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Behind the Meme: What makes a meme funny?

Behind the Meme: What makes a meme funny?

Jessica Xing

April 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Made of Memes

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat makes a meme successful? Frazier asked her classes to analyze how networking, in a growingly interconnected world, has contributed to the spread of viral culture. For homework, she asked her students to create and spread a meme through social media over the long weekend. While it...

Made of Memes

Made of Memes

Priya Reddy

April 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Made of Memes

Additional reporting by ZaZu Lippert and Avni Prasad. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]f 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...

Made of memes: Class clowns

Made of memes: Class clowns

ZaZu Lippert

April 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Made of Memes

Illustrations by Priya Reddy. While much of the humor these days is centered around the viral culture of the internet, there are other forms of getting a laugh on campus. Between selling teachers' cars and switching out library signs, MVHS has its own unique pranking culture. While current prankste...

Memes throughout time

Katerina Pappas

March 31, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, Made of Memes

A group of students start making a gesture, laughing all the way. They pinch their fingers together in one fluid motion and twist their wrist just slightly to the side. They flick their wrist with passion and yell a loud “Mamma Mia!” Another shouts out that the gesture is overrated, but eventually...