Northside High School's anti-bullying lip-dub music video premiered at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school's auditorium. Watch it here.
The Distributive Education Clubs of America chapter at Northside, comprising students studying marketing, created the Man Up Against Bullying campaign. The club's faculty advisers are Libby Clay and Emily Styers.
As part of the Man Up Against Bullying campaign, Northside marketing students conducted a series of events last month; the video was filmed with hundreds of folks lining the streets in downtown Columbus.
The campaign also included a month-long series of events and weekly activities at Northside such as:
Man-Up Monday, when students receive paper bow ties, or they can buy real ones for $1, and a photo both is set up during lunch for students to take goofy pictures.
Transformation Tuesday, when students take a photo of a new friend or someone they normally don't talk to and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #nhsmakenewfriends.
Pledge Wall Wednesday, when students sign a pledge to be a friend and not a bully. The particular pledge changes each week.
Twitter Thursday, when students tweet positive comments to each other with the hashtag #nhsspeakagainstbullying.
Forgive and Forget Fridays, when students write on a poster in the school's atrium about how they made a positive difference that day. Prizes are awarded for the best photo from Transformation Tuesday and the best tweet from Twitter Thursday.
The lip-dub video mashes together several high-energy pop numbers, including "We're All in This Together" (from "High School Musical"), Avicii's "Wake Me Up" and Katy Perry's "Roar." All kinds of students dance and sing along. There's a marching band!