DePaul Tweets: a university Twitter directory
Published: Friday, September 14, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012 17:09
Everybody’s doing it. Look around, somebody is probably tweeting, refreshing their Twitter feed, or stalking their favorite celebrity in the Twitterverse. Even DePaul University offices and organizations have gotten in on the action.
DePaul is on Twitter, and in a big way. Some popular accounts followed by students are funny, some are informative, and some simply exist to spread DePaul spirit.
Twitter is generally used to keep in touch with family and friends through a series of 140-character updates. It is only logical that the same social media platform be used to keep members of the DePaul community in touch with one another as well.
Being the beginning of the school year, now is the time to follow a DePaul Twitter account, or two, or three. Campus departments, organizations and even Greek life, are tweeting more than ever, recruiting new members to joining their groups.
“I follow the DePaul Biology Department and DePaul Problems on Twitter,” DePaul senior and biology major, Rana Sweis said. Biology may sound a bit boring to read tweets about, but the account is actually full of useful information.
“The Department is constantly tweeting opportunities for bio majors when it comes to internships, job opportunities, and deadlines to add and withdraw from classes,” Sweis said. “It keeps me connected to clubs involved with the department, like the pre-dental club that I’m in.”
Other accounts such as DePaul Problems, DePaul Gossip Girl and DePaul Good Life are fun ways for students to complain, gossip and stay in touch with other students.
“I follow DePaul Problems basically because their tweets are funny and we, as students, can all relate,” Sweis said.
DePaul Problems is known for tweeting and re-tweeting numerous updates anout students “problems,” especially since the school year has begun. “You know the freshman are here when you see people traveling in packs of 40. #WelcomeDePaulFreshman,” DePaul Problems tweeted.
Recently a new Twitter account, the DePaul Gossip Girl, claims to be the “one and only source into the scandalous lives of DePaul’s elite.” The account is relatively new, but speculation over who runs this account has already begun.
“Hope all you Blue Demons have had a lovely summer & are ready for yet again another year at DePaul. I know I am… with secrets to reveal,” the DePaul Gossip Girl tweeted. If this site operates anything like popular television series Gossip Girl, DePaul better be on their best behavior.
Twitter is also currently being utilized on campus to help students become involved in student organizations. Tweets are being sent out as recruitment platforms. Yes, this means that it is rush season here at DePaul, and each group is tweeting out recruitment information.
“Being a Panhellenic sorority, we are allowed to tweet out information about our sorority, but we are not allowed to use it as a promotional tool,” former President of the DePaul Chapter of Alpha Phi, senior Lindsay Shankland said. “We primarily use Twitter to stay in touch with other chapters across the country.”
The significant role that Twitter plays at DePaul can easily be overlooked.
“One time, I thought it would be a good idea to delete my Twitter because it was a distraction and I need to be studying for my LSAT,” said senior environmental studies major Elli Clark. “After a couple of months, I started to feel less informed and decided to make a new account.”
Just recently, Clark created that new account and, like most college students, follows some DePaul Twitter accounts as well as all of her friends. “I like to stay informed and current on the news, both at school and everywhere else,” Clark said.
Whether you are a new student becoming acquainted with DePaul, or a senior looking for good drink deals, there is a Twitter account for all of it. To help you decide which accounts might be worth a click on the infamous “follow” button, The DePaulia has created directory of DePaul Twitter accounts, categorized by interest.
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