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Manasa Gudavalli

Manasa Gudavalli, Multimedia Editor

Manasa Gudavalli is a junior studying mathematics and psychology with a minor in chemistry. She’s from Dallas, Texas, and loves photography, fashion, science and math memes. When she isn't attached to her camera taking pictures of random things, she spends her free time curating her closet and pretending she’s a fashion blogger. You can follow her on Instagram @manasa.gudavalli and @gudavalli.photography.

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NYU graduate Rodney Anderson in purple graduation robe and Kente stole speaks behind the podium. People sit behind them. NYU president Andrew Hamilton and Taylor Swift look at them. School flags and a purple curtain are in the background.

Photo: NYU ’20, ’21, ’22 grads honored at double-header commencement 

May 20, 2022

Tisch graduate Rodney Anderson addresses the class of 2022 as a student speaker during the morning commencement ceremony. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Two graduates in purple graduation robes crouch in front of a ring light camera to take a picture. There are other graduates, friends and family members walking around them. In the background, there banners for NYU Connect.

Photo: Advice for incoming first-years from NYU’s newest graduates

May 20, 2022

NYU graduates take photos at the 2022 NYU Grad Alley. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Judith Heumann waves to the crowd while on stage after delivering remarks during NYUs commencement ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021. NYU graduates and administrators cheer and clap their hands behind her. The backdrop of the stage is several NYU school flags.

Photo: Judith Heumann to NYU grads: ‘Disability is difference. It is not deficiency.’

May 20, 2022

Judith Heumann waves to the crowd while on stage after delivering her speech during NYU's commencement ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Judith Heumann, wearing violet academic robes and red spectacles, enters Yankee Stadium during NYUs commencement ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021. She smiles and controls her wheelchair with one hand. Faye Ginsburg is on her left, wearing a black robe and smiling. A crowd of graduates are in the stands in the background.

Photo: Judith Heumann to NYU grads: ‘Disability is difference. It is not deficiency.’

May 20, 2022

Judith Heumann, left, and Faye Ginsburg, right, co-chair the NYU Center for Disability Studies, move to the stage at Yankee Stadium during the classes of 2020 and 2021 commencement exercises. (Staff Photo...

A group of graduates stand on the street with purple bags with the white text reading “NYU Alumni Bags.” Behind them are crowds of people and carnival tents.

Photo: Advice for incoming first-years from NYU’s newest graduates

May 20, 2022

NYU graduates carry NYU Alumni bags at the 2022 NYU Grad Alley. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU graduate Matthew Fertig in a purple graduation robe holds a phone in front of him. The Yankee Stadium sign is seen in the background.

Photo: Abu Dhabi, Shanghai seniors come together at NYC commencement

May 20, 2022

Matthew Fertig, a graduate of NYU Shanghai, takes a photo of the crowd as he walks to the commencement exercises stage during the graduation ceremony for the class of 2022. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Taylor Swift hugs NYU president Andy Hamilton. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Photo: Here’s what Taylor Swift said during her NYU graduation speech

May 18, 2022

Taylor Swift hugs NYU president Andy Hamilton. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A collage of the icon graphics used in the NYU COVID-19 emails.

Photo: Ranked: Our own Ranked articles

May 6, 2022

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

A group photo of (Left to right, top to bottom) Jake Capriotti, Caitlin Hsu, Charitssa Stone, Sabrina Choudhary, Isabella Armus, Sho Matsuyama and Max Tiefer in front of the WSN logo in the WSN office.

Photo: Meet WSN’s 2022 graduates

May 6, 2022

Jake Capriotti, Caitlin Hsu, Charitssa Stone, Sabrina Choudhary, Isabella Armus, Sho Matsuyama and Max Tiefer. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A black and white portrait of David Sabatini wearing a sweater and button down overlaid in front of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine building. People are walking in the background outside the building and a large sign with “NYU Grossman School of Medicine is in the front.

Photo: David Sabatini will not be hired by NYU

May 3, 2022

David Sabatini has withdrawn his name from consideration for employment at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. (Image via MIT, Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Two people hang up a protest banner on the exterior façade of a building covered with scaffolding.

Photo: Opinion: NYU students should do more to help New York City's unhoused population

May 4, 2022

Banners are hung at Anarchy Row in the East Village during a rally organized by Brooklyn Eviction Defense and the Rent Refusers Network in April. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The interior of GLOSSLAB’s Flatiron location. LED signs with the word “GLOSSLAB” are affixed to the wall. Rows of seating are displayed. People are sitting and walking inside.

Photo: NYC nail salon advocates frustrated by state gov’t safety delays

May 3, 2022

GLOSSLAB is a nail salon with multiple locations throughout New York City and the United States. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A close-up shot of a group of protesters close together, all wearing masks. The signs in the front read “NYU Shame on You,” “Students Against Sabatini” and “Say No to Sabatini.” A screenshot of the NYU Langone Health Responds Twitter page is superimposed.

Photo: Langone Twitter account and anonymous MIT alums advocate for Sabatini

May 2, 2022

NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine is considering hiring David Sabatini, a biologist accused of sexual misconduct. A Twitter account called NYU Langone Health Responds was created in January 2022 and...

The exterior facade of a red brick building with a Joes Pizza sign and patio cover. A customer eats at the outside table.

Photo: Ranked: Quintessential NYU experiences

May 2, 2022

Joe’s Pizza in Union Square. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Video: Will Wood wants to be authentic, whatever it takes

Avant-pop musician Will Wood talked with WSN about the perils of social media, his upcoming album, “In Case I Make It,” and how his mental health has shaped his music.
April 29, 2022

Songwriting inspiration can come from odd places — even from trapping and poisoning a mouse in one’s kitchen. When musician and artist Will Wood first found the creature last...

A portrait of David Sabatini wearing a blue sweater and button down overlaid onto the NYU Langone Health building. In the background, people hold signs outside of the Langone building. The Langone sign is visible in the background.

Photo: NYU Grossman admins defend potential Sabatini hiring, dispute allegations

April 29, 2022

Cancer biologist David Sabatini was accused of sexual misconduct at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Whitehead Institute. Despite the accusations, the NYU Grossman School of Medicine is considering...

The northwest entrance of the 8 St-NYU subway station for the R and W lines.

Photo: Students divided over installing metal detectors in subways

April 29, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams said he’s considering adding metal detectors to the New York City subway stations following the mass shooting on the Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A vertical view of the facade of the 25 West 4th St. NYU building. In front of the entrance door there is a purple roof that on the side says “New York University.” On the front there is a white box with the number “25” inside. Under the “25” it reads “West 4th Street”. There are five people walking past the building on the sidewalk.

Photo: CAS offices will move to 25 W. 4th St. in 2024

April 29, 2022

NYU announced that the College of Arts & Science will be relocated to 25 West 4th St. in 2024. 25 West 4th St. is located on Greene and West 4th St. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A girl in a red jacket holds a yellow poster that reads “Public Interest or Billionaire Interests.” In front of her is the building of NYU Langone Health.

Photo: NYU med school students, staff walk out to protest potential hiring of David Sabatini

April 28, 2022

Protesters hold signs during a walkout to protest the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s potential hiring of David Sabatini. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The facade of a limestone brick building with a gold plaque on it, which reads “New York University / Institute of Fine Arts / The James B. Duke House.”

Photo: Students pressure NYU admin to keep Institute of Fine Arts building open

April 28, 2022

The James B. Duke House of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts is located at 1 E. 78th St. Administrators had previously planned to close the building from April 28 to May 3. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A portrait of David Sabatini wearing a blue sweater and button down overlaid in front of the NYU Langone Health building. People are walking in the background outside the building and a large sign with “NYU Langone Health is in the front.

Photo: NYU pres. had 'strongly advised’ against med school’s potential hiring of MIT biologist accused of sexual misconduct

April 27, 2022

Cancer biologist David Sabatini was accused of sexual misconduct at MIT and the Whitehead Institute. Despite the accusations, the NYU Grossman School of Medicine is considering hiring Sabatini after his...

A man with blue pants and brown shoes holds a phone taking a picture of a black, brown and white dog looking at the camera while both stand on gray tiled flooring.

Photo: Playing pays: An inside look at how NYU students make money walking dogs

April 26, 2022

Dog walking is just one way to earn extra money while studying at NYU. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

An eco-friendly wall covered in green plants and pink flowers framed by brown and yellow roofing and walls.

Photo: NYU: Greenhouse emissions halved by 2025, carbon neutral by 2040

April 26, 2022

An eco-friendly, sustainable wall covered in plants is a centerpiece of NYU's new Global Public Health building. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Three NYPD officers in their dark blue uniforms congregating in the middle of the road appear to be discussing something. The officers are flanked by legal personnel dressed in suits on each side.

Photo: Editorial: Don’t throw more money at the failing NYPD

April 18, 2022

Police stand on East Fifth Street between Second and Third avenues as officers escort Frank James into a police vehicle. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A crowd of police officers, legal personnel, reporters and civilians dressed in dark blue congregating on a sidewalk in the East Village.

Photo: Opinion: Coverage of Brooklyn shooting ignores lessons of previous mass shootings

April 18, 2022

Frank James being escorted by the police. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

An NYU Campus Safety vehicle in front of trees. The vehicle is a white car with purple decals and the text “Campus Safety 212-998-2222” on top.

Photo: Student gov’t presses NYU administrators about crime at town hall 

April 15, 2022

The Student Government Assembly hosted a town hall on April 14. NYU administration discussed campus safety in light of recent violence and crime in New York City. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The facade of Rubin Hall with a dark green awning printed with the address “35 Fifth Avenue.” The awning is accompanied by two NYU banner flags on each side.

Photo: Campus Safety apologizes to Rubin Hall residents for botched intruder response

April 15, 2022

Rubin Hall is a first-year residence hall located at 35 Fifth Ave. An intruder was recently seen entering the residence hall multiple times. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A group of police officers stand grouped on the street. Some wear uniforms while others wear suits. An officer in uniform to the right of the image overlooks the group, with the text “NYPD” visible on the back of the uniform.

Photo: Relief in East Village after alleged Brooklyn shooter arrested

April 13, 2022

Police transported James to the 9th Precinct on East Fifth Street between First and Second Avenues after his arrest. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU president Andrew Hamilton standing in the NYU School of Global Public Health. Behind Andrew Hamilton, a purple banner hangs with the NYU logo and the words “School of Global Public Health” in white letters. Hamilton is wearing a black blazer, white button-up shirt and bright purple tie.

Photo: Hamilton to step down as NYU president next year

April 13, 2022

Andrew Hamilton will step down from his current role as NYU president on June 30, 2023, and will return as a professor in the chemistry department. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The platform of the uptown local track of the R/W trains at Eighth Street station near NYU. A screen at the platform indicates major delays of the B/D/F and N/Q/R/W lines.

Photo: Students frustrated with NYU’s communication following Brooklyn shooting

April 13, 2022

Following a mass shooting in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, there were major delays on the B/D/F and N/Q/R/W subway lines. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The interior of the lobby of Rubin Hall. Three elevators are in the back as people wait for them. A security guard is sitting at the desk with plexiglass in the front. The walls are covered with NYU posters.

Photo: Unidentified man spotted wandering around Rubin Hall

April 12, 2022

Rubin Hall is a first-year residence hall located at 35 Fifth Ave. An intruder was seen entering the residence hall multiple times. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

A closeup of a person yelling into a megaphone holding up a sign that states Shelters? Nope! Safe Havens? Not Quiet? Apartments? Thats The One! in red and blue ink. A crowd of protesters surround the person.

Photo: East Village rally protests destruction of houseless communities

April 12, 2022

Sinthia Vee. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)