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

Vaishnavi Naidu

Vaishnavi Naidu, Audio Editor

Vaishnavi Naidu is a CAS junior double-majoring in journalism and psychology. She loves audio and creative writing just as much as news stories and is always looking for an excuse to write a sappy love ode. In her free time, you'll find her at the Tompkins Square crystal store. You can find her on Instagram @vaishoe_16.

All content by Vaishnavi Naidu
How Do You Zoom?

How Do You Zoom?

This is how four students set-up their layout for Zoom classes this semester.
Vaishnavi Naidu and Ivy Zhu May 7, 2021

Sanskar Agarwal, Tisch Acting Program The biggest impact of Zoom theater has been going from cleaning my floor once a month to three times a week. I primarily spend 10 a.m....

Six-Word Memoirs

Six-Word Memoirs

Seniors sum up their experience at NYU in six words.
Mariam Khan and Vaishnavi Naidu May 7, 2021

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

Forgotten dreams come back as inspiration

A glimpse into the relationship between a mother and daughter as they talk about their dreams, forgotten and new, over laundry.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Managing Editor April 12, 2021

It was a blisteringly hot summer day in June of 2019. The jasmine flowers populating the terrace wilted from the heat. Beads of sweat rolled down our tanned faces. Pari Naidu,...

One Thrifter’s Way of Shopping Sustainably

Q&A with New York City thrifter and aspiring model on thrifting and second-hand fashion in the city, defining his own personal style, and his advice on exploring the thrifting scene.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Deputy Editor September 28, 2020

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

What Does It Feel Like To Lose a Best Friend?

A raw recollection of the immediate aftermath from watching one of your closest friendships in your life implode and finding yourself picking up the pieces on your own.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Deputy Editor September 8, 2020

What does it feel like to lose a best friend?  One you thought you couldn’t possibly lose. The best friend who managed to stand the test of time, who was constant even as...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

If Buildings Could Hold Memories

An ode to my freshman dorm.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Contributing Writer April 22, 2020

As I lie in bed I can’t help but look out the window At the Manhattan skyline grid that comforted me on restless nights On other nights I look at the art I’ve hung up...

Illustrated by Julia Hope Riguerra.

“Hi! Where are you from?”

When you live far away, home looks a little different every time you return.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Contributing Writer March 23, 2020

When I moved to India at the age of nine, it became easy and almost natural to associate everything good I had ever known with America: annual passes to Disneyland, self-checkout...

The Electric Ladies Studios recording space offers pleasant aesthetics during recording sessions. Opened in 1970, the studio is the creation of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. (Photo by Vaishnavi Naidu)

Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy Lives on Through Electric Lady Studios

The unassuming local building remains as a creative space for some of the most innovative minds in music.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

Chances are, Greenwich Village locals don’t recognize the rather drab and aesthetically unappealing building they pass by almost everyday on 52 W. 8th St., wholly unaware of...