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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

MAI (Movement Art Is) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance. MAI was co-founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck.

Love (and Dance) Heals all Wounds at Skirball

By Julia Fields, Staff Writer April 17, 2018
Skirball Center for Performing Arts hosted “Love Heals All Wounds” –– an expressive dance performance from the group Movement Art Is that highlighted current social issues
The Gallatin Arts Festival is a week-long, community-wide celebration of the unique artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship of students at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies.

Galvanizing Spoken Word at Gallatin Arts Festival

By Matthew Holman, Entertainment Editor April 17, 2018
Donna Gary, Aaliyah Iman Jihad, and Kiana Sosa preform insightful and enlightening spoken word at the Gallatin Arts Festival.

Student ‘Shot by AR-15’ Subway Campaign Challenges Gun Violence

By Natasha Roy, Managing Editor-at-Large April 16, 2018
School of Visual Arts seniors Ji Kim and Andy Koo raised awareness against gun violence with posters that played on Apple's “Shot on iPhone” ad.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael marching in the Meredith March.

Remembering Dr. King with Producer Trey Ellis

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer April 16, 2018
WSN speaks to Trey Ellis, executive producer of the new HBO documentary “Into the Wilderness,” in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Program Board’s new YouTube series “NYU PB ASKS” hits the streets to find out what NYU students are binging and listening to.

Program Board Launches New YouTube Series

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor April 16, 2018
NYU Program Board Lectures Chair Kavi Wijayaratne launches a new YouTube series. "NYU PB ASKS," digging into the entertainment interests of the NYU community.
Fusion Film Festival is an annual festival run by Tisch students and faculty that promotes women in the film industry.

Fusion Film Festival Highlights Women

By Brooke LaMantia, Staff Writer April 16, 2018
NYU's Fusion Film Festival celebrated women in film and TV through showcasing their work and hosting panels that offered young female filmmakers advice on advancing their careers.
Gizel Jiménez and Daphne Rubin-Vega in the new musical “Miss You Like Hell”.

‘Miss You Like Hell’ Is A Dynamic, Matchless Triumph

By Emily Fagel, Theater and Books Editor April 13, 2018
Erin McKeown and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ new musical, “Miss You Like Hell," tells the story of a mother-daughter relationship as they take a week long, cross country road trip.
“Future ‘38” is an ironic homage to the films of Jack’s time, transitioning from black-and-white to color as he enters the future, openly winking at “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Future ’38’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer December 5, 2017
“Future ’38” is a subtle satire that follows American Secret Agent Jack Essex hi-jinks and adventures as he tries to recover a secret weapon that could prevent World War II.
Jaden Smith’s debut album “SYRE” dropped Nov. 17 from Roc Nation.

SYRE: An Album by Wannabe Renaissance Boy Jaden Smith

By Avani Jurakhan, Staff Writer December 5, 2017
Jaden Smith's new album “SYRE” falls short of its potential.
Citizen is currently on their “As You Please” tour and performed at Irving Plaza on Oct.26.

Citizen Tears Up Irving Plaza

By Brandi Powell, Contributing Writer October 31, 2017
Citizen’s headlining tour, along with openers Sorority Noise and Great Grandpa brought a large crowd to Irving Plaza.
In Nick Ebeling's remarkable  biography documentary, many sides of the legendary filmmaker, fine artist, film producer, photographer Dennis Hopper are explored

‘Along for the Ride’ Carries New Weight for Legend

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer October 31, 2017
“Along for the Ride” chronicles the legendary life and career of Dennis Hopper.
Featuring drag queens Brita Filter, Jasmine Rice, Holly Boxsprings, Ritzy Bitz, Jada Valenciaga, Jan Sport, Rosé and Lagoona Bloo, Once Upon A Drag, a costume and performance party for kids of all genders and ages, was held at NYU Skirball on Oct. 29.

Drag​ ​Fairytales​ ​at​ ​NYU​ ​Skirball

By Devanshi​ ​Khetarpal, Staff Writer October 31, 2017
"Once Upon a Drag" took place at NYU Skirball and saw drag queens reinterpreting fairy tales for today's children.