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Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Statement From Washington Square News

February 19, 2019

We understand the criticisms raised by some members of the NYU activist community — when you’re dedicated to a cause, you want that cause to be given the same level of respect and care that you have...

Album art for student music group strangers. (Photo by Anna Letson)

From Across the Atlantic, NYU’s strangers Brings People Together

By Nicole Rosenthal, Music Editor February 11, 2019

They collaborate through their computer screens while sitting 7,000 miles apart. But Gallatin senior Alexa Riesenberg, based in Manhattan, and bandmate Gino Lee, who lives in South Africa — better known...

Statement From Washington Square News

December 12, 2018

It has come to WSN’s attention that tweets and posts written by a former editor of the newspaper have stirred fear in the Jewish community at NYU and caused the temporary closing of the Bronfman Center....

WINTER WONDERLAND? Frigid weather hit Washington Square Park in early December as temperatures dropped into the 20s and a light dusting of snow covered the ground during mid-afternoon. It might have been the last time the park became a winter wonderland for a while, as park renovations lasting two to three years were to start in the following months.

Exposure | Winter on the Square

By Pamela Jew and Sam Klein November 26, 2018

Winter is met with chattering teeth and migration to warmer lands. But for over 40 years, WSN photographers have braved the New York winter winds in search of the quintessential winter photo. We peeled...

A recreation of the poster held by Steinhardt senior August at a recent trans rights protest. (Photo Illustration by Tony Wu and Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Trans Students Can’t Be Defined, Despite the Memo

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Staff Writer November 12, 2018

Sweating and panting from a rehearsal with his dance crew, Keith walked over to his bag to dig out his phone. He had a five-minute break to check if he had missed anything from the past two hours. He had:...

The newest Seastraws addition, silicone straws. (Courtesy of Seastraws)

NYU Bought a Semester’s Worth of Sustainable Straws From This Student-Run Company

By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor November 5, 2018

Antonio DiMeglio was walking back to Founders after a cannoli-filled trip to Little Italy. As the setting shifted from classic Italian restaurants with checkered tablecloths to hip SoHo cafes, something...

Winter has her hair braided in her apartment while wearing a sweater knitted in the weaving pattern of her family’s clan from Ireland. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

In Between

By , Staff Photographer November 5, 2018

In Between is a photo essay by Tisch sophomore Alina Patrick that portrays people who fall between different identity groups. It focuses on three individuals: Ellie Winter, a woman living in Brooklyn who...

Lola lies in bed after being banned from PayPal. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Cam Girl. Stripper. Student.

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer October 29, 2018

In only 40 minutes, Lady Lola Lightning had accumulated over 6,000 total viewers on her Periscope livestream and collected 10 down payments of $10 for her private group session to take place later that...

An image promoting the Halloween Game Expo. (Courtesy of Playcrafting NYC)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Halloweekend: Oct. 26 to Oct. 31

By Ali Zimmerman and Alex Cullina, Deputy Arts Editor and Books & Theatre Editor October 25, 2018

Halloweekend is upon us, which means come Friday the city streets will be flooded with ghosts and witches, vampires and superheroes, and for the third year in a row, a bunch of Donald Trump impersonators....

Trudy Rudnick, president of Union Local 3882, was among three people arrested at last Thursday's rally. (Courtesy of Gary Scholchet, WSN Files Photo)

What Did NYU Look Like 25 Years Ago?

By Pamela Jew and Jemima McEvoy and October 22, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, it was 1993. Bill Clinton was president of the United States, blockbuster “Jurassic Park” had just been released and most importantly, people still thought patchwork pullovers...

The Arts Issue | Fall 2018

The Arts Issue | Fall 2018

By Ryan Mikel and Daniella Nichinson, Arts Editors October 11, 2018

Every semester, WSN produces superlative-like, special themed issues known as Influential and Up-and-Comers. These long-form profiles work to highlight students both at the center of the NYU community...

(photographs by Katie Peurrung)


By Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor October 11, 2018

An extravagant businessman walks into a classroom to meet with his son’s elementary school teacher. The father is horrified to find out that his son has been flinging poop at other children. After some...