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Tarra Chen

Tarra Chen

September 23, 2018


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Tarra Chen is a CAS junior double majoring in Economics and Journalism, with a minor in business. During her freshmen year abroad at NYU London, England, she started writing for the school newspaper, eventually becoming the Editor in Chief of the Bedford Square News. From then on, she loved editing a...

Viral Shanker

Viral Shanker

September 23, 2018


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Viral Shanker is a Deputy Copy Editor at Washington Square News. Born in India he currently lives in New Jersey (and has heroically avoided dying of boredom in the last nine years). He is studying Computer Science and Economics at CAS. If he’s on campus, he either in class, eating somewhere with h...

Crime Bot

Crime Bot

September 23, 2018


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Hi I’m Crimebot! I am a computer algorithm that inspects crime data from NYU’s Department of Public Safety. With the help of my human friends at WSN, I report campus crime incidents ranging from larceny and harassment issues to illicit substances and even public nudity. By using my technological e...

Sayer Devlin

Sayer Devlin

September 23, 2018


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Sayer Devlin is an Economics major in CAS and loves reading Marginal Revolution and Toni Morrison. In his time at WSN, he’s started the official podcast and doggedly reported on everything from the finances of NYU to the school’s racial makeup. He was born in Tokyo and has lived in Paris, London, ...

Jemima McEvoy

Jemima McEvoy

September 23, 2018


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Jemima McEvoy is a junior studying Politics, Economics and Languages in CAS. Maybe it's because she grew up in the British countryside, but she's completely intoxicated by life and art in New York City. She's passionate about music, literature and filling journals halfway. When she's not wondering around...

Sakshi Venkatraman

Sakshi Venkatraman

September 23, 2018


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Sakshi Venkatraman is a CAS sophomore studying Journalism and Politics. Although she hails most recently from Texas — a state that she is fond of only when she's not there — she considers The Golden State her true home (NorCal > SoCal obviously). She has been doing journalism since her second ye...

Rachel Buigas-Lopez

Rachel Buigas-Lopez

September 23, 2018


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Graphic design is her passion. Over the summer, she worked as an Art Design intern for The New York Times. Now, she's a junior studying Integrated Digital Media at Tandon. She was born in Florida and raised in Texas — which means she is still trying to figure out how many jackets she needs in the ...

Pamela Jew

Pamela Jew

September 23, 2018


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Pamela is the Managing Editor of WSN's up-and-coming magazine, Under the Arch, as well as a junior in Gallatin studying Consumer Culture and Ethnography. For a hot conversation starter, ask her about the summer she spent watching over 200 hours of Jake Paul videos because it's every day bro. She's from...

Katie Peurrung

Katie Peurrung

September 23, 2018


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Katie Peurrung is from Washington and quite proud of her recent purchase of an umbrella, even though she never remembers to use it. When she’s not drinking her third cup of coffee at the multi desk, she’s probably at home watering her plants. She’s tired of explaining her Gallatin concentratio...

Laura Shkouratoff

Laura Shkouratoff

September 23, 2018


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Laura is WSN's local California Surfer stereotype and makes up half of the paper's design team. She's a junior studying Education Policy in Steinhardt — don't ask her how she got here (and decided to stay at WSN for two years). Laura spends her time stress-baking vegan food, smelling things at Lush an...

Yasmin Gulec

Yasmin Gulec

September 23, 2018


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Yasmin Gulec cannot believe she is already a junior double majoring in GLS and Journalism. She is one of the editors for the newest section of WSN, Under the Arch and is very excited to create content for it. She loves using “I’m international” as an excuse for pretty much everything. She is from Istanbul...

Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson

September 23, 2018


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Sarah is a junior in CAS who has changed her majors more times than she'd like to admit. In her free time, she can be seen avoiding coffee, trying (but usually failing) to contain her excitement when she sees a corgi on the street and wishing she could afford to go to the opera more often. She can quote...

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