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Washington Square News

The view from the 8th floor of the NYU Paris building on Saint-Germain, a five-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Charles Thomas)

Fire Erupts at Historic Notre Dame Cathedral Near NYU Paris

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-at-Large April 15, 2019

Not knowing whether to run toward or away from the flames, crowds shrouded in disbelief watched as a fire ripped through one of Paris’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral, on Monday evening....

(Illustration by Echo Chen)

Letter to the Editor: ‘NYU Isn’t Representing Women in STEM’

By Jelena Kovačević, Contributing Writer December 29, 2018

NYU Tandon Mechanical Engineering junior Serena Vanchiro recently gave a passionate voice in a WSN column to the frustration of women engineers across the country: It is long past time for gender barriers...

What the Proponents of the BDS Resolution Don't Want You to Know

What the Proponents of the BDS Resolution Don’t Want You to Know

By Gabe Hoffman, Contributing Writer December 13, 2018

Last Thursday, NYU’s Student Government Assembly voted on a bill titled “Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestinians,” calling for NYU to divest from companies that supply products “used by...

A Thanksgiving leftover feast.

The Only Way You Should Be Eating Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Andrew Ankersen, Contributing Writer November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving is over, meaning the best part of the holiday season is upon us: leftovers. Obviously, there are the classic pot pies, soups and of course the iconic the turkey sandwich on a dinner roll,...

Tyler, the Creator is the voice behind the remastered

Tyler, the Creator’s Grinch Steals Christmas

By Avani Jurakhan, Staff Writer November 26, 2018

As the fluffy green Grinch of this year’s cartoon remake prepares for a day of being utterly evil, Tyler, the Creator’s gruff remake of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” bites the audience,  who...

Lauren Hall-Gregory, the women’s basketball team’s head coach, during a practice on Feb. 1. She recently earned her 100th win, while the team finished runner-up in the ECAC tournament.

NYU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Capture Wins

By Brendan Duggan, Sports Editor November 20, 2018

Men’s Soccer After defeating Haverford College in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the men’s soccer team faced off against host team Montclair State University on Sunday, Nov. 11. After Montclair...

The chainmail headpiece Bermanova is wearing has became a part of their identity. (Photo by Margaret Mui)

Hand-Crafted Armor

By Theodore Simon Ravago, Contributing Writer November 19, 2018

At 11 years old, Gallatin first-year Milenka Bermanova was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune disease that caused their hair to fall out. Fashion has helped restore their confidence, with one piece...

Dining halls are not the greatest spot for a first date, but at least they're affordable.

How to Take Yourself on the Perfect Date

By Tianne Johnson, Deputy Culture Editor November 13, 2018

Ever dreamed of a romantic evening watching your favorite movie, attending a fancy dinner or watching the stars all without the task of presenting your best self to another person in hopes they’ll become...

Jermaine Haywood with his son, Jermaine Jr., after receiving his diploma through NYU's Prison Education Program. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Behind Bars, Three Men Graduate With Their NYU Degrees

By Sam Klein, Managing Editor October 30, 2018

Jermaine Haywood, wearing a violet graduation gown over his state-issued dark green uniform, held back tears as he worked through his commencement speech. “Never stop learning,” Haywood told the...

Jermaine Haywood speaks at his graduation. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Jermaine’s Journey

By Joseph Beer, Contributing Writer October 30, 2018

It is a cool, crisp autumn day; the kind that reminds you winter is right around the corner, that change is on the horizon. Behind the barbed-wire fences of Wallkill Correctional Facility a change has...

Rakeem Golson speaks at his graduation. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Meet NYU PEP Grad, Rakeem Golson

By Aunray Stanford, Contributing Writer October 30, 2018

Rakeem Golson, 28, recently earned his associate’s degree from NYU’s Prison Education Program in a ceremony at Wallkill Correctional Facility, graduating with a 3.92 GPA. He was also an active member...

A police car weaves between US Postal Service vans nearby NYU Langone's emergency care unit.

Langone Emergency Unit Evacuated After Bomb Threat Next Door

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2018

Around 9 a.m. today, patients, doctors and staff were evacuated from NYU Langone’s Ambulatory Care unit at West 52nd Street after a suspected bomb was found at a United States Postal Service facility...