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Nikkala Kovacevic

Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor

Nikkala Kovacevic is a junior double-majoring in journalism and cinema studies. Originally from San Diego, California, she likes to spend her free time going to bookstores and memorizing celebrity IMDB pages so she can recite them during movies. Feel free to contact her at [email protected] or on Instagram @nikkalak.

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A tall building complex with protruding glass windows under construction. Across the street from the construction site is a row of buildings with brown brick exteriors. The road sign indicates that the building is on Bleecker Street.

Opinion: NYU needs to talk about gentrification

More university resources should be put toward educating students who aren’t from New York about the role they play in perpetuating gentrification.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 1, 2023

With the completion of NYU’s newest building at 181 Mercer St., conversations about the university’s role in gentrifying New York City have resurfaced. It's a topic that crops...

A smartphone displaying a pass inside of its digital wallet. The pass has a purple background with N.Y.U.’s logo and the text “Violet Go” on the top. The image indicates the pass belongs to a person named Andrew Hamilton.

Off-Third: NYU security asks for magic beans in lieu of Violet Go

The university’s new COVID-19 policy allows for Campus Safety officers to take some creative liberties when it comes to student identification.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 15, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Earlier this month, Vice President for Campus Health Carlo Ciotoli announced that students would no longer need to display a Violet Go pass...

A visitor to Washington Square Park uses a phone to take a picture of a performer dressed in a blue and red Spiderman costume.

Off-Third: Students skip class to skirt WSP TikTok interviewers

There’s a new epidemic plaguing New York City, and it involves tiny microphones.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 7, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As of last week, attendance is at an all-time low, and professors are unsure of what is keeping their students from class. After doing some...

Triptic featuring three models walking down runway. Woman on left walks down runway in long red dress. Woman in middle walks down runway in long sleeve white top, black mini skirt, and black shoes. Woman on right walks down runway in cropped gray top, gray textured pants, and black shoes.

EENK brings the Wild West to Paris Fashion Week

This Western-inspired collection brings the genre into a global perspective.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer Oct 3, 2022

Designer Hyemee Lee has moved away from her typically metaphorical collection themes, like “T for Temptation” and “U for Utopia,” and moved more into history with her take...

A door lock shaped like the Eiffel Tower on a wooden door. Behind the door lies a female student sleeping on a bed in a room.

Cleaning staff at NYU Paris enter dorms unannounced

Cleaning staff have walked in on NYU Paris students without knocking, prompting safety concerns.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer Sep 29, 2022

Riley Coughlin, a Global Liberal Studies junior, had her first interaction with the cleaning staff at NYU Paris during her first week. She heard her dorm room door open unexpectedly...

A collage of icons symbolizing college social life (from top to bottom, left to right): a simple “what’s up” text message, a symbol for joining Greek organizations reading “I pledge ZTA”, a room plaque and notes.

How to win friends at NYU

Forming meaningful connections in the big city is no small task. Here are a few ways to meet people.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer Apr 18, 2022

At some point on your NYU campus tour, your admissions ambassador probably uttered the words “the city is our campus” with an overly exaggerated gesture to the surrounding...

A portrait of Stella Wunder in Washington Square Park. They are wearing an iridescent turquoise shirt with a black vest on top. She is also wearing pink eyeliner and gold star earrings.

Tisch student Stella Wunder is TikToking through the entertainment industry

Actor, model, filmmaker and makeup artist Stella Wunder adds influencing to their repertoire with a sudden plunge into the world of TikTok fame.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Contributing Writer Mar 7, 2022

One scroll through Tisch junior Stella Wunder’s TikTok reveals a vibrant, bubbly microcosm of the life of a young adult pursuing the arts in New York City. Their content ranges...