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Collected Item: “COVID Stimulus Check: Grad School in Quarantine”

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COVID Stimulus Check: Grad School in Quarantine (For Mikel to Curate)

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

Screenshot

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

This meme, posted on the popular social media platform Reddit, represented and still represents the feelings of many Americans as they attempted to survive the pandemic with a one time payment of $1,200. For many college students there was no money at all, it is common for parents to still claim their adult children as dependents for tax purposes and because of that their children were not eligible for the stimulus check. Thousands of students, including myself, had to make it through without even the small one-time payment provided by the government. With the pandemic still going strong there is talk of another stimulus but if the same problems with tax status occur again then it won't mean anything to many struggling students.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#coveryourfangs #HS6301 #COVID19

Enter a URL associated with this object, if relevant.

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/7/21238720/quarantine-house-meme-best-quarantine-memes

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then your name goes here.)

TrumpVirus Subreddit: u/HibblyWibbly

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2020-04
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