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Mitesh Shrestha

Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor

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A picture of Meghan McLaughlin throwing a ball into a basketball hoop with her arms raised.

Photo: Graduating from school and from sports

May 6, 2022

Meghan McLaughlin during a fall 2021 game. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Belle Pellecchia dribbles a basketball across the court toward the basket. She is wearing an all-white uniform with her hair pulled back in a ponytail. Around her is one of her teammates and two players from the opposing team

Photo: Q&A: Basketball freshman phenom Pellecchia on season awards, tournament hopes and Sue Bird

Mar 9, 2022

The NYU Women's Basketball team is advancing to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. WSN sat down with the University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year, first-year Belle Pellecchia...

(Photo by Justin Park)

Foresight into fashion’s future: emerging designers’ visions for menswear

Fashion Week commenced with New York Men’s Day. Budding brands were invited to showcase their Fall/Winter 2022 collections, and the next generation of designers shared their interpretations of modern menswear.
Feb 18, 2022

From the heights of a Hudson Yards high-rise, the New York Men’s Day afternoon showing commenced against the backdrop of an uncharacteristically bright February day. The showcase...

Van Leeuwen’s East Village shop is located at 48 1/2 E. 7th St. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Photo: From chicharrón to cashew-based mac ‘n’ cheese: The ultimate list of vegan restaurants around NYU

Jan 24, 2022

Van Leeuwen’s East Village shop is located at 48 1/2 E. 7th St. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

NYU Women’s Volleyball celebrates their 2021 University Athletic Association Conference Championship victory over Emory University. This win was part of a historic season for the team. (Image courtesy of Abby Ausmus)

A first-year and a senior on NYU women’s volleyball’s historic season

NYU women’s volleyball went on a dominant regular-season that took them to the NCAA Division III tournament. Dominique Drust and Abby Ausmus sat down with Sports Editor Mitesh Shrestha to discuss what the season meant to them.
Dec 10, 2021

First-year Dominique Drust and senior Abby Ausmus provide their perspectives on their team’s dominant 2021 season. Drust provided an immediate impact as she finished second on...

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle spoke at the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball school gym in the Bronx to celebrate his #30 for 3! campaign. Through his partnership with the school, Randle plans to donate $500 for every three-pointer he makes in the season, which will assist the school in developing its academic programs. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Knicks star Randle pledges support for Bronx basketball school

Julius Randle visited the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School on Nov. 9 to announce his campaign to donate to the school for each 3-pointer he scores this season.
Nov 16, 2021

Early in a Tuesday afternoon last week, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School gym was filled with the reverberating echoes of students screaming, basketballs bouncing...

The 2021-2022 NBA season commenced on Oct. 19. With the start of the new season comes a lot of drama. (Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara, Images via Wikimedia Commons)

Keeping up with the NBA: the 75th anniversary

Recapping the best of the league’s drama and storylines as the 2021-22 NBA season continues.
Nov 11, 2021

Phoenix Suns: Drama in the desert: Sarver’s last stand with the NBA The Phoenix Suns’ sudden accession last season caught the entire league by surprise. They ended a decade-long...

On Oct. 6, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is the first specialized high school in the nation that dedicates itself to preparing its students for different career paths in basketball. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Knicks legend Earl Monroe headlines high school opening ceremony

On Oct. 6, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School formally celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the culmination of a yearslong mission to provide underserved New York City students a new and unique avenue to succeed within the sport they love. 
Oct 18, 2021

The star-studded guest list of NBA commissioner Adam Silver, New York Knicks president Leon Rose, NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts and a smattering of...

The upcoming Fall season brings with it a new Fantasy Football season as well. The classic football fan hobby is full of strategy and jargon. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Intro to fantasy football

A crash course on the basics of fantasy football and comprehending its foreign phrases.
Aug 25, 2021

To most, late August represents the start of school or the changing of the seasons. For some, it also marks the start of a new fantasy football season: an opportunity to defend...

As sports resume following the pandemic suspension, NYU’s athletics programs have brought on new coaches and leadership. Teams with new coaches include women’s soccer, men’s basketball, cross country, and track and field. (Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

New faces in NYU athletics

With a new school year arriving, NYU athletics is finally set to return with fresh faces after pandemic delays.
Aug 25, 2021

Since the University Athletic Association decided to suspend the Spring 2021 season, there have been multiple hirings within the NYU athletic department, with new coaches for different...

NYU men’s and women’s golf teams have seen immense success in recent years. On April 28th, Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf team. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

Katie Rudolph hired as head coach of NYU men’s and women’s golf teams

The recent success and dominance of NYU Golf is poised to continue under a new head coach.
May 7, 2021

Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf teams in a virtual press conference on April 28. The hiring was an important...