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Some cannot stand it. The busy work handed out in class. Having to follow rules deemed “unnecessary” by some. All while seconds are slowly ticking by on that black and white clock from Staples that hangs in the back of every classroom. Some feel as though their time at Etowah prohibits them from exploring their creative outlets. The beige walls, the uncomfortable chairs, the monotone voices giving them instructions for the day’s lesson. For two students, Etowah sparked their creative juices so much, they created Ghettowah, an Instagram meme account for Etowah, in order to provide comic relief to students days.  

“I was bored, and a friend and I decided that we liked memes enough to start a whole page around it. We figured we could make it schoolrelated, so people could relate to it, and maybe things would change if we brought awareness to it,” Jeremiah Caspersen, senior and founder, said.  

The account, run by Caspersen and Etowah junior Mark Kopeski, has over 1,000 followers and consists of memes relating to the everyday life of an Etowah student.  

“We ask our followers what they’re interested in, or we just think about what we’ve noticed. We take popular meme templates, or sometimes make our own from scratch, and apply them to relevant events at Etowah,” Caspersen said. 

Casperson started the account in the fall of 2017, then later brought Kopeski on to train him on how to run the account after he graduates. The two believe they have an idea of who they would like to bring on after Casperen graduates, but they have yet to announce the candidates.   

“We’re looking at a couple new members, but we aren’t going to say who just yet. Mark, of course, will stay on and be in charge of the account until the newbies are trained and ready to go,” Caspersen said.  

The memes posted are as error-free and relevant as possible to insure accuracy of student life at Etowah.  

“We pick our memes very carefully as to not offend anyone in our audience. We word them in the best way possible. We want everyone to be able to enjoy what we make,” Kopeski said. 

Some may be wondering what administration’s opinion is concerning the account, as many of the memes have to do with school rules and members of the staff. 

“He [Mr. Horn] has seen a couple of the memes, and other teachers love the account, so to the best of my knowledge, he’s at least okay with it. If not, we’re in for a nice surprise sometime in the future,” Caspersen said.  

If you have not already, follow @Ghettowah on Instagram to check out the latest memes. Submissions are welcomed.  

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