The Brief: Millennials are reminiscing about their high school aesthetics and pastimes in "high school me starter pack" memes on Twitter.


Twitter users, including some high profile celebrities, are sharing memes that consist of four pictures that represent their “me in high school starter pack.” These memes include relics of people’s high school days such as their go-to fashion staples, favorite junk foods, the music they listened to, and the activities they partook in.

This meme format, which rose to popularity in late January and early February 2021, often reveals how people including celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Phoebe Bridgers have changed and/or stayed the same since high school. For millennials, high school starter pack memes highlight the trends of the aughts.