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Vasilia Yordanova October 13, 2021

As Jayden Huang ’23 sorted through racks of clothing at a thrift store looking for items that fit his unique style, he noticed pieces from notorious fast fashion brand Shein lining the racks; all of...



Leo Saperstein August 30, 2021

        Staring in the mirror, Irene Bae ’24 said she could not recognize herself behind her makeup and new clothes. As she looked down, her hands shot toward her phone,...

Credit: Caroline Jacoby/Chronicle

Gen-Z, in the Affirmation Age

Keira Jameson and Katharine Steers October 25, 2020

In today’s increasingly polarized ideological world, groupthink is often preferred to any real exploration and exchange of ideas. When we only interact with like-minded people, our opinions are confirmed...

Charity: for college or community?

Alec Rosenthal October 20, 2020

Student-run charities are springing up left and right in our school community. However, it is easy to question the authenticity of giving back to the community amidst the presence of college applications,...

The Truth: Tied to Technology

Editorial Board October 20, 2020

Then school starts, and we receive our daily doses of disheveled bed head and pajama tops via Zoom. For almost a quarter of each day, we sit facing the screen, filling breaks with TikTok, Snapchat and...

Students created several Instagram accounts such as @hw.confessions and @hw.compliments. Some of the created accounts spread gossip about students and teachers while others are supported by many students as they share positive coments about their peers. Credit: Alexa Druyanoff/Chronicle

Students create controversial Instagram pages

Sandra Koretz and Claire Conner October 19, 2020

Students created several anonymous Instagram accounts dedicated to posts about their peers and teachers in recent weeks. Accounts such as @hw.confessions posted rumors and negative messages about students,...

Whats The Buzz? How Students and Faculty Get Their News

What’s The Buzz? How Students and Faculty Get Their News

Anusha Mathur March 20, 2019

Coco Kaleel ’20 sighed when she heard her morning alarm go off on her nightstand. She rolled over on her side, picked up her phone and opened up Daily Mail on the Snapchat Discover Page. Kaleel tapped...

Its a Match! : Student Usage of Tinder

It’s a Match! : Student Usage of Tinder

Lauren Nehorai January 30, 2019

Noah* ’19 scrolled through his camera roll, looking carefully for the perfect profile photo. He decided on a photo with a big smile to make him look friendly, some stubble to make him look older and...

Illustration by Sam Ko 19.

Sliding into Direct Misconduct: Addressing Social Media Harassment

Jeanine Kim October 4, 2018

This piece was updated to include additional sourcing on young women and online harassment.  After posting photos from her new photoshoot, Annabel Zimmer ’20 opened her phone, expecting supportive...

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...

Illustration by Sam Ko

Cracking the Codes: Responding to Facebook’s privacy scandals

Alex Goldstein April 25, 2018

Cypress Toomey ’19 hovered her mouse over the “I Agree” button on Facebook’s terms and conditions, taking a beat to hesitate. Unlike many of her peers, she never felt the need to maintain an active...

In the Nudes: Why do students sext?

In the Nudes: Why do students sext?

Maddy Daum March 21, 2018

As Erica* prepared to press send, a wave of anxiety set in. This wasn’t a controversial text, or a passive-agressive Instagram comment, but rather a picture of her naked body. She said she had never...

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