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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Influential 2018

Influential 2018

By Pamela Jew and Sayer Devlin December 6, 2018

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Arystan Tatishev | How ‘Memebers’ Create Community

By Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Deputy Managing Editor December 6, 2018

The coffee shop on Mercer Street where I met Arystan Tatishev was bustling, despite it being a Friday night. No one would expect the international student studying Mechanical Engineering, with his...

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Anesu Nyatanga | Love Actionably

By Natalie Chinn, Culture Editor December 6, 2018

As members of SHADES trickle into the LGBTQ Center’s lounge for their biweekly meeting, Anesu Nyatanga invites them to grab an empanada and make themselves comfortable in the plush blue chairs. Anesu...

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Eric Gelb | Almost Famous

By Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor December 6, 2018

How do you become popular at NYU? High school is over and there’s no homecoming to solidify your place in the social hierarchy. At a university with over 25,000 undergraduates, it’s not an easy...

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Tim Sebastian | The Man Behind the Spotlight

December 6, 2018

Opening night. Tim Sebastian sits in the seats of the SoHo Playhouse and watches as the taxing months-long undertaking of “Next to Normal” culminates in front of an audience. A cocktail of nerves...

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Kyra-Lee Harry | Engineering an Image

December 6, 2018

Kyra-Lee’s hands slice through the air as if she is conducting a piece of music — they’re cupped and emphasize each note of the conversation with poise. When raised, her voice crescendos, becoming...

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Aree Worawongwasu | A Journey Home

By Janice Lee, Opinion Editor December 6, 2018

Inside her East Village apartment, Aree Worawongwasu sat cross-legged on her bed. Social justice posters hide her white walls and the typography yells phrases like “not your fetish” and “decolonize,...

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Zella Christenson | The Queen of Food Studies

By Yasmin Gulec , Under the Arch Editor December 6, 2018

Sounds of laughter and the smell of Thanksgiving dinner oozed out of the apartment where NYU Navigator’s all-girl Bible study group hosts its weekly meeting. While the group usually meets up to go...

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Omer Malik | A Quiet Force for Good

December 5, 2018

It was Nov. 9, 2016, and the Muslim community at NYU was in a frenzy. Businessman and TV personality Donald Trump had just been elected 45th president of the United States, and someone had spray painted...

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Kat Facchini | Welcome Week Warrior

December 5, 2018

It was an oddly warm New Year’s Eve in Metuchen, New Jersey for Kat Facchini in 2014. The high school senior was visiting her grandmother, just hours before the regular decision deadline to apply...

GATHER ROUND From left to right, Kat wearing Theory knit dress and sheer printed blouse; Zoë wearing gold Lurex half-button collared shirt; Cy wearing vintage Maxwell T-shirt and Dimes fleece jacket; Sora wearing vintage 1940s dark green chore jacket; Ashley wearing reversible cropped navy zip jacket and John Galt white T-shirt, and Rio wearing Expressions by Campus orange and cream crochet collared button-up. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Effortless Elegance at the Table

By Amanda Burkett, Beauty and Style Editor November 8, 2018

I realized my love for clothes after a meltdown with my mother when I was 10. We had a family dinner party to attend, which meant she was my stylist for the night. She pulled out a freshly ironed white...

A Definitive Guide to Your Next Dinner Party

A Definitive Guide to Your Next Dinner Party

By Scott Hogan, Dining Editor November 8, 2018

There was a certain rhythm to the days when my mom would prepare for dinner parties. The kitchen was filled with silence, broken only by her bare soles slapping against the hardwood floors, the stirring...