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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

A graduating NYU senior muses on her experience with personal growth. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Milestones

By Abbey Whelan, UTA Voices Editor May 7, 2021

After more than a year of pandemic life, everyone has experienced a quarantine birthday. We have adjusted our expectations around celebrations. As an NYU senior, I have already grieved the loss of in-person...

It's almost time for students to register for next semester's classes. But registration has been delayed.

Course registration for the Fall 2021 semester postponed until May

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Course registration for the Fall 2021 semester has been postponed from April 20 to May 24 for continuing undergraduate and graduate students, since NYU must plan and readjust more than 1,000 rooms for...

This year, the Oscars have seen an increase in both international names and female nominees for best picture and best director categories. This is a chance for the Academy to show that the need for equity and inclusion might become a staple within the entertainment industry. (Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Oscars: snubs and surprises

By Julia Gastone, Contributing Writer March 24, 2021

It seems like eons ago that “Parasite” dominated the Oscars last season. With the 93rd Academy Awards nominations released last week, one can’t help but wonder who Bong Joon Ho’s successor could...

The Ambassador Theater is located at 219 W. 49th St. Starting April 2, 2021, entertainment and arts venues that hold less than 10,000 people will open at 33% capacity, allowing select Broadway theaters to open their doors next month. (Photo by Sheridan Smith)

Bringing back Broadway

By Maya Mehrara, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

After more than a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight at the end of the tunnel is finally visible. Yet, the spotlights in theaters across New York have yet to brighten the stages...

$15 an hour is not enough, especially in New York

$15 an hour is not enough, especially in New York

By Srishti Bungle, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

The fight for the $15 minimum wage started in 2012. Adjusted for inflation, $15 in 2012 is worth $17.41 today. This January, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led the Democratic Party in re-introducing the Raise...

HBO Max decision harms theaters for profit

HBO Max decision harms theaters for profit

By Sam Gray, Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

Warner Brothers announced that their upcoming movies will be streamed on HBO Max in December. Since these films will be released simultaneously in theaters, this decision has robbed promising blockbusters...

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Letter from the Editor: Why is WSN Coming Back?

By Alexandria Johnson, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

Dear readers,  After we resigned last fall, it is no surprise that people are wondering why the newspaper has returned. As one of the three deputy managing editors who signed the resignation letter,...

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer held a public hearing last Monday night to discuss the best way to religious buildings to share spaces for non-profit organizations. (Photo by Alexandria Johnson)

Religious Congregations, Nonprofits Voice Struggles to Afford Space in New York City

By Alexandria Johnson, Deputy News Editor December 3, 2019

Last week, what started as a City Hall meeting addressing building repurposing in New York City turned into a forum for nonprofits and religious leaders on the inaccessibility of religious institutions...

Oriel Ceballos, who was tackled in WSP in October, was never charged for his supposed crime. (Courtesy of Griffin Wood)

Artist, Who Was Tackled by WSP Officers, Charged With Assault and Resisting Arrest

By Ronni Husmann, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2019

Almost two months after artist Oriel Ceballos was tackled, pepper-sprayed and arrested by park officers in Washington Square Park, Ceballos says he feels confident that his case will be dismissed at his...

All Student Government meetings take place in the GCASL Colloquium room on the fifth floor. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Student Government’s Semester-in-Review

By Ishaan Parmar and Victor Porcelli December 2, 2019

Besides letters of support, NYU’s Student Government Assembly did not pass — or even present — a single resolution this semester. Instead, it has focused efforts on enacting change through direct...

Missing Charger in Furman Hall

Missing Charger in Furman Hall

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter December 2, 2019

From Nov. 22 to 26, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of a drug law violation, three reports of harassment, three reports of larceny and 10 reports of liquor law violations.  Drug...

After a recent health inspection, Upstein’s rating has improved to an A. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Upstein Improves to ‘A’ Final Health Inspection Grade

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor December 2, 2019

Upstein Food Court received an A grade in mid-November after failing an Oct. 21 health inspection, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Upstein’s initial failure was...