By Yeana Kim |Staff Writer|
This week for our Coyote Watch segment we asked students what they think of The Harlem Shake trend, whether they believe The Harlem Shake is relevant or if they’ve even heard of it.
Also, what is the most unique video they have seen, what stood out about it and why.
Jin Hong Rui, Junior
“I watched several Harlem Shake videos on Youtube and the most memorable video clips were UCLA and CSUSB Harlem Shake. First, in UCLA Harlem Shake, their behavior was unique. For example, one of them acted like [a] worm. I wonder how the students or people around the performance thought about it. Second, in CSUSB Harlem Shake, like UCLA, there was a special character such as a bear. He danced and walked around [in] the video. I especially liked it because I am a student [here].”
Kristen Rakilings, Sophomore
“I watched a cheerleading one and it was super weird. I do not remember the song but the dance was really shocking. Someone [went] across into the Gangnam Style and they were on their heads. It was very shocking so I do not know what to say except [that] it was super weird. At first, I thought people were doing there own thing but then later, it seemed like everyone has practiced a lot to record it. It was really funny though.”
Evelyn Morentin, Sophomore
“The most memorable one I saw was one is NBA Harlem Shake. It was weird and unexpected and the main reason it is unique is [because] it was weird to see that many people dancing or moving their bodies in such weird way[s] and everyone was doing their own thing. It was really really weird and awkward. Moreover, there was a guy in the middle of it that he looked like he was having a seizure.”
Miguel Leiva, Freshman
“I heard about Harlem Shake before but then I only watched the original army Harlem Shake video. The most interesting part of this video clip was when a guy (who is in the army) in the middle of the line started to dance alone and people started to follow him. It was interesting to see so many people doing such things.”