April Meme Review

Welcome to Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness, where we take a look at the top five most-liked memes on the Facebook group, Carnegie Mellon Memes for Spicy Teens, posted in the past month.

1: “Priorities” by Miles Williams (10/10)

Williams absolutely dominates this month’s meme review with not just one, not two, but three memes. This one rightfully earned its place in first place. I’m especially impressed with the seamless blend connecting Farnam’s head and the frat boy’s body. Also, the accuracy: ow.

2: “Buildings” by Nancy Zuo (9.5/10)

As a Dietrich kiddo, I take offense in the implication that majors in Dietrich are secondary. Jokes aside, this is a solid meme. The use of Comic Sans is tastefully done, and it works especially well in the gradient rainbow title. Zuo’s caption, “non-freshman reacts only,” is a harrowing reminder of our… current circumstances.

3: “Self-assessment” by Abdulhadi Sultan Qureshi (9.5/10)

The self-assessments have their purpose, but the interrogation that ensues if you step foot into UHS and have not done your self-assessment… is real. I can still feel the nurses’ judgy eyes looking down on me as I type.

4: “Carnival 2021” by [Miles Williams] (8/10)

My heart goes out for the freshmen and sophomores (and anyone else) who never got to experience Spring Carnival. I appreciate the effort put behind the virtual events, but it’s like eating Halo Top to satisfy your ice cream craving. You get the hint of what it’s supposed to replace, but you still feel the gaping emptiness lingering. Anyways, this meme is solid but significantly less impressive than the first.

5: “Stress” by [Miles Williams] (9/10)

Williams started this month’s meme review with a bang and certainly ended with a bang. The editing skills drastically differ from the Frat Boy Farnam that we saw earlier, but the hastily-done edits are artfully done. Crudely-made art is a surprisingly difficult skill to master.