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NYU Continues To Fail Black Students

This past week, thousands of protestors across the country gathered to protest the indictment of the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in...

NYU Still Needs to Take Action for LGBTQ+ Rights

One year after the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ+ rights activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera organized an occupation of Weinstein Residence Hall in response...

Hotel Evictions Show NYC’s Disregard For Homeless People’s Needs

New York City announced on Tuesday that homeless people staying at The Lucerne Hotel, located in the Upper West Side, will be removed. This...

Funding the MTA Is a Necessity

Since COVID-19 shut the world down in March, millions have faced financial difficulties. The MTA is no exception. In late July, the corporation released...

Providing Spaces for Black Students Does Not Mean Segregation

As more than 4,700 Black Lives Matter protests took place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer...

NYU, Let Us Come Back to Work

Forty-three of our former colleagues resigned Monday, Sept. 28, over transphobic and racist rhetoric, poor work conditions and the Advisory Board’s failure to heed...

We’re Resigning from WSN. Here’s Why.

We, the undersigned WSN Fall 2020 Editorial Staff, have collectively decided to resign from Washington Square News, effective immediately. This was extensively deliberated in...

NYU Continues To Fail Black Students

This past week, thousands of protestors across the country gathered to protest the indictment of the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in...

Support GSOC to Protect NYU

The Graduate Employees’ Organization at the University of Michigan organized a strike on Sept. 8 in response to the university’s plans to reopen its...

Professors, Students Aren’t Asking for Pina Coladas

In the COVID-19 era of taking classes from bed, students have never encountered a more leisurely form of attending lectures. Students can wake up...

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis that is only getting worse in some parts of the country. Some state and...

Romney Plays the Political Game Better Than We Think

After the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the most renowned justices of the modern era, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Save the Supreme Court

As a result of Mitch McConnell’s push to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing on Sept. 18, it is likely that the...

Staff Rants and Raves: The Emmys

Rants  On the “Friends” Reunion Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor I never watch the Emmys and this year was no exception, but that didn’t stop me from having...
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NYU, Let Us Come Back to Work

Forty-three of our former colleagues resigned Monday, Sept. 28, over transphobic and racist rhetoric, poor work conditions and the Advisory Board’s failure to heed...

We’re Resigning from WSN. Here’s Why.

We, the undersigned WSN Fall 2020 Editorial Staff, have collectively decided to resign from Washington Square News, effective immediately. This was extensively deliberated in...

Bias Questioned as NYU German Denies Tenure To Yet Another Female Professor

Many within and outside of the NYU community are questioning the NYU Department of German’s decision to deny Professor Alys George a tenured position. George...

NYU RAs Attend Training With Controversial Resources

NYU Resident Assistants were called into a meeting on Sept. 23, the same day a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict officers Jonathan Mattingly,...

NYU Remembers 50th Anniversary of Weinstein Occupation Today

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Weinstein occupation — a five-day sit-in for the LGBTQ+ community at NYU’s Weinstein Residence Hall, starting Sept....
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Protesters Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor for Second Consecutive Day After Ruling

Protestors gathered at Union Square on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24 after a Kentucky grand jury decided Wednesday to bring no direct charges...
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I Tested Positive for COVID-19

I got a call on Friday, Sept. 18th at 8:47 p.m. from a 212 number when I was out trying to chase a story...

Blossom: For Vegans & Foodies Alike

When I first dined at Blossom four years ago, it seemed too good to be true. I had only recently become vegan, but I...

The COVID-19 College Party Scene: Who’s To Blame?

Though it is meant to be a time of self-discovery and some of our most formative years, college is often advertised as a four-year...

Moving in Together During a Pandemic: Why Now?

Attending college brings about new responsibilities for some, such as officially moving out of childhood homes, no longer living with parents and maybe even...

Where Are the GLS Juniors Now?

Global Liberal Studies junior Madison Trpisovsky should be spending her school year in Paris. It’s a year that she should have spent living out...

The New Normal of Dating in the Pandemic

A year ago, wearing a mask and avoiding physical contact would not have been necessary to go on a rendezvous with someone new. Now,...

‘We Are Who We Are’ Is An Artistic Triumph For The Coming-of-Age Genre

A drama about coming-of-age in a small town in Italy by Luca Guadagnino? You may think I am talking about the 2017 critically acclaimed...

Dear Teen TV Shows: Can We Please Stop Glorifying Toxic Men?

Content warning: this article contains themes of sexual assault, and emotional and physical abuse. When the teen mystery sensation “Pretty Little Liars” first aired on...

Cat Stevens Revisits ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ and Creates New Magic

“Tea for the Tillerman 2” by Yusuf/Cat Stevens is as lovely as the first time around but leans heavily on sounds instead of lyrics....

‘Thank You and Good Night,’ A Film Like No Other

It is rare for a filmmaker to be present in every single frame of a film, to envelop themselves in every speck of celluloid...

Staff Recs: Comfort Movies

“Fiddler on the Roof” by Norman Jewison Sasha Cohen, Arts Editor My grandma and I sing “If I Were a Rich Man” a lot. What can...

The Uncertain Return of Movie Theaters

After seven long and excruciating months, I finally stepped foot inside a movie theater again. I ventured to the AMC Clifton Commons 16 in...

Meet the Students Behind the Mask

When you join this NYU club, you might be able to attend the premiere of a Broadway show for free or participate in a...

Why Heung-min Son Is My Favorite Player

My fandom for soccer began when I was five. It was the 2002 World Cup, and like everyone else in South Korea that summer,...

NYU Predicts: NFL Edition

The Kansas City Chiefs’ 34-20 victory against the Houston Texans opened the 2020 NFL season on Sept. 10. After opting out of having a...

The Bitterness of Leaving Unfinished Business Unfinished

When CAS senior Dillan Spector learned that fall sports were canceled, he had little time to rue the lost season. He had a decision...
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