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Caitlin Hsu

Caitlin Hsu, UTA Publishing Editor

Caitlin Hsu is most known for dressing like a cooler version of your dad. If you start a conversation with her, it is almost guaranteed that she'll show you pictures of her cat, mention that she's learning Russian or tell you her theories about Bo Burnham’s “Inside.” In her free time, she enjoys majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and minoring in Digital Art and Design and Journalism. Caitlin is in her final semester at NYU and her fourth semester at WSN. She regrets everything. Find her on Instagram at @allegedlycaitlinhsu and her alleged art at @typographybycat.

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Will Wood wants to be authentic, whatever it takes

Avant-pop musician Will Wood talked with WSN about the perils of social media, his upcoming album, “In Case I Make It,” and how his mental health has shaped his music.
April 29, 2022

Songwriting inspiration can come from odd places — even from trapping and poisoning a mouse in one’s kitchen. When musician and artist Will Wood first found the creature last...

Multiple “Newsies” cast members stand behind microphones on a small stage surrounded by an applauding crowd.

Review: The ‘Newsies’ anniversary celebration reminded me of why I love NYC

The “Newsies” reunion at 54 Below brought the magic back for a longtime theater fan.
March 31, 2022

Anyone who knew me in 2014 could probably tell you that I was absolutely obsessed with the musical “Newsies.” Even though it’s now been years since I donned a newsboy cap...

A masked student sits in an NYU common room area. She is surrounded by tables, chairs and a foosball table.

Opinion: NYU, do not lift the mask mandate

Making masks optional is irresponsible and would put students at risk.
March 9, 2022

With NYU to consider lifting its mask mandate after spring break, they must take into account that lifting the mandate would endanger immunocompromised and disabled students and...

Letter from the editors

Letter from the editors

February 14, 2022

Revamping Under the Arch has been on our minds since the beginning of this academic year. We wanted to take on new projects, like putting out a mini special issue we’ve never...

Musician Will Wood performs at The Bitter End, a rock club on Bleecker Street. Wood’s concert consisted of him singing his popular genre-defying songs while alternating between the piano and ukulele. (Staff Photo by Caitlin Hsu)

Review: Will Wood’s live show was as delightfully unhinged as expected

The avant-garde pop musician sold out two energy-filled shows at The Bitter End this past weekend.
December 2, 2021

I’ve always believed that Will Wood makes music for reformed emo kids, and nothing has strengthened this conviction more than the crowd outside The Bitter End on the evening...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: As Lady Gaga goes jazz, Enrique Iglesias plays it safe

Read about the most notable singles this week by Lukas Graham, Will Wood and more.
September 23, 2021

This week’s reviews sprawl across a range of genres. From Kehlani’s popcorn butter-smooth R&B to Snail Mail’s electrified indie-rock, these singles will spice up your...

(Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Slices of Home

Places in New York City that remind us of home, or otherwise hold a special place in our hearts.
August 25, 2021

China Chalet By Ashley Wu, Editor in Chief The first thing I remember about China Chalet is the sidewalk. Cigarette butts and loose sequins scattered the pavement outside...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Singles from July

In case you missed it, here are new tracks by Bo Burnham, Peggy Gou and more.
July 30, 2021

WSN’s music desk is no longer on summer hiatus. While the staff took a short break, the music world delivered hundreds of singles to sift through and enjoy. And yet, through...

Finishing college from home: students reflect on a remote final semester

Finishing college from home: students reflect on a remote final semester

Three seniors reflect on the disappointments and silver linings of spending their last semester of college at home, studying remotely.
May 7, 2021

“Promises were not kept.”  Alejandro Villa Vásquez spoke these words from the Queens apartment where he attends classes remotely. A senior in NYU’s College of Arts...

Bo Burnham concluded his last comedy special, “Make Happy,” in 2016. Burnham will be returning with a brand new special that he filmed alone over the course of the past year. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

Bo Burnham surprises fans with upcoming Netflix special

After a five-year comedy hiatus, Bo Burnham’s teaser for his new Netflix special, “Inside” picks up where he left off in 2016’s “Make Happy.”
April 29, 2021

Bo Burnham concluded his last comedy special, 2016’s “Make Happy,” by walking out the door of his dimly lit guest house into a blindingly bright sunlit backyard as a chorus...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

How Students with Anxiety Disorders are Adjusting to Quarantine

Students discuss how COVID-19 has affected their mental health and why it is important to pay attention to their mental health during this time.
May 11, 2020

During a time when people are being encouraged to stay at home and avoid interaction with others, Tisch first-year Charlie Anderson finds it difficult to avoid giving into their...

Illustrated by Caitlin Hsu.

Reducing Your Conscience: Living With OCD

A personal narrative about living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
March 11, 2020

You arrive at CVS armed with Alex’s five dollar bill and yours. He’s in class, so you set off alone to purchase a 10 dollar bag of trail mix to make up for the one he and you...