Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Fall 2021

Ashley Wu
Editor-in-Chief

Ashley Wu

Ashley Wu is a mysterious Asian woman. ...

Alexandra Chan
Managing Editor

Alexandra Chan

Alexandra is a junior studying History, Politics and maybe East Asian Studies, so stay tuned. She loves Vitasoy drinks and hates brand loyalty. Her Twitter is a menace to society, so follow her photo account on Instagram @noelle....

Trace Miller
Deputy Managing Editor

Trace Miller

Trace Miller is a CAS sophomore double majoring in Comparative Literature and Economics. According to a reader on Twitter, he's also an "immediate post-pubescent, extremely white privileged kid being influenced by dark forces." A ...

Alex Tey
Deputy Managing Editor

Alex Tey

Alex is a Journalism and Environmental Studies double major, as well as a musician and birdwatcher passionate about pit orchestras, Mitski, and the American Dipper. She is on Twitter as @teythemtheirs, and can also be found on...

Arnav Binaykia
News Editor

Arnav Binaykia

Arnav Binaykia studies journalism and data science at NYU. He likes rainy days, reading about history and serial commas. Email him at [email protected], or find him on Twitter at @arnavbinaykia....

Sydney Barragan
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Sydney Barragan

Sydney Barragan is a CAS sophomore majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. She's from Southern California, but no, she can't surf, and yes, she has been to Disneyland a lot. When she's not writing, you'll find her either napping...

Susan Behrends Valenzuela
Creative Director

Susan Behrends Valenzuela

Susan Behrends Valenzuela is a junior in Studio Art at Steinhardt with a minor in Media, Culture, and Communications. Outside of school, she also works as graphic designer at NYU's Center For Multicultural Educational Programs (CMEP)...

Features Editor

Kiersten Dugan

Kiersten Dugan is a sophomore studying Journalism and International Relations. Before NYU, Kiersten lived in the wild west of Arizona and Puerto Rico. Kiersten has a passion for basic movies and finding the best BBQ pork buns...

Suhail Gharaibeh
Deputy News Editor

Suhail Gharaibeh

Suhail Gharaibeh is a CAS senior studying History, French, and Creative Writing. Their research focuses on race, gender, capital and biopolitics in world history. They like reporting on abuses of power at NYU. They can usually be...

Kristian Burt
Deputy News Editor

Kristian Burt

Kristian Burt is a sophomore at Gallatin, concentrating in Journalism, International Politics and Media Ethics. He's from Westchester N.Y., and can often be found arguing over whether or not Westchester is considered Upstate....

Gillian Blum
Deputy Copy Chief

Gillian Blum

Gillian is a CAS freshman studying Journalism and Politics. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but can navigate a Disney Park better than her own hometown. She is an exact mix of Peter Parker and Amy Santiago — she...

Mallory Harty
Deputy Copy Chief

Mallory Harty

Mallory is a Gallatin senior. She — like her role model Elle Woods — is a Gemini (rising) vegetarian. Everything she owns is pink and she survives on iced oat milk lattes. Her greatest achievement is her ability to inclu...

Yas Akdag
Music Editor

Yas Akdag

Yas Akdag is a sophomore studying Recorded Music at the Clive Davis Institute. When she's not writing sad songs, she likes to get bagels from Timothée Chalamet's favorite bagel spot, cycle the Manhattan Bridge on her bright orange s...

Julian Hammond Santander
Exposures Editor

Julian Hammond Santander

Julian Hammond Santander is a queer Colombian-American artist, musician, photographer, writer, graphic designer and amateur fashion critic. They spend their time listening to new albums, reading Krishnamurti, keeping up with whatever...

Vaishnavi Naidu
Editor-at-large

Vaishnavi Naidu

Vaishnavi Naidu is a CAS junior double majoring in Journalism and Psychology. She loves creative writing just as much as news stories and is always looking for an excuse to write a sappy love ode. In her free time, you'll find...

Srishti Bungle
Deputy Opinion Editor

Srishti Bungle

Srishti Bungle is a junior at CAS majoring in History and minoring in Creative Writing and Politics. She's probably too opinionated for her own good and expects that one day, she will have to face consequences she's not particu...

Sirui Wu
Deputy Photo Editor

Sirui Wu

Hugely Asian. Unexplainably into horror movies. Crazy traveler. Great food is a basic survival need. Accents are cute. Find me on insta @siriusui or @siripicpic (photography)....

Shaina Ahmed
Deputy Video Editor

Shaina Ahmed

Shaina Ahmed is a junior at Tisch majoring in film and television. This allows her to watch a lot of TV and call it "studying." She is also very passionate about Taylor Swift and that is pretty much all you need to know about her...

Sasha Cohen
Arts Editor

Sasha Cohen

Sasha Cohen is a junior studying Producing and Promotion for the Arts with a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. She is from Chicago, but please do not ask her to choose between New York- and Chicago-style...

Sabrina Choudhary
Culture Editor

Sabrina Choudhary

Sabrina Choudhary is a Gallatin senior studying the impact of narratives in society and minoring in French. She’s fascinated by identity and representation, in everything from pop culture to history textbooks, which she’s eager to...

Ryan Walker
Social Media Editor

Ryan Walker

Ryan Walker is a junior in Gallatin concentrating on the intersections of photography and themes of justice. As a military kid who’s moved every two years, she has no hometown, but has been fortunate enough to live and travel wor...

Ryan Kawahara
Video Editor

Ryan Kawahara

Ryan Kawahara is a sophomore at Tandon majoring in Integrated Design and Media. He’s a huge movie and history buff as well as an avid runner and tennis player. He likes to edit cool videos, but also gets made fun of a lot fo...

Roshni Raj
Abroad Culture Editor

Roshni Raj

Roshni Raj is a junior double majoring in Neural Science and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry on the pre-medical track. Reading the morning newspaper as a child with her grandfather and observing cultural health practices...

Rachel Fadem
Deputy News Editor

Rachel Fadem

Rachel Fadem is a junior majoring in Journalism and Gender Studies. On the extremely rare occasion that she isn't working, she can be found at a coffee shop or a small bookstore with friends. She also enjoys making earrings and d...

Rachel Cohen
Deputy News Editor

Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen is a sophomore double majoring in Journalism and Politics. As a Jersey girl, she pretends she’s a native New Yorker to be cooler. Outside of the newsroom, she can be found searching through the racks of a thrift stor...

Nico Pedrero-Setzer
Abroad Arts Editor

Nico Pedrero-Setzer

Nico Pedrero-Setzer is a junior majoring Journalism and Cinema Studies. He's from California by way of Chiapas, noting he spent the majority of his childhood criss-crossing between the United States and Mexico before attending a board...

Mitesh Shrestha
Sports Editor

Mitesh Shrestha

Mitesh is a senior double majoring in Economics and History. Originally from Northern Virginia, he loves experiencing nature, obsessing over dogs and anything and everything to do with sports. If he’s not on the couch watching...

Michelle Han
Deputy Opinion Editor

Michelle Han

Michelle Han is a sophomore studying public policy and journalism with interests in political reporting and public interest law. Besides spending a bit too much time on Politico's feed, she has a soft spot for Joan Didion and c...

Max Tiefer
Copy Chief

Max Tiefer

Max Tiefer is a senior at Tisch majoring in Film and Television and investigating the impact of the American housing market on depictions of the French Revolution in media. As a child, he developed a passion for storytelling af...

Mariam Khan
Voices Editor

Mariam Khan

Mariam is a sophomore studying Liberal Arts at SPS. She’s a linguaphile, foodie and globetrotter who is already planning her next vacation. Some day, Mariam hopes to have her own ice cream flavor. And in preparation for that...

Manasa Gudavalli
Multimedia Editor

Manasa Gudavalli

Manasa is a junior 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 pretending s...

Lorraine Olaya
Copy Chief

Lorraine Olaya

Lorraine Olaya is a junior majoring in English and double minoring in Creative Writing and French. She is a native New Yorker, born in Queens, but also doesn't shut up about the fact that she's Colombian. When she's not drowni...

Kevin Kurian
Opinion Editor

Kevin Kurian

Kevin Kurian is a CAS junior studying Politics and Economics. He's from Connecticut and won't shut up about it if you get him started. Kevin is passionate about affordable housing and finding the best biriyani near campus. You can fi...

JP Pak
Film & TV Editor

JP Pak

JP Pak is a CAS sophomore studying English and History with a minor in the business of entertainment. Originally from Denver, Co., he loves writing about film, television and developments in the entertainment business. JP is p...

Joey Hung
Beauty & Style Editor

Joey Hung

Joey Hung is a junior at Steinhardt studying Media, Culture and Communication with a minor in Data Science. In her free time, she enjoys working out (Solidcore anyone?), going on long walks around the city and practicing her French...

Jake Capriotti
Photo Editor

Jake Capriotti

Jake is a senior at Tisch studying film and television and has been with WSN since Spring 2020. He is an Arizona native and that is his one personality trait. Outside of WSN, Jake specializes in portraiture, performance and unit...

Ivy Zhu
Under the Arch Senior Editor

Ivy Zhu

Ivy is a junior at CAS studying Psychology, Chemistry and Journalism. Her passion for writing grew from journaling in diaries when she was just a little girl living in Houston, Texas. As someone who started off with english as...

Isabella Armus
Deputy Arts Editor

Isabella Armus

Isabella Armus is a senior majoring in Cinema Studies with a double minor in Creative Writing and Anthropology. She spends her time watching more reality television than she cares to admit, but when she isn't doing that, she can...

Gabby Lozano
Dining Editor

Gabby Lozano

Gabby Lozano (not lasagna) is a senior studying Global Liberal Studies and minoring in Food Studies. After NYU, she aspires to work in broadcast journalism, but her dream is to become the next Anthony Bourdain. When she's not ...

Dana Sun
Editor-at-large

Dana Sun

Dana Sun is a senior at CAS majoring in Computer Science and Journalism and minoring in Chinese. She's from Brooklyn, New York, and loves to listen to music, particularly EDM. You can find her on Instagram @danasunn. ...

Charitssa Stone
Creative Director

Charitssa Stone

Charitssa Stone is a senior at Tandon majoring in Integrated Design and Media with a double minor from Steinhardt in Digital Art & Design and MCC. Outside of NYU, they’re a junior designer at a creative agency where they ...

Carol Lee
Editor-at-large

Carol Lee

Caitlin Hsu
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Caitlin Hsu

Caitlin Hsu is most well known for dressing like a cool and sexy version of your dad. If you start a conversation with her, it is almost guaranteed that she'll show you pictures of her cat, mention that she's learning Russian...

Brooke Nguyen
Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Brooke Nguyen

Brooke is a sophomore studying Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. She's from Orange County, California, where she started photography as a senior in high school. You can find her on Instagram at @brookenguyen_

Asha Ramachandran
Opinion Editor

Asha Ramachandran

Asha is a junior at CAS studying Journalism, Social and Cultural Analysis, and Spanish. They were born and raised in New England (but please don't ask about the sports teams!). When Asha isn't obsessing over their two cats, they'...

Ana Cubas
Arts Editor

Ana Cubas

Ana is a Gallatin junior studying Arts and Cultural Criticism with a minor in BEMT (Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology). She’s likely daydreaming about Portillo’s Italian beef or listening to a Grateful Dead live...

Alex Tran
Deputy Culture Editor

Alex Tran

Alex is a junior studying Media, Culture, and Communication. She loves sports, music and tooth-related products. She's currently on a social hiatus, but you can find her on Instagram at @1pstu_dio or @bullsocool....