Wicy Wang is a freshman at Stern who was a grammar Nazi until she came to WSN and realized how little grammar she knew. She loves almost everything sci-fi or fantasy, but she doesn’t watch that many films, since she becomes way too emotionally invested.
Lavya Yalamanchi is a sophomore in CAS, studying Journalism and Romance Languages. Her favorite food is food, and her favorite pastime is shopping for housewares and pets.
The Washington Square News holds open weekly budget meetings at its office located at 838 Broadway every Sunday. All are welcome to attend, no matter your background in journalism, writing, or reporting. Specific times for meetings by desk are listed below. If you wish to talk to an editor before you attend, feel free to check out the Staff page.
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Applying for an editor position: Applications for editor positions during the fall or spring semesters are available twice each academic year and can be found here when posted. Applications for the Fall 2012 semester are closed, but check back for Spring 2013. Those who wish to apply are urged to publish pieces in the newspaper and contact current editors for shadowing.History of the Washington Square News:
The Washington Square News is the official daily student newspaper of New York University and serves the NYU, Greenwich Village, and East Village communities. Founded as an independent newspaper in 1973, the WSN allows its undergraduate writers and photographers to cover campus and city news and continues to grow its strong body of award-winning journalists and photographers.
The WSN has a circulation of about 60,000 and can be found in over a hundred purple bins distributed throughout campus. It is published Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters and online on Friday, with additional special issues published in the summer. The newspaper recently revamped its website during the Fall 2012 semester.
Like few campus newspapers in the country, the paper is editorially and financially independent from the university and is solely responsible for selling advertisements to fund its production. The WSN, including its senior staff, is run solely by current undergraduate students and the business-division is largely student-operated as well.
A Board of Directors comprised of alumni, NYU professors and working news media professionals serves as advisors to the paper. Board members have no control in the WSN's editorial policy or newsroom operations. Alumni of the newspaper are established and leading journalists in such news organizations as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC news, ABC news, Fox News, and USA Today.
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Opinions expressed in The Washington Square News by editors or columnists regarding are those of the editors or columnists, and are not those of the Washington Square News. Unsigned editorials are the collective opinion of The Editorial Board.Comment Policy
The WSN encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully. Comments are not pre-moderated, but the WSN reserves the right to remove comments if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged.
A comment will be deleted if:
• The comment attacks a named or identified person or group unreasonably;
• The comment makes readers unreasonably uncomfortable on the basis of one’s race,
gender, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or otherwise.
• The comment attacks personally any NYU or WSN employee.
• The comment contains excessive obscenities or sexual explicitness.
• It is determined that the comment is made under a false name or uses another person’s name or e-mail address.
• The comment threatens or encourages violence.
• The comment encourages illegal behavior.
• The comment violates copyright or privacy protections.
• The comment contains personal information.
• The comment is completely off-topic or determined to be spam.