Mt. Carmel SUN
Features B7 May 11, 2012
Lip dub strives to leave lasting legacy
In the wake of a pop culture phenomenon,
students from MC attempt to create a music
video that shows school spirit.
DANiELLE DAmPER The class rehearses weekends come out of this project,” he said.
ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR as well as well as during their second “I hope the students see the value
period class to ensure the lip dub of taking on a big project and seeing
Schools across the nation have will run smoothly. The class makes it from start to finish, I also think it
been creating and posting music video decisions about the songs featured, would be great PR for the school and
mashups called lip dubs to showcase the placements of clubs and sports, show us all how many activities we
their school. props needed, and various “gags” to have at MC.”
However, as of yet, no schools keep the video interesting. Many clubs and teams at MC have
in southern California have attempted Senior Gary Cameron will be signed up to participate in the video,
to create such a project. filming the event, and he believes this each will be featured somewhere
On May 24 all 1,952 MC gives him a unique insight to what the along the 12 minute long route.
students will participate in MC’s own final product will look like. Senior Adam Martucci believes
Lip Dub. “I have a better idea of what it’s that showing off all of the clubs and
The project is headed by the all going to look like because I see sports at MC is one of the greatest
Digital Media teacher Sanford what the camera sees as well as the things about the lip dub.
Carvajal and his digital media class. music,” he said. “People will watch this video and
The class has been in preparation These weekend rehearsals are see that our school spirit is through
since last trimester for the May 24 part of the reason why Carvajal the roof,” he said. “They’ll be inspired
date. believes that creating such a large, and think I want to join this club or
Junior Brittany Wallace believes complex project is both a fun and do this sport. They’ll see that our
that although the lip dub requires a educational. school knows how to have fun.”
lot of planning, the end result will be He hopes to teach the digital Martucci believes that the lip dub
worth it. media class the realities of the movie is an exciting feat that is well worth all
“You put a lot of time and effort industry as well as demonstrate the the hard work in preparing for it.
to make sure everything will go well, clubs and activities at MC “I want to inspire people with
but it’s also a lot of fun,” she said. “There are lots of things I hope my brains in this lip dub,” he said.
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MC environmentally sound due to student help around campus
PAULA BERNAL steps to reach this goal.” in my house,” Nguyen said. “I reuse
STAFF WRITER Grossman also tries encouraging my shopping bags and I try to print at
other people to start making greener home using both sides of the paper.”
There are many students at MC choices. “Simple things can make a difference.”
that make environmentally friendly “I have asked several people to use The MC Go Green Club has many
decisions in their everyday lives. A reusable water bottles all my track and ideas to help our school become more
little bit can definitely go a long way in field friends already do, which is great,” ecologically friendly.
improving our local community. Grossman said. “If I see someone who “Some of the ways we can make
Juniors Megan Grossman, Hanna is not using one I casually mention school greener is to place recycling
Hunter and Ivy Nguyen all have where’s your reusable water bottle. It’ll bins and various areas around the
different ways in which they contribute make you more attractive if you use school,” Nguyen said. “Our club does
to the environment. one.” not currently have the funds for this
For Grossman, the way she For Hunter, recycling is a very but we are collecting money to make
supports the environment is by using a important part of her life and her it happen. It’s also a club tradition to
reusable water bottle. family’s lifestyle. plant new trees in the school at the end
“I started carrying reusable “I started recycling with my family of the year. We also plan to have some
water bottles when I was around 12,” about five years ago,” Hunter said. “We days for trash pick-up around school.”
Grossman said. “My mom brought do it every day making it a fun family MC Go Green has also participated
them home and I thought it was weird affair. We have four bins in our house in many community service activities
at first but then I realized that the where we place all of our recyclables. that clean our local communities.
planet is being abused and we need to Even though I have to empty them “We do volunteer work at canyons
be more aware of it.” out, it still feels great knowing I get to and parks such as Canyon Crusaders
Grossman stopped using plastic help the environment.” and we have worked with the San
water bottles not only because of the Hunter recycles not for her Diego River Foundation,” Nguyen
pollution it creates, but because it was benefit but for the benefit of the said. “We mainly did maintenance to
more convenient. environment. preserve the trails. We also picked up
“I bring two reusable bottles to “A couple of times we collected trash and planted plants.”
school every day and I have several some recyclables and we received about Nguyen explains the importance
at home that I just keep refilling,” two dollars at the recycling center,” of conservation and preservation to
Grossman said. “It’s a lot easier than Hunter said. “As you can imagine, we help our society in the future.
throwing plastic bottles away and don’t do it for the money. We do it “What being green means to me is
getting a new water bottle every time.” because recycling is a good cause and protecting the environment for future
Grossman feels responsible about it’s easy to do.” generations,” Nguyen said. “We need
helping the environment even if it Nguyen is the current president of to act now because as we grow older we
means by taking simple measures. the MC Go Green Club. She has made want to have a healthy environment to
“I’m at an age where I would like several changes in her everyday lifestyle live in. We don’t want to be surrounded
to help change the world,” Grossman since being elected. by pollution so our children will not
PHOTOGRAPHER | ZACHARY JENSEN said. “By recycling I’m taking small “I decided to get a recycling bin have to suffer.”
Travel Corner: Haiti
UmA VAiNgANkAR However, Coulapides feels bered her from her first trip.
STAFF WRITER lucky to have been able to help “I knew the kids more, I
with the relief efforts at such a knew their names, and they knew
It’s not everyday that some- young age. me and remembered me, and we
one can say they visited Haiti. Not many students are able did different work there,” she
“Going to Haiti has made to aid countries in devastation. said.
me very thankful for what I have Many organizations make Although there is a language
and having so many opportuni- trips to places in need in groups. barrier, Coulapides was able to
ties,” freshman Rachel Coulapides “I recommend that they get close with the kids at the or-
said. go with a group that could take phanage.
Coulapides went to Haiti for them to different orphanages or “They spoke a version of
the first time over the summer to different places of poverty,” French so we couldn’t really talk
of 2011 and again over spring Coulapides said as advice to any to them,” she said. “You just learn
break. people interested in helping out. what they meant. I got really close
“I went to help out an or- Going to Haiti has not only to a girl named Daphne, who is
phanage there,” she said. “I went helped the people there, but it has four years old.”
with my church, and my mom and changed Coulapides’ life. Coulapides said she learned
sister also went and it was with a “Being able to go to school a lot of important lessons both
group called Children’s Heritage everyday and not having to pay times she went to Haiti.
Foundation.” is a blessing,” she said. “We have She had gone to make a dif-
The earthquake in January everything much easier than they ference in the lives of orphans.
2010 left many Hatians in devas- do.” She encourages people who
tation. Her second time visiting, have the time to help people suf-
Since the catastrophy, many Coulapides was able to be more fering in Haiti and around the
people from all over the world assisting at the orphanage. She world by finding, supporting, and Rachel Coulapides poses with
have taken relief trips to help was able to rekindle old relation- joining an international aid orga- friends she met in Haiti
them. ships with the kids who remem- nization PHOTO COuRTEsy Of RACHEL CouLApidES