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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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‘Saree Not Sorry’ podcast critiques South Asian media representation

By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor May 7, 2021

Shreya Mathur and Medha Gupta, first-years in LS and CAS respectively, have made the most of their first tumultuous year on campus. The pandemic made it challenging for the class of 2024 to connect with...

API students are pressing the University for any sign of results concerning its promises to the Asian community and even its past promises to the Black community. NYU has yet to respond with anything aside from performative comments. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

API students are done with NYU’s performative support

By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor May 5, 2021

I interviewed 12 Asian and Pacific Islander students about their experiences with race at NYU. Four of them used the word “performative” to describe NYU’s actions during the swell of pandemic-related...

NYU students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are sharing their experiences with racism in New York City during the pandemic. The past year’s pandemic-related hate has targeted some students under the AAPI umbrella while sparing others, causing some who have not faced heightened racism to question whether they count as AAPI. (Photo by Suhail Gharaibeh)

API students wrestle with whether they are Asian enough

By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor May 3, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. This year, the celebration comes after thousands of hate incidents against Asian and Pacific Islander people were reported...

For the 2020-2021 school year, NYU reopened its Washington Square campus with a combination of hybrid, in-person, and fully remote classes. This nontraditional experience has given NYU first-year students some unique college memories. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU’s Class of 2024 reflects on their first year

By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

When the Class of 2024 imagined their first year of college, they envisioned spending their days strolling through the city streets and their nights laughing with friends during impromptu dorm room study...

Damascus Bread and Pastry Shop, located on 195 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, is a Syrian bakery known for its flatbreads, pastries, dips, and spreads.  This bakery has been serving its community since its opening in 1928. (Staff Photo by Gabby Lozano)

Reconnecting with my Iraqi roots at Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor May 3, 2021

I stumbled upon Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop last January upon my return to New York for the spring semester. My mom and I had just spent hours aimlessly walking through the neighborhood to catch a...

The Stop API Hate campaign continues. Students recount incidents of microaggressions from professors. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

‘So f-cking racist, it’s not even funny’: API students are frustrated with microaggressions from professors

By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, Asian students have experienced hate from strangers in the city, ranging from nasty comments to drinks poured on them. While the Stop AAPI Hate movement has put a spotlight on these...

Hate towards Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander people increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. NYU students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are sharing their experiences with racism in New York City during the pandemic. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

Asian students ‘terrified’ by surge in New York City hate crimes

By Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor April 26, 2021

Hate toward Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander people in the United States is by no means new, but it has surged since the start of the pandemic. Though its roots and expressions are complex, the...

Chef Julian Medina recently rebranded his 10th restaurant Kuxé on Thompson Street to bring his cooking back to its roots. Kuxé serves traditional dishes connected to home cooking in Mexico. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Chef Julian Medina Serves Mexican Food Right —The Traditional Way

By Antonio Pelaez, Contributing Writer April 23, 2021

If you’re tired of the hunt for authentic Mexican food in New York, look no further! Chef Julian Medina opened his 10th restaurant on March 10. He rebranded the Thompson Street location of his chain...

Ramadan is a Muslim holy month of prayer, fasting, as well as good food and community. NYU students share their favorite food memories of Ramadan and their plans to celebrate the holiday this year. (Photos by Asma Bawla, Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

NYU students embrace traditional foods during Ramadan

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor April 16, 2021

Last Monday marked the beginning of the Muslim holiday Ramadan. Prior to my conversations with my interviewees, I thought it was a holy month filled with prayer and fasting. I’m ashamed to admit that...

Imad Khachan presents a chess piece to the camera. Khachan owns Chess Forum in Greenwich Village on Thompson. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Chess Forum is home to Greenwich Village’s chess-playing community

By Ana Cubas, Music Editor April 16, 2021

Imad Khachan, the owner of Greenwich Village’s Chess Forum, wants all visitors to feel at home. He joked that the tiny wood-saturated shop has the feel and smell of a grandparent’s house. Fold-out...