Since the anonymous social media app's release two years ago, Yik Yak has become a landing place for college students' thoughts on everything from dining hall food to final exams. But at Liberty University in Virginia Monday, a different subject dominated students' Yik Yak feeds: politics. Dozens of users took to the app before, during and after Sen. Ted Cruz's on-campus speech announcing his plans to run for U.S. president in 2016. Attendance was mandatory, Business Insider reported, and the Texas Republican's audience had a lot to say.

Several users made jokes referencing Cruz's use of "imagine," a word he invoked 38 times during his announcement, according to a tweet from Washington Post reporter Jose A. DelReal. Others repeated the now-famous statement made by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch that "I'm just here so I won't get fined," as students who didn't go to Cruz's speech faced reprimands and a fine.

Some Paul supporters wore bright red shirts to steal attention away from Cruz's speech as conversation on Yik Yak continued.

Liberty University is a private Christian university with about 13,500 residential students. CNN reported Cruz likely chose the college for his announcement because of its focus on conservative values, and he's not the first to do so. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was the school's commencement speaker in 2006. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have also spoken before Liberty students.