By Lexi Kupor
For many, the relief of completing a long-awaited AP exam is accompanied by a well-deserved nap, a long drive, or, for some, the involuntary torture of another family walk. However, for me, the rush of viewing the ‘congratulations’ text after submitting my tests is followed by checking out the newest Twitter posts, and I recommend you do the same.
The first step to your meme journey is to create a Twitter account. Just remember one thing: do NOT use your real name or picture. You might risk future college admissions officers searching you up just to discover the fifteenth ‘stonks’ meme you retweeted on your post-AP Gov anger spree. Once you’re logged in, simply conduct a search using #(insert name of AP test here). The show is about to begin.
The first type of tweet you may encounter is the solidarity post. This usually comes from an antisocial teen with a Pokemon profile picture who attempts to make online friends through heart emojis, Twenty One Pilots references, and creepy DMs sharing their personal test frustrations. I suggest you avoid commenting on these tweets at all costs unless you’re looking to find acquaintances to join your Club Penguin server.
The next tweet trend: the anxious overachiever. This post likely entails a student who claims that they forgot to put a period on the end of their six-page response, so they attempt to reach out to the Twitter community for consolation and advice. Do not be fooled by this tweet trap! These kids know they are better than you and will take all available chances to remind you of it when you try to reassure them that no, they should not be worried if they finished all 27 parts of the questions with 15 minutes to spare. If you encounter a tweet by anyone under the age of 13 who managed to sign up for an AP test, just beware that you will be lectured on your ignorance if you cross them.
Next up is the innocent answer leaker. These users post their personal questions and answers in the hope that someone can confirm their accuracy, only to be quickly scouted out and exterminated by the College Board social media spies. Whatever you do, don’t you dare reply to the latest post by Dinosauce313; this College Board bot will only try to lure you into violating testing policy and joining their shared cheat sheets. Hopefully this won’t be a problem, as any normal teen would know that an account referring to cheating as “a little anonymous cooperation” or a “coup” is not up to date on the newest slang.
Finally, we come to my personal favorite: the College Board impersonators. These users relentlessly troll company executives such as the infamous Trevor Packer, and we must applaud them for their sacrificial efforts for the sake of all millennials. However, sometimes the humor hits a little close to home; as ‘Not Trevor Packer’ once tweeted: “The most frequent questions after today’s AP exams: What the f*** was that? I couldn’t submit anything! The answer: I couldn’t care less.”