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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Students struggle with FOMO, or fear of missing out, especially with the prevalence of social media documenting every part of people’s lives. Culture discusses tips to stay grounded and mindful of staying content with self-care and kindness. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Fear You’re Missing Out? So Does Everyone Else.

By Nya Etienne, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

FOMO — the Fear of Missing Out — is defined as a type of anxiousness that arises from feeling excluded or missing out on any event, decision or even person. Simply put, FOMO forces us to reconcile...

A sprawling view of the Manhattan skyline can be seen from the Long Island City waterfront. This scenic corner of Queens is a popular spot for students who want to escape the city for a while over spring break. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Spring Break Staycation Guide

By Daniela Ortiz, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

Spring break. Despite what pop culture depicts, not everyone’s counting down the days for their remote island getaway, beach vacation or weeklong party. Instead, if they aren’t going home (or can’t...

Students are looking forward to spring break, which is just two weeks away. Spring break planning can often get pushed aside as students worry about midterms and essays, but sometimes it is worth putting effort into a little preparation. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

How to Make the Most of Your Spring Break

By Nya Etienne, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

When it comes to spring break, it is arguably more exciting to students than the month-long bliss that is winter break. The promise of being somewhere other than our hometowns, yet escaping New York for...

NYU students talk to WSN about their obsessions, ranging from writing on sticky notes to preparing for the apocalypse. Explore your obsessions and have fun embracing them! (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Students Reveal Their Odd and Not-So-Odd Habits

By Jasmine Zhong, Contributing Writer March 3, 2020

Many of us have our own habits, more or less normal. Others, however, have obsessions that are a little more obscure. While we may not always want to admit it, they make us unique and interesting. CAS...

Since March 1, Grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s began charging a small fee for each bag used. The plastic bag ban is the latest policy in the city’s efforts to reduce single-use waste. (Photo by Mia Karle)

New York Is Banning Plastic Bags, NYU Students and Alumni React

By Mia Karle, Contributing Writer March 2, 2020

Out of an estimated 100 billion plastic bags used by Americans each year, 23 billion are from New York State alone. Beginning March 1, 2020, the Bag Waste Reduction Act will go into effect in New York...

A flyer bearing the statement, “White Privilege is Real” is tacked on a pole in the subway. These flyers have been put up all over the city by Open the F-ck Up, a new social experiment encouraging people to open up about taboo issues. (Image via Instagram @openthefup)

This Instagram Account Wants You to Open the F-ck Up!

By Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

If you’ve been around the city lately, you may have spotted a few flyers proclaiming to the world, “White Privilege Is Real” and “Insecure as F-ck.” From Washington Square to Times Square, the...

University Floral is located on the corner of University Place and 10th Street. The familiar, family-owned store has created beautiful bouquets and displays for many years. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

A Family Business and a Whole Lot of Flowers

By Fatimah Zeni, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

University Floral Design at 51 University Place has been selling flowers to the people of New York since 1928. Looking in from the outside, it’s hard to miss their beautiful and intricate display of...

The Palladium Athletic Facility also offers a wide array of gym equipment for fitness enthusiasts. Though the sport can be time-consuming, bodybuilders have found NYU facilities useful for weightlifting. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Student Bodybuilder Discusses His Fit Lifestyle

By Ruhaan Mutsuddi, Staff Writer February 24, 2020

We've all taken a trip to 404 Fitness or Palladium for various reasons, be it a short-lived New Year's resolution or a health kick for your spring break in Cancun. Now, let’s be real — there are some...

The famous Washington Square Park arch is a must-see sight on NYU’s no-wall campus. Not walking under it has also been the one tradition the university shares for years. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

Walking Under the Arch: Fact or Fiction?

By Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer February 24, 2020

One of the most unique aspects of NYU is its fast pace of life on and off-campus. NYU students are an independent and motivated breed, well-adapted to their campus without walls. The personality of our...

The boardwalk at Coney Island quiets down as visitors dwindle for the day. Peaceful moments can be hard to find in Manhattan, causing students to branch out and explore different boroughs. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

The World Beyond Manhattan

By Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

When Washington Square Park students visit their friends at Tandon, they jokingly call it “going abroad.” For many, crossing the East River is not just entering a different borough of the city but...

Liberal Studies sophomore Victoria Abraham runs an Instagram page called @fat_fab_feminist. She aims to encourage the acceptance of all body types. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Meet the LS Sophomore Calling For Fat Liberation

By Madison San Miguel, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

The establishment of a feminist club at her high school influenced Liberal Studies sophomore Victoria Abraham to create her Instagram page, @fat_fab_feminist. The then-junior sought to be heard in the...

Nya-Simone Spann is a freshman at Stern who has her own jewelry business. Her brand is focused on creating pieces fit for a diverse range of customers.(Photo by Katherine Hollis)

First-Year’s Jewelry Business Encourages Inclusion

By Nya Etienne, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Stern first-year Nya-Simone Spann is the founder and CEO of the fashion-forward accessories brand Simone’s Pieces. Her warm personality and firm belief in her business is testimony enough to how she...