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Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor

Krish is a first-year planning to major in Computer Science and Linguistics at CAS. In his free time, he enjoys posting photos on @krish_dev.creations, obsessing over geography, watching new films with friends, taking public transport to new places and letting Arsenal make or break his week.

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George Theron Bynum posing in front of the Washington Square News logo.

Photo: ‘A tremendous opportunity’: Tulsa mayor on NYU’s new study away site

April 12, 2024

George Theron Bynum, Tulsa, Oklahoma's 40th mayor. (Krish Dev for WSN)

N.Y.U. Grossman School of Medicine building. It is a red brick building. People are walking outside the building and a large sign with “NYU Grossman School of Medicine is in the front.

NYU study finds variations in speech-planning processes

Researchers from NYU Grossman found differences between speech-preparing processes in various parts of the brain by studying data from epilepsy patients.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor April 3, 2024

Different parts of the brain may use different processes for preparing speech, according to a recent study by researchers from NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. Researchers...

A document titled “A Student-Led Proposal to Enact the College Student Suicude Prevention Act (CSSPA)” on a purple gradient background.

Photo: SGA pushing for statewide suicide prevention policies in universities

April 1, 2024

The proposed College Student Suicide Prevention Act. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

A person wearing a pair of black sneakers standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Thousands march in Argentina, temporary border controls in Germany, century-old waiters’ race in France

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor March 29, 2024

In Argentina, protesters take to the streets on anniversary of 1976 military coup Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in central Buenos Aires for the Day of Remembrance for...

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.

A graphic of the first two pages of a legal opinion document on a purple background.

Photo: NYU moves to dismiss antisemitism lawsuit brought by Jewish students

March 25, 2024

NYU filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from four Jewish students in a Manhattan federal court on March 18. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

Members of the N.Y. U. women’s basketball team celebrate with each other on a basketball court.

Photo: NYU women’s basketball wins national championship undefeated

Liam Restivo, Contributing Writer March 17, 2024

The NYU women’s basketball celebrates after winning 68-46 against the University of Scranton on March 9, securing its spot in the NCAA Women's Basketball Division III Championship...

Freedman with possession of the ball in the team’s season opener against Manhattanville College. (Krish Dev for WSN)

Photo: In the Huddle: Spencer Freedman on NYU men’s basketball

Logan Holland, Contributing Writer March 14, 2024

Freedman with possession of the ball in the team’s season opener against Manhattanville College. (Krish Dev for WSN)

An image of a statement titled “Further Updates on Promoting Safety and Wellbeing” placed on a purple gradient background.

Photo: NYU says most conduct cases closed, announces security and outreach updates

March 12, 2024

NYU president Linda Mills and vice president for university life Jason Pina signed an update on the university’s website on March 11. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

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

Staff Rants: Springing in and out of spring

It’s the beginning of March, which means spring is just around the corner! WSN staff shares their thoughts about the changing season.

On climate change: Abi Rivera — Opinion Editor  Spring? I think you mean false spring. Climate change is real.   On heroes: Sebastian Cardena — Deputy Opinion...

Two hockey players face each other on the ice. The right player is in a black N.Y.U. jersey and the left player is in a blue and white jersey.

Photo: Breaking the ice: The Asian players of NYU ice hockey

March 5, 2024

Senior Tommy He. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A graphic of two purple squares on a gray background with white and yellow text. The post on the left advertises Northwell Imaging, while the post on the right advertises NYU Langone Orthopedics.

Photo: NYU Langone lawsuit over use of purple in competing advertisements dismissed

March 5, 2024

NYU Langone alleged that Northwell Health ads are confusingly similar to NYU Langone’s advertising.

A graphic of the first two pages of a legal opinion document on a purple background.

Photo: State court reinstates 2016 conviction for burglary in Lipton Hall

March 5, 2024

The legal opinion from the New York State Court of Appeals, decided on Feb. 22. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

A woman holds a microphone above her head.

V100 Concert artists criticize NYU ties to Israel, suspensions

R&B singer Kelela and rapper redveil condemned recent disciplinary action against students and faculty as well as the university’s ties to Israel during the annual concert.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor March 4, 2024

Three women perform on stage. The far right woman holds a cello while the woman on the far left has an acoustic guitar.

Photo: UltraViolet Live recap: 13 acts competed for $1,000 cash prize

March 4, 2024

The Village performs its original song. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A person wearing a pair of black sneakers standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Cannabis legalization in Germany, electoral upset in Italy, fire-related evacuation in Australia

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor March 1, 2024

In Germany, government legalizes recreational cannabis use German legislators have approved a governmental initiative to partially legalize cannabis, marking a major step toward...

A graphic of a purple pie chart on a black background. At the top a title that reads “S.G.A.’s Violet 100 budget allocation.” The category “Violet Ball” takes up more than half of the pie chart, with “Violet 100 Concert” the next-largest, though less than half the size. Most of the remaining space is budgeted toward “All-University Games” and “Merchandise, Giveaways and Tabling.” The “Violet 100 Service Events” category is so small the text doesn’t fit.

Photo: SGA increases Violet 100 budget to $335,000

February 26, 2024

(Graphic by Krish Dev)

N.Y.U. women’s basketball team poses for a photo wearing purple N.Y.U. jerseys.

Photo: Undefeated NYU women’s basketball fighting for first national title in 27 years

February 23, 2024

The women’s basketball team after winning 72-52 against Johns Hopkins University on Nov. 11, 2023. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A crowd of students and three police officers stand outside Alumni Hall.

Photo: Opinion: NYU needs to refine its emergency communication

February 16, 2024

Students wait outside Alumni Hall as the police and fire departments search the premises after an alleged bomb threat on Feb. 8. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A woman wearing a purple N.Y.U. basketball jersey holds a basketball. Two women in white and blue jerseys are trying to block her.

Photo: In the Huddle: Belle Pellecchia on NYU women's basketball

February 15, 2024

NYU women’s basketball guard Belle Pellecchia. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A woman wearing a purple N.Y.U. basketball jersey holds a basketball. Two women in white and blue jerseys are trying to block her.

Photo: In the Huddle: Belle Pellecchia on NYU women’s basketball

Sydney Barragan, Sports Editor February 15, 2024

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Around ten hockey players raise their sticks on the ice. Each of them are wearing their N.Y.U. black and purple uniforms. One man stands in front of them all, leading the greeting.

Photo: NYU Ice Hockey honors 11 players at senior night

Sydney Barragan, Sports Editor February 12, 2024

Senior Tommy He walks out with his family during the senior night ceremony. (Krish Dev for WSN)

Two photos arranged side by side. On the left side, there is a woman with brown hair is holding a white iPad wearing a black blazer. On the right side, a woman with glasses is holding a blue iPad wearing a brown jacket.

Exploring the realm of undergraduate research at NYU

CAS senior Sophia Jordan and Tandon junior Tanishi Mishra shared their unique research experiences at NYU with WSN.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor February 11, 2024

Exterior shot of a red colored restaurant with a neon green, red and white sign on the window.

Photo: MáLà Project’s menu is a delight for spice lovers

Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 6, 2024

LiángFěn of Happy Tears (Krish Dev for WSN)

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

Staff Rants: New beginnings or old complaints?

WSN staff shares their thoughts on the beginning of the 2024 spring semester.

On time: Yezen Saadah — Deputy Managing Editor  It has only been a week, and yet I feel like I’m already halfway through the semester.   On course schedules: Molly...

Two images of emails both titled “Memorandum” placed side by side on a purple gradient background. The email on the left is from N.Y.U. President Linda Mills and the email on the right is from “The Office of the People.”

Photo: Students receive ‘false’ emails mimicking NYU administration

January 26, 2024

NYU students received two "false" emails this week, including one that mimicked a universitywide memo from President Linda Mills. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

A screenshot of the Provost Search Committee letter placed on top of a purple and black gradient.

Photo: NYU begins search for new provost

January 25, 2024

Provost Search Committee letter released on Dec. 14 by NYU president Linda Mills. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

A bearded Indian man wearing a blue suit kneels between the white words “Vir Das Mind Fool.” There are gold designs depicting clowns, microphones and mountains bordering the frame.

Award-winning comedian Vir Das brings India to Carnegie Hall in his ‘Mind Fool’ Tour

On Jan. 19, Das made history as the first Indian comedian to headline at the iconic venue.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor January 24, 2024

Vir Das, a name synonymous with Indian comedy and multiple Netflix specials, stopped at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 19 as part of his 33-country “Mind Fool World Tour.” After an...

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.

NYU leadership addresses Israel-Hamas war tensions, reports of ‘doxxing trucks’ at SGA chat

Administrators answered student questions surrounding activity on campus related to the Israel-Hamas war and mentioned the possibility of expanding NYU’s presence in India at a Thursday webinar organized by the Student Government Assembly.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor December 15, 2023

NYU president Linda Mills and other administrators addressed restricted access to the Kimmel Center for University Life staircase and “a number of complaints about doxxing trucks”...

The storefront of “Hen House N.Y.C.” A sign on top reads “Hen House N.Y.C.” in orange. There are large glass windows along with posters with pictures of food.

Photo: Indulge in bold Lebanese flavors on a budget at Hen House

Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 15, 2023

Batata harra. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A graphic of the first two pages of the university’s 2021 tax returns on a purple background.

New bill could cost NYU over $100 million in annual tax cuts

NYU and Columbia University stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of annual tax cuts if a bill recently proposed by New York state legislators is passed.
Adrianna Nehme, Krish Dev, Maisie Zipfel and Mikaylah Du December 14, 2023

Legislation recently proposed by state lawmakers could change the way NYU pays its taxes, stripping it of long-standing privileges that have allowed it to save over $100 million...

A white-and-blue cup of hot chocolate with cocoa powder in it. It is on a wooden table and on the cup it reads, “happy holidays” and maman.

Staff Recs: Holiday drink orders

From cozy lattes to spiced wine, here are WSN’s recommendations of drinks near campus that will get you into the holiday spirit.

With how cold it is outside, a festive drink is the perfect pick-me-up to keep you toasty. While sitting in class or walking along West Fourth Street, students almost always have...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Photo: 5 unique hot chocolates near NYU to warm your winter days

Lauren Ng, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

(Krish Dev for WSN)

An image of a letter with a blue seal bearing the words “STATE OF NEW YORK EXECUTIVE CHAMBER” at the top and has a signature at the bottom which reads “KATHY HOCHUL”. The letter is two pages and on a pure purple background.

Photo: Hochul says universities could face legal consequences for handling of antisemitism

December 11, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul penned a letter to New York institutions this week. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

What to do this week: A jazz performance, puppy therapy and more

What to do this week: A jazz performance, puppy therapy and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Dec. 11-17.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor December 10, 2023

Three white plates on a wooden table: the migas are nearest to the camera, the bean and cheese pupusa is second nearest and the pork shoulder burrito is farthest.

Photo: Donna: A perfectly minimalistic blend of brunch dishes and Latin flavors

December 6, 2023

Donna serves cocktails and Pan-Latin dishes on 7 Cornelia St. (Krish Dev for WSN)

Three white plates on a wooden table: the migas are nearest to the camera, the bean and cheese pupusa is second nearest and the pork shoulder burrito is farthest.

Photo: Donna: A perfectly minimalistic blend of brunch dishes and Latin flavors

Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 6, 2023

Donna serves its brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A graphic of a letter titled “GSOC-UAW Local 2110, Making A Better N.Y.U Since 1998” on a purple background.

Photo: GSOC accuses NYU of canceling pro-Palestinian events, criticizes disciplinary action

December 5, 2023

A statement from GSOC in response to President Linda Mills' student conduct report. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

Adidas Ultraboosts standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Smoking ban in France, new economy minister in Argentina, environmental conservation in Spain

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor December 1, 2023

In France, government announces national anti-tobacco plan French health minister Aurélien Rousseau announced a national anti-tobacco plan on Tuesday, which includes a law...

An illustration of a megaphone with the phrase “Staff Rants” written on it. The megaphone wears a red Santa hat and the background is white with blue snowflakes.

Staff Rants: Holiday Overload

It's the end of the term, which means it's the holiday season! WSN staff shares their thoughts about it — the good and the bad, but mostly the bad.

On giving gifts Krish Dev — Deputy News Editor  Whenever I have to buy gifts for the holidays, I feel like I am walking on a tightrope — it’s a delicate balance between...

Four police officers standing in a line in Washington Square Park. One of the officers is leaning on a metal bar fence. Behind them are pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli protesters congregated around a fountain.

Photo: NYU releases report on student conduct since start of Israel-Hamas war

December 1, 2023

Police standing outside of a pro-Palestinian rally and counter-protest held on Oct. 17, 2023 in Washington Square Park. (Krish Dev for WSN)

The storefront of the restaurant which has “KOLACHI” and “ROLLS AND FRIES,” written in yellow text.

Kolachi’s rolls put Pakistani food on the campus map

The newly-opened Karachi-inspired restaurant in the East Village serves up affordable yet filling parathas and fries.
Krish Dev and Naisha Roy November 15, 2023

Kolachi, a new Pakistani restaurant in the East Village, brings the taste of Karachi to NYU students with its simple menu of hearty paratha rolls and spicy fries.  The restaurant,...

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