Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Fall 2019

Ishaan Parmar
Deputy News Editor

Ishaan Parmar

Ishaan Parmar is a Tisch first-year studying Film & Television. He enjoys highs-and-lows during pitch meetings and making fun of his news editor, Victor. He joined WSN to get away from the oversized nicotine cartridge that...

Celia Tewey
Exposures Editor

Celia Tewey

Mandie Montes
Deputy Copy Chief

Mandie Montes

Mandie Montes is a junior in CAS double majoring in Journalism and Latino Studies and minoring in French. She understands that she’s undertaking an ambitious academic path and will accept emotional support in the form of french f...

Lisa Cochran
Deputy News Editor

Lisa Cochran

Lisa Cochran is a Sophomore majoring in Journalism and the Politics concentration within GLS. She is originally from Ames, Iowa — which is more of a vague concept than a real place. When she is not hunched over a WSN article a...

Deputy News Editor

Ronni Husmann

Ronni (or Veronica) Husmann is a first-year in Liberal Studies intending to study Journalism and International Relations. As a Los Angeles native, she’s trying to reconcile her belief in “West Coast Best Coast” and her lov...

Mina Mohammadi
Deputy News Editor

Mina Mohammadi

Mina Mohammadi is a Liberal Studies first-year intending to major in Journalism and Data Science. She is from Westchester County, but calls Iran home. When not writing, you can find her at Muji inhaling essential oils or play...

Min Ji Kim
Video Editor

Min Ji Kim

Min Ji Kim is a sophomore at Steinhardt majoring in Media, Culture, and Communications. She likes to express her creativity through art, video editing, filming, photography, music, etc. Hailing from Silicon Valley, she misses calculus ...

Marva Shi
Deputy Multimedia Editor

Marva Shi

Marva Shi is a sophomore studying Media, Culture, and Communication. Besides taking pictures sometimes, she spends a lot of time screaming at her laptop over Adobe Premiere, Lightroom or the latest development in the Dogspott...

Bella Gil
Beauty & Style Editor

Bella Gil

Bella Gil is a sophomore in Liberal Studies planning to study Journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she somehow found her way to NYC, but still has yet to find the best Mexican food, no matter how much she scours the city...

Jun Sung
Deputy Opinion Editor

Jun Sung

Jun Sung is a junior double majoring in East Asian Studies and History. He was born and raised in Indiana, but managed to find his way to New York City. When he isn’t browsing social media, you’ll probably see him playi...

Claire Feng
Associate Video Producer

Claire Feng

Claire Feng is a junior in Steinhardt studying Media Culture and Communications. She is passionate about telling fresh and real stories, and is pursuing a career in unscripted television. She’s previously worked on TV develo...

Deborah Alalade
Creative Director

Deborah Alalade

Deborah is a sophomore studying Integrated Digital Media at Tandon. She’s aspiring to be a graphic designer of some kind. If you don’t see her running between Manhattan and Brooklyn, she’s most likely sleeping, watching Netflix ...

Fareid El Gafy
Film Editor

Fareid El Gafy

Fareid is a senior at Tisch double majoring in Film & TV and Politics. He’s half-Egyptian and half-British which is pretty neat, if he does say so himself, but that’s where the neat stuff ends. Hit him up if you know Ja...

Daija Dewberry
Deputy Copy Chief

Daija Dewberry

Daija is a Liberal Studies sophomore studying Politics and Philosophy. Her interests include buying books she won’t read, winking at her reflection and watching horror movies with the lights on. When she’s not at the newspaper ...

Ethan Zack
Music Editor

Ethan Zack

Ethan Zack is a sophomore in CAS majoring in Journalism (big surprise) and History. When he's not stumbling through an endless supply of coursework, he's doing fun and cool things like reading the Wikipedia plot summaries of ...

Benjamin Michael Davis
Deputy Sports Editor

Benjamin Michael Davis

WSN’s most bitter midwesterner is a sophomore in CAS studying Politics who has embraced a lifestyle and schedule founded upon his love of chaos. You can often find him out until 6 or 7 a.m. and awake again by 9 or 10. Why doe...

Elaine Chen
Deputy Photo Editor

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen is a sophomore majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication. She's an international student from China. She loves cooking, traveling, and photography. As an introverted Asian girl, she's trying really hard to get...

Chelsea Li
Deputy Video Editor

Chelsea Li

Chelsea Li is a sophomore majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication. When she's not in class or doing work, you can find her dancing with her team, Synchronic Dance, reading all her unfinished novels, or watching cooking and fo...

Alexandria Johnson
Deputy News Editor

Alexandria Johnson

"In Southeast Queens, born and raised, watching wrestling is where Alex spent most of her days." As you can tell, Alex is a 90s kid. She's also a CAS junior double majoring in Journalism and Public Policy. When Alex is not writing...

Calais Watkins
Dining Editor

Calais Watkins

Calais Watkins is a third-year student, southern California native and sock enthusiast studying English in CAS. Although she believes English professors have dramatically overestimated their students’ time to read assigned texts, ...

Kaylee DeFreitas
Deputy Arts Editor

Kaylee DeFreitas

Kaylee DeFreitas is a junior majoring in Ed Theatre and Journalism with a minor in Irish Studies. She currently owns 27 plants and adores each and every one of them. When she isn’t watering her plants she is usually seen wand...

Dana Sun
Deputy Copy Chief

Dana Sun

Dana is a sophomore at CAS majoring in Journalism and minoring in Chinese. As a native New Yorker, she keeps asking herself why she never left the city but still holds a begrudging love for the 2 a.m. pizza runs to Joe’s and...

Vanessa Handy
Visuals Editor

Vanessa Handy

Vanessa is a CAS first-year studying journalism/dramatic literature/philosophy/africana studies/social and cultural analysis... maybe, she’s a bit conflicted. She’s from a very real and valid place called Central New Jersey...

Abby Hofstetter
Opinion Editor

Abby Hofstetter

Abby is a Liberal Studies sophomore studying History, Philosophy and Creative Writing. She’s from Long Island, but don’t worry: she’ll only call herself a New Yorker if you ask her to. Her interests include Honey Nut Cheerios,...

Julie Goldberg
Books & Theater Editor

Julie Goldberg

Sam Brinton
Copy Chief

Sam Brinton

Sam Brinton is a sophomore studying Journalism and Sociology. When she's not napping, which she does for about three hours a day, she loves New York Times crossword puzzles, clarinet and playing Nintendo games to avoid her pro...

Lauren Gruber
Deputy Culture Editor

Lauren Gruber

Lauren is a CAS sophomore studying Journalism and Psychology. A Boston native, she loves ice cream in the winter and the word ‘wicked.' Lauren is a Brie cheese enthusiast, and her hobbies include petting every dog she sees,...

Kate Lowe
Deputy Managing Editor

Kate Lowe

Kate Lowe is a sophomore in LS hoping to major in Economics and Metropolitan Studies. You can find her reading children's books at the Strand or gazing at some large body of water. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kate feels that ...

Mansee Khurana
Under the Arch Editor

Mansee Khurana

Mansee Khurana is a CAS sophomore studying Psychology and Philosophy. You can usually find her in the newsroom trying to convince you to help her with a crossword or ranting about Jeopardy. If not, she probably got lost on the ...

Anna de la Rosa
Under the Arch Editor

Anna de la Rosa

Anna de la Rosa is a Liberal Studies sophomore studying Media, Culture, and Communication. A former dancer, she found writing to be a better opportunity for her to continue on with higher education and to possibly make more m...

Arin Garland
Under the Arch Editor

Arin Garland

Arin is a sophomore in Liberal Studies studying International Relations and Business Studies. She loves to review New York’s finest — and not so fine — eats and is a firm believer in exercising solely for the sake of eatin...

Carol Lee
Culture Editor

Carol Lee

Carol is a sophomore in Liberal Studies studying Journalism, Art History, Psychology and Studio Art. She's known for her love of beige clothing and red lipstick and is wildly delighted whenever someone asks her for skincare ad...

Claire Fishman
Arts Editor

Claire Fishman

Claire is a junior studying English Literature in CAS. After a 10-year stint as a concert cellist, she now spends most of her time writing funny little stories and very not-funny, very serious poetry. She has roots in San Die...

Cole Stallone
Opinion Editor

Cole Stallone

Cole is a CAS junior studying History. Born and raised in New York City, Cole loves opinions; if you’ve got one, he’d love to hear it! You can find him on just about everything @cmjstallone...

Finley Muratova
Senior Reporter

Finley Muratova

Finley is a CAS sophomore, studying Journalism (surprise-surprise) and Environmental Studies, hoping to avoid chemistry and maths at all costs. They're from Moscow, Russia and went to high-school in Oxford, England. People often...

Jorene He
Photo Editor

Jorene He

Julia McNeill
Multimedia Editor

Julia McNeill

Julia McNeill is a senior studying Art History, Computing and Data Science, and Web Development. When she was a child, she used to study the pages of National Geographic and dream of becoming a photographer. You can usually f...

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes
Voices Editor

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

Maxine is in her final year majoring in Dance and minoring in English. She is on the way to publishing her first novella, through Eileen, with VerbalEyze Press, and choreographing/textually representing an ambitious thesis on ...

Andrew Ankersen
Voices Editor

Andrew Ankersen

Andrew is a CAS sophomore majoring in Linguistics and considering adding a second Art History major. Due to being copy chief last semester he currently has asymptotic to no social life and hobbies aside his expensive love of r...

Sophia Di Iorio
Creative Director

Sophia Di Iorio

Sophia Di Iorio is a sophomore in Liberal Studies but more importantly, she's a Capricorn. Don't ask her what her major is. When she's not watching scary documentaries and horror movies, she can be found in one of New York City's...

Bela Kirpalani
Sports Editor

Bela Kirpalani

Bela is a senior in CAS studying history. Born and raised on Long Island, her love for bagels knows no bounds (the same goes for blueberries, but that really doesn't have anything to with Long Island). She also loves all things...

Akiva Thalheim
Social Media Editor

Akiva Thalheim

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

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...

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...

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...

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...