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

Washington Square News

Identity & Equity

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Bridging Puerto Rican culture and veganism with dairy-free coquito

Honoring my Puerto Rican culture and being vegan can often be a dilemma, especially during the holiday season. This coquito recipe is my happy in-between.
Juliana Guarracino, Culture Editor December 14, 2023

I’ve been vegan for about eight years now, and every time the holidays come around I’m faced with the same question: What do I eat? On one hand, I love cooking Puerto Rican...

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For international students, NYU can feel like a running race

Becoming an adult at NYU as an international student can feel like a bind — the more we explore what our true interests are, the more pressure there is to get a job.
Katie Liao, Contributing Writer December 12, 2023

It happened in a dimly-lit cafe in Brooklyn. No more than 10 minutes into a consulting meeting for pre-law advice with a professor, I began oversharing my anxieties about the impending...

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Small spaces, big ideas: Running small businesses from NYU dorms

From a fresh set of braids to custom nails, these dorm-preneurs offer affordable beauty services to students on campus.
Noor Maahin, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

At a time when it’s increasingly difficult to find affordable beauty services around Manhattan, students running small businesses from their dorms are filling that void for us....

Turkish NYU students commemorate 85 years since the death of republic founder

The NYU Turkish Cultural Association held a ceremony Friday, Nov 10, paying tribute to the anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.
Doga Usanmaz, Video Director November 13, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Turkish Cultural Association at NYU held a commemoration ceremony to honor the 85th anniversary of the death of the founder and the first president of the...

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Breeding entrepreneurship at NYU: Wesley Breed’s streetwear universe

Wesley Breed, Gallatin student and TikTok creator, has become an Asian streetwear pundit in NYU’s fierce fashion and social media scene.
Sabrina Lee, Identity & Equity Editor November 6, 2023

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As the weather cools, students lean into family medicinal practices

With sickness in the air, NYU students share their stories on the traditional Chinese medicine, Southern herbal cures and Indian Ayurveda they use to stay healthy.
Teresa Mo and Polina Belova October 21, 2023

Cough drops are flying off shelves and scarves are becoming a staple accessory: winter is approaching. Combined with our collective midterm stress, prioritizing our mental and...

People are sitting around a table with red solo cups and bottles of Canada Dry. Some of them are holding paint brushes.

Need a creative safe space? The Collective has Black students covered

One of NYU’s best safe spaces invites Black students to freely rest and create.
Sydni Johnson, Contributing Writer October 20, 2023

Whether it's the new and unfamiliar environment or the abundance of schoolwork, college can contribute a lot to anxiety. Race and ethnicity shouldn’t also be a contributing factor,...

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Hispanic and Latine organizations come together through dance

Students and staff from NYU’s Academic Achievement Program brought Hispanic and Latine organizations together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of dance.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

NYU Hispanic and Latine organizations came together in the Silver Center’s Hemmerdinger Hall on Oct. 13 for ¡Bailar Para Honrar!, or a “dance to honor.” This Hispanic Heritage...

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NYU’s Quechua program empowers students to engage with the Andean community

From producing colorful photography projects to learning the skills to preserve a centuries-old language, Odi Gonzales’ Quechua program empowers students to reconnect with their Peruvian roots.
Carina Christo, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Searching for her roots through her camera viewfinder, Tisch student Darinka Arones traveled to the city of Cusco in her home country of Peru this summer to document the rituals...

Attendees of the Brown Sugar Brilliance club meeting talking to each other in a circle while smiling. A bubble floats in the air.

Brown Sugar Brilliance sweetens the soul with Black queer excellence

How a new club for NYU’s bustling Black queer scene might help me heal my inner child, reconnect with nature, and vibe out in all my vulnerabilities.
Ekene Onukogu, Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

NYU is far from a historically Black college, but the Black experience in New York City is truly like no other. It’s hard to match the energy of going to a summer block party...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Cinnamon, rice and everything nice

Arroz con leche, an authentic Hispanic dish, encapsulates all the ways I yearn for home in the city.
Sar Perez, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

There are a few moments that make me feel a deep connection to my roots — when I first visited Mexico at 12 years old, during birthday celebrations when Mariachi music plays...

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Greenwich Village church that supported abortion access in the ’60s continues activism

Judson Memorial Church, which has historically provided women with reproductive health care referrals, remains vocal in a post-Roe v. Wade world.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor April 18, 2023

Judson Memorial Church is a little-known historic landmark nestled among NYU’s cluster of buildings around Washington Square. Founded by Edward Judson in 1890, the Baptist church’s...

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