Stay in the know with these popular social media accounts

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Social media accounts, like GW memes for The most politically active teens, can keep you up to date on campus and give you a good laugh.

In order to stay up-to-date on the latest GW news, memes and Vex delays, there are a few crucial social media accounts that every GW student should follow.

Check out these accounts to stay in the loop during your first year at GW:

@GW_Students on Twitter
The Class of 2021 missed the tumultuous Student Association — GW’s student government — election this spring, and now the campus politics have calmed down as the new leadership continues planning their agenda this summer. To stay informed on the SA, follow this Twitter account to understand what the organization does and stay up-to-date on campus events.

@TheVernExpress on Twitter
Whether you like it or not, you will spend a few days per week at the Mount Vernon Campus at least one semester of your first year for mandatory University Writing classes. This Twitter account will help you plan when to catch the Mount Vernon Express and if you have time to go for a coffee break before heading to your UW.

@GWPeterK on Twitter
Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski’s Twitter account is definitely worth the follow. He’ll keep you updated on all things student life and will even respond to you or retweet your posts about the University. Be prepared for lots of #OnlyAtGW tweets accompanied by plenty of emojis.

GW memes for The most politically active teens on Facebook
After its conception this past academic year, the GW memes Facebook page has quickly become campus’ most talked about social media account. It’s tackled a wide range of campus issues, from the SA election scandal to housing grievances. This account will both give you a good laugh and keep you updated on the latest GW happenings.

@GWU_Geese on Instagram
On the first day of 50 degree weather in the fall semester, you’ll experience a migration of the Canada Goose jackets to Foggy Bottom. These expensive coats are such a staple for GW that an Instagram account features various Canada Goose spotting on campus. The Hatchet awarded GW Geese the best campus social media account in the annual Best of Northwest Guide. Follow the geese for a giggle and remember to never take anything on the account too personally.

Overheard at GW on Facebook
This GW Facebook Page will let you know that Chance the Rapper was spotted at Whole Foods buying a pumpkin in October or that Katy Perry visited the Subway on campus after the Women’s March on Washington. It originally started more than a decade ago with students posting funny quips and conversations that they heard from nearby students. Now, GW students take to this page to express grievances with buildings or gross sightings in dorms – cough, Thurston, cough.

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