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Jemima McEvoy

Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief

Jemima McEvoy is a junior studying Politics, Economics and Languages in CAS. Maybe it's because she grew up in the British countryside, but she's completely intoxicated by life and art in New York City. She's passionate about music, literature and filling journals halfway. When she's not wondering around the streets smiling, she's likely writing or hastily sketching the goingson of Washington Square Park. She really likes words, but you're probably not surprised.

All content by Jemima McEvoy
Bill de Blasio speaks from behind a podium with a purple banner that reads “New York University” wearing a navy suit with white-and-red striped tie.

Photo: Bill de Blasio to teach at NYU next year

Oct 17, 2022

FIle photo: Bill de Blasio speaks at the NYU College Democrats’ “NYC Youth Rise Up Panel” in the Kimmel Center for University Life on April 26, 2017. (Jemima McEvoy for WSN)

Jemima McEvoy

Jemima McEvoy

May 7, 2020

Like many directionless first-years, I found myself in the Washington Square News office sort of by accident. A proud Third North resident at the time, I’d seen an A4 poster...

The view from the 8th floor of the NYU Paris building on Saint-Germain, a five-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Charles Thomas)

Fire Erupts at Historic Notre Dame Cathedral Near NYU Paris

One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame, was engulfed in flames Monday evening. Hear from NYU Paris students who were minutes away from the chaos.
Apr 15, 2019

Not knowing whether to run toward or away from the flames, crowds shrouded in disbelief watched as a fire ripped through one of Paris’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral,...

(Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Mark Yokoyama | The Nuclear Reactor

Dec 5, 2018

Mark limps into Bobst with a cast on his foot. There’s a round Boba Guys sticker slapped on the side, but that holds my attention for only a second. “What happened?”...

A police car weaves between US Postal Service vans nearby NYU Langones emergency care unit.

Langone Emergency Unit Evacuated After Bomb Threat Next Door

Doctors, patients and staff were evacuated from Langone's Ambulatory Care unit at West 52nd Street after a suspicious package was found at the post office nearby.
Oct 26, 2018

Around 9 a.m. today, patients, doctors and staff were evacuated from NYU Langone’s Ambulatory Care unit at West 52nd Street after a suspected bomb was found at a United States...

One of the pages from the edition WSN released on Sept. 14.

In the Archives: NYU During 9/11

A look into the newspaper's archives from the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Sep 11, 2018
A look into the newspaper's archives from the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Gotham Pizza, opposite Third North Residence Hall, has served its last pie.

Light Up the Bat Signal, Gotham Pizza Has Fallen

Sep 4, 2018
As of this week, Gotham Pizza is closed.
(Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

Photo: Go Forth and Eat Vegan

Oct 25, 2018

(Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

Professor Avital Ronell (pictured) will return to NYU in the fall after being found responsible for sexual harassment last year. The Student Government Assembly published a letter on Friday condemning her return. (via Wikimedia Commons)

NYU Professor and Feminist Scholar Found Responsible for Inappropriate Physical Contact, Sexual Texting

Aug 13, 2018
Professor of German and Comparitive Literature Avital Ronell has been suspended for the upcoming academic year because of "inappropriate physical contact" and sending sexual texts to a former graduate student.
Portraits of NYUs Board of Trustees on display on the fourth floor of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life.

NYU Board of Trustees Rejects Student and Faculty Representation

Jul 26, 2018

NYU’s Board of Trustees voted down three resolutions written by three different University Senate councils which would have placed students and faculty members on the Board of...

Five days after a fourth-year student was found dead in her dorm, a psychiatry resident is believed to have reported suicide on Sunday.

Second Member of Langone Community Takes Own Life

May 9, 2018
Five days after a fourth-year radiology student took her own life, another member of the NYU Langone community was reported dead on Sunday.
Downstein Passport Dining, where the Black History Month meal was served.

Lawsuit From Former Downstein Manager Reveals Aramark Misled Public About Insensitive Black History Month Meal

May 3, 2018
NYU and Aramark face a five million dollar lawsuit. The suit alleges wrongful termination of an Aramark employee after February's insensitive Black History Month meal.
While You Were Here 2018

While You Were Here 2018

May 3, 2018

A lot has changed while you were here. The university has changed, the city has changed and as a result, as is inevitable with the passing of time, you have changed. Hopefully...

Kilroy holding a sample of his product; an ethereal light glows yonder.

The Life of an NYU Drug Dealer

Apr 29, 2018
Kilroy has a lot on his plate. Classes, extra curricular activities, his social life and, well, his huge drug dealing business.
Letter From the Editor: College Newspapers Are Dying, Let’s Save Them

Letter From the Editor: College Newspapers Are Dying, Let’s Save Them

Apr 24, 2018
WSN's Editor-in-Chief Jemima McEvoy chimes in on the #SaveStudentNewsrooms movement and discusses the impact of changes in media dissemination on WSN.
Hiking in Bear Mountain State Park in Rockland County, NY.

Bear Mountain, New York

Apr 23, 2018
Bear Mountain offers picturesque views of the Hudson from hiking trails.
A Muslim student standing in the lobby of the Henry Kaufman Management Center. Stern has recently gained attention from the larger NYU community due to instances of Islamophobia and discrimination.

Racial Discrimination and Islamophobia Pervasive in Stern

Apr 23, 2018
Muslim and black students have reported experiencing racial discrimination and Islamophobia in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Artist Frank Ocean

Staff Recs: Best Frank Ocean Songs

Apr 12, 2018
WSN staff compiled a list of the best Frank Ocean songs. So sit back, relax and let this playlist take you to the Pyramids tonight.
Students huddle over desktops in the Game Innovation Lab at Tandon’s 5 Metrotech building.

Inside NYU’s Game Innovation Lab

Apr 8, 2018

There is more to the NYU gaming community than the horde of students that assemble every Thursday night in the lounge of University Residence Hall to battle it out on “Super...

The Game Innovation Lab at Tandon’s 5 Metrotech building.

Photo: The Technology Feature

Apr 9, 2018

The Game Innovation Lab at Tandon’s 5 Metrotech building.

The Facebook page for NYUSecrets. The page moderator recently posted a link to a survey to give feedback on NYU Wellness and Counseling due to the high number of Secrets posts critiquing these services.

Part Moderator, Part Activist — NYU Secrets Admin Seeks Improved Student Health

Apr 2, 2018
NYU Secrets has partnered with the Student Health Center in light of many anonymous submissions about students' health struggles and unsatisfactory experiences seeking out help from the center.
How My Andrew Hamilton Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

How My Andrew Hamilton Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

Apr 1, 2018
Read about how WSN's editor-in-chief's life fell apart as she fell down the rabbit hole of an Andrew Hamilton conspiracy.
Clockwise from top left, album covers from The Arctic Monkeys, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak , and Kim Petras.

Staff Recs: Best Songs to Spring into Spring With

Mar 29, 2018
Say goodbye to winter with our playlist of songs to spring into spring with!
An estimated 800,000 protestors joined together at the March for Our Lives in D.C.

Photo: Students Mourn Friends, Demand Government Action on Gun Violence

Mar 26, 2018

An estimated 800,000 protestors joined together at the March for Our Lives in D.C.

 “Professor Quotes Without Context” co-founders Peter Ferrarese and Nick Sawhney discuss the conception of their popular Facebook page in Think Coffee on Fourth Avenue.

The Hilarity, Humanity and Insanity of ‘Professor Quotes Without Context’

Mar 26, 2018
WSN sat down with the creators of the Facebook group Professor Quotes Without Context
The streets of Madrid where NYU students have a chance to study abroad. (Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

Photo: NYU Madrid Students Express Early Concerns About Scheduling

Feb 6, 2019

The streets of Madrid where NYU students have a chance to study abroad. (Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

The cast of Seinfeld.

Staff Recs: Best Shows to Binge on a Snow Day

Mar 22, 2018
Whether summer lethargy or winter blizzards are responsible for your next binge-watching stint, WSN is here with a few of our favorite television shows to get the job done.
Gallatin Business Club’s Women in Business panel.

Photo: The Intersectionality Feature

Mar 19, 2018

Gallatin Business Club’s Women in Business panel.

Up-and-Comers 2018

Up-and-Comers 2018

Mar 8, 2018

We’re not just university students. We’re journalists, YouTubers, coders, organizers, historians, investors and entrepreneurs. We’re all at the cusp of breaking into...

Jennifer Zhang

Doing It Herself
Mar 8, 2018

Atop her standard dorm room wooden dresser, Jennifer Zhang’s golden YouTube play button commemorates her channel reaching one million subscribers. Although she reached this figure...

Lil Uzi Vert was likely the mystery performer of the now rescheduled Violet 100 Concert.

Rumored Lil Uzi Vert Violet 100 Concert Canceled

Mar 1, 2018
NYU's Program Board canceled the Violet 100 Concert, in which Lil Uzi Vert was expected to be the mystery headliner.
Gramercy Green

Gramercy Green

Feb 22, 2018

Address: 310 Third Ave., New York, NY 10010 Cost per semester: $6,622-$9,386 Low cost: Available Rooms available: Singles, Doubles, Triples Nearby subways: N,...

Othmer Hall

Othmer Hall

Feb 22, 2018

Address: 101 Johnson St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Cost per semester: $4,654-$8,582 Low cost: Available Rooms available: Singles, Doubles Nearby subways: A, C, F, R,...

A current photography exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum features work by Peter Hujar, who documented New York City gay life from the 1969 Stonewall Uprising to the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s. Curated by Joel Smith,   ‘Peter Hujar: Speed of Life,’ will run until May 20.

Peter Hujar: A Lover and a Fighter

Feb 12, 2018
The Morgan Library & Museum is currently hosting an exhibit on the works of Peter Hujar, an influential photographer whose art is largely associated with gay life in downtown New York City.
Staff Recs: Best Songs to Cry To

Staff Recs: Best Songs to Cry To

Feb 9, 2018
The WSN Staff compiled a playlist of the best songs to cry to this Valentine's Day. Sit back, relax and feel all the feels.
NYU Divest and NYU SLAM attempted conversations with some members of the Board of Trustees with limited success.

Photo: Divest Suspends Elevator Occupation

Dec 4, 2017

NYU Divest and NYU SLAM attempted conversations with some members of the Board of Trustees with limited success.

Aquatic Life in the Concrete Jungle

Dec 4, 2017

My fish, Phineus, is beautiful and purple and resilient beyond belief. He has survived the countless goggling eyes of college students commenting on the tasteful architecture of...

Creative Ways to Get Cat-finated

Creative Ways to Get Cat-finated

Nov 20, 2017
Check out the cat cafes of New York so you can enjoy a cup of coffee and cuddle a fluffy animal.
At Kimmel on Nov. 18, students and faculty gathered for the New York Dance Marathon to raise money for Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

NYDM Raises $600,000 for the Kids

Nov 20, 2017
The annual New York Dance Marathon took place over the weekend, with NYU Greek Life raising $600,000 for the kids.
Exposure | The Cat Cafés of New York

Exposure | The Cat Cafés of New York

Nov 20, 2017
Who doesn't like to look at cute, furry cats? Look at the stars of New York's cat cafés.
This week WSN staff discuss their favorite seasonal beverages like drinking hot chocolate for Christmas season.

Staff Recs: Seasonal Beverages

Nov 17, 2017
WSN staff members give their takes of the best seasonal beverages.
I Guess We’re All Addicted

I Guess We’re All Addicted

Nov 13, 2017

If someone asked me whether or not I’m addicted to social media, I’d say no. When I think of social media addicts, I envision a room full of people scrolling through Instagram...

WSN staff chooses their favorite place to get Mac and Cheese ranging from places like S’MAC to Panera Bread to even Annie’s microwaveable plate.

Staff Recs: Best Mac and Cheese

Nov 10, 2017
The WSN staff gives their takes on the best mac and cheese.
NYU Journalism to Sever Ties with NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Journalism to Sever Ties with NYU Abu Dhabi

Gallatin Faculty Urge Colleagues Not to Teach at NYUAD
Nov 3, 2017
NYU's Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism has decided to end its relationship with NYU's Abu Dhabi campus over concerns of access to the campus.
Many Stern students feel intense academic stress resulting from the competitiveness of the school. A few organisations on campus are working to combat these issues.

Many Try, Few Succeed — Improving Stern Mental Health

Oct 30, 2017
A look at the primary stressors for students and the ongoing initiatives to improve the mental health of the Stern community.

The Bones of Washington Square Park

Oct 30, 2017

All of us have skeletons in our closets, but they’re hidden away and mostly metaphorical. For Washington Square Park, the skeletons of the past are instead kept underground and...

This week the WSN staff discuss their favorite Halloween candies ranging from candy corn to British sweets.

Staff Recs: Best Halloween Candy

Oct 26, 2017
WSN staff give their opinions of the best Halloween candy on the market.
WSN staff share their favorite Halloween TV Episodes from when they were growing up.

Staff Recs: Best Halloween TV Episodes

Oct 20, 2017
The WSN Staff reminisces about their favorite Halloween TV episodes.
A rally was held in Kimmel today, responding to a vandalized poster in Bobst which threatened DREAMers.

Kimmel Rally Responds to Anti-DREAMer Vandalism

Oct 17, 2017
After finding a vandalized DREAMer flyer in the Kimmel Center for University Life, students responded with a rally against the act.

Gabor Simonovits

Oct 10, 2017
An interview with politics Teaching Assistant Gabor Simonovits for The Immigration Issue.
The Immigration Issue

The Immigration Issue

Oct 10, 2017
The Immigration Issue aims to look at the various experiences immigrants to the United States go through during their decision, documentation, arrival and grind.
Sautéed potatoes is one of the many ways to cook a side dish for your meal.

Staff Recs: Best Way to Eat a Potato

Sep 21, 2017
The WSN staff tells you their favorite ways to eat the versatile potato.

Video: Felix Morelo

Sep 11, 2017
Felix Morelo, 'The Face Guy', is one of the infamous street artists frequenting Washington Square Park and Union Square. You've probably seen his 'Good Luck Spot' or even his 'Bad Luck Spot' around campus.