Monday, February 25, 2013
Okay. We get it, Wildcats. You like the Harlem Shake.
The kids at Northwestern really, really like the Harlem Shake meme. If that fact wasn't obvious after students produced not one, but two Harlem Shake videos, there is now a third Harlem Shake video from the Hyattsville high school which scales the meme to massive levels not previously seen locally. Whereas previous Northwestern Harlem Shake videos featured small crowds of students, this one turns up the participation knob to 11, with hundreds of students taking part in the production which was shot in the school auditorium. A school administrator is even seen getting his freak on. (Readers: Who is that bearded dance master at the end?) So congrats, Northwestern High School. I didn't think I would end up writing this much about the Harlem …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Northwestern High School athletes take part in school's second Harlem Shake video.
It seems the students at Northwestern High School can't get enough of the Harlem Shake meme craze. Members of the Hyattsville high school's wrestling and cheerleading teams took part in a Harlem Shake video production uploaded yesterday evening to YouTube. The video was uploaded to the same account managed by NHS ninth grader Ikechukwu Ogwuegbu, who readers may remember as the young rhymesayer who produced an impressive rap video about the book To Kill a Mockingbird for his literature class.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Popular internet meme spreads to Hyattsville high school.
It was bound to happen eventually: the Harlem Shake video meme spreading across the internet has arrived in Hyattsville courtesy of a group of Northwestern High School students. A brief, 30-second video posted to YouTube on Feb. 14 bears all the hallmarks of the now all-too-familiar dancing video meme. It shows a group of eight people, presumably students at Northwestern High School, sitting idly on a set of exterior steps while a masked man dances alone in front of them to the now iconic opening 30 seconds of DJ Bauuer's Harlem Shake track. Halfway through the video, the bass drops, and the scene cuts to all the students dancing in a frenzied manner. If there are any other local Harlem Shake videos out there, feel free to let me know …