• Elinor Shelp-Peck

10 Things Everybody Definitely Did in Line

Updated: Oct 24, 2019


Students in line to receive tickets to the 3:30 Q&A. Photo courtesy of Dr. Garry Walton.

On Sept. 23, Justice Ginsburg visited campus for an exclusive question/answer session. That event started at 3:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, but tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Cate Center starting at 10 a.m. Waiting for RBG to arrive on campus and sitting in line for tickets is Meredith’s version of tailgating.


1. Start a long game of telephone about the shade of grey of RBG’s hair, and see how twisted the final answer becomes.

2. Create a short skit, as if Disney made an RBG movie, and perform it in the aisles before the event.

3. Use a bonfire to roast s’mores at 6 a.m. in front of the Cate Center while waiting for it to open for tickets.

4. Borrow a random friend’s tent and set up a tailgate using their truck in the library parking lot, including the grill and the mindless throwing of a football.

5. Call up the local animal shelter and get them to hold an adoption event along the line, and come up with politically charged names for all of the puppies and kittens.

6. Contact a parental unit and get them to order Insomnia Cookies for the entire line (The Meredith Herald is not sponsored by Insomnia Cookies).

7. Create a giant braid train, because why not? Girl power.

8. Work on bedazzling your own dissent collar to wear if you are not granted a seat in the auditorium and need to express your dissenting opinion.

9. Crochet a blanket with RBG’s face on it to present to her during open question time.

10. Sit in a camp chair and actually do the work that would have gotten done if classes were being held.

Students queued to enter Jones Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Dr. Garry Walton.

Students queued to get seating vouchers. Photo courtesy of Dr. Garry Walton.




Faculty and staff excitedly receiving extra Q&A tickets. Photo courtesy of Dr. Garry Walton.

By Ell Shelp-Peck, Staff Writer

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