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Ubiquitously Funny Obsessions: With the invasion of Area 51 memes across all social media, students and teachers analyze possibility of real-life alien invasion

Junior Daniella Richardson views an Area 51 meme on her phone. She said she first noticed the rise of the memes over the summer.

Grace Xu

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, junior Daniella Richardson went on Instagram to catch up and unwind as usual before coming across something decidedly unusual: an Area 51 meme. Strange, she thought, and she just kept scrolling. And scrolling. But the memes didn’t stop. The meme, titled “Storm Area 51, They Can...