of Doctor Who. Others rode eight hours on a Washington DC-bound bus to march to the White House in the ungodly cold and protest the pending construction of the Keystone XL pipeline along with 50,000 other people. I was one of these students.
Most of these individuals belong to the campus group RISCC (Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition), though they were also joined by Sierra Club Members and other fellow Rhode Islanders.
Now don’t panic, I’m not here to give you a dreary science lesson or to scold you on your preexisting viewpoints regarding our climate. You don’t need to be bombarded with statistics or preachy arguments. However, I am here to show you some wickedly awesome protest signs made by Brown students and prove that participating in a protest in not only life-changing, but also just plain fun.