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Joshua Plutchik

Joshua Plutchik, Under the Arch Editor

Joshua Plutchik is a sophomore at Gallatin pursuing the intersection of psychology and media, culture, and communication. He intends to earn a doctoral degree in psychology. Joshua is passionate about portrait and landscape photography and videography. In his free time, he also enjoys reading non-fiction, writing, being with friends, and watching movies. You can find him on Instagram or view his website.

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A hand holding an N.Y.U. identity card up to a dining hall entrance scanner.

Photo: Student gov't deliberates Swipe it Forward, temporary visas and ICE event

Nov 7, 2022

A student swiping their NYU ID at a dining hall. (Joshua Becker for WSN)

Arthur Migliazza, left, sits on his couch while looking at his newborn baby. Arthur is holding a small dog, and wearing an orange and blue plaid flannel shirt and khaki pants. His newborn is wearing a white onesie and is holding a toy.

A Degree in Parenthood

Getting a degree is challenging, but the joys of parenthood are unmatched.
Joshua Becker, Deputy Under the Arch Editor Oct 20, 2022

A collage of environmental portraits of studio artists. From camera left to right: undergraduate student Ella Zona in her studio, graduate student Lizzy Chemel in her studio, and Professor Anthony Graves in his home studio.

Photo: The Application of Self: Accounts From Steinhardt’s Studio Art Department

Sep 25, 2022

(Joshua Becker, Samson Tu and Qianshan Weng for WSN.)

Professor Anthony Graves sits in front of his desk in his studio wearing glasses and dressed in a blue denim jacket and black shirt.

Photo: The Application of Self: Accounts From Steinhardt’s Studio Art Department

Sep 25, 2022

Professor Anthony Graves, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Art Professions at Steinhardt, sits in his studio in Jackson Heights.

A hand with purple fingernails holds a New York University campus card near a card reader at a dining hall kiosk.

Photo: Opinion: Meal Plans aren’t useless — you’re just using them wrong

Sep 21, 2022

Although many students complain about NYU’s meal plans, they can be cost-effective when used correctly. (Joshua Becker for WSN)

NYU Women’s Basketball co-captain Meghan McLaughlin.

Photo: Graduating from school and from sports

May 6, 2022

A portrait of NYU Women’s Basketball co-captain Meghan McLaughlin. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

A posterior view of a lot the size of a New York City house filled with racks of clothes and tables for jewelry and other smaller items with a red brick building in the background.

Photo: Ludlow Flea Market offers unique, sustainable pieces at affordable prices

Apr 29, 2022

The flea market is filled with secondhand and handcrafted items such as clothing, jewelry and bags. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

A portrait of Edoardo Marras with long wavy hair wearing a blue shirt and beige coat in front of the halal cart at Washington Square Park.

Photo: Eating around the world 

Apr 11, 2022

Edoardo Marras is a NYU sophomore. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

A group of unmasked, smiling students sit at a table in the Kimmel Center for University Life, pens in hand, writing. Their laptops are open.

Photo: Students conflicted about NYU easing mask mandate

Mar 31, 2022

Masks are no longer required in Kimmel lounges. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

A close-up image of a blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag. In the blue part, the word “Ukraine” is written in Ukrainian in yellow text. In the yellow part, the country’s name is written in English in blue text. On the right, a person’s arm extends into the frame. They are wearing a red-and-black flannel.

Photo: NYU Paris students respond to Ukraine war and refugee crisis

Mar 31, 2022

For students studying at NYU Paris, the war in Ukraine feels much closer to home. Students have been able to get involved more directly than they could have in New York. (Photo...

A portrait of Casey Hall-Landers posing in front of a red velvet curtain. They are wearing a beige jacket with orange embroidered flowers, a green checkered vest, and a purple collared shirt. Additionally, they have split dyed hair with blue on the left and pink on the right.

Photo: Casey Hall-Landers on disability, dance and the echoes of trauma

Mar 10, 2022

Casey Hall-Landers is a senior in the Tisch dance department. Currently, Hall-Landers leads their own dance class called “Contemporary Somatic Injury Prevention,” and serves...

A portrait of Stella Wunder in Washington Square Park. They are wearing an iridescent turquoise shirt with a black vest on top. She is also wearing pink eyeliner and gold star earrings.

Photo: Tisch student Stella Wunder is TikToking through the entertainment industry

Mar 7, 2022

Stella Wunder, an up-and-coming TikTok star, shares their rise to fame and life as an influencer. Wunder is also an actor, musician and Tisch student. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

A group of people crowd around the entrance of The Grey Dog. Above them is metal scaffolding with a baby blue banner that has the restaurant’s name printed on it.

Photo: The best places for bottomless brunch around NYU

Mar 4, 2022

The Grey Dog has two locations near campus: 90 University Place in Greenwich Village and 49 Carmine St. in the West Village. (Photo By Joshua Becker)

A crowd of NYU and Ukrainian community members is gathered in the entrance lobby of the Kimmel Center for University Life listening to a singer perform the Ukrainian National Anthem at NYUs Vigil for Ukraine.

Photo: Hundreds gather at NYU vigil for Ukraine

Mar 1, 2022

Steinhardt junior Anya Kosachevich sings the Ukrainian national anthem during the vigil. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

Students are seated on the lobby steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life, with one student waving a Ukrainian flag above the crowd.

Photo: Editor’s Note: This week’s top stories, and WSN vs. world news

Mar 5, 2022

More than 400 members of the NYU community convened at the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life to participate in a vigil for Ukraine. (Photo by Joshua Becker)

A hand holding a New York University I.D. up to a dining hall entrance scanner.

Photo: Swipe it Forward meal donation program returns to dining halls

Feb 23, 2022

NYU’s Swipe it Forward program helps combat food insecurity, but didn’t start until a month into the semester. (Photo by Joshua Becker)