How to survive a LEAD tradition—night drunkenness
By Caitlin Snow
Whether you have a little of it or a lot of it, we all need it. A word that has become foreign to campers and aide-de-camps alike:
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, sleep is, “the natural, easily reversible periodic state of many living things that is marked by the absence of wakefulness… usually considered essential to the restoration and recovery of vital bodily and mental functions.” That’s great, but what happens when you don’t have enough sleep? The LEAD Examiner staff has interviewed campers to find out.
Sleep deprivation has been known to make people do strange things they would never do while sleep-sober. Carter D. notes that, while night-drunk, he told himself, “‘We’re going to have a fashion show.’ [I tried on] every single outfit I had and tied twenty different tie knots.”
Abigail S. gives advice for any exhausted Representatives— “Sleeping under the staircase (in Riley) is nice and dark.” She added, “Jumping up and down on your bed while sitting down and swinging your arms is really fun!” Her sister states that “her sensibility was called into question.”