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

Washington Square News

Sherah Ndjongo

Sherah Ndjongo, Social Media Editor

Sherah Ndjongo is the Social Media Editor for the Washington Square News. She’s currently a sophomore in Gallatin studying Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creative Direction, The Sociology of Beauty and Fashion in Modern-Day Japan, and Eastern Philosophy. Originally from Southern California, she swears she'll never get used to NYC weather but she hopes to live in the city forever. When she’s not vintage shopping, hoarding makeup or drinking bubble tea, you can find her working on her jewelry line or writing.

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Sherah Ndjongo May 8, 2020

My involvement with Washington Square News will forever hold a special place in my heart as one of the most defining experiences of my time at NYU. I began contributing to Features...

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NYU Alumni Featured in Forbes' '30 Under 30' List
Sherah Ndjongo, Social Media Editor January 20, 2018

A spot in the annual Forbes’ 30 Under 30 class is a much coveted position, considering that earning a spot on this list is harder than getting into Harvard, with over 15,000...

London-based fine jewelry line Banneya offers a simple customer-centric process in which customers are able to edit and decorate whatever they’d like, essentially creating their own luxury pieces online with the guidance of a professional jewelry designer they are paired with.

When Fashion Meets Tech

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer December 4, 2017
Gear up with these clothes and accessories that are made with unique technologies that make them fashionable and functional.
Tisch alumna Camila Mendes stars in the CW’s Riverdale. Her character Veronica’s style is very polished and elegant.

TV Shows to Watch for Fashion Inspiration

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer November 6, 2017
Once upon a time we looked towards "Sex and the City" or "Gossip Girl" for fashion inspiration. Now, these current TV shows are serving up some serious looks.
L Train Vintage is a vintage chain store of 6 locations including Williamsburg, East Village, East Williamsburg, West Williamsburg, Bushwick, Gowanus.

Save the Earth; Shop Vintage?

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer October 31, 2017
Vintage shopping is a viable way to reduce, reuse and recycle, and to start conversation about sustainability and conscious consumerism.
After the huge success of the fashion brand The Row, the Olsen twins launched another fashion brand Elizabeth & James which was named after their other two siblings.

Fashion Families Who’ve Made Their Mark

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer October 17, 2017
By keeping it in the family, these fashion houses have established a unique style, voice and history preserved from generation to generation.

For every sale of Bobbi Brown’s Art Stick Duo, $10 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Many other brands are donating portions of their sales to breast cancer awareness during the month of October.

Shopping for a Cure

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer October 16, 2017
Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and shop for the cure at with these special products.
Trader Joes, Boba Guys, Uniqlo, and Rickys NYC are all good places to find jobs off-campus

Work, Work, Work Off Campus

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer October 6, 2017
Need a job? There's lots of options near campus.
Nina Garcia will be the new Editor in Chief of Elle magazine, leaving her Creative Director position at Marie Claire

Will Nina Garcia Reinvent Elle?

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer September 25, 2017
Nina Garcia, who is a seasoned fashion industry leader, now can add editor-in-chief to her resume, as she takes on the role for Elle Magazine.
School of Professional Studies Commencement ‘17

School of Professional Studies Commencement ‘17

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer May 18, 2017
The students of the School of Professional Studies honored their final moments at NYU with lighthearted advice from "iCarly's" Reed Alexander Hodkin and the school's dean Dennis Di Lorenzo.
Boba Guys, at 23 Clinton St., is a popular bubble tea spot founded originally in San Francisco.

The Best Boba Spots Near NYU

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
NYU students are going crazy Boba Tea. Don’t know where to find it? Don’t fret. These fantastic bubble tea shops all around campus are ready for you to stop by.
YouTubers have been dumpster diving for drugstore and high-end makeup. They say that it helps save some money and is more environmentally friendly — but is it worth the health risk?

Daring To Go Dumpster Diving For Makeup

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
This unsuspecting place might be the best source for finding free designer makeup, but you may have to get down and dirty to get it.
Troll food is a new trend that can be found in ice cream, cakes, and burgers, among others items. It features dark-colored foods that are usually black or purple.

Troll Food Takes Us Over to the Dark Side

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer April 10, 2017
The days of the rainbow food trend are long gone. Now it’s time to say hello to the troll food craze.
Androgynous fashion blurs the line between men’s and women’s fashion, thus appealing to all genders.

Girl Meets Boy: Androgynous Fashion for All

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer April 3, 2017
Androgynous fashion is a two-way street – masculine style can influence womenswear and feminine trends can inspire menswear.
The annual 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, nicknamed the “Oscars of fashion,” is on June 5 at the Hammerstein Ballroom within the Manhattan Center Studios in New York City.

Who Should Win the CFDA Fashion Awards?

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer March 30, 2017
Washington Square News shares its predictions for this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, known best for their roles as Zack and Cody Martin, respectively, on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” are NYU 2015 graduates.

NYU’s Recent Star Students

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer March 27, 2017
NYU has drawn celebrities for decades, but check out some of the most recent famous attendees and alumni to keep your eyes open for on campus.
Staff writer Sherah Ndjongo recreates the beauty look from the J.JS LEE Fall/Winter 2017 runway show, which features orange eyeshadow and drawn on bottom lashes.

Runway to Real Life: J.JS LEE F/W 2017

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer March 20, 2017
Staff Writer Sherah Ndongo recreated a makeup look from the J.JS LEE Fall/Winter 2017 runway show and wore it throughout her day.
NYU’s 2031 expansion plan is finally underway with the beginning of construction at 181 Mercer.  Many students are optimistic for the new facility, but some question its role in the gentrification of the neighbourhood.

181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer March 8, 2017
Construction for NYU's 181 Mercer Street project has begun. Some students are looking forward to seeing the finished product, while others question the necessity of a new NYU building.
CEO of BlackRock and Boards of Trustees member, Larry Fink, is a shareholder with ExxonMobil.

NYU Divest Works to Hold Board Member Larry Fink Accountable

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer March 3, 2017
NYU Divest reacts to the information that one of the members of the Board of Trustees donates to Exxon.
Oscar de Larenta, DVF and Alice + Olivia’s Fall/Winter 2017 collections were, in only a word, beautiful.

NYFW in One Sentence

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 21, 2017
One could easily write multiple articles on just one New York Fashion Week show. So to shake things up a bit, WSN composed one-sentence reviews for a handful of shows from New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017.
Yandy Swim Show 2017

Yandy Swim Show 2017

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 15, 2017

The weather forecast may have anticipated cloudy skies, but at the Yandy Swim 2017 show there was nothing but sunshine and bright lights. Cheerful music blasted overhead as...

These shoes are from the Ivanka Trump clothing line. Nordstrom recently cut the line off due to poor performance sales, creating a heated discussion about politics in fashion.

When Politics Meet Fashion

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 13, 2017
President Donald Trump's tweets in defense of his daughter, Ivanka, demonstrated that politics and fashion can intersect. However, the question remains: Should they?
Nicholas K. F/W 2017

Nicholas K. F/W 2017

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 9, 2017

  Metallics reigned supreme, velvet made its mark and the one-hoop earring announced its return all in the span of Nicholas K’s Fall/Winter 2017 runway show. These...

Though only 15 years old, this model stands on a podium at the Raun LaRose Presentation.

Ageism Plagues the Fashion Industry

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 6, 2017
In the fashion industry, trends come and go, style evolves and timeless pieces are never a dime a dozen. But what’s rarely mentioned is that this philosophy extends to people as well — models suffer the most from the prevalence of ageism in the fashion world.
Tyler Sanchez

Tyler Sanchez

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer November 3, 2016

The modeling industry’s influence has grown significantly in recent years, allowing for models to play a larger role in fashion by embodying a designer’s vision or a brand’s...

For students who want to integrate themselves into the fashion industry, many fashion magazines, like Paper Magazine, offer internships in a variety of different departments.

Alternate Fashion Careers for the Next Generation

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer October 13, 2016
Learn about four not so typical fashion related careers you could pursue after graduation.

Trend Predictions From The International Fashion Week Powerhouses

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer October 6, 2016
Fashion month has come to an end and we've rounded up the top trends from the international runways.
For the first time ever, British Vogue allowed a documentary film crew led by Richard Macer to document the behind the scenes experiences of key players in the fashion industry for nine months.

‘Absolutely Fashion:’ The New Role of the Fashion Documentary

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer September 30, 2016
Absolutely Fashion gives you never-before-see, behind-the-scenes access to British Vogue.