Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Fall 2018

Tarra Chen
Copy Chief

Tarra Chen

Tarra Chen is a CAS junior double majoring in Economics and Journalism, with a minor in business. During her freshmen year abroad at NYU London, England, she started writing for the school newspaper, eventually becoming the Edi...

Viral Shanker
Copy Chief

Viral Shanker

Viral Shanker is a Deputy Copy Editor at Washington Square News. Born in India he currently lives in New Jersey (and has heroically avoided dying of boredom in the last nine years). He is studying Computer Science and Economi...

Crime Bot
Robot Reporter

Crime Bot

Hi I’m Crimebot! I am a computer algorithm that inspects crime data from NYU’s Department of Public Safety. With the help of my human friends at WSN, I report campus crime incidents ranging from larceny and harassment issue...

Sayer Devlin
Managing Editor

Sayer Devlin

Sayer Devlin is an Economics major in CAS and loves reading Marginal Revolution and Toni Morrison. In his time at WSN, he’s started the official podcast and doggedly reported on everything from the finances of NYU to the school...

Jemima McEvoy
Editor-in-Chief

Jemima McEvoy

Jemima McEvoy is a junior studying Politics, Economics and Languages in CAS. Maybe it's because she grew up in the British countryside, but she's completely intoxicated by life and art in New York City. She's passionate about musi...

Sakshi Venkatraman
Editor-in-Chief

Sakshi Venkatraman

Sakshi Venkatraman is a junior in CAS majoring in Politics and minoring in Spanish and Journalism. She hails from the sunny state of Texas, so she's still mesmerized every time it snows in New York City. She has been passionate...

Rachel Buigas-Lopez
Creative Director

Rachel Buigas-Lopez

Graphic design is her passion. Over the summer, she worked as an Art Design intern for The New York Times. Now, she's a junior studying Integrated Digital Media at Tandon. She was born in Florida and raised in Texas — which...

Pamela Jew
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Pamela Jew

Pamela Jew is the Managing Editor of WSN's magazine, Under the Arch, and a junior in Gallatin studying 'Community Through Commodity' with a Anthropology minor. For a hot conversation starter, ask her about the summer she spent...

Katie Peurrung
Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Katie Peurrung

Katie Peurrung is a Gallatin sophomore concentrating in Photo Politics. In addition to working at WSN, she photographs for various roasters in the New York coffee scene and also interns for a sustainability start-up called Seastr...

Laura Shkouratoff
Creative Director

Laura Shkouratoff

Laura is WSN's local California Surfer stereotype and makes up half of the paper's design team. She's a junior studying Education Policy in Steinhardt — don't ask her how she got here (and decided to stay at WSN for two year...

Yasmin Gulec
Under the Arch Editor

Yasmin Gulec

Yasmin Gulec is a junior double majoring in GLS and Journalism. She's an editor for Under the Arch, which she deems as the best section at WSN. Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, Yasmin responds to not only her name, but Turkish Delight....

Sarah Jackson
News Editor

Sarah Jackson

Sarah is a junior in CAS who has changed her majors more times than she'd like to admit. In her free time, she can be seen avoiding coffee, trying (but usually failing) to contain her excitement when she sees a corgi on the street...

Kristina Hayhurst
News Editor

Kristina Hayhurst

Kristina Hayhurst is a rising senior in CAS studying Physics and English; ask her about the space-time ladder paradox if you want to lose a few hours of your life. Notoriously over-caffeinated and overbooked, catch her around...

Alex Domb
News Editor

Alex Domb

Alex is a sophomore studying Politics and Journalism in CAS. He holds dual U.S. and U.K. citizenships, but he grew up in central New Jersey and will take advantage of any excuse to defend his home state at all costs. In his s...

Janice Lee
Opinion Editor

Janice Lee

Janice Lee is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing and French, and despite what she studies, she is committed to becoming a journalist. She is from Orange County, California and believes that anyone...

Ryan Mikel
Arts Editor

Ryan Mikel

Ryan is the Arts Editor and a culture reporter at Salon. He studies Journalism and Cinema Studies in CAS, with hopes of owning A24 or Penske Media Corporation some day. A native of Kentucky, Ryan was drawn to art for its exposu...

Daniella Nichinson
Arts Editor

Daniella Nichinson

Daniella is the co-Arts Editor and is studying Marketing and Creative Writing, but lately has gone through the utterly clichéd phase of life known as an “existential crisis.” In her mind, it is still the 1970s because Pink...

Natalie Chinn
Under the Arch Editor

Natalie Chinn

Natalie Chinn is an editor for Under the Arch and is a CAS junior double-majoring in Journalism and Anthropology, with a minor in documentary film. Born and raised in the Seattle area (Washington — the state), Natalie loves...

Tianne Johnson
Deputy Culture Editor

Tianne Johnson

Tianne Johnson is a New Orleans native and professional multitasker. With a love for all things New York and an even greater love for meeting new people, she's typically in the Greenwich Village area juggling multiple creative ...

Arvind Sindwhani
Deputy Creative Director

Arvind Sindwhani

Arvind is currently a sophomore in CAS studying Economic, Urban Design and Architecture Studies. As of now, he is interning at the Regional Plan Association to conduct research on inclusionary housing projects throughout New York...

Victor Porcelli
News Editor

Victor Porcelli

Victor Porcelli is a junior studying Public Policy. He's from Central Jersey, the existence of which he will vehemently defend. Outside of journalism, he likes romcoms and ... he can't think of anything else. He aspires to becomi...

Alex Cullina
Theatre & Books Editor

Alex Cullina

Alex Cullina is the Theatre & Books Editor for WSN. A native Clevelander, he is a junior studying English and History in CAS. Growing up in Ohio before coming to New York, he's very defensive of the Midwest, despite its ma...

Faith Marnecheck
Culture Editor

Faith Marnecheck

Faith is a sophomore in CAS double majoring in Journalism and the cross-departmental major of Spanish and Linguistics. She is minoring in Animal Studies, which she is especially excited about because she is vegan and very passionate...

Scott Hogan
Dining Editor

Scott Hogan

Scott Hogan is sophomore in Liberal Studies working towards a degree in Journalism and MCC. You can find him claiming “The diet starts now!” after finishing lunch at Chick-fil-A. As a native Californian he jumps at any chanc...

Guru Ramanathan
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Guru Ramanathan

Guru Ramanathan is a junior in Tisch majoring in Dramatic Writing with a minor in Producing. Born in India, but living in Boston for most of his life, he was initially very confused by the lack of Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City b...

Amanda Burkett
Beauty & Style Editor

Amanda Burkett

Amanda Burkett is a sophomore in the Liberal Studies Program. She hopes to create her own concentration in The Gallatin School of Individualized Study consisting of contemporary art, MCC and non-fiction writing. Amanda is an a...

Tony Wu
Deputy Photo Editor

Tony Wu

Tony Wu is the Deputy Photo Editor for Washington Square News. He is a sophomore majoring in media, culture, and communication. He is from southern China and speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin. When he is not working (or when ...

Sam Klein
Managing Editor

Sam Klein

Sam Klein is a junior majoring in journalism and environmental science. He is interested in sustainable, large-scale farming and fishing as well as global economic development in the agricultural sector; he also supports eati...

Hanna Khosravi
Opinion Editor

Hanna Khosravi

Hanna Khosravi is a sophomore studying English, History and Film. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area, and despite loving New York City, will adamantly argue for San Francisco in any debate regarding which city is actually...

Melanie Pineda
Opinion Editor

Melanie Pineda

Melanie Pineda is one of the Opinion Editors for WSN. She is a junior in CAS double majoring in Journalism and Latin American Studies. She enjoys going on long rampages about her dog because, well, he’s a good boy. Her hobbies...

Nicole Rosenthal
Music Editor

Nicole Rosenthal

Nicole Rosenthal is the Music Editor for WSN and a dual Journalism and Psychology major. Born and raised on Long Island, Nicole has always enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts in nearby New York City, making playlis...

Veronica Liow
Senior Multimedia Editor

Veronica Liow

Veronica Liow is the Senior Multimedia Editor at Washington Square News. From the Bay Area in California, she is an advocate of the term, “hella.” More than (almost) anything, she loves pugs. You can find her drinking tea almos...

Zach Han
Sports Editor

Zach Han

Akiva Thalheim
Social Media Editor

Akiva Thalheim

Akiva Thalheim was WSN's Social Media Editor from September 2018 – January 2020. ...

Akshay Prabhushankar
Deputy Managing Editor

Akshay Prabhushankar

Akshay Prabhushankar is a Deputy Managing Editor for WSN. Born and raised in Kansas City, he now studies computer science and math as a senior at NYU. You can find him in between classes watching a mix of both brilliant and garbage...

Ali Zimmerman
Deputy Arts Editor

Ali Zimmerman

Ali Zimmerman is the Deputy Arts Editor for Washington Square News and a sophomore in Liberal Studies. She is from New Jersey but swears it’s not as bad as you think. In her free time she enjoys watching cartoons and making obsc...

Alejandro Villa Vasquez
Deputy Managing Editor

Alejandro Villa Vasquez

Alejandro Villa Vásquez is a sophomore studying English and Creative Writing at CAS. He dreams of writing something worth publishing someday, as well as becoming a high school teacher. The things that make him happiest includ...