NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Glamour Gals

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor October 24, 2016

While many seniors play bingo, eat lunch and celebrate birthdays at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, they also receive manicures once a month from members of the NYU chapter of Glamour Gals. Glamour...

Animal Welfare Collective

By Natasha Roy, Deputy News Editor October 24, 2016

The Animal Welfare Collective aims to bring animal rights to the concrete jungle of NYU. The club mainly focuses on farm animal rights, and hosts events such as tabling at different campus locations to...


By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor October 24, 2016

While discussions of diversity and privilege often arise on campus, one privilege is often overlooked — citizenship. The DREAM Team at NYU tries changing that by focusing on bringing awareness and help...

Earth Matters

By Jemima McEvoy, Deputy News Editor October 24, 2016

Students talked over homemade acai bowls during the Wednesday, Oct. 19 Earth Matters meeting — the members hosted a demonstration on how to make these trendy treats, as a way to promote their interests...

Health Leads

By Lexi Faunce, Investigative News Editor October 24, 2016

NYU students looking to gain experience in the medical field while making a difference in their community can work with Health Leads, a national volunteer program that connects students with urban clinics...

With our current tense political climate, directors Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi offer an interesting perspective on the state of radical Islam in Pakistan through their new film,

Documentary on Islamic Extremism Is Both Effective and Simplistic

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer September 30, 2016

Coming at a particularly heated moment of today’s political climate, “Among the Believers,” a new documentary directed by Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi, is an informative primer on the state...

Adam Conover, starring in his TV show and live performances of

Adam Conover, King of Ruining

By Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer September 30, 2016

In the dimly lit Gowanus venue The Bell House last Sunday sat a sold-out crowd comprised of people waiting to have the upcoming presidential election absolutely ruined for them. The star of the night,...

Staff Recs: Problematic TV Shows

Staff Recs: Problematic TV Shows

By WSN Staff September 30, 2016
Sometimes, you just have to have a guilty pleasure. Most of the time, that guilty pleasure is problematic.
The Arts Issue: Majors vs. Indie

The Arts Issue: Majors vs. Indie

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor September 29, 2016

During my very first semester at NYU, my Writing the Essay professor, while talking about Damien Hirst’s piece “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” (which, for those...

With a recently-published English version of his book “Reputations,” Juan Gabriel Vasquez took to Strand Bookstore to discuss the hardships that inspired his writing about his hometown in Bogota, Colombia.

Columbian Writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez Talks New Novel

By Jaxx Artz, Contributing Writer September 26, 2016
Juan Gabriel Vasquez came to Strand's Rare Book Room to explain the motivation behind his newest book, "Reputations."
Student activists gather outside of Bobst, where they remained chanting while organizers entered into the library to speak with the University representatives.

NYU SLAM Petitions in Bobst for Student Representation on Board of Trustees

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor September 24, 2016
NYU SLAM held a protest outside of Bobst, eventually migrating to the 12th floor, to petition the University to include a student representative on the Board of Trustees.
The FDNY Rescue Task Force responds to an explosion in Chelsea which down the surrounding two-block area.

Explosion in Chelsea “Intentional,” Injures 29

By Alex Bazeley and Bobby Wagner September 17, 2016
An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City on Saturday night.