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Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Osu Castle was a major port for the Transatlantic Slave Trade. NYU Accra students had the opportunity to visit the castle, and several undergraduate students are taking a course on the Transatlantic Slave Trade as told from the African perspective.

A Day in the Life: Accra

By Natasha Roy, Staff Writer October 23, 2018

The first thing people ask when I tell them I’m studying abroad in Accra is, “where is that?” Then they ask, “what’s there to actually do in Ghana?” It’s a fair question. When most people...

Berlin protesters wave flags made of emergency blankets for refugees. (Courtesy of Ava Vecellio)

What It’s Like to Protest the Far Right in Germany

By Jacqueline Kolhof, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

Dancing through the crowded streets of Berlin to the techno beats radiating out of a flatbed covered in posters and banners, you truly understand why Berlin is different from any other city in the world....

The Florence skyline.

Building That Home Away From Home

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large September 18, 2018
A student reflects on her time abroad thus far and how it has taught her new things about herself.
Your Hometown Needs Your Vote

Your Hometown Needs Your Vote

By Ali Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor April 23, 2018
Make your vote count and register to vote in your home state before the upcoming midterm elections in November.
Prospective Students Get a Preview of Protests at Weekend on the Square

Prospective Students Get a Preview of Protests at Weekend on the Square

By Beth Sattur, Staff Writer April 18, 2018
Weekend on the Square is an ideal time for student activists to protest. Protesting while there are prospective students and families on campus pressures the NYU administration to acknowledge the protesters' demands.
The Monetization of Wellness

The Monetization of Wellness

By Katie Peurrung, Deputy Photo Editor April 16, 2018
Wealth should not be health. Healthy choices should be accessible to everyone, regardless of economic class.
Why I Marched for Science

Why I Marched for Science

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor April 16, 2018
As a humanities student, I tend to shy away from science. However, I marched with others on Saturday because I recognize the need for science in policymaking.
Combating Climate Change Begins With Citizens

Combating Climate Change Begins With Citizens

By Ignangeli Salinas-Muñiz, Staff Writer April 11, 2018
Citizens must not only demand that politicians institute green policies but also recognize how they themselves benefit from an unstable environment. Protecting the environment begins with citizens.
Every Immigrant Has a Different Story

Every Immigrant Has a Different Story

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer April 9, 2018
Too many immigrants are profiled to fit an universal immigration experience and persona. Yet, as an immigrant who also strongly identifies as an American, we must stop profiling immigrants.
Don’t Invade My Language, Too

Don’t Invade My Language, Too

By Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Copy Chief April 9, 2018
The term 'Latinx' is a form of linguistic imperialism that should not be legitimized. Instead, the term 'Latine' should be used as an alternative for people who don't identify as Latino or Latina.
The Inevitable Activism of the Supreme Court

The Inevitable Activism of the Supreme Court

By Janice Lee, Contributing Writer April 4, 2018
Activism inevitably occurs at the Supreme Court, but we must hold the judicial system accountable.
The Relentless Rat Race of Finding a Summer Internship

The Relentless Rat Race of Finding a Summer Internship

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor April 2, 2018
The pressure of summer internships is upon us, and as a first-year student, I wish I didn't have to worry about securing a job after just a year at NYU.