Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Spring 2019

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 ...

Deputy Copy Chief

Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a CAS sophomore studying Journalism, Public Policy and Food Studies. Paul is often told that his first and last name work as a single unit, “PaulKim.” He disagrees. Aside from journalism, Paul’s loves in life...

Alina Patrick
Photo Editor

Alina Patrick

Alina Patrick is a Tisch sophomore double majoring in Photography and Politics. In between classes and photography shoots, she can be found listening to "Pod Save America" or rewatching episodes of the "West Wing" for the fifth...

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 ...

Sports Editor

Brendan Duggan

Brendan Duggan is a senior in CAS studying English and is captain of the NYU Men's Volleyball team. Growing up in Boston, the most successful sports city in the world, he has a passion for sports and Dunkin' Donuts. In his free...

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...

Meghna Maharishi
News Editor

Meghna Maharishi

Meghna Maharishi is a first-year in LS planning to major in Politics. As someone who’s lived in New Jersey her whole life, she will probably try to convince you that it’s not that terrible. In the rare event she’s not in...

Sarah John
Deputy Opinion Editor

Sarah John

Sarah is a first-year in CAS. She’s hoping to study Political Science, French and Philosophy ... but in all honesty, who knows? She is from Rancho Cucamonga, California, a town that is as stereotypically Californian as its name....

Joey Hung
Copy Chief

Joey Hung

Joey is a first-year in Silver studying Social Work. In her spare time, she enjoys creative writing and dabbling in music and film production. She wants to explore the world, her latest adventure being Japan this last winter break....

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...

Joel Lee
Under the Arch Deputy Editor

Joel Lee

Joel is a Gallatin sophomore studying Sociology and Digital Media. Hailing from North Jersey, the city-next-door was always the place to pursue his passions. When he's not working, he's watching David Dobrik and Bon Appetit videos...

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...

Justin Park
Under the Arch Deputy Multimedia Editor

Justin Park

Justin Park is a first-year in Gallatin studying ‘Film and Feelings.' Born in Korea, Justin also lived in China for 10 years before moving to the United States in 2014, which caused him to sleep talk in mixed languages. Aside...

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 ...

Priya Tharwala
Creative Director

Priya Tharwala

Priya Tharwala is a first-year in Stern studying Finance and Global Business with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about social impact and hopes to merge that one day with a career in business. As an avid...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

George Hajjar
Voices Editor

George Hajjar