Michael Massaroli, Jr. lost his father on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked four passenger airplanes and crashed them in New York City, Shanksville, Pa. and D.C.
“Although the fire at ground zero is out, the Pentagon is repaired and people’s hearts have begun to heal, we will never forget what happened that day,” the sophomore told dozens who gathered Wednesday in University Yard.
Michael Massaroli, Sr. worked at a financial services firm on the 101st floor of Tower 1 and was 38 years old when he died.
Students stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the 12th anniversary of the attacks and held candles as campus leaders, including University President Steven Knapp, honored the nearly 3,000 victims.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
News from the outside world to help you further procrastinate on that study guide.
–While you were wasting away in Gelman, everyone’s favorite shield wielding superhero was busy fighting crime a few blocks away. Check out this grainy footage of the Captain America sequel that was filmed on the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge this past Sunday.
–In between tapings of his audio blog and various speaking appearances, Vice President Joe Biden’s threw a raging Cinco de Mayo party this past Sunday. The fiesta even featured salsa with VP’s face on it.
– And in the vein of cute animals doing unusual things, check out the National Zoo’s latest addition, Bozie: The Painting Elephant.
– Did you check out Puppy Palooza on campus Saturday? University President Steven Knapp hit the badminton court at the event in University Yard. And he knew what he was doing.