Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio features special type of extra-curricular classes called ExCo, which stands for Experimental College. These alternative classes can be on subjects such as figure drawing, Korean, belly dancing, … or hooping! One of the ExCo classes this year is called the Hoopla Brigade, in which seniors Sarah Wallace and Phoebe Weierle teach students not only how to hoop and make hoops, but also about the historical and cultural background of hula hooping.
Today the Hoopla Brigade is the featured ExCo in an article on the college website and is even linked to from the front page under Student News!
My favorite quote from the article?
Sarah Wallace ’04 and Pheobe Beierle ’04 are serious hula hoop enthusiasts, and insist that they have never met a person who can’t be taught.
I completely agree with them. Whenever I offer somebody to try a hoop and they say “I can’t do it,” which happens quite frequently, I suggest the contrary, and so far I have been right every time.
And here is my second favorite quote from the article:
For more information on the hooping community outside the Obie bubble, go to www.hooping.org.
Thanks for the mention, Sarah, Phoebe and Tobias!