Riya Matta

What do you meme?

According to all known laws of meme-making, there is no way a meme should be able to go viral. Its followers are too hidden behind screens to spread its ridicul...

A Patriotic Choice

Let's have someone start us off with the Pledge of Allegiance. Josh, how about you start us off?” It is not a question so much as an instruction. It is Tuesday...

Seeking Joy Within

  In the heart of Palo Alto sits the Ananda Church, an oasis of tranquility amid the bustle of the city. As the sun set on a cool Friday evening, A...

America first, empathy last

“Muslims are taught to kill non-Muslims,” one classmate told me. “Is your father a terrorist?” another classmate inquired of a Muslim student whose father is...