Words: Jacob Mauer
On Jan. 30, Lines of Love hosted their third annual coffee house. The doors to the event opened at 6:00 pm at Centennial High School. Once $4 was paid as admission, the audience could take their seats before the performances began. Special performances were give by “Awkward,” a club focused around improvisational theatre, E-Hos, and Patrick Donovan among others.
The night began with Amaal Yazdi who presented poems that she wrote. After Yazdi, Tori Green and Michael Jansto performed together. Green sang while Jansto played along with his guitar. Following immediately after their songs, Tyler Adams both sang and played instrumentals for Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive” along with other classics. Skyler Betz was next in the show and sang “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. She also gave the audience a demo of her own album. Last before the intermission was Centennial’s own “Awkward.” Included in their performances were acts of “telephone,” along with an act of funny, on the spot reactions to typical situations. The game of “telephone” started with the audience creating a story. The first person in Awkward would then retell it to the second person only using actions. Then the second Awkward member would retell the story using words to the next member who would act it out, etc.
Intermission began after Awkward was finished and lasted roughly ten minutes. Refreshments and food were served. Foods such as cupcakes and cookies were brought and beverages included hot chocolate and coffee, as would be expected for a coffee house. Eddie Chow kept the event alive after the intermission with multiple performances including “Always,” along with others. At the end of Eddy’s performance, E-hos, the professional Hip Hop Artist/Entertainer from West Philadelphia, took to the stage and raised the crowd’s involvement by having sections of his song be sung by the crowd on his cue. Patrick Donovan arrived slightly late the show, but time was filled in nicely by E-Hos’ performance. When Donovan arrived, they sang and played together until the end of the show at seven.
Words: Miranda Mason
On May 17 at 10 a.m. the first annual Lines of Love Walk for Wellness will take place on trails and sidewalks near Centennial High School. The 2K walk will promote awareness, education and support for depression, anxiety and suicide prevention.
Lines of Love is donating a portion of the proceeds to SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids), which is a Maryland-based organization that has made several big steps towards their goal of promoting the prevention of youth suicide and dispelling the stigma surrounding depression and suicide.
Kathryn Peterson, a senior and president of Lines of Love, is excited to be able to donate to a local group that works towards the same goals as Lines of Love.
“Raising awareness about depression and preventing suicide is the main goal,” said Peterson.
Registration for the walk is due by April 30, and walk-up registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m. the day of the Walk. Each participant will receive one Lines of Love t-shirt, as well as complementary food, water and materials that promote awareness, support and education for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention. Everyone who completes the Walk will also receive a Lines of Love bracelet, with additional bracelets available for three dollars each.
Visit the Lines of Love website here to learn more and download a registration form.
By Miranda Mason
Ellicott City, MD – On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, a Cyberbullying Drop Box was added to Centennial’s website after action by the CHS Lines of Love club.
The Cyberbullying Drop Box allows anyone who witnesses an act of bullying to report it anonymously to the school by uploading a screen shot of the incident. Anna Bella Sicilia, a senior at CHS and member in Lines of Love, was the driving force behind getting this Drop Box put up, meeting with CHS Assistant Principal Joelle Miller to get the web page approved.
Along with helping to solve problems that arise from cyberbullying, Lines of Love hopes that this easy way to report it will discourage cyberbullying from happening, something Sicilia thinks CHS needs.
“I’ve been with Lines of Love for a few years now, and one of our missions is wellness. Cyberbullying is an area where we could improve, so something in that area is important,” said Sicilia.
Lines of Love has previously worked on the issue of cyberbullying, one of their projects being the precursor to the Drop Box: See. Support. Report. is a Lines of Love campaign that aims to get people to act when they see an act of bullying by providing CHS students with an email address and phone number where they could send screen shots of cyberbullying.
The Cyberbullying Drop Box can be accessed from Centennial high school’s homepage at centennialeagles.org under the site shortcuts that are found along the side of the page, along with under the student services tab.
You can navigate to The Cyberbullying Drop Box by clicking here.