Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Class of 2019 alumni founded an Instagram account named “blackathw” June 21 to highlight the experiences and injustices Black students and people of color face at the school. The account is one of many recently created to address racial inequality within private schools across Los Angeles, such as “blackatoakwood,” “blackatxroads” and “dear_marlborough.”     The account’s founders, […]

Double Tap

Double Tap

  Emma Topp, an Instagram influencer with over fifty thousand followers, scrolled through her morning feed to discover Instagram will be hiding likes from other users. Topp began to wonder how her career would change, particularly how she would gain sponsored content, if Instagram’s policy were to be implemented. “I think it’ll affect the influencer […]

Student’s Instagram photo surpasses 11,000 likes

In response to the most liked picture on Instagram, Dahlia Low ’20 posted a photo of herself on @most_liked_my_face, an account she created as a joke, she said. However, Low’s picture has now received over 11 thousand likes. According to NBC News, a picture of an egg from the account @world_record_egg received 50.5 million likes, […]

School investigates social media account

The school administration identified the creator of the since-deleted Instagram account @hwmeme, which contained explicit racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic references to specific members of the sophomore class, Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said. Students alerted Church of the account the day it was created, Sept. 26. Director of Communications Ari Engelberg was […]

Students hunt for wolverines in contest

The upper school Instagram account has been posting a picture of a wolverine figurine somewhere on campus every Wednesday as a contest for students to guess the statue’s location. Students comment the location of the wolverine figurine, and the contest continues until someone guesses the correct location. Whoever comments correctly wins a mystery prize. “I […]

Facebook Official: Posting College Decisions on Social Media

Facebook Official: Posting College Decisions on Social Media

Dani Mirell ’17 opened the portal to the University of Michigan website hesitantly. She knew she loved the school, but she told herself she would be okay if she didn’t get in. Marlborough student Lily Goldsmith ’17 opened her email inbox and searched for the email from the University of Pennsylvania. She anxiously clicked the […]

Rejoin reality: quit Instagram

Over a year ago, I decided to delete my Instagram account. Throughout that time, people have often assumed that my parents are imposing their rules on me. My friends have constantly asked me if I have seen a certain post on Instagram, and after remembering that I don’t have one, proceed to nag me about […]

Hold the phone

It is halfway through the period when Rosie* slides her black iPhone out of her  Jansport backback. She turns the volume off and lowers the brightness so the light from the screen doesn’t illuminate her face. After glancing up at her teacher she quickly reads and replies to a text before discretely slipping the phone […]

Instagram: Worth 1,000 Words

Linda* ’13 snaps a photo on her black iPhone 4S of her new puppy, and immediately sends the photo to her friends, asking, “Is this cute enough to Instagram?” Instagram, a popular photo-sharing application for iPhones and Android devices, has become an obsession among some students. To use the application one creates a username and […]