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Kaiyu (Kevin) Wu, Digital Director

Kaiyu (Kevin) Wu is a senior double-majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication and Journalism. He directs everything digital at WSN. You can directly reach him digitally at [email protected].

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Police officers in helmets stand around the entrance to a subway station. Behind them, people are marching with signs, and reporters are interviewing people.

Photo: NYC Rep. introduces bill to track antisemitism at universities amid ‘ongoing demonstrations’

Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 29, 2024

Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside Columbia University on April 18 as NYPD officers guard the campus and subway station, following the arrest of over 100 students. (Kevin...

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Photo: Former employee suing NYU Langone for disability discrimination

April 11, 2024

File Photo: NYU Langone’s campus on First Avenue. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Photo: NYU Langone proposes $22M project to centralize transplant services on main campus

April 2, 2024

File Photo: NYU Langone’s campus on First Avenue. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

The outside entrance of N.Y.U Langone Health’s main campus with a road sign in front of the modern building with a glass facade.

Photo: NYU Langone calls claims of withholding millions in tax breaks ‘disappointing’

March 28, 2024

File Photo: NYU Langone’s campus on First Avenue. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

The Toronto skyline at night.

Spring break snapshots: Grassy getaways to snow-stuck trucks

WSN staff share photos from their first week of free time this year.

To the right there is a sign on a brick wall that reads, ‘New York University School of Law.’ Behind that wall is the entrance of a brick building.

Photo: SBA announces elections to replace members after resignation

March 26, 2024

File photo: The entrance to Vanderbilt Hall, the main academic building of NYU’s School of Law. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Photo: NYU to help create center for diabetes research with $13 million grant

Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 7, 2024

File Photo: NYU Langone’s campus on First Avenue. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

A woman stands with her left hand in the air. She is wearing a black blazer with grid patterns on the. She has short, brown hair.

Photo: Mills speaks on Israel-Hamas war response, decrease of male students in higher education

April 3, 2024

File Photo: NYU President Linda Mills on Feb. 15, the day the university announced that she had been chosen as its next president. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

An illustration of a purple and orange megaphone that reads ‘STAFF RANTS’ in green letters. There are purple and green lines coming out of the megaphone. The background is black.

Staff Rants: Spooky season

Our staff shares their thoughts on Halloween.

On still having class Molly Koch — Opinion Editor It’s simple, wear your halloween costume to class.    On trick-or-treating — or the lack thereof Krish Dev —...

A wrecking ball comically shatters the Washington Square Arch into pieces. An X shape of yellow-and-black striped tape is behind the image, in front of a paler yellow background.

Off-Third: NYU to demolish Washington Square Park for campus expansion

With more event space, a fine-dining cafeteria and an institute for jaywalking strategies, who would miss the park anyway?
Kaiyu (Kevin) Wu, Digital Director September 21, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As long lines to enter the John A. Paulson Center rivaled the usual queues in front of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, NYU announced...

Nine models stand in a fashion showroom with white walls. They are wearing clothing from the brand thesalting. They are standing on wooden cargo racks placed on the floor across the room.

New York Men’s Day blends modernity with practicality

The New York Men’s Day Spring/Summer 2024 showcase featured collections that tastefully balanced utility and creativity, showing that form and function don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Krish Dev and Kevin Wu September 11, 2023

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Photo: The best French bakeries in New York City

Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

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Photo: Calm amid the chaos: 6 serene city parks to take your stress away

Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

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NYU labor groups commemorate May Day at a rally near Bobst Library. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

Photo: NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

NYU labor groups commemorate May Day at a rally near Bobst Library. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

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Photo: Cheap, off-campus cravings: 5 lunch specials near NYU

Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer April 24, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

Two N.Y.U. security officers standing outside the entrance to N.Y.U.’s Lafayette residence hall with a small police car parked on the street

Photo: Off-Third: Students upset that Trump arrest delayed their morning commute 

April 6, 2023

File photo: The increased security outside the Lafayette residence hall on Trump’s arraignment day. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

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Photo: 8 NYC burritos worthy of the West Coast 

Clara Spray, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

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Former President Donald Trump leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court while surrounded by security guards.

Photo: Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

April 4, 2023

Former President Donald Trump left the courthouse around 4 p.m. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

Former President Donald Trump leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court while surrounded by security guards.

Photo: Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 4, 2023

NYU increased security at the Lafayette residence hall near the protest site. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

Several people stand by the window on the Staten Island Ferry with the sun shining on them. In the background is the downtown Manhattan skyline.

The most picturesque MetroCard rides in New York City

The best views of the city skyline only cost $2.75.
Kevin Wu, Multimedia Editor March 27, 2023

Four pages of legal documents against a brown background. The document indicates that this is a lawsuit against a company named “Dorm two Dorm.”

Photo: Dorm storage company ‘duped’ college students, city lawsuit claims

Abby Wilson, Managing Editor March 9, 2023

(Illustration by Kevin Wu)

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Photo: The best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Kasey Goldenberg, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Photo: Air quality ‘hazardous’ in North Brooklyn, says NYU study

Max Getty, Contributing Writer March 8, 2023

File photo: NYU Langone’s campus on First Avenue. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

The interior of a restaurant at night with warm lighting and several customers inside. A chandelier is hanging from the ceiling and there are small candles placed on each table.

Photo: Booze on a budget: Happy hour spots near NYU

Ishani Paul, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

Photo: Six places that take the d(airy) out of desserts

Jonathan Mak, Contributing Writer March 2, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

Photo: Ranked: Dorm Hookup Spots

Jules Hasler, Contributing Writer February 26, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

Photo: Here’s the scoop on the best ice cream in NYC

Anya Paiz, Contributing Writer February 20, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

N.Y.U president-designate Linda Mills hugs a woman wearing a black suit.

Photo: NYU’s new president on the university’s future and affirmative action

February 16, 2023

Linda Mills meets with NYU administrators on Feb. 15, the day the university announced that she had been chosen as its next president. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

N.Y.U president-designate Linda Mills hugs a woman wearing a black suit.

Photo: NYU’s new president on the university’s future and affirmative action

Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor February 16, 2023

President-designate Linda Mills speaks with Cecil Scheib, NYU’s chief sustainability officer, during a meet-and-greet event for administrative staff at the Kimmel Center for...

A woman stands with her left hand in the air. She is wearing a black blazer with grid patterns on the. She has short, brown hair.

Photo: NYU appoints Linda Mills, a longtime administrator, as next president

February 15, 2023

Linda Mills meets with NYU administrators on Feb. 15, the day the university announced that she had been chosen as its next president. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

On a purple gradient background, there are three boxes of banana milk on the top left. A bottle of instant coffee mix and a reusable coffee cup are below the banana milk. On the top right, there is a plastic coffee cup. On the bottom left there is another plastic coffee cup with a large water can to the left of it.

Photo: How to shoot your shot without taking shots

Shay Jones, Deputy Copy Chief February 15, 2023

Your heart needs water to function. (Photoillustration by Kevin Wu)

A small room with a grand piano wrapped in a white covering, placed against a wall. On the wall are gray acoustic panels made of fabric.

Photo: Despite months of student outcry, music ed. admissions still at a standstill

February 13, 2023

Students are petitioning to keep the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Music Education program. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

The lobby of N.Y.U.’s Law School. There is a spiral staircase on the right and an entrance to a student lounge on the left. In the middle is a purple sign with the text “Designated Eating Area.”

Photo: NYU Law to bolster security after fake ID incident last fall

February 9, 2023

File photo: the lobby of the NYU Law School in October 2021. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

A laptop screen displaying the user interface of the artificial intelligence writing tool “Chat G.P.T.” with the prompt “write New York University’s academic integrity policy on using chat G.P.T.” on the top.

Photo: ChatGPT is here — what’s NYU doing about it?

February 2, 2023

NYU’s academic integrity policy does not currently mention the use of ChatGPT in coursework. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

A barista wearing an apron, a black beanie and white plastic gloves operates a cashier’s kiosk inside of a coffee shop. A shelf of snacks is in the background.

Photo: Sammy L. Coffee brings warmth to Third North

Don Ahmad, Contributing Writer February 2, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

A large group of people walking through a crowded convention center that has travel-related booths on the side.

Photo: Insider tips for the best spring break trips

Roshni Raj, Culture Editor February 1, 2023

Travel YouTuber and author Damon Dominique. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

Two students lining up in front of a food station inside a university dining hall. A television above the counter shows that the counter serves Indian food.

Photo: Opinion: Dear NYU Eats, samosas are not protein

February 1, 2023

The Chaat House food station at the Palladium dining hall. (Kevin Wu for WSN)

Five containers of food placed on a wooden table. From the left to right: a waffle with walnuts in a yellow paper container; two bao buns and three egg rolls in a paper box; a salad bowl with brown rice, eggplant, arugula, tomatoes and curried chickpeas; a box of fried chicken and fries; and an entire pizza with goat cheese and spinach in a pizza box.

Photo: Urbanspace puts your favorite dining hall to shame

Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor January 25, 2023

(Kevin Wu for WSN)

A large open lobby with two stripes of lights on the ceiling. There are white tables on the left side and red sofa chairs on the right side. On the wall to the right hangs an art installation with strands of colorful wires.

What’s inside NYU’s $1.2 billion Paulson Center

NYU’s largest building will begin to host classes on Jan. 23, over 16 years after the university unveiled plans for the massive construction project.
Tori Morales and Kevin Wu January 22, 2023