Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness

Welcome to Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness, where we take a look at the Top 5 most-liked memes on the Facebook group, Carnegie Mellon Memes for Spicy Teens, posted since March, when our last roundup was published.

1) "CM(inecraft)U (part 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8) by Jared Cohen (10/10)

This isn’t a meme so much as it is art: true qu*art*entine, if I do say so myself. Everything from Walking to the Sky, to the UC, to the Purnell Center for the Arts is covered (Scaife doesn’t count, sorry). Special recognition to the “Jared S. Cohen [sic]” sign outside the UC that is depicted in the seventh photo and the Scotty in the fifth screenshot.

2) "Virtual CMU starter pack" by Chelsea Wang (10/10)

What’s the quote, “desperate times call for desperate measures?” Wang succinctly summarizes how we shall continue the Carnegie Mellon spirit through our iconic traditions, even if we can’t carry them out as we usually do (only 90's kids remember Carnival, RIP).

3) "Yinzer standoff" by Cali Colliver (9/10)

If I didn’t know any better, I would imagine this was how the three mentioned universities’ administrations chose which university would move online first. Anyhow, this versatile meme fits too well in the given COVID situation.

4) "Streaming subscriptions" by Abhishek Dedhe (7/10)

Perhaps after seeing several colleges post their school’s take on this meme, I’m jaded. Regardless, it feels like it’s mandatory for a college’s Facebook meme page to share it, so no complaints here.

5) "Venmo reparations" by Kellen Gibson (7/10)

Basically any critiques I can make for this meme, I can make for the previous meme. College pages really did say "copy and paste" when it came to “Zoom University” memes. But hey, it's still pretty funny every time (or, until the reality of the pandemic hits you and you start crying).