New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News


Students stream past the clay-colored main entrance of Bobst Library on a bright fall afternoon. The green scenery of Washington Square Park is reflected off the library’s windows.

A look at ‘Bobst Boy’ 20 years later

Steve Stanzak, the student who lived in Bobst Library for nearly eight months while at NYU, shared his experience and where he is now with WSN.
Julia Smerling, Photo Editor June 18, 2024

It's been 20 years since Steve Stanzak, otherwise known as “Bobst Boy,” lived in Bobst Library for the majority of his sophomore year at NYU after a lack of financial support...

New eats near NYU: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao on St. Mark’s Place

Ever wondered how the soup gets inside soup dumplings, or how to eat them? Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao’s new location brings the Shanghainese delight to the East Village.
Andrea Lui, Culture Editor May 27, 2024

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is a traditional Chinese comfort food restaurant near campus and a solid choice for any...

A man wearing a blue hoodie sits in a chair gesturing. On the table behind him is an N.Y.U. hat.

Benny Blanco visits NYU to celebrate the launch of his cookbook

In an exclusive interview with WSN, the award-winning songwriter and producer discussed his passion for food and the inspiration behind his new cookbook, “Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends.”
Amelia Chang, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

On May 1, NYU’s Steinhardt Music Business Program and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music teamed up for a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of award-winning songwriter...

Woman posing by leaning on a stack of books while standing in front of a shelf packed with books.

Food Studies professor wins University Distinguished Teaching Award

Steinhardt professor Amy Bentley makes the food studies department proud with achievement for outstanding student engagement in teaching.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

The annual University Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes a few full-time faculty members for their commitment to engaging with and mentoring students in their respective fields....

Illustration of four women wearing stylish, business casual outfits in front of a teal background.

From classroom to conference room: Master the art of office dressing

Don’t let your Monday morning internship attire trip you up this summer — level up your work wardrobe and make a statement with these office outfit essentials.
Noor Maahin, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

As internship season rolls around, it's time to talk about something quintessential to enter the workplace with confidence: office outfits. Entering a new internship can be stressful,...

Two stuffed animals, one yellow moose and a beige star, sitting on a ledge in front of a garden of purple flowers.

Adults need stuffed animals too

A stuffed animal may seem like a childish possession. Be it as it may, I never outgrew mine, and I’m all the better for it.
Alisia Houghtaling, Illustration Editor May 2, 2024

I have had the same teddy bear, Meme  — pronounced Mimi, but I was unaware of the correct spelling because I grew up in Moscow — since I was five. When I was packing to move...

Five people celebrating with confetti holding three large prize checks for $75,000.

NYU startup founders take their concepts to the next level

Startups at NYU won $225,000 in seed funding at this year’s Entrepreneurs Challenge.
Matt Petres, Photo Editor May 2, 2024

Launching a startup is not for the faint of heart — it’s a high-stakes task that many might deem borderline insane. Startup founders are a special breed of dreamers: bold,...

Ramen noodles in a pink pot with a hand holding a glass top.

How to level up your instant ramen game

From adding silky egg ribbons to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, here are five hacks you need to try to upgrade the classic college student meal.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor May 2, 2024

You can’t call yourself a college student if you don’t live off of instant ramen — or at least during the busy final exam season. Truly, if you were to cut my stomach open,...

One of the dishes of the hassun, a aburi otoro with menegi wrapped in renkon. (Julia Smerling for WSN)

Unveiling Tsubame’s excellence through omakase

As graduation season arrives, the fine-dining omakase is an exquisite dinner fit for special occasions.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Hidden away on Park Place in Tribeca, Tsubame is a calm and elegant retreat from the busyness of the New York City restaurant scene. With at most 10 guests per round of seating,...

A collage with a Zodiac wheel on the left and six outfits on the right.

Make the stars align with these zodiac-inspired outfits

Looking for stellar style inspiration? Here are some recommendations based on your zodiac sign.
Ranina Simon and Sar Perez May 1, 2024

Four men in front of a brick wall in matching black hoodies with “FLITE” written on it.

Navigating nightlife: How NYU students are transforming the party scene with startup Flite

Industry-leading investors stimulate NYU students' event planning startup to success.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor May 1, 2024

Event planning can be mind-numbingly tedious, often with a million moving parts to consider. From booking a venue to selling tickets, hosts reach out to multiple vendors at a time...

A tray with fried calamari, spring rolls, fried dumplings, chicken satay, two different sauces and curry puffs.

Sabai Thai is an intimate nod to Thai cuisine

From Thai-style seafood to spicy curries, Sabai Thai has it all on its inclusive and tangy menu.
Sar Perez, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Situated near the Flatiron District and several streets away from NYU’s Gramercy Green residence hall, Sabai Thai stands out on the bustling street of Park Avenue South. The...