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 in the past month.

1) "Forbes Ave" by Shelley Kim (10/10)

“Only 90’s kids remember” culture honors turn-of-the-century landmarks like Rugrats and butterfly clips. However, let us not forget the pinnacle of the Carnegie Mellon experience up until the summer of 2019: the beloved Beep Boop.

2) "CIT protection" by Bethany Bauer (10/10)

This is one of very few coronavirus memes that is actually hilarious. Is the hermit engineer trope overplayed? Perhaps. But it’s nice to be able to laugh at a meme that unites us in this trying time.

3) "Costing an arm and a leg" by Wan Shen Lim (10/10)

In true Carnegie Mellon style, this high-quality meme brings out quantitative analysis to show the trajectory of our tuition. Although it has yet to cost an arm and a leg, the tuition cost is well on its way to costing a kidney.

4) "Office hours" by Pratham Gupta (9/10)

Approaching professors can be daunting in of itself. Not being able to reach someone is daunting. The two together create an unbearable concoction that can deter students from seeking academic help. Let’s hope that the new decade welcomes more access to academic guidance.

5) "Bear traps" by Malique Bennett‎ (9/10)

The holiday season may have passed, but our beloved institution has tacked on another wintery annual tradition: raising our tuition. Still, we are lured in by prestige and promises of a high salary right after graduating. Let’s hope that the trend of astronomical costs of higher-cost education dwindles.