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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Staff Rants: New beginnings or old complaints?

WSN staff shares their thoughts on the beginning of the 2024 spring semester.
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(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

On time:

Yezen Saadah — Deputy Managing Editor 

It has only been a week, and yet I feel like I’m already halfway through the semester.

 

On course schedules:

Molly Koch — Opinion Editor 

Is it just me, or do I love my schedule? Yes I have like nine hours of class on Mondays, which sucks, but I’d say it’s worth it.

 

On the aura:

Mick Gaw — Film & TV Editor 

Ugh. 

 

On recitations:

Julia Diorio — Music Editor 

Just cancel the recitation. We don’t need it. I promise you, we don’t. Just cancel it.

 

On Albert displays:

Krish Dev — Multimedia Editor

The new weekly schedule view is helpful, even though it is a feature that should have come out with the class registration website 27 years ago. Who knows — we might be able to open Albert and see the current semester we are in by 2051.

 

On sequels: 

Carmo Moniz — Managing Editor 

Semester two: electric boogaloo.

 

On professors:

Abi Rivera — Opinion Editor

The start of the semester has already exposed my professors’ greatest weakness: having to present a video with sound over zoom.

 

On starting:

Ania Keenan — Features Editor 

No. I don’t want to.

WSN’s Opinion section strives to publish ideas worth discussing. The views presented in the Opinion section are solely the views of the writers.

Contact the opinion desk at [email protected].

About the Contributors
Julia Diorio, Music Editor
Julia Diorio is a sophomore studying journalism at CAS. When not reminiscing about 2000s pop-punk music, she can normally be found drinking copious amounts of Dunkin' iced coffee, curating hyper-specific Spotify playlists or struggling with the NYT crossword. Find her variations of all-black outfits and dog pictures on Instagram @juliadiorio_. Send song suggestions to [email protected].
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor
Molly Koch is a junior in Gallatin concentrating in journalism as an art form. They’re fascinated by classical literature and its influence on the power of the written word. When they are not writing, you can find them reading their way through their endless TBR, running along the Hudson or Facetiming their dog.
Abi Rivera, Opinion Editor
Abi Rivera is a CAS Junior and OP Scholar studying Environmental studies and Spanish. She loves leadership, the color purple and reptiles.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor
Yezen Saadah is a sophomore studying cinema studies, journalism and Middle Eastern studies. He's a lover of cinema, history, art and literature, and he enjoys writing about pretty much anything. If he isn't in the newsroom or at the movies, he's probably just trying to enjoy his day off. Contact him on Instagram @yezen.saadah, Twitter @yezen_saadah and — most importantly — Letterboxd @Yezen, or just send tips to [email protected].
Ania Keenan, Features Editor
Ania Keenan is a sophmore double majoring in Journalism and Data Science. She is from California and loves black coffee, long walks, writing poetry and reading non-fiction. When she is not working on the next features investigation, you can find her running along West Side Highway, listening to audiobooks or complaining about the cold.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor
Mick Gaw is a junior double-majoring in History and Public Policy. When he’s not holed up in a cinema, he's probably perusing the aisles of an Asian grocery store, wandering around museums or taking ugly pictures of his meals. You can find him on Instagram as @gawmick and occasionally on Letterboxd as @micks_canon.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor
Carmo Moniz is a junior studying journalism and politics. She enjoys covering city news and dabbling in data journalism, and aspires to one day join the journalism-to-law-school pipeline. When she's not in classes or at the Washington Square News, you can find her looking for a movie to watch or embarking on random art projects. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @carmo_moniz or send tips at [email protected].
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor
Krish is a first-year planning to major in Computer Science and Linguistics at CAS. In his free time, he enjoys posting photos on @krish_dev.creations, obsessing over geography, watching new films with the other Multimedia Editors, taking public transport to new places and letting Arsenal make or break his week.
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