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24 Hours with Sergio

May 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm
By Sergio Demara '20

Dear lovelies,

Carleton’s 9th weekend was incredibly fulfilling and sentimental. In approximately a week, exams will be over, students will pack up their belongings, and we will depart our separate ways over summer break. I truly do not want to leave my friends, these majestic Minnesota sunsets, and opportunities for free food at campus events. While Argentina calls for my summer internship, I’m eager to see my friends & family back in Tucson, Arizona and eat authentic Mexican burritos and tacos.

To capture this weekend, I am presenting my Friday - Saturday in the style of a schedule:

Friday

  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM: my friends and I attended “The Laramie Project,” a production managed by the Experimental Theater Board which puts on student-run and directed plays every term. “The Laramie Project” is a play about the 1998 hate crime against a gay student named Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. What made the production incredibly powerful was that the lines in the play were completely from interviews during the actual historical event, relying on over hundreds of interviews.

Saturday

  • 1:00 AM - 1:45 AM: we attended a comedy show by Cujokra, Carleton’s improv comedy group. The audience got super rowdy and me and my friends scored seats on the stage, so we were able to partake in cheering people on and suggesting ideas.

  • 2:30 AM - 4:30 AM: Waiting in line for a Rotblatt t-shirt! It’s a Carleton tradition each spring term where students play softball at sunrise and students serve burgers and play music. We sat for two hours playing silly car ride games and huddling together on the cold and muddy grass until finally getting our shirts!

  • 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Get what little sleep we can.

  • 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM: My friends and I were DJs again for Rotblatt! We slapped on some early 2000s throwback tunes like Justin Timberlake and some Shakira to keep the game going and everyone entertained.

  • 11: 00 AM - 1:00 PM: Attend Wombat, an all-gender inclusive event alongside Rotblatt that had a bonfire, slacklining, burgers/quesadillas, and some more chill times. We even got to spray paint shirts and DJ for this event too!

  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Plan and assemble for my friend Madi’s 19th surprise birthday party! We filled up many balloons, decorated the room, and sent out mass texts to gather everyone and coordinate her surprise. It ended up super successful because all of the guacamole was gone in minutes and she totally had no idea.

  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Finally catch up on that sleep I had been missing.

  • 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM: Watch “Get Out” with some friends which left us terrified and questioning everything.

Overall rating: 12/10 for such an eventful day with beautiful and hilarious people. Have a great summer, Carls!

Stay cute,

Sergio Demara


Sergio hails from Tucson, Arizona, a land where everyone adopts several cacti for pets, and eggs are fried to perfection on sidewalks from consistent 100+° F temperatures. That said, his interests include rock climbing, foreign films, and vegan/vegetarian cooking (and is always looking for treats in his mailbox). He is a potential Cinema & Media Studies or Political Science major who hopes to spread equality & activism through mixed media. Read on to meet the rest of our bloggers. 

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