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Washington Square News

A portrait of Alisha Goel.

Alisha Goel, Photo Editor

Alisha Goel (she/her) is a junior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Integrated Design and Media. When she is not at WSN, she is developing video games/apps, reading a long book, or creating mildly disturbing art with her photography. You can find her at @03alisha17 on Instagram.

All content by Alisha Goel
An illustration of a megaphone with the phrase “Staff Rants” written on it. The megaphone wears a red Santa hat and the background is white with blue snowflakes.

Staff Rants: Holiday Overload

It's the end of the term, which means it's the holiday season! WSN staff shares their thoughts about it — the good and the bad, but mostly the bad.

On giving gifts Krish Dev — Deputy News Editor  Whenever I have to buy gifts for the holidays, I feel like I am walking on a tightrope — it’s a delicate balance between...

A pale blue plate with red sauce drizzled with a white sauce and garnish.

Photo: Fonda serves up a fiesta of flavor

Nov 20, 2023

Verduras Enchiladas. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

Two beams of light from a spotlight around a man covered in red light standing on a stage with a guitar. In front of him stands a crowd of people.

Photo: Q&A: Current Joys shifts into hyperpop mania in ‘LOVE + POP’

Nov 14, 2023

Current Joys played a show on Nov. 8 at (Le) Poisson Rouge. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

A large kitchen with various kitchen appliances. There are people wearing white coats, black pants, and black hats preparing food at various stations around the kitchen.

Photo: The best options for halal diners to use up their meal swipes

Nov 10, 2023

Crave NYU at the Paulson Center provides many vegan options, suitable for halal eaters. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

A person sitting in front of a wall decorated with photos and drawings.

Photo: Beyond books and bedding: The comfort objects students bring to college

Oct 20, 2023

Varya Rodionova’s postcards. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

A bowl containing rice, meatballs, cilantro, onions, and a chickpea stew.

Photo: Crave’s new Vindy station is a hit-or-miss attempt at Indian food

Oct 6, 2023

Halal Ball Bowl. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

Several clothes entangled with white chains hang from the ceiling at RizRiz’s show at Paris Fashion Week 2023.

Photo: Paris Fashion Week: RizRiz displays the liberty of loose attire

Mar 6, 2023

RizRiz’s show at Paris Fashion Week 2023. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

The storefront of Crêperie Genia in Paris with white text that reads “Crêperie Genia” next to a crown printed on its red and white sunshade. White text “Supermarket” is shown above the sunshade. Four customers stand outside of the bright yellow and red counter, and a male-presenting staff is inside next to a glass exhibition with bread shown inside.

Photo: Baguettes and beignets: Cheap eats around Paris’ Latin Quarter

Feb 20, 2023

7 Rue de la Harpe. (Alisha Goel for WSN)

A collage of four photos. The top right features a man wearing a mask with kiwis covering the mouth region and a cracker with kiwis covering the eye region. The top left features a man wearing a food mask with multiple slices or bread surrounding the head, leaving the eyes visible. The bottom right features a man wearing a food mask with multiple tomatoes and basil leaves near the head and mouth regions. The bottom left features a man wearing a food mask with a giant cracker topped with strawberries, a leafy green and green paste on top.

Q&A: Foodmasku on channeling emotions into food mask art

Instagram artist Foodmasku on turning isolation into funny food masks, gun violence in America, and his plans for the future.
Alisha Goel, Contributing Writer Dec 9, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of gun violence. I first saw Antonius Wiriadjaja, better known as Foodmasku, at The Invisible Dog Art Center located in Downtown...

Video: NYU greets Little Amal

Little Amal, a puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, visited NYU on Sept. 28.
Aria Young and Alisha Goel Oct 23, 2022

Little Amal, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, walked around New York City. With her new friend, Little Amal walked through the streets of the East Village to Washington Square Park...

Artist Frida Foberg stands next to her exhibition installation of a wooden table with a mirror, utensils, and dush of plated food on it. WSN contributing writer Alisha Goel sits in a wooden chair by the table facing Frida.

‘Never Alone’ sets a table for one

Frida Foberg highlights the importance of taking a moment for yourself in our fast-paced society during a participative performance piece.
Alisha Goel, Contributing Writer Oct 21, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, eating alone has been an integral part of our lives. Swedish artist and architect Frida Foberg presented her take on solitary dining...

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