The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Dangers of Anonymity

The Dangers of Anonymity

Editorial Board March 24, 2021

In October of 2020, The Chronicle published an article about the Instagram account @wokeathw, a platform dedicated to “documenting the self-destruction of an elite private school.” The article was...

The account's first post outlined its goals for the initiative. There are currently 28 posts total.

Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Ethan Lachman July 13, 2020

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...

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Double Tap

Siobhan Harms December 11, 2019

  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...

Student’s Instagram photo surpasses 11,000 likes

Lindsay Wu January 23, 2019

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...

School investigates social media account

Jenny Li October 4, 2018

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...

Students hunt for wolverines in contest

Emma Shapiro November 22, 2017

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...

Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin.

Facebook Official: Posting College Decisions on Social Media

Alena Rubin April 26, 2017

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...

Rejoin reality: quit Instagram

Sofia Heller February 15, 2017

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...

Hold the phone

March 13, 2013

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...

Instagram: Worth 1,000 Words

Elizabeth Madden December 19, 2012

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...

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