Pop culture columnist Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 talks the trend of clown memes and what it says about the newest generation of internet users. “Nowadays, the clown isn’t a subject but rather a reflection of the fools we see in ourselves and others. The memes capitalize on the universality of mistakes and false hope — they rebuff viewers for striving toward something that leads to worthless results but validates them at the same time,” she writes.
“Overheard at PZ: Person A: ‘So dude what are you taking this semester?’ Person B: ‘You mean classes or drugs?’” The conversation above is an example of a common post that appears in the Facebook group “Meme Queens of the 5Cs,” which has more than 6,200 members. These members are
A stand-up comedian took the stage at Scripps College’s Motley Coffeehouse last month and opened one of his bits by saying, “I’ve found that social media has been changing a lot these days; like Reddit, Twitter, they’re pretty cool, but Facebook is kind of dying, in my opinion.” Most people
Salmon shorts. Intersectional feminism. Particle physics. Birkenstocks. Pretentiousness. “Squaremont” is a tiny place, and anything that can help divvy up the grounds can make one’s home campus feel more defined. Stereotypes are an efficient way of doing that, and one of the fastest ways to make a stereotype itself
After declaring the secret meme group U PC BREAUX a ‘bias-related incident’ last week, Pomona College’s bias Incident Response Team has decided that the posts in the group do not violate Pomona policies and do not merit a disciplinary investigation. “Reviewing the information received, the IRT found the memes were bias-related
Pomona College’s Incident Response Team has declared that posts in a secret 5C Facebook group constitute a “bias-related incident,” the college announced Monday. The group, called U PC BREAUX, was thrust into the spotlight after The Claremont Independent published an article revealing its existence on Sept. 20. U PC BREAUX –
This article contains profanity and references to suicide, sexual assault, sexism, and Islamophobia. UPDATE: Pomona College’s investigative team said Monday that “the posts to the meme group rise to the level of a bias-related incident,” and that further investigation would determine any code or policy violations. On Thursday, Sept. 21,
Students at the Claremont Colleges do not always go on Facebook, but when they do, many enjoy checking out 5C “memes.” Facebook pages “Pomona Memes” and “5C Memes,” which host the localized version of the current Internet phenomenon, were generated in early February by Matt Karkut PO ’14. Karkut, who