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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Statement From WSN on Decision to Pull Pro-Nationalist Advertisement

October 24, 2019

Last week, conservative pundit Rich Lowry purchased a full-page advertisement to be printed on the back page of WSN’s Monday, Oct. 21 issue. The ad promoted his Thursday talk at the Silver Center, an...

Malid Asad is a smoke shop owner whose store is close to Washington Square Park. Asad and several other employees and managers describe the tremendous impact the flavored vape ban would have on their businesses. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Local Smoke Shops Fear Impact of Proposed Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

By Matthew Fischetti, Contributing Writer October 21, 2019

New York’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes is meant to protect the large population of young people who vape, but it may be hurting small business owners in its attempt to do so, multiple vape...

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‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ — An Otherworldly Collaboration

October 18, 2019

This year marks the 40th anniversary of “Alien,” and director Alexander O. Philippe is leading the festivities. On Oct. 4, Philippe’s new documentary “Memory: The Origins of Alien” was released,...

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‘El Camino’ a Poignant and Satisfying Conclusion

By Nicholas Pabon, Contributing Writer October 18, 2019

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” is a rare pleasure. It is a sequel film that relies not on nostalgia or name-recognition but instead on carefully considered, well-executed visual storytelling. Director...

Illustration by Deborah Alalade and Sophia Di Iorio.

Jumping the Broom: Finding Love in Prison

October 15, 2019

*Some names have been changed.  Life in prison can be exceedingly lonely, especially if you do not have a significant other in your corner to console you when the times get rough. I’ve witnessed...

Maybe You Shouldn't Say ‘Crackhead’ So Much

Maybe You Shouldn’t Say ‘Crackhead’ So Much

By Sofia Martinez, Staff Writer October 10, 2019

You hear it everywhere: “We were acting like crackheads”; “That’s some crackhead behavior”; “It’s crackhead hour!” The word crackhead is typically used to describe sporadic, loud and risky...

Courtyard of the NYU Law's Vanderbilt Hall, which houses the Brennan Center for Justice. (WSN file photo)

Panelists Discuss Hate Speech, Free Speech at NYU

By Tessa Kilcline, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

NYU students have both warmly invited and vehemently protested certain speakers slated to visit campus. The ones that draw the most attention are conservative pundits like Milo Yiannopoulos — whose speaking...

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter... Social media Apps popular among college students. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

Tumblr Representative Talks Social Good With Sternies

By Mina Mohammadi, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

A Tumblr representative spoke about the importance of business’ role in promoting diversity to a club at the Stern School of Business on Wednesday. The event “Social Impact in Business” was hosted...

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First Public Document on Board of Trustees Meetings Released

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor September 19, 2019

The most powerful body within NYU, the Board of Trustees, said in March it would start publishing summaries of its private meetings. Three weeks after a university spokesperson said its June meeting summary...

'IT Chapter Two' Supplies More Laughs Than Screams

‘IT Chapter Two’ Supplies More Laughs Than Screams

By Sarah John, Contributing Writer September 11, 2019

It’s 27 years after the events of “It,” and most of our protagonists — the loveable Losers’ Club — have left Derry and forgotten all about Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). That is, until the attacks...


Pepper Spray, Switchblades and Safe Rides: How NYU Students Stay Safe on a Night Out

By Tatiana Velasco, Staff Writer September 4, 2019

With its myriad of nightclubs, late night comedy shows and 24-hour restaurants, New York City truly never sleeps. However, taking advantage of its nocturnal nature while staying safe can sometimes prove...


Is Netflix’s Next Step a Deep Dive Into the Film Industry?

By Kaylee DeFreitas, Deputy Arts Editor September 3, 2019

As awards season approaches, more films are beginning their campaigns in hopes of an Oscar. Meanwhile, the debate over whether streaming services’ films should be considered for these prestigious awards...