Many of you are familiar with “Hot Take Tuesday.” For those who haven’t heard of it, every Tuesday the anonymous and private @closememes4quaranteens Instagram account invites its followers to share their hottest takes using a question sticker on its story. These takes can be mild opinions of lunch preferences or as controversial as college decisions. Because the people submitting the takes and the admin posting them remain anonymous, the takes can get very hot very fast. When the takes are posted, followers can vote “hip” (agree) or “anti” (disagree). We, the admins, thought it appropriate to give our two cents on the topic of “Hot Takes.”
Here are some guidelines for submitting takes:
1. Be concise. The hottest takes are less than six words. No one wants to read an analytical essay on their feed and no admin wants to spend the time piecing together a take that doesn’t fit in one sticker.
2. Know your place. If you’re an underclassman, keep upperclassmen in check. When the seniors are obnoxious (as they should be) and the juniors are complaining (as they deserve to), remind them that they should enjoy the few remaining months they have on the Close. Upperclassmen: humble the freshman and sophomores. Alumni: why are you participating?
3. Always vote. A lot of times, the polls are the most exciting part of each take. The only way you can view the opinions of the Close is by exercising your constitutional right to vote.
Happy hot taking!