MeToo WashU elicits mixed reactions after statements about Israel-Gaza conflict

MeToo WashU, an advocacy Instagram account for survivors of sexual violence, has become a microcosm of the larger tensions on campus around Israel and Palestine following two posts published on its account, Nov. 29 and Dec. 11. 

and | Junior News Editor and Investigative News Editor 

The end of an era: WebSTAC FACES is no longer

After decades of connecting Washington University students, picture-based online directory service WebSTAC FACES has stopped operating due to the rise in popularity of social media.

| Junior News Editor

Juggling books and social media: WU students find fame online

“I honestly started making videos because I was bored during quarantine last May… I wanted to see how far I could take it,” said Sophia Xu, a first-year Ervin Scholar and part time-YouTuber who has accumulated 4.01K subscribers in less than a year. Xu is one of several Wash. U. students who have found fame online.

| Staff Writer

Instagram account ‘@stillwaiting_washu’ reveals inadequacy of WU mental health services, pushes for better resources

The anonymous instagram account @stillwaiting_washu, which provides a platform for students to anonymously share their negative experiences with the University’s mental health services, has spent the last two months raising awareness of inadequate mental health resources and calling for change.

| Staff Reporter

Why one activist organization has turned to social media during the pandemic

As the world has shifted online, so have the organizations working to make it a more equitable place. The Washington University Graduate and Undergraduate Workers Union (WUGWU) has changed their organizational structure and their advocacy to meet the unique demands of the pandemic.

| Staff Editor

Social media account exposes students breaking COVID-19 guidelines

Gaining more than 2,500 followers in less than three weeks, the WashU Covidiots Instagram account features images of students on or near campus in tightly-packed groups, sometimes not wearing masks.

Orli Sheffey | Contributing Reporter

‘More than just the workout’: BearFit classes switch to online format

Although gyms may be closed, that doesn’t mean students can’t do their favorite workouts right in the comfort of their homes.

Elia/Longyu Zhang | Staff Writer

Foodies unite: WU food blogger @lynniethefoodie

St. Louis stands as one of the country’s most vibrant food centers, and one Washington University student is making the most of it. For food blogger and senior Lynette Chen (Instagram: @lynniethefoodie), food is more than just a part of life—it has also become a personal passion.

Madhu Kandasamy | Contributing Writer

Remembering the person behind the Instagram

Given the impracticality of the woman-who-can-do-it-all trope, I’m left wondering: Can anyone really do it all?

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Bananas and laptops: Instagram accounts of Wash. U.

From Facebook group “Eclipse Memes for Post-Totality Tweens,” to Snapchat, to the world of Instagram, social media is helping to redefine students’ experiences of being a part of the Wash. U. community.

| Staff Writer

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