The new class of emoji are determined each year by the Unicode Consortium, the technical organization that governs the evolution of emojis and handles new proposals. It's a long process — many of these current emoji were approved back in November. Anyone can submit proposals and a number of the new emojis came from proposals written by people like Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 15-year-old student in Berlin, Germany who came up with the headscarf emoji.
A hearty welcome to the Class of 2017, which includes:
Vomiting Face — truly an emoji for our times:
And, of course, Alhumedhi's Woman With Headscarf:
Not pictured (because they're deadbeats and didn't come to photo day): Sandwich, Genie, and Coconut.