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Laura Shkouratoff

Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

Laura is WSN's local California Surfer stereotype and makes up half of the paper's design team. She's a junior studying Education Policy in Steinhardt — don't ask her how she got here (and decided to stay at WSN for two years). Laura spends her time stress-baking vegan food, smelling things at Lush and quoting the "Minions" movie. She's on instagram as @shkouratoff since no one has her last name, but ask her about her new life as a #youtuber.

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Laura Shkouratoff

Laura Shkouratoff

May 7, 2020

WSN played such a critical role throughout my time at NYU. I think there's something special to be said about a space full of 18 to 21-year-olds, hellbent on creating something...

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Photo: Day in the Life: Buenos Aires

Apr 26, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Exposure | Buenos Aires

Exposure | Buenos Aires

Feb 26, 2018

As a result of colonialism, South America is a continent dotted with European architecture and influence, and Buenos Aires holds itself at the heart of this structural theme....

The Love & Sex Feature

The Love & Sex Feature

Feb 12, 2018

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches once again, without anyone ever really asking it to, the time has arrived for another Valentine’s Day special here at WSN. Love is hard...

WSN staff talks about their best Halloween childhood costumes ranging from Tigger to being a washing machine.

Staff Recs: Best Childhood Halloween Costumes

Oct 12, 2017
WSN staff members choose their best childhood halloween costumes.
The LGBT Issue

The LGBT Issue

Oct 2, 2017
A selection of LGBT voices weigh in on some of the issues within and surrounding their community.
AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

Sep 25, 2017
On 9/11, 2,606 people died in New York City. To date, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have died of AIDS. The New York City AIDS Memorial holds no names, because their tragedies were hidden as cultural blasphemy.
WSN Creative Director Laura Shkouratoff reflects on being a member of NYU’s women’s club water polo team.

A Personal Tale of Life in the Pool

May 1, 2017
Creative Director Laura Laura Shkouratoff reflects on her time in the pool, which inspired her to join the NYU water polo team.
Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Mar 20, 2017
The NYU Alternative Breaks program, provides countless benefits to both participants and the communities that student-volunteers serve.
How to Decorate Your Dorm Based on Your School

How to Decorate Your Dorm Based on Your School

Feb 23, 2017

There are so many fun and creative ways to decorate a dorm room, but depending on which school you’re in, you may favor certain decorations over others. While command hooks and...