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

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

Washington Square News

Spring 2024

Manasa Gudavalli
Editor-in-Chief

Manasa Gudavalli

Manasa Gudavalli is a super senior studying a super strange combination of psychology, mathematics, journalism, and chemistry. When they are not editing the Washington Square News, they are probably reading Freud, watching college...

A portrait of Maria do Carmo Macedo Chaves Cardoso Moniz.
Managing Editor

Carmo Moniz

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...

A portrait of Gillian Blum.
Deputy Managing Editor

Gillian Blum

Gillian Blum is a junior studying journalism and politics. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and loves words, stories and grammar. When not working at WSN, Gillian works as a writer for The Direct. She loves puns, always...

A portrait of Emily Genova.
Deputy Managing Editor

Emily Genova

Emily Genova is a junior studying Media, Culture, and Communication at Steinhardt. She spends her free time reading, obsessing over pop artists, and speed walking around campus. You can find her on Instagram @emilygenova or email...

A portrait of Yezen Saadah.
Deputy Managing Editor

Yezen Saadah

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...

A portrait of Samson Tu.
Magazine Managing Editor

Samson Tu

Samson Tu is finishing his B.A. degree in politics with a thesis on the state of civil society development in the People's Republic of China. Synthesizing his experience in journalism and training in politics, Samson is going...

Adrianna Nehme
News Editor

Adrianna Nehme

Adrianna Nehme is a sophomore still trying to decide what to major in. Originally from a small town in Indiana, she moved to Chicago, Illinois for high school — where she was also the news editor for the school paper! She loves...

Bruna Horvath
News Editor

Bruna Horvath

Bruna Horvath is a sophomore studying journalism and English at CAS. When she’s not a News Editor, she’s a "Gone Girl" enthusiast, a Goodreads lover, and a Barnes & Noble frequenter. You can usually find her ordering an...

A portrait of Maisie Zipfel.
Deputy News Editor

Maisie Zipfel

Maisie Zipfel is a first-year double majoring in Journalism and Politics, and double minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Spanish. She is a Yerba Mate enthusiast, a Taylor Swift fanatic and an anti-Greek Life turned sorority...

Dharma Niles
Deputy News Editor

Dharma Niles

Dharma Niles is a first-year student currently studying journalism and politics at CAS, and has yet to choose between the six different minors she'd also like to pursue. You can generally find her playing NYT games, skittering...

Aashna Miharia
Deputy News Editor

Aashna Miharia

Aashna Miharia is a first-year studying journalism and public policy with a minor in business studies. She’s from the Boston area and a novelist, coffee enthusiast and lover of independent bookstores. You can usually find her...

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Features Editor

Ania Keenan

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,...

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Multimedia Editor

Krish Dev

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,...

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Multimedia Editor

Alisha Goel

Alisha Goel (she/her) is a junior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Integrated Design and Media. When she is not at WSN, she is stressing out on code, reading a long book, watching a movie at AMC with one of the other...

Qianshan (Ben) Weng
Multimedia Editor

Qianshan (Ben) Weng

Qianshan (Ben) Weng is a junior double majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and Journalism. He comes from Shenzhen, China and his first name is pronounced like "chien-shan". He enjoys taking photos, posting silly pictures...

Matt Petres
Photo Editor

Matt Petres

Matt Petres is a first-year studying Economics. He is from Chicago, Illinois and likes to bike and kayak. You can contact him on Instagram @matt.petres

Alisia Houghtaling
Illustration Editor

Alisia Houghtaling

Alisia Houghtaling is a first-year in Applied Psychology in Steinhardt and one of WSN's Illustration Editors. In her freetime, you can find Alisia drawing, painting, reading, eating pasta or autopilot walking around SOHO to window...

Mikaylah Du
Illustration Editor

Mikaylah Du

Mikaylah Du is a first-year studying Media, Culture, and Communication. She's a fine art nerd and one of the few people that actually likes writing essays. Follow her art account on Instagram @mikaylahdoodles to see her post once...

Grace Katz
Social Media Editor

Grace Katz

Grace Katz is a junior studying Policy Development and Political Relations in Gallatin and is one of WSN's Social Media Editors. She is from Westport, Connecticut and born in Brooklyn. In her free time she enjoys going to museums,...

Naina Devgan
Social Media Editor

Naina Devgan

Naina Devgan is a sophomore studying Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. She is from Philadeplhia, Pennsylvania and is a passionate lover of dogs, watching TV, fashion and hot chocolate with whipped cream. You can contact...

Katherine Welander
Copy Chief

Katherine Welander

Katherine Welander is a junior majoring in Art History and Anthropology. She is from the Bay Area, California and spends her free time reading, baking, wandering around art museums, playing Animal Crossing and drinking lots of...

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Copy Chief

Anna Baird-Hassell

Anna Baird-Hassell is a junior studying Sociology with a minor in Irish Studies. She is an at-home barista fond of hugs, meditation, speaking her limited Irish Gaelic and reviewing films on Letterboxd @abairdhassell. You can also...

Karina Rower
Deputy Copy Chief

Karina Rower

Karina Rower is a Gallatin first-year planning to concentrate in journalism, fashion and computer science. She accredits her love of nitro cold brew and '90s music to her hometown of Portland, Oregon. You can find her on Instagram...

Tina Nejand
Deputy Copy Chief

Tina Nejand

Tina Nejand is a junior studying Global Public Health and Anthropology. She loves reading, baking and keeping up with all The Real Housewives. You can find her on Instagram @tinanejand.

Juliana Guarracino
Culture Editor

Juliana Guarracino

Juliana Guarracino is a senior majoring in Global Media, Culture, and Communication and Romance Languages. Aside from writing, she has a passion for cooking, travel and art history. When she's not working, she enjoys reading,...

Sara Sharma
Deputy Culture Editor

Sara Sharma

Sara Sharma is a junior from New Delhi, India, studying Digital Media and Visual Design. She adores writing, sketching, and making short films about her friends and the nooks and crannies of New York City; essentially, she is...

A portrait of Shiphrah Moses.
Identity & Equity Editor

Shiphrah Moses

Shiphrah Moses is a sophomore studying Dramatic Writing at Tisch. She lives in the Bay Area in California, but is originally from Bangalore, India. She loves writing, acting, music and pretty much anything that involves storytelling....

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Dining Editor

Andrea Lui

Andrea Lui is a sophomore at Stern studying Business with concentrations in Finance and Computing & Data Science and a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. She developed a profound love for writing while...

A portrait of Elena Portnoy.
Beauty & Style Editor

Elena Portnoy

Elena Portnoy is a junior studying Dramatic Writing and Art History. As a Beauty and Style editor, she's combining her passion for fashion and her love of the written word. When she's not sifting through racks of vintage clothing...

Stephanie Wong
Arts Editor

Stephanie Wong

Stephanie Wong is a junior double-majoring in Media, Culture and Communication and Journalism, with a minor in English Literature. In her spare time, she loves watching bad movies and curating esoteric Spotify playlists. You can...

A portrait of Clara Scholl.
Arts Editor

Clara Scholl

Clara Scholl is a Gallatin junior studying philosophy, politics and economics. She’s from New York City and hosts a radio show on the Riot Grrrl movement. You can find her on X, formerly Twitter, @scholl_clara or on Instagram...

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Deputy Arts Editor

Alexa Donovan

Alexa Donovan is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Art History and minoring in Creative Writing. Her favorite drink is lemonade and her party trick is listing the U.S. presidents in chronological order. You can find her in...

A portrait of Mick Gaw.
Film & TV Editor

Mick Gaw

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....

Julia Diorio
Music Editor

Julia Diorio

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...

A portrait of Molly Koch.
Opinion Editor

Molly Koch

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...

A portrait of Abi Rivera.
Opinion Editor

Abi Rivera

Abi Rivera is a CAS Junior and OP Scholar studying Environmental studies and Spanish. She loves leadership, the color purple and reptiles.

A portrait of Honor Culpepper.
Sports Editor

Honor Culpepper

Sydney Barragan
Sports Editor

Sydney Barragan

Sydney Barragan is a senior majoring in Journalism and Public Policy. She spends her free time reading, rewatching the same TV shows and talking about the Dodgers. Find her on Instagram @sydneybarragan.

Jonathan Mak
Deputy Sports Editor

Jonathan Mak

Jonathan Mak is a sophomore studying Journalism and Psychology at CAS. His mood depends on the Manchester United results, and he can be found obsessing over his fantasy Premier League team, trying to find authentic Southeast Asian...

Olivia Liu
Abroad Editor

Olivia Liu

A portrait of Samay Dhawan.
Web Director

Samay Dhawan

Samay Dhawan is a sophomore double majoring in Interactive Media Arts and Computer Science, with a minor in Web Programming & Applications. He specializes in UI/UX design with additional experience with graphic design. Whenever...

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Editor-at-Large

Tori Morales

Tori Morales is a junior studying politics and journalism, with minors in German and web programming. They like spreadsheets more than people. In their spare time, they enjoy reading sci-fi, hanging out with their two cats and...

A portrait of Jason Alpert-Wisnia.
Editor-at-Large

Jason Alpert-Wisnia

Jason Alpert-Wisnia is a junior majoring in Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, primarily focused on photojournalism and documentary photography. His photography ranges from coverage of professional sports,...

Ariana Wahab
Editor-at-Large

Ariana Wahab

Ariana Wahab is a junior studying Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Studies. Her main personality traits are being from just outside the city (Westchester, New York) and functioning on no sleep. In her spare...

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Editor-at-Large

Natalie Thomas

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Editor-at-Large

Naisha Roy

Naisha Roy is a second-year studying journalism and Spanish & Linguistics. She loves covering topics like immigration issues and NYU policies. In her free time, she's probably doing the daily crossword or cooking while listening...