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Staff Rants and Raves: The Emmys

From Bad Bunny to COVID-19 precautions, our staff has a lot of thoughts on the Emmys.
Charlie Dodge


On the “Friends” Reunion

Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor

I never watch the Emmys and this year was no exception, but that didn’t stop me from having to see some of the cast of “Friends” reuniting all over my Twitter feed for days. All I have to say is: “Friends” was never funny. The characters were bland. Ross and Rachel’s toxic relationship was so drawn out. The show isn’t even on Netflix anymore. Please let us all move on and not have to be reminded of its mediocrity.

On New Shows

Alexandra Chan, Multimedia Editor

I want a documentary made about those people in hazmat suits who held the statues outside of celebrities’ houses and then had to wave and leave, statue in hand, when their assigned nominee did not win. That’s the only thing I’m interested in. Please unravel the mystery of the decisions that led us to that point.

On Future Plans

Jake Capriotti, Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Did I watch the Emmys? No. Do I want an Emmy in the future? Yes. Problem?


On Black Joy and Bad Bunny 

Kim Rice, Copy Chief

I’m not going to lie, I had no clue the Emmys were happening. I really forgot about awards shows and I thought we, as a collective, decided they were absurd, no? Plus, I mean, Bad Bunny was performing somewhere else so I had better things to do. HOWEVER, Zendaya absolutely killed it, and I loved seeing her dress and her family’s excitement afterwards. Black joy really makes me happy, especially seeing it from someone who we all grew up watching on Disney Channel. And “Schitt’s Creek” is really good, so their sweep was absolutely amazing to read about on Twitter afterwards. But yeah, go listen to Bad Bunny’s “LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR” or “YHLQMDLG” or even “X 100PRE,” thanks.

On COVID-19 Precautions

Bianca de Ayala, Deputy Opinion Editor

I don’t know much about the Emmys, but I think it’s hilarious that they had interns wait outside celebrity houses in giant hazmat suits and walk away with the award if celebrities didn’t win.

Opinions expressed on the editorial pages are not necessarily those of WSN, and our publication of opinions is not an endorsement of them.

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About the Contributors
Helen Wajda
Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor
Helen is a junior double majoring in Childhood/Special Education and English. She's from Upstate New York (actually Upstate, not Westchester) and enjoys making extremely specific playlists when she's not writing. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @helenwajda.
Kim Rice
Kim Rice, Copy Chief
Kim is a junior (ahhhhhh) double majoring in Journalism and Politics. A born and bred New Yorker, she does say things like "cawfee" and "dawg" but please don't ask her to repeat the words for you, it's kind of annoying. You shouldn't be bumping into her really, but from a safe distance you can find her drinking an iced coffee, walking around, just taking everything in. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter @k_r_630 to see and hear random thoughts and pictures of things you can easily see and think yourself.
Jake Capriotti
Jake Capriotti, Photo Editor
Jake is a senior at Tisch studying film and television and has been with WSN since Spring 2020. He is an Arizona native and that is his one personality trait. Outside of WSN, Jake specializes in portraiture, performance and unit stills photography as well as being the official photographer for the NYC OffBrnd Dance Team. You can find him on Instagram @capriotti.jake and maybe he'll DM you some memes.
Alexandra Chan
Alexandra Chan, Editor-at-Large
Alexandra Chan is a junior studying history, politics and East Asian studies. She has done her time in the basement dungeon state of mind and can't really seem to let go. Follow her @noelle.png on Instagram for inconsistent posting but aesthetically pleasing rows. She doesn't know what Twitter is.
Charlie Dodge
Charlie Dodge, Creative Director
Charlie Dodge is a cartoonist/writer/junior at Gallatin studying 21st Century Storytelling. Originally a Californian, she has once again taken refuge in NYC this semester. She loves museums (especially the free ones) and has aspirations for a future curatorial career. Charlie frequently collaborates with Leo Sheingate, and posts way too many photos on Instagram @muckrakerdodge.

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