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Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News


How the Journalism Industry Obstructs Lower Income People

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2019

When I first got started in journalism, I was 14, and I thought putting pen to paper and furiously writing two articles a week would be enough to get me to The New York Times one day. I’m a writer. I...

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, is based off a model in which validators are also stakeholders. (Graphic via Pixabay)

Former Adjunct Professor Claims Facebook’s New Currency Stole His Ideas

By Alexandria Johnson , Deputy News Editor August 24, 2019

A former NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences professor has claimed that Facebook plagiarized a trade coin he proposed in an academic paper with their new e-currency, Libra, according to Coindesk. Alexander...

Promotional imagery for Philippe Quesne: The Moles, to be performed at NYU Skirball. (Photo via NYU)

‘Get Curious’: Skirball’s Fall Programming Promises Literature, Technicolor and Copulating Moles

By Julie Goldberg , Books & Theater Editor August 24, 2019

“Every year we kind of have a new motto,” explains NYU Skirball Director Jay Wegman. “This year it’s ‘Get Curious.’” Featuring shows tackling modern media coverage through the lens of Greek...

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Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ is a Delightful Nightmare in Daylight

By Nicole Rosenthal, Editor-at-Large July 16, 2019

There are many reasons why Ari Aster’s new drama “Midsommar” might be not be classified as a horror movie. Our main location, the village commune of Hårga in Sweden, is bathed in sunlight nearly...

Kim Petras spoke to WSN about her songwriting, influences and performing on stage. (Photo courtesy Thom Kerr).

Pop’s Newest Princess Is Here, And Her Name Is Kim Petras

By Nicole Rosenthal, Editor-at-Large June 26, 2019

Pop has always crowned a new reigning princess at the beginning of each decade: Madonna, the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, respectively. As 2020 approaches and we open a new chapter in pop...

The Incarceration to Education Coalition, joined by Student Labor Action Movement, protest outside the Kimmel Center for University Life in spring 2017. IEC protested NYU's inclusion of a box on its application that asks applicants to indicate criminal history. (WSN File Photo)

NYU to Create a Scholarship for Formerly Incarcerated Students

By Meghna Maharishi, News Editor May 31, 2019

NYU will offer a new scholarship for formerly incarcerated students beginning fall 2020 as a result of a prison divestment campaign by the Prison Industrial Complex Committee and the Incarceration to Education...

Kenneth Langone, namesake of NYU Langone Health, gives the keynote speech at the School of Medicine commencement. (via NYU Langone)

School of Medicine Commencement ’19

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Managing Editor May 27, 2019

Last Wednesday evening, 149 students piled into Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for NYU School of Medicine’s 178th graduation ceremony. They were clad in the university’s iconic purple gowns, but...

NYU Bags and Pipes ensemble opens the 30th baccalaureate convocation of the School of Professional Studies. (via NYU)

SPS Commencement ’19

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Senior Reporter May 27, 2019

On Thursday, the School of Professional Studies held its 30th baccalaureate convocation. The celebration took place in the famous Hammerstein Ballroom of the Manhattan Center, where graduating seniors,...

Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer addresses the audience at the school's undergraduate commencement on Tuesday. This is Brewer's last commencement as dean, as he will be leaving NYU after this semester. (via Steinhardt)

Steinhardt Commencement ’19

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2019

Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater was awash in violet on Tuesday morning as the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development graduated its undergraduate class of 2019. Students...

NYU President Andrew Hamilton at his desk in his Bobst office. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Hamilton, in Interview With WSN, Says NYU Should Not Be Democratic

May 14, 2019

For the first time in three years, President Andrew Hamilton sat down with student journalists from WSN and answered questions about NYU’s relationship with the United Arab Emirates, university governance,...

NYU President Andrew Hamilton in front of his office painting of university founder Albert Gallatin. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Excerpts From Andrew Hamilton’s Interview With Washington Square News

May 14, 2019

President Andrew Hamilton spoke with Editor-at-Large Sayer Devlin, Editor-in-Chief Sakshi Venkatraman and News Editor Victor Porcelli last week in his office on the 12th floor of Bobst. With him was university...

NYU President Andrew Hamilton speaks at a

Hamilton Recaps NYU’s Progress in Science

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor May 9, 2019

NYU President Andrew Hamilton detailed efforts by the university to emphasize science and engineering in a letter sent out to the NYU community on Thursday. Hamilton has a background in science himself,...