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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

A student tries to follow their pre-pandemic schedule while attending school remotely. Madison San Miguel discusses some of the ways she brings NYC back home. (Photo by Madison San Miguel)

I Tried: Following an NYC School Schedule From Home

By Madison San Miguel, Staff Writer September 16, 2020

As we continue to live in a world still operating under pandemic precautions, it’s hard to distinguish life from when we were first sent home over spring break last semester versus where we stand at...

NYU’s inadequate quarantine meals gained some internet notoriety especially on video platform TikTok over the last 14 days. Students reflect on their experiences with viral video and news reports and find a silver lining from the chaos. (Photo by Cristina Diaz)

NYU Quarantine Meals Leave Students With a Taste of TikTok Fame

By Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor September 2, 2020

Just days into the mandatory 14-day quarantine, NYU students were served the now-infamous watermelon chicken salad. The strange combination was one of several poorly executed meals delivered to students...

Tunestack is a social media app built around sharing music with friends. The app was developed by Sam Winslow, a junior studying at Steinhardt. (Photo courtesy of Sam Winslow)

Student Takes Passion for Music and Launches It Into an App

By Kate Slate, Contributing Writer May 7, 2020

When you hear a song with a catchy beat or relatable lyrics, sometimes it's just too good to keep to yourself. Many of us feel the need to share these discoveries with our friends, and that ability to...

A student prepares to use the Houseparty app on their iPhone. As state governments have asked their residents to stay at home, people have begun to find new ways to connect virtually. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Virtual Hangout Apps for Social Isolation

By Madison San Miguel, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

It’s a Zoom world, and we’re all just living in it. Now that NYU has transitioned to remote learning, community members are forced to frequent the app as a pseudo-setting for classes and meetings....

Amid a pandemic, many who are quarantined have turned to baking bread as a new hobby. Beauty & Style Editor Divya Nelakonda shares her experience trying the new phenomenon. (Staff Photo by Divya Nelakonda)

I Discovered the Joy of Bread Baking in Quarantine

By Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor April 23, 2020

If I could explain the phenomenon of baking bread during the pandemic, I would. Maybe it has to do with the primitive feeling of kneading a ball of dough. Or perhaps it's the patient process of watching...

NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life is located on 10th Street between University Place and Fifth Avenue. With COVID-19 making normal gatherings not feasible, students have found creative ways to celebrate the holiday. (Photo by Euan Prentis)

Celebrating Passover During COVID-19

By Hannah Shaye Young, Contributing Writer April 16, 2020

Pesach, or Passover, is the major Jewish spring festival which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, usually lasting seven or eight days. However, this year’s Passover...

A model wears a piece by designer Miashan at New York Fashion Week 2020. The fashion industry has been forced to evaluate how it can remain operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Fast-Fashion in the Face of the Coronavirus

By Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor April 9, 2020

Long before the coronavirus, the future for the fashion industry was grim. As the pandemic spread to Italy as the Fall 2020 fashion week in Milan was beginning, widespread panic and paranoia loomed over...

Quarantine has given us plenty of free time. With salons and beauty parlors closed across the country, there are still ways you can practice self-care from the comfort of your home. (Staff Photo by Divya Nelakonda)

Creative Self-Care in Uncertain Times

By Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor April 2, 2020

Thinking of ways to still implement self-care into your routine despite all spas and salons having closed due to the coronavirus? Look no further — here are some creative hair masks, face masks and bath...

One student had to finish all the food in her refrigerator before leaving New York. While some had to abandon their de-stressing trips, others spent time dealing with stocked up groceries. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

How Students Are Spending Their Spring Break In Quarantine

By Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor March 23, 2020

With the announcement a week prior to spring break that NYU's Washington Square Park campus would begin remote classes due to the continuous rise of coronavirus cases in New York City, students were forced...

Gallatin first-year Liv Solomon pursues several art forms in her free time. In addition to photography, she has also ventured into film, modeling, and drawing tattoos. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

This First Year Multidisciplinary Artist Does It All

By Alex Christiano, Contributing Writer March 9, 2020

A quick glance at Gallatin first-year Liv Solomon’s Instagram tells you all you need to know about the depth of her artistic talent. Her pages, @livsolomon and @livmarked, are filled with fascinating...

A student shows off their pair of Birkenstocks. Going to school in New York City means there are more strict fashion rules that must be followed. (Photo by Sammy Kumaran)

What Not to Wear in New York City

By Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

On a normal college campus, most students roll out of bed, barely brush their hair and then head to class. But at NYU, where the Greenwich Village locals as well as our own classmates look impeccable almost...

A student attempts to replicate the makeup style of HBO's Euphoria. While the show's aesthetics have garnered praise, amateur replications have fallen short. (Photo by Nya Etienne)

Underwhelming: “Euphoria” Eye Makeup Trend

By Nya Etienne, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

“Euphoria”-inspired eye makeup is a trend that has taken the Gen-Z world by storm. The release of HBO’s television series “Euphoria” has captured the attention of the internet since its premiere...