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 […]