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Kendall Levison

Kendall Levison, Dining Editor

Kendall Levison is the Dining Editor for the Washington Square News. While she loves living in New York, she does miss the great weather in her native Northern California. While not studying journalism and computer science in CAS or working at WSN, Kendall enjoys trying complicated recipes in her tiny kitchen. Her ambitions include visiting every continent, becoming a Jeopardy champion, and someday walking up the Kimmel staircase without tripping.

All content by Kendall Levison
CEO Seung Shin and Senior R&D Researcher Seung Anthony Lam started Ephemeral to provide tattoos without the commitment.

NYU Startup Makes Tattoos Commitment-Free

Apr 18, 2016
A team of NYU students and alums are changing the tattoo industry with a new kind of ink.
I Tried... Actually Caring About My Outfit for 40 Days

I Tried… Actually Caring About My Outfit for 40 Days

Apr 12, 2016
Features Editor Kendall Levison dramatically changed her wardrobe during Lent.
Violets is a new application which helps you determine someones sexuality based on other peoples opinions.

New App Shows Where the Straight Guys Are at NYU

Mar 31, 2016
A new app allows straight NYU girl to see whether their crushes are gay.
Robert Clinton

Robert Clinton

Mar 10, 2016

Robert Clinton is the kind of NYU student who gets written about in admission brochures and featured on university websites. When school administrators needed an Admissions Ambassador...


Mar 7, 2016

Elevator pitch This app distills the complicated process of finding an apartment into a few clicks and swipes. Filters like “building with elevators” or “allows pets”...

Hearty Start

Mar 7, 2016

Elevator pitch For as little as $3, Hearty Start allows you to sponsor breakfasts for homeless individuals around New York City. Donors log onto the site and choose how often...


Mar 7, 2016

Elevator pitch MedPilot wants to change the way patients pay for healthcare. The company identified two main issues with medical billing: patients often never see the bills, and...


Mar 7, 2016

Elevator pitch Students who have searched from a summer job or internship online know that there are hundreds of sites to choose from, but Jozii aims to simplify the process....

Keeping your space clean and organized will make your living space look bigger and better to deal with.

Tricks to Maximize Dorm Space

Feb 29, 2016
Use these tips to maximize your living space and keep things neat and organized.

Gramercy Green

Feb 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $15,884 - $18,494 Low-cost rooms available: No Commute to class: 25 minutes Nearby subways: 4, 6, N, Q, R Shuttle: Yes It’s...

Many NYU students struggle with getting the right balance of sleep, study, and social life. (Photo by Jake Quan)

You’ve Got 99 Problems, Don’t Make Sleep One

Feb 2, 2016
Learn how a few quick phone hacks can lead to better sleep all semester long.
The Dining Issue

The Dining Issue

Feb 1, 2016
Your guide to NYU Dining.
As the snow from the last storm melts, ensure you are ready for the next one!

Five Things You Need to Survive the Next Blizzard

Jan 28, 2016
Learn how to own the next winter storm with this easy checklist.

[VIDEO] Mixing a Crunchy Sousma Salad

Jan 27, 2016
WSN goes to Russia to bring you a traditional recipe for salad.

Top 5 Events to Keep on Your Radar This Spring

Jan 25, 2016

Sure, the beginning of a new semester means new classes, but it also means a whole semester’s worth of new NYU events. Since no one wants to actually scan through every page...

International holiday desserts to try in the city

International holiday desserts to try in the city

Dec 8, 2015
Celebrate the holidays with these international treats.

Get yo’ holiday drank on

Nov 30, 2015
Learn how to mix drinks right in your dorm this holiday season.

[VIDEO] Making the perfect classic pumpkin pie

Nov 24, 2015
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a WSN video guide to making the holiday's signature dessert.

Spooky scary tortillas for your Halloween party

Oct 29, 2015
Check out WSN original video for a Halloween treat you can make in your dorm kitchen.

[VIDEO] Exploring Russian cuisine with salad olivier

Oct 14, 2015
Lean how to make a traditional Russian salad with this video.
Westside Market offers an array of breakfast options in close proximity to some major NYU dorms.

Village offers quick breakfast options

Sep 8, 2015
See where to get the best quick meal before morning classes.

What you missed this summer in NYC dining scene

Aug 28, 2015
Recap of summer food news.
People relax in Prospect Park on a beautiful April day.

Pack your picnic basket for spring

Apr 28, 2015
Useful tips can help students plan a great picnic.
Tea makes for an appropriate replacement of coffee.

Terrific tea to thrill the tastebuds

Apr 21, 2015
Many college students drink tea as an alternative to coffee.
Emily Carlo has almost 40,000 followers on her Instagram account, Miss New Foodie. Miss New Foodie also has a Tumblr blog and a Facebook page.

Sophomore finds Instagram fame

Apr 13, 2015
NYU student's Instagram account is popular among food lovers.

Dining hacks to improve dorm cooking

Apr 13, 2015
Tips make cooking in college easier.

Skip Pret to make your own granola pot

Apr 6, 2015
Students can save money by recreating restaurant dishes.
A healthy and balanced diet including fruits and vegetables is essential to boost immunity and ward off germs in this chilly flu season.

Tips for grocery trips

Mar 24, 2015
Tips help students navigate grocery shopping in college.

Tips to make food delivery Seamless

Mar 10, 2015
Tips help students get the most from their Seamless order.
Recycled plastic bags can make for affordable lunch sacks.

Helpful tips for packing your own lunch

Mar 3, 2015
Useful tips make packing a lunch easier.

City Bakery’s annual Hot Chocolate Festival

Feb 26, 2015
Each year, throughout the month of February, City Bakery hosts the Hot Chocolate Festival, introducing a new flavor of the sweet drink every day. Head over to the bakery as the festival approaches its final days.

College Cookin’ – Cake Mug

Feb 17, 2015

Kendall Levison cooks chocolate cake in her microwave in Carlyle.

Food to accompany Oscar films

Food to accompany Oscar films

Feb 16, 2015
Serve a movie-inspired meal in honor of the Oscars.
Single vs Taken

Single vs Taken

Feb 10, 2015
Valentine's Day food ideas you can enjoy if you are single or taken.
Stock up on these kitchen essentials for college cooking

Stock up on these kitchen essentials for college cooking

Feb 10, 2015
A few staple items can make cooking in college easier.
Alum combines music, bar food

Alum combines music, bar food

Nov 25, 2014
NYU alum opens shop in East Village to offer comfort food in a 1950s-style eatery.
Order secret menu items at chains

Order secret menu items at chains

Nov 18, 2014
Popular chain restaurants offer secret menu items.
Eat at famous TV, film spots

Eat at famous TV, film spots

Nov 11, 2014
Local New York City spots are featured in TV shows and movies.
Blintzes, thin pancakes with a creamy filling, are sold at Veselka.

Global pancake varieties sold in NYC

Oct 21, 2014
New York restaurants serve pancake varieties from around the world.
Student gives  insight as hostess

Student gives insight as hostess

Oct 20, 2014
NYU students works as a hostess at The Grey Dog.
Best ingredients to cook with this fall

Best ingredients to cook with this fall

Oct 16, 2014
The arrival of fall brings delicious foods into season.
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Amtrak sponsors train residency

Oct 6, 2014
Three NYU professors were recently selected to be a part of a residency program by Amtrak that allows writers to go on a long train ride and write.
Comfort food finds in NYC

Comfort food finds in NYC

Sep 30, 2014
New York restaurants remind students of childhood favorites.
Less popular dishes still delicious

Less popular dishes still delicious

Sep 16, 2014
Restaurants with popular items serve other delicious dishes.
Gelato shop brings authentic Italian treats to the West Village

Gelato shop brings authentic Italian treats to the West Village

Sep 2, 2014
This Gelateria offers unique flavors of gelato, including spaghetti gelato.