You might want to sit down for this: Princeton students were protesting in Frist today, and hummus was nowhere in sight.
But don’t worry, we haven’t dropped our exclusively food-oriented take on social issues. Maybe there weren’t any chickpeas, bananas, or students masquerading as packed meat, but there was a giant ear of corn.
The anti-Farm Bill protest was one of ten held at universities around the country today. Organizer Will Herlands ’12 said students at other schools planned to dance through fields, but the Princeton team stuck to our tried-and-true tactic — petitions.
It’s probably just as well. Agriculture is New Jersey’s third largest industry (who knew, right?) and Mercer County is a farming hotspot, so a crowd of students sporting anti-“Big Ag Bill” buttons probably wouldn’t have been welcome in the local cornfields.