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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Adrita Talukder

Adrita Talukder, Editor-at-Large

Adrita Talukder is a sophomore at CAS planning to major in Comparative Literature and International Relations. Outside of the paper, she's usually photographing her friends, watching movies, or polishing her NYU French award. You can find Adrita on Instagram @adritasphotos or @adrjta.

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Review: ‘On Selfhood: Young Lesbians within the Margins’ creates an archive of lesbians today

The exhibition, created by NYU alum Olivia Newsome and co-curated by two recent NYU graduates, is showing at The Center through May 26.
Adrita Talukder, Contributing Writer Feb 14, 2024

Currently on view at The Center, a historic community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, “On Selfhood: Young Lesbians Within the Margins” is an exhibition expanding the scope of...


Photo: Watchdog org. claims NYU violated policy in faculty suspension

Feb 8, 2024

(Courtesy photo by Adrita Talukder)

N.Y.U. spokesperson John Beckman stands opposite student protestors who are reading from pieces of paper.

Photo: Administrators stop pro-Palestinian demonstration at Bobst

Jan 26, 2024

John Beckman responding to student protestors at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Bobst Library. (Photo by Adrita Talukder)


Photo: Pro-Palestinian students and faculty call JPMorgan, universities ‘complicit’ in Israel-Hamas war

Nov 21, 2023

Signs called on NYU to divest from working with JPMorgan Chase. (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

A man in a white hoodie wearing a keffiyeh on his head is standing on another man’s shoulders with an unfurled green banner.

Opinion: NYU, don’t abandon your Palestinian students

In the face of widespread propaganda, misinformation and brutality, the university’s silence on its Palestinian students’ pain is not merely passive, but actively causing harm.
Adrita Talukder, Culture Editor Oct 17, 2023

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine posted a statement on its Instagram addressing NYU’s administration, writing, “NYU, You are Failing...

Photographer Peter Hujar documented the Lower East Side’s bohemian art scene through the 1970s and 1980s.

Review: Whispers from Peter Hujar’s queer New York

“Peter Hujar: Echoes,” which captures downtown Manhattan’s gay scene from the ’70s to ’80s, is currently on display at 125 Newbury until Oct. 28.
Adrita Talukder, Culture Editor Oct 6, 2023

In the 1970s, downtown Manhattan saw an artistic renaissance. As New York City grappled with rising crime levels and financial ruin, the bohemian art scene emerged, ushering in...

An illustration of a coffee cup with letters A.T.T. printed on it, a Museum of Modern Art free ticket, a logo of I. Max, a library card of the New York Public Library and the logo of Microsoft office against a purple background.

How to navigate New York City on a budget

Living in New York can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the city while spending the least.
Adrita Talukder, Culture Editor Aug 4, 2023

It’s no secret that New York City can be expensive — your first night out will make that abundantly clear — but if you know where to look, living in the city doesn’t need...

A collage shows, from left to right: Ella Bowie, J. Yueqiao Ma and Phoebe Satterwhite sit in their respective studios and pose for photos.

Meet 3 tattoo artists shaking up NYC’s tattoo scene

These artists are pushing the envelope of tattooing, and they’re doing it on their own.
Adrita Talukder and Olivia Liu May 5, 2023

Tattoos have taken a turn for the avant-garde. Modern American tattoo culture is evolving — the predominance of the American traditional style is diminishing, and more personal...

A person wearing a red sweatshirt holding a cardboard sign that reads “N.Y.U. Adjuncts in Solidarity.” He is at a rally next to the Bobst Library and is holding his phone, taking a picture. There is a crowd of people around him.

Photo: Adjuncts at odds with current union leaders in run-up to internal election

May 4, 2023

File photo: NYU labor groups commemorate May Day at a rally near Bobst Library on Monday. (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

Three people hold a banner that reads “Contract Faculty United.” One of them has his fist raised in the air.

Photo: NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

May 2, 2023

NYU labor groups commemorate May Day at a rally near Bobst Library. (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

A crowd of people in Schwartz Plaza gathered for the N.Y.U. Contract Faculty Union’s May Day rally. They are holding signs and cheering.

Photo: NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

May 2, 2023

(Adrita Talukder for WSN)

Tagua owner Daniel Neisa sits in his shop’s workspace, in front of a wall covered in various beaded pieces of jewelry. He smiles for a photo while holding a keychain he made.

Photo: How South American vegetable ivory jewelry ended up in Brooklyn

Apr 13, 2023

Daniel Neisa in his workspace, surrounded by his jewelry. (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

A picture of the L.E.D. Tagua sign inside the shop. Displayed below are owner Daniel Neisa’s jewelry creations.

Photo: How South American vegetable ivory jewelry ended up in Brooklyn

Apr 13, 2023

An LED display shines inside, sporting the store's logo (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

Koda Fraga and Leo Koulish sit together on the grass in Washington Square Park with the sun shining on them. They are holding each other and smiling at the camera.

Love in a time of transphobia

Five T4T couples talk to WSN about what love looks like, what the Trans Day of Visibility means to them, and how they navigate a world that increasingly seeks their erasure.
Adrita Talukder and Sasha DuBose Mar 31, 2023

Colin Huggins wearing all black playing a grand piano in the middle of a park. The piano’s paint is worn off on the edges and text “this machine kills fascists” is etched onto the paint in all caps.

Washington Square Park piano man may leave NYC 

After 20 years of street performances, the Washington Square Park classical pianist, who became houseless earlier this year, faces uncertainty regarding his future in the city as winter approaches.
Adrita Talukder, Deputy Culture Editor Dec 1, 2022

While walking through Washington Square Park, you’ll be greeted with a symphony of sounds. The ubiquitous chatter of voices, the falling cascade of the fountain, and of course,...

The storefront of the H Mart on 39 third Avenue in Manhattan with a poster of fruits and vegetables and text “WE NOW DELIVER!” under the H Mart logo.

Culture’s cult choices: H Mart

The best items to buy at H Mart, according to the most refined taste buds at WSN.

Whether we’re on our way to the WSN office or grabbing dinner on the way home, H Mart is the go-to place for food for the culture desk. H Mart is a New York City staple grocery...

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