Anonymous social media account offers place for U of T student community to grow: Editorial

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In a recent article for student newspaper , University of Toronto student Alyssa Villar writes about the growing Instagram account “@UofTears_,” through which students share anonymous thoughts about the university. Over 19,000 followers have read the account’s posts, which range from “hot takes” and “love triangles” to “students’ hopes, worries, dreams, and contemplations of the future.” Villar writes that the account fosters a unique student community by sharing both the funny and the difficult aspects of university life, with commenters offering sympathy and honest advice on each post. “With three sprawling campuses, it is difficult to run into the same people and form a large school community,” writes Villar. “Despite the vast separation, the account is relatable to U of T students across all campuses.”

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