Pepe's of Occidental
Blogger: Darby Pak
When people imagine a college student, they imagine books, constant studying for tests and classes, and more books and when people imagine a college they picture a place of learning and academia. And while our student body at Oxy embodies all of these traits, and Oxy is a place of learning and academia we students still know how to have a bit of fun. Here at Oxy, one of the many wonderful facilities available to students is Johnson Hall, with a media wall on the first floor and hallways with whiteboard walls located on every floor. On the whiteboard walls, students can do work, writing in preparation for a test, drawing diagrams to check their memory, writing descriptions of chemical compounds, or drawing the popular meme Pepe.
Pepe originated from a comic series Boy’s Club by Matt Furie in 2005, since then the frog has become an internet icon, appearing in a variety of forms, such as Smug Pepe, and Angry Pepe. These Pepes, have now begun to adorn the walls of Johnson in a variety of forms, drawn by Oxy students in between classes, as either replicas of images online, or as variations of images. So while we Oxy students are academically focused, constantly studying, and hefting books around campus, we do know how to have a laugh.