Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Fall 2020

Nick Mead
Deputy News Editor

Nick Mead

Matthew Fischetti
News Editor

Matthew Fischetti

Matthew is a senior in CAS studying journalism and politics. When he's not writing or reading, you can find him on Twitter @matt_fischetti....

Kevin Kurian
Deputy Opinion Editor

Kevin Kurian

Kevin is a second-year CAS student majoring in economics. Raised in Simsbury, Connecticut, a small town in New England, he is deeply interested in the (admittedly sort of boring) political landscape of his home state. You can fol...

Ana Cubas
Music Editor

Ana Cubas

Ana is a Gallatin sophomore studying Pop Culture Criticism, with a minor in BEMT (Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology). She anxiously awaits the day where she can see Dead & Company live or adopt her own cat. Fee...

Bella Gil
Culture Editor

Bella Gil

Bella is a CAS junior studying Journalism and English. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she still wonders how she made it all the way across the country and back. She is a devoted lover of all things Nintendo and unironically lo...

Kaylee DeFreitas
Arts Editor

Kaylee DeFreitas

Kaylee DeFreitas is a senior (Yikes!) majoring in Journalism and Educational Theatre with a minor in Irish Studies. When she isn’t writing for WSN, you can find her watching "Avatar the Last Airbender" and taking care of her 5...

Asha Ramachandran
Deputy Opinion Editor

Asha Ramachandran

Asha is a CAS sophomore studying Social and Cultural Analysis and Journalism, hopefully minoring in Spanish. She was born and raised in Massachusetts but please don't ask her about sports. When she's not doing exciting things li...

Aarushi Sharma
Deputy News Editor

Aarushi Sharma

Aarushi is a sophomore studying Media, Culture and Communications and Politics. She is from Dubai and will find a way to work that into every conversation. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @aarushisharmas...

Li-Chun Pan
Photo Editor

Li-Chun Pan

Li-Chun Pan is a South African-born Taiwanese. She is a junior majoring in Studio Art with a minor in Integrated Digital Media. When she's not grabbing her second cup of coffee at Irving Farm, you can find her on morning runs in...

Katrina Morgan
Deputy Social Media Editor

Katrina Morgan

Katrina Morgan is a sophomore in Tandon studying Integrated Digital Media. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, she loves to travel and attend concerts and sporting events. You can keep up with her adventures on Insta...

Sasha Cohen
Arts Editor

Sasha Cohen

Sasha is a Gallatin sophomore studying Producing and Promotion for the Arts. She is from Chicago, but please do not ask her to choose between New York- and Chicago-style pizza. A theater fanatic, you can always find her catching th...

Vanessa Handy
Social Media Editor

Vanessa Handy

Vanessa is a CAS sophomore studying Journalism and Media, Culture, and Communication. She's from New Jersey, and fueled by R&B and carbs. Aside from social media work, she writes stories focused on Black-American affairs an...

Chelsea Li
Deputy Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Chelsea Li

Chelsea is a junior in MCC and minoring in CS and BEMT. Though she's happy to be back home in California this semester, she misses the city dearly. When she is not in class you can find her constantly searching for a new seri...

Divya Nelakonda
Beauty & Style Editor

Divya Nelakonda

Divya is a Tisch sophomore majoring in Collaborative Arts. She’s a little lost — yes, in life — but, seriously, she’s directionally challenged, so if you see her, she could probably use directions. Currently in Californ...

Alex Tran
Deputy Video Editor

Alex Tran

Alex is a sophomore majoring in MCC. She has no other talent than making silly stop-motion videos. Find her on Instagram @1pstu_dio (where she demonstrates her sole ability) or @bullsocool....

Finley Muratova
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Finley Muratova

Finley  comes from Moscow, Russia! They're a junior studying Journalism and Environmental Studies and it's their fifth semester at WSN. Finley loves all things inclusive, sex. ed., ecology and advocacy for a whole bunch of stuff....

Caitlin Hsu
Senior Under the Arch Editor

Caitlin Hsu

Caitlin Hsu is currently spending the semester remotely in Texas with somewhere between six and 11 cats. Some might find that she's an artist. Some might find that she's an a writer. Some might find that she's a junior studying M...

Celia Tewey
Exposures Editor

Celia Tewey

Celia Tewey is a photographer and visual artist based in New York City and Boulder, Colorado. She is currently a junior at New York University pursuing a major in Film and Television Production with triple minors in Journalism...

Crime Bot
Robot Reporter

Crime Bot

Hi, I’m Crime Bot! 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 issues...

Paul Kim
Dining Editor

Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a senior studying Journalism and Public Policy with a minor in Food Studies. He is currently on a mission to become the most recognizable Paul Kim. It's a work in progress. An aspiring food writer, Paul will obsess...

Jun Sung
Deputy Managing Editor

Jun Sung

Jun is a senior double-majoring in History and East Asian Studies. He's from Indiana, but managed to find his way to New York City. When he isn't on Twitter, you'll probably see him playing League of Legends. Follow him on Twitte...

Abby Hofstetter
Managing Editor

Abby Hofstetter

Abby is a CAS junior studying History, Creative Writing and probably something else. She's from Long Island, but please don't bring that up. If you need her, you can find her discussing the third season of Glee or why olives sh...

Addison Aloian
Deputy Culture Editor

Addison Aloian

Addison is a Tisch-CAS sophomore studying Recorded Music at the Clive Davis Institute and Journalism from Tampa, Florida. When she’s not busy writing for WSN or hanging out with her Zeta Tau Alpha sisters, she can be seen shopping...

Alexandra Chan
Multimedia Editor

Alexandra Chan

Alexandra is an LS sophomore with a vague idea of what she wants to study. She grew up in Hong Kong, spent some time in Shanghai and LA, and so feels much more at home in cities. Follow @noelle.png on Instagram as she slowly figu...

Alexandria Johnson
Deputy Managing Editor

Alexandria Johnson

Alex is a CAS senior studying Journalism and Public Policy, and trust me, she doesn't want you to remind her that it's her last year, either. This is her third semester working for WSN, and when she's not writing for the newspaper...

Dana Sun
Deputy Culture Editor

Dana Sun

Dana is a junior at CAS studying Journalism and Computer Science. A Brooklyn native, the only type of life she's comfortable with is in the city. You can find her on Instagram @danasunn and hopefully convince her that if she's ...

Emily Dai
Opinion Editor

Emily Dai

Emily is a sophomore studying Politics and Economics. She is from Richmond, Virginia and is passionate about presidents, Pride and Prejudice, and public transportation. Reach her on Instagram @emliydai for podcast recommendations ...

Ethan Zack
Deputy Managing Editor

Ethan Zack

Ethan is a junior in CAS majoring in Journalism and History. When he's not stumbling through an endless stream of Zoom classes, he's doing fun and cool things like reading the Wikipedia plot summaries of horror movies because...

Helen Wajda
Opinion Editor

Helen Wajda

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 T...

Kim Rice
Copy Chief

Kim Rice

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 shou...

Manasa Gudavalli
Deputy Multimedia Editor

Manasa Gudavalli

Manasa is a sophomore studying mathematics and psychology, with a minor in chemistry. She's from Dallas, Texas and loves photography, fashion, science and math memes. She spends her free time curating her closet and pretendin...

Mandie Montes
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Mandie Montes

Mandie Montes is a senior double majoring in Journalism and Latino Studies with a minor in French. Yes, that's a mouthful, so try not to ask her about it, ever. She really doesn't know what else to include in this bio and unfo...

Jake Capriotti
Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Jake Capriotti

Jake is a senior in Tisch studying Film & Television, so please wish him luck in the job market. A native of Arizona, he is a transfer student from community college and can confirm it is nothing like the sitcom "Community."...

Jessica Fiorella
Voices Editor

Jessica Fiorella

Jessica is a junior in Tisch studying Dramatic Writing. She's thinking about picking up a minor in Art History just 'cause. She's from Long Island and is only a little embarrassed about it. Please email her all of your creative w...

Leo Sheingate
Video Editor

Leo Sheingate

Leo is a junior studying Film & Television at Tisch with a focus in Screenwriting. He's from Baltimore, but has been back and forth from New York for most of his life for the New York Film Festival. When he is not producing...

Nicole Chiarella
Copy Chief

Nicole Chiarella

Nicole is a sophomore in the LS program, but hopes to major in English and History and minor in Peace and Conflict Studies (don't hold onto this though, it's the fifth time she's changed her minor). She's from Miami, Florida and ...

Roshni Raj
Deputy News Editor

Roshni Raj

Roshni Raj is a CAS sophomore double majoring in Neural Science and Anthropology, with a minor in Chemistry. Although she calls State College, Pennsylvania home, don’t ask her about Penn State football. Passionate about food, she...

Sammy Tavassoli
Deputy Under the Arch Editor

Sammy Tavassoli

Sammy is a Gallatin sophomore studying a combination of neuroscience and literature. In her free time, she enjoys Japanese horror films, 90 Day Fiancé, and coming up with biology-related pickup lines. Follow her on Instagram...

Talia Rose Barton
Deputy Photo Editor

Talia Rose Barton

Talia Rose Barton is a Tisch junior studying Art History and Photography with a minor in Hebrew and Judaic studies. The Tennessee native transferred to NYU after her freshman year at a liberal arts college in Ohio. Talia Rose e...

Vaishnavi Naidu
Deputy Under the Arch Editor

Vaishnavi Naidu

Vaishnavi is a sophomore in Liberal Studies studying Psychology/Journalism. She is President of the LS Theatre Club, and if you mention that you have even the slightest interest in theatre she will put on her best saleswoman pe...

Charlie Dodge
Creative Director

Charlie Dodge

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 aspirati...

Deborah Alalade
Creative Director

Deborah Alalade

Deborah is a junior at Tandon studying Integrated Digital Media and minoring in MCC. From South Florida, she came to New York to become a designer and escape the heat. This semester, when she's not napping, you can find her in fr...

Destine Manson
Deputy Copy Chief

Destine Manson

Destine is a CAS junior studying Journalism and Politics. Originally from Atlanta, she's always up for a conversation about anything music or food-related and will dance to anything that vaguely sounds like music with anyone ...

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer
Film Editor

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer

Nico Pedrero-Setzer is a sophomore double majoring in Journalism and Cinema Studies. He's from California by way of Chiapas noting he spent the majority of his childhood criss-crossing between the U.S. and Mexico before attending a...

Kevin Ryu
Sports Editor

Kevin Ryu

Kevin is a senior in CAS majoring in philosophy. When he is not yelling at his computer screen during Lakers games, he loves playing chess and reading in his free time....

Trace Miller
News Editor

Trace Miller

Trace Miller is a CAS freshman studying comparative literature and economics. A proud East Dallasite and muckraking junkie, he’s written about national law-enforcement leaks, the police-industrial complex, the ties between immigr...