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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor

Anna Letson is the Multimedia Editor at the Washington Square News. She is a junior in Gallatin and finally ready for you to ask her about her concentration. She loves all sorts of photography, but has a soft spot for analog, and not because it's hipster (though hailing from Seattle could have something to do with it). After being in Paris in last spring and now studying abroad in Sydney this spring, she has become even more dependent on caffeine and the company of other people's dogs. You can find her at a number of concerts and cafes around the city or convincing someone to go to brunch. If you can't find her, she's probably in the darkroom. Keep up with her at www.annaletson.com and on ig @annaletson.

All content by Anna Letson
The interior of the Skirball Center. A crowd of ceremony attendees gather in front of a projected screen that reads Make It Big, Andrew D. Hamilton, Make It Here, Make It Bold.

Photo: NYU to announce next president on Wednesday

Yezen Saadah, News Editor February 14, 2023

File photo: The inauguration of Andrew Hamilton, NYU’s outgoing president, in 2016. Hamilton’s successor will be announced on Feb. 15. (Anna Letson for WSN)

NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis + English have demands for NYU’s Graduate School for Arts and Science. They call for increased graduate funding in face of the hardships affecting graduate students during this pandemic. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Photo: Faculty Demand Support For Graduate Students

April 27, 2020

NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis + English have demands for NYU’s Graduate School for Arts and Science. They call for increased graduate funding in face of...

Paris is a popular study away site for students. With the recent coronavirus crisis, NYU Paris is preparing for a potential shut down.
 (Photo by Anna Letson)

Photo: NYU Paris Students Tense as Coronavirus Spreads to France

Grace Symes, Contributing Writer March 9, 2020

Paris is a popular study away site for students. With the recent coronavirus crisis, NYU Paris is preparing for a potential shut down. (Photo by Anna Letson)

The College of Arts and Sciences will be making changes to its core curriculum. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Photo: Changes Proposed to CAS Core Curriculum to Lighten Students’ Load

September 25, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences will be making changes to its core curriculum. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Album art for student music group strangers. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Photo: From Across the Atlantic, NYU’s strangers Brings People Together

Nicole Rosenthal, Music Editor February 11, 2019

Album art for student music group strangers. (Photo by Anna Letson)

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Photo: Yuna Yang F/W 2019

Yagmur Akyurek, Contributing Writer February 10, 2019

Storefront of fast casual restaurant, Chipotle

Photo: 4 Fast Lunches for When You're Just "Too Busy"

September 6, 2018

Storefront of fast casual restaurant, Chipotle

Notre Dame Cathedral, seen from across the Seine.

Photo: Why I Can’t Stop Studying Abroad

Hannah Benson, Contributing Writer September 4, 2018

Notre Dame Cathedral, seen from across the Seine.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, where many Liberal Studies students spend their first year. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Photo: The First Year Away

Natalie Chinn, Under the Arch Editor May 6, 2019

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, where many Liberal Studies students spend their first year. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Video: TKTK Sessions: Jasmine Niquel Jackson

Michael Muth, Contributing Writer April 9, 2018
WSN sat down with Jasmine Niquel Jackson to discuss the roots of her songwriting, her family's influence and her hopes for a future in the industry.
An NYU building. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Photo: Acceptance Rate Drops to 19 Percent for the Class of 2022

Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor March 30, 2018

An NYU building. (Photo by Anna Letson)

People relax in the rock pools at Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia.

The Australian Beach Body and Social Media

Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor March 19, 2018
During the Australian summer, the pressure to look flawless is ever-present. However, heavily editing photographs to adhere to beauty standards is not the path to self-love and acceptance.
A view of the Sydney Opera House from the Manly Ferry at Circular Quay in downtown Sydney.

Day in the Life: Sydney

Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor March 5, 2018
Did you ever wonder what is it like spending a semester at NYU Sydney? Find out about a typical day at the abroad site.
The Abroad Feature

The Abroad Feature

Carine Zambrano and Anna Letson February 26, 2018

New York City is a world in itself. In Manhattan, from the Financial District to Washington Heights, every neighborhood has its own quirks and idiosyncrasies. So much so that countless...

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Photo: Jackson Tisi

Miranda Levingston, News Editor December 7, 2017

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Photo: Victor Leonard

Pamela Jew, Copy Chief December 7, 2017

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Photo: Influential 2017

Abigail Weinberg, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

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Exposure | Animals Abroad

Veronica Liow, Anna Letson and Euan Prentis December 4, 2017
When you're abroad and separated from your pets at home, it's hard to find an animal to fill the void.
NYU’s Bias Response Line has created a centralized office where all instances of discrimination, bias and harassment could be documented and referred to specific departments.

Photo: Bias Response Line Fails to Deliver Promised Report

Alex Domb and Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor and News Editor December 4, 2017

NYU’s Bias Response Line has created a centralized office where all instances of discrimination, bias and harassment could be documented and referred to specific departments.

“Last Christmas” by Wham!, featuring the duo George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Is one of the staff recommendations for best original holiday song.

Staff Recs: Best Original Holiday Songs

For the last staff rec of the semester, WSN staff members reveal their favorite original holiday hits.
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Photo: TKTK Session with Amelia Murray

Woojung Kim, Staff Writer November 27, 2017

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Photo: The Coffee Issue

Yasmin Gulec, Dining Editor November 20, 2017

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Photo: Places to Study and Sip

Miranda Levingston, News Editor November 20, 2017

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Photo: Coffee For Dogs

Drew Lederman, Staff Writer November 20, 2017

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Photo: History of Coffee

Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor November 20, 2017

The U.S. flag has appeared on clothing as an icon or a print for decades, but is now being banned from appearing on apparel.

Photo: Tomi Lahren’s Star-Spangled Fashion

Kate Holland, Staff Writer November 20, 2017

The U.S. flag has appeared on clothing as an icon or a print for decades, but is now being banned from appearing on apparel.

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Photo: Macklemore Is Back with ‘Gemini’

Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor November 14, 2017

In the fall of 2015, NYU held a three-hour listening session — facilitated by then-CAS Dean Gabi Starr and Provost Katherine Fleming — that mostly featured students of color discussing the lack of belonging many of them felt within the NYU community.

Photo: NYU’s Newest Diversity Effort, Explained

November 14, 2017

In the fall of 2015, NYU held a three-hour listening session — facilitated by then-CAS Dean Gabi Starr and Provost Katherine Fleming — that mostly featured students of color...

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Photo: Exposure | How Ya Like Me Now?

Pamela Jew, Copy Chief November 13, 2017

Tisch and CAS juniors Noah Davis (Dr. No) and Antonio Jenez (Halfy) performed a 13 minutes set in the WSN office for the first TKTK session of the semester.

Photo: TKTK Sessions: Combining Creative Clout

November 13, 2017

Tisch and CAS juniors Noah Davis (Dr. No) and Antonio Jenez (Halfy) performed a 13 minutes set in the WSN office for the first TKTK session of the semester.

Fringe Gallery

Fringe Gallery

Anna Letson, Multimedia Editor November 9, 2017
Take a look at all the photos from the Fringe Autumn 2017 editorial shoot.

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