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

Washington Square News

Alisia Houghtaling

Alisia Houghtaling, Illustration Editor

Alisia Houghtaling is a first-year in Applied Psychology in Steinhardt and one of WSN's Illustration Editors. In her freetime, you can find Alisia drawing, painting, reading, eating pasta or autopilot walking around SOHO to window shop or stare into windows and say "I want to live there." You can find her on Instagram @_alisiart_ and send Italian restaurant recommendations or ridiculous real-estate listings in the city.

All content by Alisia Houghtaling
A book with a beige cover and the title, Tiny Beautiful Things, on a blue background.

Photo: Lovely books to read or gift this Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 2024

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration of the book “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin. The cover has a large wave and the title is written in a rainbow gradient.

Photo: Books beyond Bobst: A summer-set novel, an unconventional love story and more

Feb 12, 2024

“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin (Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration of a book titled “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman, with a red border and a dog-like animal looking back in the middle.

Photo: 5 books to curl up with this winter

Feb 7, 2024

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration on a green and red split background that reads in on the green side and out on the red side. Various small drawings, like a backpack, a coffee cup and a bag of chips, are on either side of the image.

Photo: Everything in and everything out this semester

Feb 6, 2024

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration of two long brown coats, one long green coat, one long black coat and one short black coat scattered on a blue background.

Photo: The trendiest winter coats to brace New York City winter

Jan 25, 2024

(Illustrations by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration of a screenshot of an Albert Grades and Transcripts page where the Midterm Grade column is covered by a sticky note. On the sticky note there are three checkboxes that say “strong progress,” “satisfactory progress” and “concern with progress.” The satisfactory progress box is checked with a green marker.

Photo: Opinion: Midterm progress reports are the change we needed

Jan 25, 2024

NYU announced the decision to switch to Midterm Progress Reports rather than traditional letter grades for the spring 2024 semester. (Illustrations by Alisia Houghtaling)

A yellow trophy with multi-colored confetti on a purple background.

Photo: Staff Recs: la fin.

Dec 4, 2023

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

A collage of four pairs of different outfits on brown, pink, green and blue backgrounds.

Photo: Serve up style with these Thanksgiving outfits

Nov 21, 2023

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

A white T-shirt, blue jeans with brown embroidered flowers, a green sweater, a black belt, gold hoop earrings, a white pearl necklace and gold necklaces on a blue background.

Photo: Serve up style with these Thanksgiving outfits

Nov 21, 2023

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration of a dark green book cover on a lighter green background. The cover has “Black Swans stories Eve Babitz” written on it, in pink letters.

Photo: Staff Recs: Caw-caw!

Nov 2, 2023

(Illustration by Alisia Houghtaling)

An illustration of a pink book that has ‘Couplets’ written on it in white and light pink, with the two versions of the word mirroring each other.

Photo: Books beyond Bobst: A novel in verse, a Pulitzer-winning memoir and more

Oct 30, 2023

“Couplets,” by Maggie Millner (Alisia Houghtaling for WSN)

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