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NYU London is a popular site for students interested in study away. These albums by British artists will help set the stage for your semester abroad. (Photo by Ellie Zwolensky)

A typical NYU student’s ideal London playlist

By Ellie Zwolensky, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

LONDON — After 24 hours of chaotic first-time solo travel across the Atlantic Ocean, I was in tears: My luggage was lost, my roommate was stuck in the United States with COVID-19, I had no towels or...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to this: FLETCHER reimagines Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’

By Yas Akdag and Holden Lay October 14, 2021

This week we review two songs by NYU alumni. The Venezuelan producer Arca and New Jersey native FLETCHER both attended the Clive Davis Institute at NYU. Arca pushes the boundaries of electro-pop in her...

Coming from a family of creators, Saleka is an artist to look out for. The rising R&B artist recently sat down with WSN for an interview. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

An interview with Saleka, a rising R&B icon

By Yas Akdag, Music Editor October 8, 2021

Regarding up-and-coming R&B artist Saleka’s music video “The Sky Cries,” one YouTube user commented, “Aaliyah had a baby with Jessica Rabbit ... It’s cruel that she doesn’t have a whole...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to this: Mitski ends her hiatus with new song ‘Working for the Knife’

It seems Twitter is ablaze with Mitski memes since both the release of her latest single and the announcement of her 2022 tour. Therefore, it’s only natural that we would review the track. If you’re...

Joyce Manor takes center stage at Central Park’s SummerStage. The band had proven that their self-titled debut album hasn’t aged a day since its release a decade ago. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Joyce Manor brings high-energy angst to Central Park’s SummerStage

By Jack Solomon, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

Joyce Manor is a staple of underground emo music, amassing a loyal fanbase through their consistently great albums and energetic concerts over the last decade. As we come out of the pandemic and live music...

The crowd cheered as the music spurred them on. Global Citizen was a 24-hour global broadcast from Central Park, where artists and activists advocated for poverty relief and environmental protection. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Music and activism combine at Global Citizen

By Paree Chopra, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

On Sept. 25, 60,000 people gathered at The Great Lawn in Central Park to watch Global Citizen Live. The 24-hour global broadcast spanned seven continents and brought together some of the biggest artists...

On Sept. 22, University officials made the decision to ban NYU’s performing arts clubs from meeting in person for the time being. This decision creates confusion when considering that most of NYU’s activities take place in person. (Photo by Nika Woodfill)

NYU, reverse the ban on in-person performing arts clubs

By Sasha Cohen, Arts Editor October 4, 2021

Put yourself in an NYU student’s shoes.  You love choreographing with Pulse Dance Project, singing an alto harmony for the N’Harmonics, performing sketches for Friends with Dads or delivering a...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: September Edition

By Alexandra Chan and Joey Hung October 1, 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the K-pop burn book! Joey and Alex are bona fide fans who want to take advantage of every opportunity to write about K-pop the way Billboard won’t. We are taking a look...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to this: Elton John and Charlie Puth team up on their latest release

By Yas Akdag, Ethan Beck, Candace Patrick, and Annie Williams September 30, 2021

There may be three indie rock songs featured here this week, but two of them are in Malay. Bet you haven’t heard that yet — though if you have, that’s cool. We’ve also featured new songs by music...

Sun Room takes the stage at the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side. Hailing from San Diego, the young band has already amassed a sizable Spotify following. (Staff Photo by Yas Akdag)

Surf rock band Sun Room brings Californian energy to New York

By Yas Akdag, Music Editor September 27, 2021

Thursday nights are the new Friday nights. It certainly seemed so on Sept. 16, when I went to watch an up-and-coming surf-rock band called Sun Room. Out of breath after speed-walking from class, I entered...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to this: As Lady Gaga goes jazz, Enrique Iglesias plays it safe

This week’s reviews sprawl across a range of genres. From Kehlani’s popcorn butter-smooth R&B to Snail Mail’s electrified indie-rock, these singles will spice up your playlist.  “Sex,...

Kacey Musgraves released her fifth studio album “star-crossed” on Friday, Sept. 10. In the album, Musgraves dives into the conflicting feelings of love and hate and eventually the acceptance of both. (Illustration by Aaliya Luthra)

Review: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘star-crossed’ is a Shakespearean tragedy

By Paree Chopra, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

“star-crossed” — Musgraves’ fifth studio album — explores the end of a relationship and everything that goes with it: fears, thrills, love, grief, yearning and remembrance of good times shared....