NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Have all of our daily headlines sent directly to your inbox
Elections to the National Academy of Sciences were recently announced. Among the new elects are four NYU faculty members, Professor Carrasco, Moore, Przeworski and LeCun. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)
Four NYU faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences
By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021
Carlyle Court is located at 25 Union Square W. NYU’s 2021-22 housing reapplication process launched May 5, a day earlier than expected. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)
After weeks of delay, NYU opens 2021-22 housing reapplications
By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021
The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s ongoing strike has changed how many students’ academic performance will be evaluated this semester. Once the strike began, professors began telling their students that if the GSOC strike continued into final exams, the format of the exams would be changed. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)
How the GSOC strike is impacting finals
By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021
Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is invited to the NYU John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This has led to a protest as Uribe is linked to right-wing paramilitary groups, and was recently accused of inciting violence against Colombian protesters. 
(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
Protesters decry NYU event with former Colombian president
By Suhail Gharaibeh and Ruqaiyah Zarook May 6, 2021
NYU is increasing undergraduate tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year by $1,620, from $54,880 to $56,500. However, the university announced plans to continue disbursing COVID-19 relief grants — accessible through Albert — throughout the next semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
NYU increases tuition by 3%, COVID-19 grants will continue in the fall
By Nina Huang, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021
The NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services has recently changed policy regarding the role of RA’s in order shift RA responsibility away from dealing with student crises towards fostering a real community for students in university housing. (Photo by Sirui Wu)
RAs will no longer be required to respond to crisis situations
By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer • May 5, 2021
CAS sophomore Talia Pavlin, LS sophomore Amanda Riedl, and CAS first-year Morgan Alexander sit together and chat by the fountain.
Pavlin had on a black raincoat, Riedl
Mini-Fringe 2021
By Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor • May 7, 2021
Shreya Mathur and Medha Gupta
‘Saree Not Sorry’ podcast critiques South Asian media representation
By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor • May 7, 2021
Sustainability has become a marketing tool. Greenwashing tricks customers into spending money on unsustainable products under false pretenses. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)
Greenwashing: How companies are putting up an eco-friendly front
By Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor • May 6, 2021
API students are pressing the University for any sign of results concerning its promises to the Asian community and even its past promises to the Black community. NYU has yet to respond with anything aside from performative comments. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)
API students are done with NYU’s performative support
By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor • May 5, 2021
All adults in the US are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and in some states, all residents 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. However, even as vaccination rates continue to increase, some students feel unsure about the safety of returning to pre-pandemic activities. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)
Even after vaccination, some students’ concerns about COVID-19 remain
By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer • May 4, 2021
Orchard Grocer, located at 78 Orchard St, is an all-vegan deli and grocer. They offer vegan sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, and groceries for vegans and non-vegans alike. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
Orchard Grocer: A vegan paradise for everyone
By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer • May 4, 2021
NYU men’s and women’s golf teams have seen immense success in recent years. On April 28th, Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf team. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)
Katie Rudolph hired as head coach of NYU men’s and women’s golf teams
By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor • May 7, 2021
The Knicks are a staple of sports and entertainment in New York City. Recent wins for the team have created excitement for the residents of the city. (Illustration by Renee Shohet)
When the Knicks win, New York wins
By Ethan Hourizadeh, Contributing Writer • May 6, 2021
The Bobcat has been NYU
Meet the Students Behind the Mask
By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor • September 28, 2020
Heung-min Son is South Korea’s pride in the game of soccer, being the star forward of Tottenham Hotspurs. With the skills and traits of a top player, he challenges the Asian stereotype in the sport and so inspired numerous aspiring young talents. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)
Why Heung-min Son Is My Favorite Player
By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor • September 28, 2020
NYU does not have a football team. NYU students discuss their predictions for the 2020 NFL season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)
NYU Predicts: NFL Edition
By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor • September 21, 2020
NYU Athletics are cancelled for the Fall. NYU senior athletes in Fall sports discuss how they have processed the canceled season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)
The Bitterness of Leaving Unfinished Business Unfinished
By Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor • September 21, 2020
While You Were Here 2021
While You Were Here 2021
May 7, 2021
Despite the wave of hate crimes and the history of xenophobia against their community, Asian Americans remain strong. (Illustration by Sally Chen.)
Even before they were a headline
By Lorraine Olaya, Deputy Copy Chief • May 6, 2021
A seemingly idyllic sidewalk in Middletown, Connecticut. (Photo by Eugene Hu)
The Foreigner
By Eugene Hu, Contributing Writer • May 3, 2021
First-year Gallatin student Ian Partman. Decolonization in art as a conversation. (Image courtesy of Ian Partman)
Rewriting the narrative: Conversations on decolonization in art
By Sade Collier, Contributing Writer • May 3, 2021