Made of Memes

If you’re reading this, memes are dead. Because we, as a news organization, are doing the inexcusable: we are writing a news story on them. And according to Class of 2016 alumnus Zarek Peris, a meme that has been in the news is a meme already in its grave. Like a joke that has to…

Homemade Hipster: Persian Ginger Cookies

As Persian New Year rolls around, many Iranians prepare for celebrations and festivities by making popular delicacies. On March 21, Iranians around the world make Shirini berenji, or ginger cookies, to celebrate the new year.   Ingredients: Half pound flour Half pound butter half pound sugar half pound rice flour 4 egg yolks saffron ginger…

A promise of virtue

It’s easy to mistake her purity ring as just a plain, silver ring — an ordinary article of jewelry. But to junior Serena Yoo, it means much more. To its owner, a purity ring is not simply a decoration or fashion statement. It is a physical symbol of commitment, a promise to themselves, their future…