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Jake Capriotti

Jake Capriotti, Photo Editor

Jake is a senior at Tisch studying film and television and has been with WSN since Spring 2020. He is an Arizona native and that is his one personality trait. Outside of WSN, Jake specializes in portraiture, performance and unit stills photography as well as being the official photographer for the NYC OffBrnd Dance Team. You can find him on Instagram @capriotti.jake and maybe he'll DM you some memes.

All content by Jake Capriotti
A crowd of concert-goers dressed in summer outfits in the foreground and an outdoor stage in the background. The weather is sunny.

Photo: Q&A: Gov Ball co-founder Tom Russell on what makes the festival tick

Apr 27, 2022

The 10th anniversary Governor’s Ball was held from Sept. 24-26 at Randall's Island. This year the Governor's Ball will be held from June 10-12. (Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Starting Friday, Feb. 4, students will be allowed to eat in dining halls. (Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Editor’s Note: COVID rules eased; notes on a retraction

Feb 5, 2022

Starting Friday, Feb. 4, students will be allowed to eat in dining halls. (Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The lounges at the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life are located on the second, third, fourth and fifth floors. (Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: A guide to NYU’s spring 2022 reopening policies

Jan 24, 2022

The lounges at the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life are located on the second, third, fourth and fifth floors. (Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU serves over 100,000 meals a week and has denied reported cases of food poisoning. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Cockroaches and rodents spotted at NYU dining halls

Dec 12, 2021

NYU serves over 100,000 meals a week and has denied reported cases of food poisoning. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The School of Professional Studies at NYU is shutting down the English Language Institute at the end of the semester. The closure will result in dozens of staff layoffs and the loss of English programs which serve international students. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: NYU cuts English program that served international students, fires staff

Dec 6, 2021

The School of Professional Studies at NYU is shutting down the English Language Institute at the end of the semester. The closure will result in dozens of staff layoffs and the loss of English programs...

Washington Square Park lies on top of “the Land of the Blacks,” farmland and homes inhabited by people of African descent between the mid-17th century and early 18th century. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Opinion: NYU should create a monument for ‘The Land of the Blacks’

Dec 1, 2021

Washington Square Park lies on top of “the Land of the Blacks,” farmland and homes inhabited by people of African descent between the mid-17th century and early 18th century. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Palladium dining hall is located on the third floor of Palladium Hall is one of the most popular NYU dining locations. Various dining restrictions since COVID-19 have made student dining more difficult, causing more harm than good. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Opinion: Dining restrictions are hurting students’ wellbeing

Nov 23, 2021

Palladium dining hall is located on the third floor of Palladium Hall is one of the most popular NYU dining locations. Various dining restrictions since COVID-19 have made student dining more difficult,...

Three separate incidents of food poisoning have been reported at the Palladium dining hall. The dining hall failed a health inspection in fall 2019. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Palladium dining hall food caused food poisoning, 3 students say

Nov 22, 2021

Three separate incidents of food poisoning have been reported at the Palladium dining hall. The dining hall failed a health inspection in fall 2019. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

People protest alleged anti-union tactics outside of the building. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: New York Times employees protest alleged anti-worker policies

Nov 18, 2021

People protest alleged anti-union tactics outside of the building. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

There are two student lounges in the Silver Center at 100 Washington Square E. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Ranked: Student lounges

Nov 15, 2021

There are two student lounges in the Silver Center at 100 Washington Square E. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Lafayette Hall is located at 80 Lafayette St. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Repeat dorm intruder infiltrates Lafayette, security response delayed

Nov 12, 2021

Lafayette Hall is located at 80 Lafayette St. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

While NYU doesn’t have a traditional quad, the park at the center of Greenwich Village offers many spots to cry between classes. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Ranked: Places to cry in NYC

Oct 18, 2021

While NYU doesn’t have a traditional quad, the park at the center of Greenwich Village offers many spots to cry between classes. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU is partnering with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to bring free subscriptions to students. They should work to extend free subscriptions to local news outlets as well. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Opinion: NYU should offer free local news subscriptions

Oct 8, 2021

NYU is partnering with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to bring free subscriptions to students. They should work to extend free subscriptions to local news outlets as well. (Staff Photo...

Food delivery services have become more essential in recent years. Mayor de Blasio must sign legislation to give them greater protections.
(Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: De Blasio must deliver for delivery workers

Sep 24, 2021

Food delivery services have become more essential in recent years. Mayor de Blasio must sign legislation to give them greater protections. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Skincare is grossly underrated. This six-step routine is affordable and simple to integrate into your routine. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Joey’s skincare routine for sensitive bitches

Sep 24, 2021

Skincare is grossly underrated. This six-step routine is affordable and simple to integrate into your routine. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

A cook prepares their customer’s food at the Annual Feast of San Gennaro. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: The Feast of San Gennaro bodes ill for Little Italy

Sep 21, 2021

A cook prepares their customer’s food at the Annual Feast of San Gennaro. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students and their helper guests moved into NYU’s 22 residence halls during three move-in days. Students new and returning seemed undeterred by the university’s COVID guidelines surrounding move-in and reported a generally smooth process. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Students report a smooth dorm move-in experience after a peculiar year

Sep 8, 2021

Students and their helper guests moved into NYU’s 22 residence halls during three move-in days. Students new and returning seemed undeterred by the university’s COVID guidelines surrounding move-in...

Here’s a look at Times Square through the lenses of two photographers during the pandemic and the thought process behind the shots. (Staff Photos by Alexandra Chan, Jake Capriotti)

Exposures: Jake and Alex capture Times Square in 2020

Two WSN photographers revisit a mid-pandemic photo shoot at New York City’s iconic Times Square from one year ago, diving into the thought process behind the photographs
Aug 29, 2021

  Follow the photographers on Instagram at @noelle.png and @capriotti.jake. Contact Alexandra Chan at [email protected] and Jake Capriotti at [email protected] 

(Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Slices of Home

Aug 25, 2021

(Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo Essay: Hundreds of protesters gather at Barclays Center to call for abolition of police

Photo Essay: Hundreds of protesters gather at Barclays Center to call for abolition of police

After various activists spoke to the crowd about systemic racial and economic injustice, defunding the police and reinvesting in communities, protesters marched down Flatbush Ave to Grand Army Plaza.
Apr 21, 2021

A Trump supporter holds a Trump Pence poster at a rally in midtown on election night 2020. Trump left a legacy in the Republican Party. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: OPINION: Post-Trump, Republicans don’t stand for anything

Apr 14, 2021

A Trump supporter holds a Trump Pence poster at a rally in midtown on election night 2020. Trump left a legacy in the Republican Party. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Harmonyc Movement poses in Times Square  for the thumbnail of their cover of HyunA’s I’m Not Cool. K-pop dance groups have managed to find ways to continue to develop their community and create content during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: How K-pop groups create community during COVID-19

Apr 12, 2021

Harmonyc Movement poses in Times Square for the thumbnail of their cover of HyunA’s I’m Not Cool. K-pop dance groups have managed to find ways to continue to develop their community and create content...

Students held a memorial for Farbin Towhid Tuesday night. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Farbin Towhid, Tisch first-year beloved for kindness, passion and talent, dies at 19

Apr 7, 2021

Students held a memorial for Farbin Towhid Tuesday night. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Cherry is a film for Tom Holland to stretch his acting muscles while offering nothing else. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Tom Holland can’t stop ‘Cherry’ from going sour

Apr 5, 2021

"Cherry" is a film for Tom Holland to stretch his acting muscles while offering nothing else. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

A year after COVID, how are students handling their second pandemic Easter? (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: How NYU students celebrate Easter during COVID-19

Apr 5, 2021

A year after COVID, how are students handling their second pandemic Easter? (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU operates two campuses in Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. With the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, a new chapter begins for the two schools. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: What the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE means for NYU

Apr 5, 2021

NYU operates two campuses in Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. With the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, a new chapter begins for the two schools. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

The Jasper Kane Cafe is a NYU Eats location in  Brooklyn. A SGA resolution to attempt to mitigate food insecurity among students is heading to the Financial Affairs Committee. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: University Senate to vote on Resolution to Mitigate Food Insecurity

Mar 31, 2021

The Jasper Kane Cafe is a NYU Eats location in Brooklyn. A SGA resolution to attempt to mitigate food insecurity among students is heading to the Financial Affairs Committee. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Grandmas Place, located on 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, is a childrens toy and bookstore. Founded by Dawn Crosby Harris-Martine, Grandmas Place has served the Harlem community since 1999. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Grandma’s Place: where you’re always welcomed home

Mar 29, 2021

Grandma's Place, located on 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, is a children's toy and bookstore. Founded by Dawn Crosby Harris-Martine, Grandma's Place has served the Harlem community since 1999. (Staff...

NYU Law is located at 40 Washington Square South. Linda Lacewell, an adjunct professor of the school,  is one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides accused of changing a state report to conceal the number of nursing home residents who died during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: NYU professor linked to Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths

Mar 24, 2021

NYU Law is located at 40 Washington Square South. Linda Lacewell, an adjunct professor of the school, is one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides accused of changing a state report to conceal the number...

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of  Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Students share mixed feelings about reopening the university

Mar 12, 2021

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art used to be one of the many New York City museums where NYU students could patronise for free or a reduced price. The Museum Gateway program is now closed, during the same semester when tuition has gone up. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Museum Gateway program is suspended for the semester

Mar 12, 2021

The Metropolitan Museum of Art used to be one of the many New York City museums where NYU students could patronise for free or a reduced price. The Museum Gateway program is now closed, during the same...

Saskias elegant yet simple storefront invites visitors to see what handmade goods are available on Sept. 18, 2020. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Local and Black-Owned Businesses

Sep 28, 2020

Saskia's elegant yet simple storefront invites visitors to see what handmade goods are available on Sept. 18, 2020. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

An illustration of a megaphone with a red handle. Written in orange on the megaphone are the words “Staff Rants.”

Staff Rants and Raves: The Emmys

From Bad Bunny to COVID-19 precautions, our staff has a lot of thoughts on the Emmys.
Sep 23, 2020

Rants  On the “Friends” Reunion Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor I never watch the Emmys and this year was no exception, but that didn’t stop me from having to see some...

Protesters hold up signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor and to abolish the police. Many across the country are calling to abolish the crime and punishment system currently in place. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Protests Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor Sweep New York City

Sep 24, 2020

Protesters hold up signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor and to abolish the police. Many across the country are calling to abolish the crime and punishment system currently in place. (Staff Photo...

New Yorkers and NYU students take the subway for their commutes every day. The MTA released a new policy to fine patrons $50 if they do not wear a mask. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Going Maskless on MTA Transit Now Costs $50

Sep 16, 2020

New Yorkers and NYU students take the subway for their commutes every day. The MTA released a new policy to fine patrons $50 if they do not wear a mask. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU Welcome 2020 signs deck the stairs at NYUs Kimmel Center for University Life during Welcome Week. Although all Welcome Week events have been virtual, Welcome Week leaders found ways to modify the traditional in-person events into a virtual experience for students. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: How the NYU Welcome Team Went Virtual

Sep 13, 2020

NYU Welcome 2020 signs deck the stairs at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life during Welcome Week. Although all Welcome Week events have been virtual, Welcome Week leaders found ways to modify the...

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is located at 82 Washington Square East. In a school-wide email, the schools Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action at Steinhardt, which will be led by Vice Dean E. Kirkland. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Steinhardt Dean Reveals Creation of Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action

Sep 8, 2020

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is located at 82 Washington Square East. In a school-wide email, the school's Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity,...

For years, Washington Square Park has acted as a hub for social gatherings. In light of social distancing precautions, the midnight rave earlier last weekend raised multiple concerns on students ignoring guidelines. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Rave at Washington Square Park Sparks Outrage and Confusion at NYU

Sep 7, 2020

For years, Washington Square Park has acted as a hub for social gatherings. In light of social distancing precautions, the midnight "rave" earlier last weekend raised multiple concerns on students ignoring...

An illustration of a megaphone with a red handle. Written in orange on the megaphone are the words “Staff Rants.”

Staff Rants: Coronavirus

From the loss of indoor seating to general annoyance, our staff has a lot to say about the coronavirus.
Sep 2, 2020

On The Loss of Public Seating  Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor One thing living through a pandemic has taught me is that I rely entirely too much on public seating to get me...

Transfers’ Journal

Transfers’ Journal

A collection of short narratives that give an insight into the lives of transfer students, discussing the concepts of transferring from another university or another school within NYU, where it is often difficult to situate in.
May 7, 2020

Journal Entry #1 By Ashley Wu Admitting that I was lonely felt like defeat. When I transferred to NYU in the fall of my sophomore year, I ignored all the warnings from my friends...

Many universities have placed their campuses in NYC. College students from NYC schools recently spoke with local and state officials about various issues they currently face. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Elected Officials Address NYC College Students’ Pandemic Concerns

May 4, 2020

Many universities have placed their campuses in NYC. College students from NYC schools recently spoke with local and state officials about various issues they currently face. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)