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Alexa Ubertaccio ’24, the creator of the Instagram account findinghappy_alexa.

Senior destigmatizes eating disorders through social media

Hannah Madeya October 4, 2023

Vulnerability, vocalizing mental health struggles, leaning on friends and breaking down the stigma surrounding eating disorders is what Alexa Ubertaccio ’24 wishes to accomplish with her Instagram account...


St. Joe’s community reflects on social media usage

Niyada Birch November 16, 2021

Like many students at St. Joe’s, Saraiah Ferguson ’25 spends an estimated 10 hours per week scrolling through social media apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, checking these accounts...

Add post to your Instagram story

“Add post to your Instagram story”

Maggie Brennen October 20, 2020

Examining the viral trend of posting infographics If you've scrolled through Instagram in the past few months, you’ve likely come across aesthetically pleasing, multi-page posts educating users about...

Workouts are posted on the @sjuhawkfit Instagram account and are broadcasted through Instagram Live. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Hawk-Fit shifts to online workouts

Caitlin Thiel April 27, 2020

Students, faculty and staff who normally worked out together on campus are now able to join Hawk-Fit workout classes online. Student fitness instructors are also posting workouts on Instagram, which can...

GRAPHIC: Luke Malanga ’20

Instagram hides likes to promote personal connection

Julia Koerwer December 3, 2019

When she was a sophomore in college, Jenny Fritz ’20 started modeling and posting photos taken by local photographers on her Instagram, which she used as her portfolio. A year and a half later, Fritz...

Brittany Carvalhoso 20 stores old clothes in a spare room in her house before selling them on her thrift account. PHOTO: Kaitlyn Patterson 20

Nifty thrifty

Kaitlyn Patterson July 19, 2019

Online thrift stores become Instagram trend Instagram—an online haven where you can find just about anything; there are foodie accounts, meme accounts. Even our dogs have Instagram accounts these days....

The rise and fall of Fyre Festival

The rise and fall of Fyre Festival

Dominique Joe January 29, 2019

How social media affected the musical festival that never was The Fyre Festival controversy brings together everything that mainstream society holds near and dear right now: social media, influencers,...

The famous egg that “cracked” the internet

The famous egg that “cracked” the internet

Devin Yingling January 22, 2019

What does it say about the power of social media? Last week, an egg projected upon a blank white background got the most likes on any Instagram post ever. That’s it, a regular, everyday egg. And it got...

Gillivers Travels

Gilliver’s Travels

Alex Gill March 20, 2018

A satirical take on spring break In a darkened bedroom, in the early hours of the morning last week, local college student Ralph Johnson discovered a fascinating and seemingly inexplicable trend through...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Patterson 20.

Can I get a pizza this?

Elana Valentin October 16, 2017

Exploring the Instagram-worthy world of pizza cones. _______________________________________________________________________ Imagine an ice cream cone with pizza dough instead of a wafer shell. And instead...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Patterson 20.

All about the tweets

Gina DeRosa September 11, 2017

The power of social media on Hawk Hill. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Social media is something most people can’t live without, but it can be used...

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