To kick off our 28th annual 50 hour marathon we interviewed Harry from from The Veteran’s Sanctuary! He told us all about what the sanctuary is, how he got involved and all about what they do! For more information, head to veteranssanctuary.blogspot.com !
We just landed back in the studio after the annual 50 Hour Marathon. Each team was presented a series of over 80 challenges to complete between the hours of 11 pm and 2 am. My team, Identity Crisis, was frantically scrambling through Ithaca, completing these shenanigans. During this time, we sent my roommate Meg into a gas station store in a onesie, reenacted VIC song titles, acted out entire films in 30 seconds (Titanic, of course), got DJ JC a McFlurry, made VIC friendship bracelets, proposed to a stranger, gave a stranger a cheesy pickup line, filmed a sexy hamburger commercial and more. It was worth all the running in circles and public humiliations because we were the champions!
This friendly competition that pitted DJ against DJ kept me awake and energized for a while there. I’m back in the studio now, coloring with DJ JC, and slowly crashing. We’re pushing through with Hip Hop Bus Stop for the Night Owls out there. We’re on the brink between the Night Owl and Early Riser audience though, which is crazy to think about. Here’s to Hour 12! -Stoop Kid
It’s currently 3:27 AM Saturday morning. Friday afternoon DJ JC and myself (DJ Hazy) had the opportunity to talk with Tim Norwind from OK GO. They have a new EP dropping this summer and a tour to promote it, along with that they are dropping the rest of the album in October. It was great to talk to him, mostly I was interested in how they come up with the ideas for their awesome music videos. He says they come up with them when they’re stir crazy on tour.
The night is young. I sit hear, champion of Cards Against Humanity. I am already tired and my head hurts. The company is good. We are laughing and having good times. We even had Quesadillas!…Can I g to sleep now??
This coming Friday, April 11th, we will be hosting our 28th Annual 50 Hour Marathon! This year’s beneficiary is the Veterans Sanctuary of Tompkins County, an organization that hosts peer-based programs in order to help recent veterans transition from combat to civilian life. These programs include the Ithaca Warrior Writers group, a community farm, and their Combat Paper printmaking shop, where veterans create works of art out of their old uniforms.
Four VICers will be staying up for 50 hours this year. The DJs are junior Jess “Stoop Kid” Lubas and sophomore Joe “DJ JC” Calinda. Our Street Teamers are seniors David Sperling and Patrick Hayes. Be prepared for a lot of laughs during the Marathon— this is a fantastically goofy bunch!
If you would like to donate, we have a Fundly page! If you have any questions, you can e-mail our community involvement director, Shannon Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org!