On One Foot Playlist – Top Ten Songs

by | Jan 31, 2017 | Entertainment, Hillel Ontario, On One Foot | 0 comments

This top 10-song list has been especially curated to get you in the groove for On One Foot.

Jump – The Pointers Sisters
Fun Fact: This On One Foot hit was featured in the 1993 TV commercial for the film, Super Mario Bros.

 

Jump – Kris Kross
Fun Fact: “Jump” uses samples more than 6 different songs, including “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, “Impeach the President” by The Honey Drippers, “Midnight Theme” by Manzel, “Escape-Ism” by James Brown, and “Saturday Night” by Schoolly D. We challenge you to listen to this song and jump on one foot every time the singers say “JUMP”.

 

Jump Around – House Of Pain
Fun Fact: “Jump Around” was featured in more than 16 movies and TV shows. The song repeats the word “jump” more than 105 times. Can you jump that often on one foot without falling down?

 

Stanky Legg – GS Boyz
Fun Fact: According to the Urban Dictionary, the stanky legg is a “dance that makes you look stupid”. Joining On One Foot won’t! We promise!

 

6 Foot 7 Foot – Lil Wayne
Fun Fact: Lil Wayne was trying to imitate the movie Inception in the video clip to “6 Foot 7 Foot”.

Hokey Pokey
Fun Fact: Some scholars found similar dances and lyrics to the “Hokey Pokey” dating back to the 17th century. They will also be able to find similar dance moves on the On One Foot website here.

 

Fancy Footwork – Chromeo

Fun Fact: The lead singer of Chromeo, David Maclovitch, is a French professor at a university in the US. He won an award for sexiest Professor in North America. We are wondering if he would still be considered the “sexiest professor” performing his song “Fancy Footwork” while standing on one foot.

 

Banana Boat Song (It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot – Bunch)
Fun Fact: This Jamaican classic was covered more than 19 times!

Get On The Good Foot – James Brown
Fun Fact: James Brown was the founding godfather of soul. He figured out the secret behind standing on one foot- all you have to do is find your “Good Foot”.

Get On Your Feet – Gloria Estefan
Fun Fact: Before the singer became famous, she was working at an airport as a translator. She must have been amazing at her job, as the CIA tried to recruit her. Luckily, she turned down the offer.

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Last month Hillel Ontario heard from Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. After winning the leadership race back in October of 2020, Annamie became the first Black person and first Jewish woman to lead a federal Canadian political party. Since then, she has been speaking to Canadians all across the country, spreading messages of hope and inspiration, during a time where these moments are a rarity. No matter the political orientation of the Zoom attendees of this fireside chat, everyone walked away with a few life lessons up their sleeve.

Here are some of my biggest takeaways. First, Annamie spoke about following your passion, a message that I know many students needed to hear. When I graduated from grade 12, I was constantly asked where I saw myself in five years, ten years, and sometimes even twenty years. Although I was asked with the best intentions, I’ve always felt overwhelming pressure to envision a clear career path. Annamie dispelled this myth by referencing the enjoyment associated with the process of discovering your passion rather than having a final goal in mind, and Annamie’s enthusiasm for human rights through a policy lens has shaped the course of her life. Second, Annamie spoke about the importance of speaking up in the face of injustice. Whether you consider yourself an advocate or not, Annamie highlighted the need to follow your moral compass, never remaining complicit. Following Annamie’s time as the leader of the Green Party, it is clear that she isn’t afraid to use her voice and position to shine light on racism, antisemitism, and sexism. These are two lessons I think everyone can learn from.

Annamie spoke about growing up in Toronto Centre (the riding where she will be running in the next federal election), her career as an international lawyer, and her decision to enter politics. As someone who doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional politician, Annamie referenced about the challenges that she’s faced as a Black, Jewish woman. Racism, antisemitism, and sexism were all constant throughout her leadership campaign, and her six months leading the Green Party. 

Throughout Annamie’s talk, I learned about the importance of elevating voices that have previously gone unheard. In a predominantly white space, Hillel students and staff need to work hard to ensure that Jews of Colour feel welcomed. 

After 45 minutes, the latter half of which consisted of an insightful Q&A, Annamie mentioned that she would love to be invited back to another Hillel Ontario fireside chat. For now, I’ll take Annamie’s lessons with me while looking forward to hearing about all of her accomplishments in a year from now.

  • Skylar Banks, Guelph Hillel
Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborating with other student organizations allows us to diversify the students at our events, build coalitions, establish good rapport with other student groups and broaden the topics of the content that we deliver. 

This past month, we had the privilege of working with the Waterloo and Laurier chapters of Menstruation Redefined, which is committed to helping with the “institutional and social barriers surrounding menstruation that risk the health, well-being, and daily lives of many.” This mission resonated with us at Hillel because we understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for all. These are values that we hold as Jews, and want to embody at Hillel. 

We joined forces to produce a fun evening of trivia and learning. The event allowed us to reach new students, educate others on Jewish practice for those who menstruate, and learn more about Menstruation Redefined’s mission. Collaborative events like this allow us to understand key issues and causes that other student-run campus groups advocate for and to build strong allyships and ensure that we propel Hillel’s values forward, such as inclusion and equity.

Jessica Bloom, HIllel Waterloo Student President
Veronica Grad, Hillel Laurier Student President

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