Serving the GW Community since 1904

The GW Hatchet


The GW Hatchet

Serving the GW Community since 1904

The GW Hatchet

Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter!

A comeback for @fakeStevenknapp?

Hunter Patterson, a 2010 alumnus, stands in front of University President Steven Knapp’s house. Patterson tweeted Monday that he is looking for a GW student to revive the account that parodies Knapp. Hatchet File Photo

University President Steven Knapp was safe from social-media skewering for just under five months. But now, the Twitter satirist @fakeStevenknapp is looking to make a comeback.

Hunter Patterson, 2010 graduate behind the popular GW-themed parody Twitter account, tweeted from his personal account Monday that he is looking for a replacement after declaring in March that he was stepping away from @fakeStevenknapp.

#GWU undergards. Are you funny? Do you think you’re funny? Do you want to become @fakestevenknapp? DM me to learn more.

— Hunter Patterson (@whpatterson) July 8, 2013

Patterson also made the announcement from the parody account Monday morning, following up by saying that interested applicants can email [email protected]. He said the selection process will be informal and that he is looking for someone he thinks will “carry the account into the future.”

He added the will leave the decision of whether or not to remain anonymous up to the new account holder.

With more than 3,600 followers, Patterson used to tweet daily from the account, mocking administrators, the Student Association and GW athletics.

Do you think @fakeStevenknapp can make a comeback? Will it still be funny? Tell us in the comments. 

More to Discover
Donate to The GW Hatchet