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Julia McNeill

Julia McNeill, Multimedia Editor

Julia McNeill is a senior studying Art History, Computing and Data Science, and Web Development. When she was a child, she used to study the pages of National Geographic and dream of becoming a photographer. You can usually find her eating mac ’n’ cheese, drinking seltzer, doing crossword puzzles and reading Wikipedia plot summaries before watching films. When she wants to relax, she resorts to meticulously organizing her Spotify playlists. She adores hiking and camping and would like to escape the city sometime soon. You can find her on her instagram @julia.mcneill.

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A beach lies at the waterfront of Tel Aviv, Israel, which was an NYU study abroad site. On Thursday evening, NYU Tel Aviv announced plans to go remote. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: NYU Tel Aviv Switches to Online Classes

March 13, 2020

A beach lies at the waterfront of Tel Aviv, Israel, which was an NYU study abroad site. On Thursday evening, NYU Tel Aviv announced plans to go remote. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Jon works on his smart pantry, taking existing vending machines and making them compatible with the Share Meals app. The end goal is that students can fill out a survey on the app and then be awarded some amount of points that can be used to get full, refrigerated meals from the pantry. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Always in Action, Never in the Spotlight

December 5, 2019

Jon works on his smart pantry, taking existing vending machines and making them compatible with the Share Meals app. The end goal is that students can fill out a survey on the app and then be awarded some...

Instagram is planning to remove the likes feature, preventing influencers from seeing how many likes their photos and videos receive. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Student Influencers React to Instagram’s New Like-Hiding Policy

November 25, 2019

Instagram is planning to remove the likes feature, preventing influencers from seeing how many likes their photos and videos receive. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Entrance to the NYU Academic Resource Center, one of the NYU Courtesy Meals locations. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Unexpected Charges Leave Students Distrustful of Courtesy Meals Program

November 11, 2019

Entrance to the NYU Academic Resource Center, one of the NYU Courtesy Meals locations. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

A$AP Rocky greets a sea of fans at his first show back in NYC since his arrest in Sweden. (Photo by Iffat Nur)

Photo: Rolling Loud Festival Pulls up to NYC for the First Time

October 14, 2019

A$AP Rocky greets a sea of fans at his first show back in NYC since his arrest in Sweden. (Photo by Iffat Nur)

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Photo: NYU Hockey Opens Quest for Redemption With Win

October 7, 2019

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A player looks to pass the frisbee to a teammate during practice. The Violet Femmes, NYUs club womens ultimate frisbee team, compete in regional tournaments throughout the semester. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Ultimate Goal of Frisbee: Find Family

September 30, 2019

A player looks to pass the frisbee to a teammate during practice. The Violet Femmes, NYU's club women's ultimate frisbee team, compete in regional tournaments throughout the semester. (Staff Photo by Julia...

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Photo: I Love Pretty S/S 2020

September 12, 2019

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Students picnic and relax in Central Park, which is just one of New York’s many parks. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Spots To Savor Before Summer’s End

August 24, 2019

Students picnic and relax in Central Park, which is just one of New York’s many parks. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

A Steinhardt graduate waits for commencement to begin. Like other graduates, she has decorated her cap with flowers. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: NYU’s Class of 2019 Graduates With a Challenge to Foster Unity

May 22, 2019

A Steinhardt graduate waits for commencement to begin. Like other graduates, she has decorated her cap with flowers. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

The interior of Think Coffee, one of the many green coffee shops that started to use compostable to-go cups. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Sustainable Restaurants Persist, Despite Some Consumer Apathy

May 6, 2019

The interior of Think Coffee, one of the many green coffee shops that started to use compostable to-go cups. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Trees line the beach at Tel Avivs waterfront. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Academics Voice Support for Social and Cultural Analysis Department’s Boycott of NYU Tel Aviv

May 10, 2019

Trees line the beach at Tel Aviv's waterfront. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

The beach at Tel Avivs waterfront. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Over 2,000 People Sign Petition Against Boycott of NYU Tel Aviv

May 6, 2019

The beach at Tel Aviv's waterfront. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Jungle gyms and concrete fill the Mercer St. Playground. NYU is set to be part of a community-wide effort to enhance the playground and surrounding community spaces. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: NYU Expands on Mercer Street, Renovates Playground Along the Way

April 9, 2019

Jungle gyms and concrete fill the Mercer St. Playground. NYU is set to be part of a community-wide effort to enhance the playground and surrounding community spaces. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Hreb sits in a session of IGNITE, co-working with other women in politics. She grew up in a patriotic Ukrainian family; however, before coming to NYU, Hreb wasn’t all that interested in entering politics. After studying in Paris as a first-year, Hreb reoriented her goals. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Lesi Hreb | The Assertive yet Humble Idealist

March 14, 2019

Hreb sits in a session of IGNITE, co-working with other women in politics. She grew up in a patriotic Ukrainian family; however, before coming to NYU, Hreb wasn’t all that interested in entering politics....

Former table tennis Olympian and SPS junior Tom Feng serves to one of his many futile challengers at Spin New York, the table tennis bar where he works. Beyond participating in the 2016 Olympics, Feng was the top-ranked U.S. men’s player, played professionally in Austria and led NYU to its first national championship in 2018. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Tom Feng | The Soft-Spoken Olympian

March 14, 2019

Former table tennis Olympian and SPS junior Tom Feng serves to one of his many futile challengers at Spin New York, the table tennis bar where he works. Beyond participating in the 2016 Olympics, Feng...

New Yorkers gear up for Saint Patricks Day at one of the many Irish bars in the city. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Pubs and Pots of Gold: St. Patrick’s Day Fun

March 11, 2019

New Yorkers gear up for Saint Patrick's Day at one of the many Irish bars in the city. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Signs outside the garden encourage residents to take action to save the garden. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Elizabeth Street Garden Fights to Exist

March 11, 2019

Signs outside the garden encourage residents to take action to save the garden. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Utility pants displayed on a mannequin at Urban Outfitter on 3rd Avenue. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: NYU Trend Report: Winter to Spring Edition

March 4, 2019

Utility pants displayed on a mannequin at Urban Outfitter on 3rd Avenue. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

A view from the street of Steve Lockes “A Partial List of Unarmed African-Americans who were Killed By Police... Lockes work examines the intersection of the personal and the political, addressing his own inescapable connection to oppressive power structures like racism and homophobia.(Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Gallatin Galleries Show Meditates on Sexuality, Masculinity, Race

February 25, 2019

A view from the street of Steve Locke's “A Partial List of Unarmed African-Americans who were Killed By Police..." Locke's work examines the intersection of the personal and the political, addressing...

An NYU spokesperson told WSN that the university supported the deal with Amazon. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: Amazon Backs Out of Long Island City Deal

February 20, 2019

An NYU spokesperson told WSN that the university supported the deal with Amazon. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

A look through the windows of Beacons Closet, a used-clothing store with several locations in the city. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: The Rise of Environmentally Conscious Consumerism

February 14, 2019

A look through the windows of Beacon's Closet, a used-clothing store with several locations in the city. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

The inside of the NYU Bookstore. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Photo: NYU Bookstore to Reduce Hours of Operation

October 10, 2019

The inside of the NYU Bookstore. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)