SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 | THE MEREDITH HERALD | PAGE 5 EN1ERTAINMENT HOOPING IT UP Mayah Collins Staff Writer. According to, hula hooping has had its.second revolution since the mid- 90’s by the rock band The String Cheese Incident. It has now transformed Photo Courtesy tittp:// Articles/4760484/111259-main_Full.jpg into a world phenomenon called '‘Hooping.” Many people all over the world are partaking in this artistic movement. The hoopdance community is known as Hooper’s, and they believe hooping to be a direction, expression, hope, and a way of-life. Hooping is combined with rhythmic gymnastics, hip hop, freestyle dance, twirling and other dance and movement forms. It also Incorporates tricks and techni cal moves in every aspect, This movement is usually accommo dated with music. Hooping gives people the chance to express themselves freely and energetically. The Idea Is that everyone can hoop regard less of their age or ability to dance. This could be the reason why this hobby is reaching the masses. Usually, hooping requires a larger and heavier hoop Instead of the more familiar chlld-like hoop that is lighter and smaller. The larger hoops are better because they rotate around the waist slower while the smaller hoops are hard to catch up with. Hula Hooping has been around for decades, but the one time fad has been rein vented In today's mod ern world. Long ago, hoops were made of metal, bamboo, wood, grasses and even vines. Nowadays, you will see hoops made out of plastic. Many people like to decorate their hoops by adding fancy clothes, glitter, and a personal touch of their own to make the hoop unique. There are also collapsible hoops out there for people who enjoy exercising. Hooping can build up your strength and bal-' ance especially If you combine it with Pilates or yoga. For those who would like to make a hoop, the basic tools that are needed to partici pate in include a PVC cutter, a hair drier, a utility knife, a file (rough cut, perhaps 8” long), sandpaper, and a cloth tape measure. All of these materials can be found at your local hardware store. Even though hooping has had its second revolution almost fifteen years ago, many people are not aware of the impact It has had on individuals and communities. Many celebrities are hooping to stay fit and healthy, Hooping has even been incorporated on the run way. In general. Hooping is a freedom of expression that has reached the masses'from all over the world and Is expressed In every aspect in life. Whether you are a youth or an adult, from an urban community or a suburban community, everyone can be a Hooper. Find the Hooper in you!. Photo courtesy http:/A^ww.photog^aphyboa^ fbfiles/images/hula_hoop 2_.JPG THE ULTIMATE SCAVENGER HUNT Aleigha Page Staff VWriter Ready, set, dash for the dia mond!! On October 24, Bailey's Jewelers, In collaboration with WRAL, Solas, andG105, will be holding the Ultimate Finders Keep ers Treasure Hunt, The scavenger hunt will be held at the Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh. This is a high-tech scavenger hunt where couples will be competing for a diamond ring! Each couple will submit a cell phone number, and clues will be dispersed via texts. Any cell phone model from any company Is acceptable. Registration for this event Is free; however, spaces are limited, and couples must be chosen by Bailey's to compete. Potential con testants can go to www.ultlmate- where they will enter their contact information, submit a photo, and explain to Bai ley's why they should be admitted to the competition. Polish up those writing skills to sound utterly fabu lous and romantic! Couples do not have to be In a relationship; they may be mother and daughter, best friends, or any other two person combination. Team members must be at least 18 years or older to participate, A Facebook and Twitter page have been set up, so go to those websites and join the groups for more Info! If you are chosen to be one of the lucky contestants, be at the Capitol Building at 11 am on October 24 for registration. Be punctual: you wouldn’t want to lose the chance at winning a FREE dia mond ring would you? The event will culminate with an after party at Solas In downtown Raleigh at approximately 3 pm. Bailey's has partnered with Meredith College Commuriication Club to bring the jewelry extrava ganza to Meredith! Bailey's will be hiding Bailey Boxes across . campus vylth a little treasure inside the box. keep an eye peeled for the famous black and white striped boxes because as you know, the policy is finders keepers! Be on the outlook for the Bailey's car on campus as well. Encourage as many friends as possible to reglster.forthe event! The more the merrier! Even if you are not chosen to compete, it will be a bustling day In Raleigh; this event will be something worth at- tgnding even if you are an ob server. a

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