New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Sara Sharma

Sara Sharma, Deputy Culture Editor

Sara Sharma is a junior from New Delhi, India, studying Digital Media and Visual Design. She adores writing, sketching, and making short films about her friends and the nooks and crannies of New York City; essentially, she is constantly chasing her passion for storytelling. She is a '70s music aficionado and spends her free time hunting for vintage vinyl records and collecting unique postcards. You can find her film account @sarasfriendsonfilm on Instagram.

All content by Sara Sharma
A brown bag lays flat on a white surface. Around it are a small blue hairbrush, a blush stick, a perfume rollerball, a perfume bottle, a wallet and a small jar of lip mask.

What’s in our bags?

WSN's culture editors go through the abyss that is each of their bags.

Every day, we walk on campus lugging around the usuals — our wallet, NYU ID, laptop — but they’re rarely the reason our bags are so heavy. From perfume bottles to journals,...

Two models with pink eyeshadow look into the camera. One is wearing a ginger wig, the other a blonde wig.

Frederick Anderson creates a mélange of blues, grunge and rock and roll

For his Fall/Winter 2024 collection, designer Frederick Anderson fuses country and grunge styles as an ode to American music.
Sara Sharma, Deputy Culture Editor February 16, 2024

An illustration on a green and red split background that reads in on the green side and out on the red side. Various small drawings, like a backpack, a coffee cup and a bag of chips, are on either side of the image.

Everything in and everything out this semester

The fall semester is out and reading WSN is definitely in.

Every new year brings unpromising New Year’s resolutions that only get us so far. We’re tired of gym memberships going to waste and litanies of books gathering a plethora of...

A room with orange colored walls and floors. To the right is a trunk that reads “L.V.” To the left, a trunk with drapes hanging from it.

Louis Vuitton exhibit captures 200 years of legacy

The one-of-a-kind exhibit, on display at 660 Madison Ave. from Oct. 14 to Dec. 31, 2022, showcases the unique works of visionaries and artists, and offers a tribute to the designer.
Sara Sharma, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

It started with a trunk that revolutionized the artisanal and travel industry. It was a trunk that wasn’t just waterproof but made stacking possible through its unique flat-topped...

Boxes of food are laid on a layer of a shelf. There is a tag in front of the center box that reads “TURKEY POTPIE dollar symbol 6.99” in all caps. Under the text is a list of ingredients. There is a photo of a turkey potpie on the box.

Trader Joe’s has the tur-key to Thanksgiving

These elite Trader Joe’s items complete any fall harvest feast.
Sara Sharma, Staff Writer November 23, 2022

I relish grocery shopping and am always enthralled by how put together it makes me feel. From jotting down a grocery list to rifling through aisles of produce, grocery runs are...

Sara Sharma holds a bouquet of orange flowers while standing in front of a deli displaying flowers in Union Square. Sara is looking into the distance, and is wearing a white floral dress and a lilac cardigan.

Finding New Delhi

Navigating a sense of home within familiar and unfamiliar spaces, through physical spaces, tributes and souvenirs.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer October 20, 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.

House of Anita Dongre celebrates Indian heritage with bridal wear

Luxury designer Anita Dongre talks about her SoHo store, design inspiration, environmental consciousness and women’s empowerment.
Sara Sharma and Kanita Tariq October 7, 2022

As South Asians living in New York City, we’re always looking for a slice of home. Walking into the House of Anita Dongre Limited flagship store in SoHo brings exactly that.  Founded...

The facade of a restaurant with a lot of plants around the entrance and an outdoor dining area. Next to the plants is a small board that indicates this is a bakery opening from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Crème de la crème: Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery’s homage to French croissants

Usually nothing is as good as seen on TikTok, but this? This was.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer October 6, 2022

Mastering the “R” sound for my French class is a linguistic victory I am determined to accomplish. To achieve this, I am trekking to every patisserie in Manhattan. I spend...

The ceiling of the 14th Street-Union Square station. To the left is a surveillance camera; to the right is a red “Exit” sign.

New plan to put cameras in every subway car won’t help, students say

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to install two cameras in each subway car by 2025 after a shooting on a Brooklyn train in April.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent announcement that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will soon install two cameras in each New York City Subway car prompted skepticism from...

An illustration of a black car with an NYU Safe Ride logo on the hood and side.

Safe Ride wait times shortened by 30% over the last year

Despite NYU’s Safe Ride service seeing an increase in ridership and a decrease in wait times, the university plans to develop a university-specific ride-share app.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer September 19, 2022

Safe Ride, NYU’s free late-night shuttle service operated in partnership with Via Transportation, has decreased wait times by an average of four minutes despite a 40% increase...