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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Meet the Dogs of NYU Res Life

Meet the Dogs of NYU Res Life

By Bobby Wagner, Managing Editor November 30, 2016
If you need a break from the impending doom of finals, get to know the pups of NYU Res Life! When you see them around your building, don't forget to give them a little scratch behind the ears.

Protesters Flood the Streets, Head to Trump Tower

By Natasha Roy and Jemima McEvoy November 10, 2016
In a protest organized by Socialist Alternative, thousands of anti-Trumpers took to the streets, marching from Union Square to Trump Tower in midtown.
A Trump supporter outside of the Hilton in New York on Election Night.

Why Couldn’t We Handle Four Years of This?

By Bobby Wagner, Managing Editor November 9, 2016

The impossible is real and, frankly, Democrats are disoriented in trying to figure out how. For all the incessant talk of classified information that drove 2016’s political circus, for all the vitriolic...

The Obama Administration got the first crack at capitalizing on the emerging social media landscape.

The Digital Presidency

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2016

People will debate President Barack Obama’s legacy for years, but there’s no questioning this: he will go down in the history books as the first president to tweet. Coming of age in the era of social...

A Trump supporter stands outside of the Hilton in New York on the night of the Election.

Southern Voters Fret Over Trump’s Legacy

By Lexi Faunce, Investigative News Editor November 9, 2016

The crude commentary surrounding this election has left many first time voters disillusioned, with some feeling that the rampant name calling and blatant contempt the candidates felt toward each other...

What’s Going on in the Local Elections?

By Abbey Wilson, Assistant Managing Editor November 9, 2016

If you have a pulse, you know that much attention is paid to the presidential election that happens once every four years. But the presidential election often takes attention away from local elections,...

Dissatisfied, Voters Try a Third Party

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Last night, as Donald Trump emerged as the victor in a long presidential contest, a number of people around the country were left feeling dissatisfied with the state of American politics. Granted, these...

A Trump/Pence sign outside of the Hilton being waved on Election Night

Against the Not-So-Grand Old Party

By Natasha Roy, Deputy News Editor November 9, 2016

In most presidential elections, citizens vote for a nominee simply because of the party they align with. This year, however, many Republicans could not bring themselves to vote for Donald Trump, choosing...

Non-Voters Are Few at NYU

Non-Voters Are Few at NYU

By Abigail Weinberg, Features Editor November 9, 2016

NYU is such a politically-active campus that you’d be hard-pressed to find a student who has actively declined to take part in the political process (contrary to what Fox News’ Jesse Watters might...

Trump supporters outside of the Hilton on the night of the Election with posters against Hillary.

How Did We Get These Candidates?

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor November 9, 2016

There has never and will never be another election quite like the 2016 presidential race. Russell Hardin, a Professor of Politics and Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the Social Sciences at NYU, specializes...

View of the White House on Election Night

A National Election From Global Eyes

By Taylor Nicole Rogers, Dining Editor November 9, 2016

This election cycle might have consumed the attention of most Americans over the last year, but for the approximately one fifth of NYU students who did not grow up in the United States, watching this election...

LS Professor Michael Rectenwald has condemned a former NYU professor for a tweet he considered to be inciting violence.

Anti-PC Professor in High Demand

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor November 7, 2016
Even in light of recent controversy, it seems that many students are still interested in taking Michael Rectenwald's classes.