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The University of Montevallo is unique in a lot of ways.  We have college night, cherished brick roads, and countless battalions of squirrels.  But that’s not the only thing that stands out here.  As you get to know the campus, you cannot help but notice the unusually high density of openly homosexual students.  It is a little phenomenon in Alabama, like an oasis amidst a desert of heated intolerance.

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There has been a very interesting convergence of two unlikely subcultures lately here at the University of Montevallo.  It started exactly one week ago as a Facebook page called Montevallo Memes which already has two hundred members (a modest number but also a good portion of the Montevallo population).  This page combines the familiar culture of the Montevallo student with the diverse and flippant world of internet memes.  There are many varying meanings of the word “meme,” and Montevallo Memes certainly uses a very specialized definition.  (Urban Dictionary’s nicest definition of a meme: inside joke of the internet and those that lurk around it.)  For this particular case, a meme is a somewhat familiar picture with text superimposed on it, solely intended as an inside joke.  Below is an example of the average meme being posted.

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