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Source: UC Davis Memes for Egghead Teens; Ariana C

Background

The University of California, Davis closed down as a result of the poor air quality caused by the smoke coming from the Camp Fire, approximately 90 miles away. Due to the ever-changing conditions, the university closed the campus one day at a time which resulted in flurry of memes posted on the school’s meme Facebook page and sub-Reddit.

Before continuing, it should be acknowledged that the Camp Fire was an absolute tragedy resulting, at the moment of writing this article, in around 80 people losing their lives and over 700 people left unaccounted for. …

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Jacob Lacuesta

MA student of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University studying technologies of visual abjection, war, and the Filipino condition.

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