Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Fall 2022

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Editor-in-Chief

Arnav Binaykia

Arnav Binaykia edits the Washington Square News and studies journalism, history and data science at NYU. He reads and writes about local politics, labor and public data. Email him at [email protected] or find him online @arnavbinaykia.

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Managing Editor

Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen is a junior double-majoring in journalism and politics. She is interested in reporting on local news, city and national politics, and social justice. Email her at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @rachscoh.

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Deputy Managing Editor

Lorraine Olaya

Lorraine Olaya is a CAS senior 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 drown...

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Deputy Managing Editor

Mayee Yeh

Mayee Yeh is a senior studying linguistics and applied psychology. When not writing, they're probably trying to finish their thesis, listening to not-BDSM podcasts, or just trying their best.

Ariana Wahab
Deputy Managing Editor

Ariana Wahab

Ariana Wahab is a CAS sophmore studying psychology. Her main personality traits are being from just outside the city (Westchester, New York) and functioning on no sleep. In her spare time, you can find her binge-watching TV shows (...

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Creative Director & Associate Managing Editor

Susan Behrends Valenzuela

Susan Behrends Valenzuela is a senior studying studio art at Steinhardt and minoring in Media, Culture, and Communication. She is passionate about the intersection of art and media, and is particularly fond of zines and small...

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News Editor

Abby Wilson

Abby Wilson is a senior at NYU studying journalism and English literature. She’s from a Chicago suburb and more Midwestern than she’d like to admit. If she’s not in the newsroom, she's probably getting lost somewhere in...

Deputy News Editor

Yezen Saadah

Yezen Saadah is in his first year at NYU studying cinema studies, journalism, and Middle Eastern & Islamic studies. He loves cinema, history, art, literature, and is constantly writing. If he isn’t at the movies or studying,...

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Deputy News Editor

Adrianna Nehme

Adrianna Nehme is a first-year undecided in Liberal Studies. When she's not writing, she can be found playing tennis for fun or exploring new restaurants and events in the city. She enjoys going on walks and reading. You can e...

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Deputy News Editor

Lauren Ashe

Lauren Ashe is a sophomore double-majoring in Journalism and Politics and minoring in Media, Culture and Communication. When she isn’t at the office she can be found taking film photos of her friends and the outdoors. She loves...

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Deputy News Editor

Tori Morales

Tori Morales is a sophomore majoring in politics and journalism at CAS. When they're not writing, they're roller skating or hanging out with their two cats. They are proudly neurodivergent and have an interest in contributing...

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Deputy News Editor

Carmo Moniz

Carmo Moniz is a sophomore majoring in journalism and politics in the College of Arts and Science. Shockingly, she's really into political journalism and the relationship between technology and politics. If she's not writing,...

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Multimedia Editor

Samson Tu

Samson Tu is a junior studying politics and Media, Culture, and Communication. He is that distant friend who daydreams about being a photographer, but lacks the talent and finesse to make it as one, hence his position as the one...

Camila Ceballos
Multimedia Editor

Camila Ceballos

Camila Ceballos is a sophomore majoring in International Relations and minoring in Social Entrepreneurship. She is not Camila Cabello, and be careful not to confuse them, or else. In her free time, she likes to take her camera...

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Photo Editor

Kaiyu (Kevin) Wu

Kaiyu (Kevin) Wu is a junior double-majoring in journalism and Media, Culture, and Communication. He firmly stands at the intersection of technology and liberal arts, but is still deciding where to head next. You can find him...

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Photo Editor

Ryan Rogers

Ryan Rogers is currently a student in the Tisch School of the Arts studying photography, film/TV, and acting. He was born and raised in Hawai`i and misses the nature and warm weather a lot. His photography is narrative-driven a...

Edward Franco
Video Director

Edward Franco

Edward Franco is a sophomore majoring in journalism and social and cultural analysis at CAS and minoring in documentary and producing at Tisch. He is proud to be a Colombian American originally from the magic city: Miami, Florida....

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Social Media Editor

Eileen Liu

Eileen Liu is a sophomore majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and double-minoring in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology and Digital Art and Design. She is from a small town in northern Connecticut, fam...

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Social Media Editor

Luca Richman

Luca Richman is a junior majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and minoring in French Studies. Originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, he is passionate about brand and identity as a means of informing, engaging, and entertaining....

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Features Editor

Rachel Fadem

Rachel Fadem is a senior 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...

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Arts Editor

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer is a senior double-majoring in journalism and cinema studies. He has written for Le Cinéma Club and ScreenSlate, as well as programmed for Spectacle Theater and the Film-Maker's Cooperative. Nico is also a cons...

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Arts Editor

Clara Scholl

Clara Scholl is a sophomore studying art history, economics and law. She’s from New York City and hosts a radio show called Female Hysteria on the music movement of Riot Grrrl. You can find her on Twitter @scholl_clara or o...

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Books & Theater Editor

Natalia Palacino Carmago

Natalia Palacino Carmago is a senior double-majoring in studio art and philosophy. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and is very passionate about art making, writing and art publications. When she is not visiting museum...

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Film & TV Editor

Stephanie Wong

Stephanie Wong is a sophomore double-majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and English literature. She was born to Japanese and Chinese parents and grew up in Hong Kong for most of her life. In her spare time, she lov...

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Music Editor

Yas Akdag

Yas Akdag is a junior studying recorded music at the Clive Davis Institute. When she's not consumed by Ableton, she's probably getting French toast bagels or raving about Diet Coke. Find her on Instagram @yasakdaag.

Juliana Guarracino
Abroad Editor

Juliana Guarracino

Juliana Guarracino is a junior majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and minoring in French and Spanish. Aside from writing, she has a passion for cooking, traveling, art and languages. When she's not working, she enj...

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Deputy Abroad Editor

Vivian Stockley

Vivian Stockley is a junior majoring in journalism and international relations with a minor in Russian. She is currently based in Prague, Czech Republic, for the fall 2022 semester. When she's not editing abroad articles, she lo...

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Culture Editor

Roshni Raj

Roshni Raj is a senior 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 ...

Sasha DuBose
Dining Editor

Sasha DuBose

Sasha DuBose is a junior majoring in food studies and double minoring in social & public policy and politics. They're passionate about finding the best food in city, collecting tote bags and cooking with their microwave. ...

Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong
Identity & Equity Editor

Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong

Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong is a junior double majoring in Social & Cultural Analysis and journalism with a minor in performance studies. He is a proud Native Hawaiian from Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi and enjoys hiking his island’s ridges...

Olivia Liu
Beauty & Style Editor

Olivia Liu

Olivia Liu is a sophomore in the Liberal Studies Program. She was originally born at the same hospital in Manhattan where Beyonce had her baby, and then moved at the age of three to the place where Big Little Lies was filmed. S...

Adrita Talukder
Deputy Culture Editor

Adrita Talukder

Adrita Talukder is a freshman majoring in Journalism at CAS. When they're not struggling to catch up on their assignments, you'll probably find them watching a movie. You can find them @adritasphotos or @adrjta on Instagram....

Alexandra Cohen
Opinion Editor

Alexandra Cohen

Alexandra Cohen is a sophomore from Los Angeles — specifically, The Valley — which you'll understand as soon as she opens her mouth. She is currently in the Liberal Studies program and planning to major in dramatic writing so ...

Jules Roscoe
Opinion Editor

Jules Roscoe

Jules Roscoe is a junior studying journalism and linguistics, and minoring in classics. They're passionate about labor reporting, learning new languages, and trying to hit new deadlift PRs. Find them chugging a C4 energy drink...

Shamon Lawrence
Deputy Opinion Editor

Shamon Lawrence

Shamon Lawrence is a senior studying English education, and minoring in global and urban education. He is passionate about educational equity, inclusion and access, and student freedom of speech and expression....

Abi Rivera
Deputy Opinion Editor

Abi Rivera

Abi Rivera is a sophomore studying environmental studies. She loves being a New Yorker and her dog Sparky. If you see her on campus, she's probably on her way to a dining hall. ...

Honor Culpepper
Sports Editor

Honor Culpepper

Honor Culpepper is a Junior from Tampa, FL, studying media, culture and communications as well as broadcast and multimedia journalism. She is also a member of the women's basketball team. She aspires to be a sports broadcaster. ...

Shaunak Nadkarni
Sports Editor

Shaunak Nadkarni

Shaunak Nadkarni is a graduate student studying global sport. He is interested in sports media and is aspiring to become a play-by-play broadcaster.

Sunny Sequeira
Under the Arch Editor

Sunny Sequeira

Sunny Sequeira is a junior at CAS majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. They’ve recently discovered the joys of reading, painting and crocheting in parks. You’ll also find them playing board games with fr...

Sydney Barragan
Under the Arch Editor

Sydney Barragan

Sydney Barragan is a junior at CAS majoring in journalism and public policy. She's from Orange County, California, but still hasn't finished watching "The O.C." for some reason. She's a die-hard Los Angeles Dodgers fan and a bad cook ...

Joshua Becker
Deputy Under the Arch Editor

Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker is a sophomore at Gallatin pursuing psychology and marketing. He intends to earn a doctoral degree in psychology. Joshua is passionate about portrait and landscape photography and videography. In his free time, he...

Lorena Campes
Deputy Under the Arch Editor

Lorena Campes

Lorena Campes is a senior majoring in studio art at Steinhardt and double-minoring in cinema studies and English. She loves bad horror movies and making monthly playlists that nobody listens to but her. When she’s not at the dog p...

Aaliya Luthra
Art Director

Aaliya Luthra

Aaliya Luthra is a senior majoring in Media, Culture and Communication at Steinhardt and double minoring in studio art and South Asian studies. She loves rewatching old soaps, compulsively cleaning, window shopping at expensiv...

Gillian Blum
Copy Chief

Gillian Blum

Gillian Blum is a CAS sophomore studying journalism and politics. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but can navigate a Disney park better than her hometown. She is an exact mix of Peter Parker, Amy Santiago and Dick Gr...

Sam Spray
Copy Chief

Sam Spray

Sam Spray is a Tisch junior double-majoring in cinema studies and art history. She is from the middle of nowhere in Michigan, and once had a hawk who lived in her backyard that her family named Waldo. She truly believes that she is a...

Natalie Thomas
Deputy Copy Chief

Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas is a CAS junior majoring in psychology on the pre-health track. As a woman in STEM Natalie doesn't know enough words to finish her bio. Feel free to contact her [email protected] or @nat.tms on Instagram....

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Deputy Copy Chief

Emily Genova

Emily Genova is a sophomore in Liberal Studies planning on studying Media, Culture, and Communication at Steinhardt. She is from 45 minutes outside of Boston, just like everyone else from Massachusetts suburbs. She spends her...

Megan Kim
Web Director

Megan Kim

Megan Kim is a junior Integrated Design and Media major at Tandon. Her fun fact used to be that she had an Android, but she was bullied into getting an iPhone. She hope's you're happy now. You can find her on Instagram @nutme...

Drew Brown
Web Director

Drew Brown

Drew Brown is a sophomore Interactive Media Arts major from Richmond, Virginia. When not glued to his computer doing some sort of web project, you can probably find him helping out on a film set, designing lighting for shows,...

Manasa Gudavalli
Editor-at-Large

Manasa Gudavalli

Manasa Gudavalli is a fourth-year studying a strange combination of psychology, mathematics, journalism, and chemistry. They refer to themselves as a Sigmund Freud stan. Whether that’s ironic or not is up to you to find out...

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Editor-at-Large

Kristian Burt

Kristian Burt is a junior at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study concentrating in journalism and media ethics. He can often be found roaming the aisles at bookstores around Washington Square Park even though he hasn’t f...

Trace Miller
Editor-at-Large

Trace Miller

Trace Miller is a CAS junior studying libidinal political economy. They moonlight as your unfriendly neighborhood Marxist columnist....

Alex Tey
Editor-at-Large

Alex Tey

Alex Tey was previously WSN’s editor-in-chief. She is now at large. Watch out!