About a month ago, I began following a Twitter account called @HurstGirlProbz. I quickly realized that this Twitter account was founded by an anonymous female Mercyhurst student. The more I continued to read, the more intrigued I was.
The bio reads, “The voice of a female Mercyhurst College student. You think it, I tweet it.”
From complaining about problems with LakerVapor, the extreme amount of Mercyhurst females wearing yoga pants to class, Egan’s food, to problems with trimester breaks and being home for Thanksgiving before any of your other friends, HurstGirlProbz is your voice.
Once I began following, I noticed friends of mine started to hop on the HurstGirlProbz bandwagon.
My feed began filling up with more and more hash tags reading #hurstgirlprobz.
“I saw someone that I follow re-tweet a post from #hurstgirlprobz and thought it was humorous so I followed the account,” says senior Emily Redig. “I think some of the tweets are funny, as well as accurate. I follow the account purely for entertainment.”
Now, this Twitter account may not accurately depict the thoughts and ideas of all female students on Mercyhurst’s campus, but it sure does incite students on Twitter who enjoy her witty outlook on “Mercyworld.”
“For the most part, I think a lot of girls at Mercyhurst do the same thing, and think the same,” junior Michelle Weimer said.
Redig noted her favorite @HurstGirlProbz tweet as “First day of winter term. Officially the only day I will have an A in all my classes. #hurstgirlprobz.”
While Weimer’s favorite is “I’m so glad our school doesn’t have greek life. That would make it easy to find parties. Me, I like a challenge. #hurstgirlprobz”
“This is my favorite because I think this is too funny, and so true about Mercyhurst. There are basically no parties anywhere, and if you get there after midnight… it’s already busted,” Weimer said.
For now, the mystery of @HurstGirlProbz’s true identity remains, but perhaps that’s the best part about it.
Knowing someone else on campus sees and thinks the same as you do on a daily basis makes you feel like you aren’t alone.