Top 15 Twitter accounts every student should follow

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Top 15 Twitter accounts every student should follow
Two student reporters, two student lists

By McKenzie Powell
Athens NEWS Campus Reporter

F irst it was MySpace, and then it was Facebook. Now the endless uploads of selfies and diary entries are floating throughout the Twitter universe. “You should follow me on twitter!” has become a nearly universal proposal, allowing individuals from all over the world to follow one another, whether it’s a close family member, a friend from school, or a famous celebrity.

With millions of users, you may be wondering who exactly you should follow other than your old high-school friends and that random person you met at a party last weekend. The following Twitter accounts will provide every Ohio University student with breaking news, relatable tweets, interesting facts, a good laugh and unforgettable photographs:

@OUScanner. Quite possibly one of the most important twitter accounts to follow as a student at OU. Due to their police and fire scanner, OU Scanner is able to provide constant updates regarding fires, accidents and other breaking news occurring throughout the Athens area.

@OhioBobcats. Provides followers with updates on all OU sports teams, including final scores, scrimmage locations and game times.

@OU_Involvement. Tweets information on several entertaining events occurring throughout OU like salsa dancing, upcoming concerts and free giveaways. Most importantly, though, they keep you in-the-know about any activity involving free food!

@OU_CommServ. OU Community Service is a great account to follow if you are interested in partaking in community service volunteer work or jobs.


@CollegeProbs. This account is slightly funny, and entirely relatable. Follow to relive and/or prepare for all the hilarious struggles experienced throughout college.

@WomensHumor. This Twitter account can be suitable for both men and women, but it’s most definitely geared toward females. Here you can find tweets such as, “I didn’t take a nap. I took a horizontal life pause,” and “Maxi skirts are just crotchless yoga pants.”

@tbhjustturtle. This account, run by Turtle, is silly and humorous, tweeting things like, “i never delete messages just in case someone decides to start acting different like u weren’t saying that March 21, 2012 at 3:42 PM.”

@TheTweetOfGod. This account, also known as God, can be considered either completely comical or entirely offensive. I’ll let you decide.


@TheAthensNEWS. Keeps you up-to-date on some of the most important stories and events happening throughout Athens County. This is also a great source for daily tweets containing the weather forecast.

@washingtonpost. Tweets numerous stories throughout the day, covering various topics of discussions and breaking news occurring all over the world.

@nytimes. The New York Times Twitter account tweets stories highlighting widely sought-after information on global events and breaking news. Taking a break from all the saddening articles, @nytimes also tweets links to columns like 36 Hours from the travel section.


@EarthPix. Tweets amazing photographs from all over the world, embracing nature, architecture and animals. Warning: This Twitter account can very easily inspire you to quit your day job and travel the world.

@thewordoftheday. Tweets unusual words along with their definitions, pronunciations and parts of speech. Unfortunately, though, the account does not actually tweet a word every single day.

@factsandtrivia. This account provides random and informational facts and trivia regarding all different people, places and things. Tweets comparable to, “Only female mosquitoes bite. The male does not. A female needs the protein in human blood to develop her eggs” can be found here.

@DalaiLamaPosts. While this account is not the Dalai Lama himself, the tweets do reflect his ideas and particular quotes. Follow this account for inspirational messages and guidance, encouraging peace, happiness and compassion, throughout the day.

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