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

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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

A portrait of Jason Alpert-Wisnia.

Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Editor-at-Large

Jason Alpert-Wisnia is a junior majoring in Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, primarily focused on photojournalism and documentary photography. His photography ranges from coverage of professional sports, to political protests and music festivals. When he is not pounding the pavement with a camera in his hands looking for the next story, you are likely to find Jason in a used bookstore looking for rare finds or in the park reading. You can find him on Instagram @jasonalpertwisnia and contact him at [email protected].

All content by Jason Alpert-Wisnia
Donald Trump wearing a blue suit with a red tie, an American flag pin on his lapel and white undershirt with his arms outstretched. Behind him to the left is his son Eric Trump in a gray suit with a light blue tie, as well as his legal team all standing in front of a large brown door with golden words on them.

Photo: Trump PAC, org. paid Stern professor almost $900,000 to testify at trial

Dec 15, 2023

File Photo: Donald Trump addresses the press outside of the courtroom during his New York civil fraud case in New York City on Oct. 17, 2023. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

An iPhone screen displaying an image of Lana Del Rey on a purple background. Various artist and song names are in white text. The phone is being held by a hand over a brown wooden table.

Photo: How unlimited music is changing our listening habits

Nov 30, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

There is a man sitting on a bench in a park. He is wearing a brown jacket and faded white pants.

Photo: Breeding entrepreneurship at NYU: Wesley Breed’s streetwear universe

Nov 6, 2023

Gallatin junior and content creator Wesley Breed. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Scott Goodfriend, the Chief Eating Officer at Ultimate Food Tours, wearing a green hoodie and “Bagel Expert” sash writing with a pen on a score sheet listing all the vendors.

Photo: New York BagelFest taught me I was doing bagels wrong

Oct 26, 2023

One of the appointed Bagel Experts rates the bagels at New York BagelFest. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Aaron Paul in a black shirt and beanie and Bryan Cranston in a blue shirt, both holding bottles, smile with an arm around each other.

Photo: Chowing down on tacos and tequila with ‘Breaking Bad’ stars

Oct 24, 2023

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, best known together for their roles as Jesse Pinkman and Walter White in “Breaking Bad,” made an appearance at the bar for their mezcal Dos Hombres....

A woman in a white rain jacket smiles at the camera while holding a taco on a plate.

Photo: Chowing down on tacos and tequila with ‘Breaking Bad’ stars

Oct 24, 2023

People toughed out the rain in jackets and with umbrellas to enjoy all the food and drinks. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A person dressed as Jason Voorhees from the movie “Friday the 13th” holds up a prop knife in one hand and reaches out to the camera with their other hand.

Photo: New York Comic Con: An ode to pop-culture enthusiasts and cosplayers alike

Oct 17, 2023

Thousands descended upon the Javits Center in Manhattan for the four-day long 2023 New York Comic Con – many in full costume. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A colorful portrait of Miguel Guerrero on top of text stating ‘Beyond N.Y.U.’

Beyond NYU: Building entrepreneurial success

Tandon alum Miguel Guerrero created one the world’s largest Minecraft servers when he was 14. Now, he is helping small businesses with their marketing campaigns at his own company.
Bruna Horvath and Jason Alpert-Wisnia Oct 5, 2023

When Tandon alum Miguel Guerrero was just 14 years old, he created a Minecraft server that was at one point considered the world’s largest. This was only the beginning of his...

Three people in purple gowns wearing black graduation caps are walking across reddish-brown dirt in a line, with the person in the front smiling with a scarf around her neck made up of photos while simultaneously carrying a large banner which reads SILVER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK and has a logo depicting a half a planet with a cityscape on top of it. Behind the is a large crowd of people sitting in purple graduation gowns and caps, separated from the trio by a wall of netting.

Photo: Silver to cut down on field requirement for social work students

May 24, 2023

Representatives of the Silver School of Social Work at NYU’s class of 2023 commencement ceremony. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Katie Song-Yi Nam wearing a purple gown and white shirt sings the national anthem on the field.

Photo: 2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

May 17, 2023

Katie Song-Yi Nam sings the national anthem. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A black letter board with white letters that are falling off outside of Theatre Eighty Saint Marks.

Photo: Historic East Village theater faces foreclosure

Apr 26, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Deborah Willis wearing a black dress and Hank Willis Thomas wearing a black suit, both standing in front of a backdrop with the N.Y.U. logo and text “TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.”

Photo: Martin Scorsese makes appearance at first Tisch Gala since 2019

Apr 6, 2023

Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas are the honorees of this year’s Tisch Gala. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Representative George Santos wearing a suit and sunglasses speaks to a crowd while surrounded by people holding cameras.

Photo: Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

Apr 4, 2023

Representative George Santos was at the site of the protest earlier in the morning. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Actress Tommy Dorfman standing and speaking into a microphone with a crowd of people behind her.

Photo: Trans Day of Visibility march sees hundreds gather for trans rights

Apr 3, 2023

Actress Tommy Dorfman addresses the crowd. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Photo: Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Mar 28, 2023

Dozens gathered near Foley Square on March 25 for the International Gift of Life Walk, an anti-abortion march that marched downtown. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A woman in a brown jacket bends down and lays a white flower on the pavement among other flowers. In front of her is a banner and a wreath, behind it is a fire truck.

Photo: Labor leaders, politicians mark anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Mar 27, 2023

Dozens gathered outside the NYU Brown Building on March 24 to commemorate those lost for the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A boy wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap and a republican flag wrapped around him standing next to man holding up a sign that reads, “Patriots for Prosecution” and has a photo of Donald Trump behind jail bars with the text, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, LOCK HIM UP!” and the website “” written on it.

Photo: Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

Mar 20, 2023

Some counter-protesters attended the rally in favor of Trump’s arrest. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A line of activists with megaphones and signs stand in front of a large crowd of people. They hold a black banner with green text which reads “Climate Can’t Wait.” They are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York City skyline is in the background.

Photo: Fridays for Future protesters walk out of school to demand climate legislation

Mar 7, 2023

undreds of people marched from Foley Square in Manhattan to Brooklyn’s Borough Hall as a part of a climate protest. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A man in a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up holds a microphone to his mouth under dim red, yellow and blue lights. Behind him is a man at a table with D.J. equipment.

Photo: Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Feb 28, 2023

Earl Sweatshirt spontaneously performed, based entirely on what his DJ set up for him. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A police car sits in the middle of the intersection between east thirteenth street and university place with its driver’s side airbags blown, and yellow police tape reads “Do Not Cross,” draped on its left side. The front of the vehicle is severely damaged, with shattered glass and parts of the car in pieces on the pavement. Behind it are civilians and their vehicles along with other police cars and a firetruck.

Photo: Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

Feb 20, 2023

Police car crashed at the intersection of E 13th St and University Pl in the afternoon of Feb. 20. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A white vehicle sits in the middle of the street in front of a row of Citi Bikes. The driver’s side and left passenger doors are severely damaged, and the driver’s airbag is blown.

Photo: Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

Feb 20, 2023

The civilian’s car was damaged in the crash, when the police vehicle hit its left side. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Photo: Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

Feb 20, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

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