LEARNING TRANSFORMS US.
By Natalie Foote
Every high schooler is familiar with memes. Funny images, usually coupled with some words, are passed around on platforms such as Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest. As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold in every country, the sea of virus-related memes is obvious. It’s hard to browse any platform without coming across one of these memes. Common things that the memes poke fun at include introverts being used to social distancing, toilet paper hoarding, and the Corona beer company, to name a few.
With students on an extended break, many are spending more time on social media and are sharing these memes. While this is normal teenage behavior, spending too much time looking at memes can become an unhealthy way to cope. This whole situation can be overwhelming, stressful, and lonely, but filling that void with memes is not the answer.
If you find yourself looking at memes for…
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