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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Staff Profile
Addison Aloian

Addison Aloian

Fall 2020

Addison is a Tisch-CAS sophomore studying Recorded Music at the Clive Davis Institute and Journalism from Tampa, Florida. When she’s not busy writing for WSN or hanging out with her Zeta Tau Alpha sisters, she can be seen shopping at Trader Joe’s, attempting a good at-home workout for those ~gains~,...

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Staff Profile


Addison Aloian

Spring 2020

Addison is a Tisch-CAS sophomore studying Recorded Music at the Clive Davis Institute and Journalism from Tampa, Florida. When she’s not busy writing for WSN or hanging out with her Zeta Tau Alpha sisters, she can be seen shopping at Trader Joe’s, choking while running on the treadmill at 404 or...

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Several NYU couples choose to live together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples have had to make adjustments to their living situations, such as rearranging furniture and making lifestyle changes. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Moving in Together During a Pandemic: Why Now?

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor September 21, 2020

Attending college brings about new responsibilities for some, such as officially moving out of childhood homes, no longer living with parents and maybe even cooking for ourselves for the first time. Most...

During Black Lives Matter movement in NYC, numerous protesters gathered in Washington Square Park. That's just one of the multiple events that students staying in the city this summer were able to witness. (Photo by Addison Aloian)

A New York Like Never Before

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor September 9, 2020

As New York City became the epicenter of the coronavirus in March and NYU went online for the rest of the semester, many students left the city. But some students continued to call NYC home for the next...

Reading, roller skating, listening to true crimes podcast or making the best spicy fried chicken sandwich. We’ve all been there this quarantine season. (Photos by Scott Hogan, Guru Ramanathan, Leo Sheingate, Sasha Cohen. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

Culture Desk Faves: Our Quarantine Hobbies

By Addison Aloian, Bella Gil, Paul Kim, Divya Nelakonda, and Dana Sun September 4, 2020

Having spent a majority of 2020 in quarantine, everyone’s had enough time on their hands to become a master baker, handwrite their autobiographies and watch every show Netflix has to offer. It’s no...

Deputy Culture Editor Addison Aloian makes her sweet potato gnocchi recipe, topping it with sage, paprika, and cheese. Spending time in quarantine has allowed her to hone in on hobbies such as cooking. (Staff Photo by Addison Aloian)

The Meal That Got Me Through Quarantine

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor September 1, 2020

While quarantine has allowed me to tap into many hobbies I never had time to explore previously, my favorite is cooking. I’ve used my extensive free time to get creative in the kitchen, curating all...

Tisch Clive Davis sophomore Madi Richardson started a new fitness blog called Madi Muscle. She aims to share workouts, recipes, music and inspiration through combining her interests in this hobby. (Photos via Madi Richardson, Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Motivation with Madi Muscle

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor May 5, 2020

Madi Richardson is a Tisch sophomore studying Recorded Music at the Clive Davis Institute, but what makes her even cooler is her new fitness blog, Madi Muscle. An astute member of NYU’s track team...

Washington Square Park’s iconic fountain is often turned on when the weather begins to warm. Though the park provides a laid-back place to hang out on sunny days in the city, students reflect on enjoying spring in their respective hometowns.
(Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Getting in Touch With the Great Outdoors

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor May 4, 2020

Due to the abrupt move to remote classes for the rest of the semester after the outbreak of COVID-19, some students have relocated miles away from New York City, either in their home state or at another...

This is a simplified version suitable for college students of my grandmother's seafood pasta. Follow a few simple steps for a grand meal in no time. (Staff Photo by Addison Aloian)

A College-Friendly Homemade Delicacy

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor April 29, 2020

With COVID-19 calling for social distancing, being away from New York City is daunting for many students, so I’ve been trying to focus on the positives of this situation. The best part of being home...

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is a highly sought after internship by NYU students. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the way students are looking for summer internships. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The Uncertain Future of Summer Internships

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor April 27, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19 and the uncertainties it has thrust upon the world, one of the biggest questions for students are the fate of their summer internships. Large media companies such as Buzzfeed,...

Tandon's official form for changing majors requires students to fill out a reason. Hear from several students who realized they needed to change course. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Change Your Major, Change Your Life

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor April 3, 2020

As 17-year-olds, we’re asked to make the life-altering decision of choosing a potential major to study when we apply to universities. We’re expected to choose a subject that we want to pursue a career...

Quarantine has given us plenty of free time. With salons and beauty parlors closed across the country, there are still ways you can practice self-care from the comfort of your home. (Staff Photo by Divya Nelakonda)

Creative Self-Care in Uncertain Times

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor April 2, 2020

Thinking of ways to still implement self-care into your routine despite all spas and salons having closed due to the coronavirus? Look no further — here are some creative hair masks, face masks and bath...