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
Protesters make their way down University Place in a large group, holding signs and chanting.

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

Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 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

March 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

March 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 rally attendee dressed in a gray mouse costume holding signs that read Democrat Rhino Politician and Trust me demonstrates in Collective Pond Park while two media personnel record the attendee from behind.

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

Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz March 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

March 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

Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

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

Ten people stand in front of a large white banner being dropped from a balcony above them which reads “Contract Faculty United” in purple with a circular logo reading “U.A.W.” and an N.Y.U. torch. Seven people are holding the banner and a long single piece of paper covered in text.

Photo: Contract faculty move to formalize union, demand recognition from Hamilton

Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor February 23, 2023

(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

February 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 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

Bruna Horvath and Carmo Moniz February 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

February 20, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Arnav Binaykia

Photo: Arnav Binaykia

February 18, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Photo: NYU vigil honors victims of Turkey and Syria earthquakes

Aya Diab, Contributing Writer February 16, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A man in a dark gray jacket and a woman in a light gray jacket, both wearing gray winter hats, hold full-size Israeli flags on poles. They are standing in front of the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

Photo: Protesters criticize Israeli government’s far-right plans for reform

February 6, 2023

Dozens of protestors gathered at Washington Square Park to take against the far-right Israeli government’s plans to limit the power of the country’s judiciary. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia...

A man stands behind a podium in a checkered jacket. He speaks towards a crowd of people sitting on steps behind stanchions.

Photo: NYU community gathers to honor Tyre Nichols at vigil

February 3, 2023

Cameron Grant, the senator at-large for men of color at NYU, speaks to a crowd gathered at the Kimmel Center for University Life. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A woman stands in the middle of a crowd of protesters in Times Square. She shouts and raises her fist.

Photo: Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of protesters march from Washington Square Park toward Times Square. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Alexa Donovan stands in front of 211 Thompson St., an apartment building in Greenwich Village. Alexa is looking at the camera and wearing a navy shirt and denim skirt.

Photo: Born To Be at NYU

October 20, 2022

Alexa Donovan stands outside of 211 Thompson St., the apartment where her parents met, and her first childhood home. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A circle of cosplayers dressed as different versions of Spider-Man surround a child and point at him. From left to right, a person in a red-and-blue classic Spider-Man bodysuit, a person in a black suit with a black-and-red hoodie, another classic Spider-Man, a Spider-Man from the Tobey Maguire movie in a red-and-blue suit with white spider web accents. A child in the center of the circle is dressed in a white shirt that reads Super Mario in rainbow letters, depicting the Mario character in front of a black-and-white checkered rectangle.

New York Comic Con and the art of cosplay

A photographer’s experience seeing characters come to life through fandom.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Photographer October 17, 2022

A large group of people sit on the large staircase inside the lobby of New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, with one person in the front row holding a sign with text “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM” printed on it.

Photo: Students demand more from Hamilton on Iran demonstrations

Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

A vigil was held to mourn the death of Mahsa Amini and to urge NYU to recognize the human rights demonstrations in Iran. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Photo: 8 restaurants that are ‘Gossip Girl’ approved

Ishani Paul, Contributing Writer October 12, 2022

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A crowd of protesters standing under Washington Square Arch holding the Iranian flag and signs with a person holding a wood stick with a strand of black hair hanging by the end of it.

Photo: Opinion: NYU should speak up about the violence in Iran

October 3, 2022

New Yorkers attended a vigil for Mahsa Amini, an Iranian women who died during detainment for violating hijab regulations, in Washington Square Park on Oct. 1. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia...

A performance protestor whose body is covered in red liquid has a pained facial expression.

How to never forget what happened on Sept. 11

A photographer explores acts of reflection two decades after the attack.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Photographer September 27, 2022

The ceiling of the 14th Street-Union Square station. To the left is a surveillance camera; to the right is a red “Exit” sign.

Photo: New plan to put cameras in every subway car won’t help, students say

September 27, 2022

Surveillance cameras are currently in use at the 14th Street-Union Square subway station. The Metropolitan Transit Authority now plans to place them inside train cars. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia...

A man pitches a ball on the mound in a baseball stadium.

MLB will recognize minor league players’ unionization efforts

MLB announced on Friday that it will voluntarily recognize minor league players’ attempts to unionize in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

On Friday Sept. 9, Major League Baseball announced that it would voluntarily recognize minor league players' attempts to unionize under the Major League Baseball Players Association...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball wins NYU Invitational

The Violets swept all three of their opponents over this past weekend to win the NYU Invitational tournament and move to 6-1 for the season.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

For the second consecutive year, the NYU women’s volleyball team won the NYU Invitational, bringing the Violets to a 6-1 record (0.857) for the season so far. The tournament...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball set to host NYU Invitational

After a 3-1 performance at the Pacific Coast Classic last weekend, the Violets will return home for the first time this season to host the NYU Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

The NYU women’s volleyball team looks to continue its strong start to the fall season heading into this weekend’s NYU Invitational tournament at the Brooklyn Athletic Facility....

Many supporters left flowers and notes for the beloved Queen. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia)

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II’s death may affect NYU London operations

Edward Franco, Video Director September 9, 2022

Many supporters left flowers and notes for the beloved Queen. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia)