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Manasa Gudavalli

Manasa Gudavalli, Editor-at-Large

Manasa Gudavalli is a fourth-year studying a strange combination of psychology, mathematics, journalism, and chemistry. They refer to themselves as a Sigmund Freud stan. Whether that’s ironic or not is up to you to find out. You can find them on Instagram @manasa.gudavalli and @gudavalli.photography.

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A group of part-time faculty members on strike in a picket line. They carry signs that read U.A.W. on strike and Their working conditions are our learning conditions. Behind them is the entrance to The New School’s main building.

Photo: New School shutdown to continue after striking faculty dismiss latest offer

Nov 22, 2022

The New School adjuncts went on strike on Nov. 16, joined on the picket line by students. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

A part-time faculty member on strike. They hold up their fist and carry a sign that reads U.A.W. ON STRIKE. Behind them are other striking faculty members.

Photo: Strike upends classes at The New School

Nov 16, 2022

Part-time faculty at The New School are on strike after the union was unable to reach a new tentative contract with the university. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

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Photo: Strike upends classes at The New School

Nov 16, 2022

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Nine cylindrical medicine canisters laid across a white table. The canister in the center is labeled “ADDERALL X.R.,” and has the instructions “TAKE 1 CAPSULE EVERY MORNING” printed on it.

Photo: Limited Adderall supply prompts students to seek alternatives

Nov 2, 2022

Adderall is a controlled substance typically used as a treatment for ADHD. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Large skeletons on stilts walking through a crowd of people. The skeletons have articles of clothing and drawings on them.

Photo: Village Halloween Parade returns to New York City

Nov 1, 2022

A Halloween parade spanned across Sixth Avenue on Oct. 31. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Illustration of a classroom with students sitting at the chairs. Students sit in costume at school desks. In order from the front of the classroom back and from left to right, there is a student dressed as an angel, an alien, a devil, a cat, a cowboy, and a banana.

Photo: Opinion: Wear your Halloween costume to class today

Oct 31, 2022

Wear your costume to class. You know you secretly want to. (Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Two blue N.Y.C. Emergency Rescue Kit bags with two packages of 4mg Narcan Nasal Spray in front.

Photo: Narcan coming to city bars and clubs, but access at NYU more limited

Oct 27, 2022

Naloxone is a medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. The NYC Emergency Overdose Rescue Kit Program provides free naloxone at certain pharmacies and community-based...

The back of a woman wearing a black t-shirt looking at a computer screen that reads “Apply for Federal Student Loan Debt Relief.”

Photo: NYU students start applying for Biden loan forgiveness program

Oct 21, 2022

As next year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens, some NYU students reflect on how the aid they received this year was not sufficient. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

The emergency exit door at the entrance to a subway station. Behind the door there are security guards. The door has a sign that reads “Service Entry”.

Photo: Private security guards patrol emergency exits at West 4th subway station

Oct 19, 2022

Private security guards stand at the emergency exit door of the West Fourth Street-Washington Square subway station. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Sara Sharma sits on a dorm room bed, in front of a well-decorated wall with photos and leaf decor hung up. Sara is looking at the camera and wearing a white floral dress and a lilac cardigan.

Photo: Finding New Delhi

Oct 20, 2022

Sara Sharma sits on a dorm room bed, which is decorated similarly to Sara’s bedroom in New Delhi. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

A collage of two photos: on the left side is Giorgia Caporuscio putting a pizza in a brick oven; on the right is Buddy Valastro wearing sunglasses and a navy blazer, white t-shirt and jeans on a rooftop with the New York City skyline behind him.

Photo: Cake Boss takes the slice: Buddy Valastro’s Ultimate Pizza Party

Oct 18, 2022

Giorgia Caporuscio, owner and chef of Don Antonio, places pizzas into a brick oven. Right: Buddy Valastro, “Cake Boss” and owner of Buddy V's Ristorante, at Fornino in Brooklyn Bridge Park during...

Two chefs in white t-shirts and one in a gray baseball cap add toppings to pizzas.

Photo: Cake Boss takes the slice: Buddy Valastro’s Ultimate Pizza Party

Oct 18, 2022

Fornino’s chefs make pizzas for their booth during the event. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Rui Lin Feng and Olivia Gan sit next to each other at a chess board. Rui Lin Feng is writing in a booklet while Olivia Gan is moving a chess piece.

Unruly Queens give young girls a seat at the chess table

The Unruly Queens, a team of four female chess masters, hosted a chess festival at the Washington Square Park Chess Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Oct 17, 2022

Five gold mannequins in front of a gold and grey background. Three mannequins are wearing red lehengas and two mannequins are wearing green and white kurtas.

Photo: House of Anita Dongre celebrates Indian heritage with bridal wear

Oct 7, 2022

Anita Dongre’s bridal wear collection expresses Indian heritage and feminine strength. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Grazia dAnnunzio and Stefano Albertini sitting on a stage. A red sign above them reads “New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò”

Photo: ‘I treat fashion the way I treat Aristotle’: A Q&A with Grazia D'Annunzio

Oct 7, 2022

Grazia d'Annunzio and Stefano Albertini presented the launch of the new video series “Italian Fashion from A to Z” at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Grazia dAnnunzio wearing a blue floral robe holding a microphone.

Photo: ‘I treat fashion the way I treat Aristotle’: A Q&A with Grazia D’Annunzio

Oct 7, 2022

Grazia d’Annunzio hosts a new 25-episode video series called “Italian Fashion from A to Z.” (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

A man reading the October 4, 2022, edition of The New York Times. The newspaper headline reads “N.Y.U. Students Were Failing Class. The Professor Lost His Job.”

Photo: Editorial: The New York Times article on Maitland Jones was incomplete.

Oct 5, 2022

A former student of Maitland Jones reads the Oct. 4, 2022, edition of The New York Times, in which an article about NYU firing Jones was published. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

A man sits in an apartment full of house plants, smiling, wearing a blue knit sweater and holding a potted plant.

Photo: NYU plant fanatics and the roses, buds and thorns of indoor gardening

Oct 5, 2022

Sebastian Goodwin-Groen showcases his large collection of plants in his Washington Heights apartment. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Man sitting in an apartment full of house plants, wearing a blue knit sweater and holding a potted plant that he is looking at.

Photo: NYU plant fanatics and the roses, buds and thorns of indoor gardening

Oct 5, 2022

Sebastian Goodwin-Groen uses his apartment’s natural light to help his plants grow. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Tori Morales looks into a mirror. They are wearing ear, nose and lip piercings and a necklace with a cross on it.

Photo: Who Are You?

Sep 25, 2022

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A building with a green accent color with large signs reading “GOLF” and “SNACKS” on the rooftop.

Photo: Nightlife in the city: How to have fun when you’re under 21

Sep 23, 2022

A mini-golf course at Pier 25. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

People holding yellow and red signs saying “Human Rights in India are Under Attack.”

Photo: First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Sep 22, 2022

Protestors chant and hold signs outside of the South Asian New York Fashion Week show at the High Line Nine galleries. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Emma Gage standing on a themed pink picnic table.

Photo: Melke combines playful wearability with crafty sustainability

Sep 19, 2022

Emma Gage, the founder of Melke, poses for photos in the Sunken Living Room in Spring Studios. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)