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


Collage of the five dating apps, with “tinder” and “match” on the left, “RAYA” in the middle, and “Hinge” and “Bumble” on the right.

Ranked: Dating apps

Love can be hard to find, but download these apps and cross your fingers!
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor April 24, 2024

In today’s climate, love is seemingly hard to come by and healthy relationships are few and far between. This desperation has led many to search for companionship via the internet,...

Line of colorful tin cans arranged next to each other. From left to right: “GHOST” on a yellow and blue can, “BANG ENERGY” on a white and blue can , “C4” on a black and orange can, “ALANI NU” on a blue and mint green can, “MONSTER” on a black and neon green can, “CELSIUS” on an orange and white can, “JAVA MONSTER” on a brown can, “PRIME” on a pink and white can, “YERBA MATE” on a yellow and red can and “RED BULL” on a blue and tin can.

Ranked: Energy drinks

From Monster to Red Bull, these drinks will make your heart skip a beat — literally.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer March 25, 2024

Let's face it — at NYU all-nighters are inevitable, especially during the chaos of midterms. The best way to keep your eyes open in those cozy Bobst Library chairs is by downing...

Six water bottles lined up against a white background.

Ranked: Water bottles

We have to drink water to survive, so why not make it fun?
Pritheva Zakaria, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

A water bottle is more than just a vessel for drinking water — it’s a statement. People decorate their bottles with stickers and make them reflections of who they are. If you’ve...

Illustration depicting two rows of professors from the chest up.

Ranked: Five professors that’ll make or break your semester

We know professors have strong opinions about us. We have strong opinions about them, too.
Anya Paiz, Staff Writer September 25, 2023

Until you walk into class for the very first time, your professors will always be an enigma. You can read thousands of Rate My Professor reviews, stalk them on Facebook and read...

A colorful illustration of six different handbags: a blue laptop bag, a brown designer bag, a pink Jansport backpack, a black designer tote bag, a cream fabric tote bag, and a brown vintage messenger bag.

Ranked: School bags

We deserve to be stylish and free from back pain!
Sneha Tripathy, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

With how much we carry around campus each day, a good school bag is a necessity. A bag can be anything you want it to be — a fashionable handbag to match your bougie outfit,...

(Illustration by Aaliya Luthra)

Ranked: Students who study abroad

If you haven’t met one of them, then you probably are one of them.
Josie Leach, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

As the school year comes to an end, it is time for study abroad kids to start making their way back to the United States. Whether they loved or hated their time abroad, those of...

A yellow bag, rolling papers, an orange lighter, a dollar bill, and a small green grinder on top of a red bag.

Ranked: Quintessential NYU experiences

Because they do exist!
Joey Hung and Sabrina Choudhary May 2, 2022

Our Managing Editor did not believe we could make a list of quintessential NYU experiences  — he’s a philosophy bro. We’ll leave it for you to decide. 11. Listening to...

An illustration of five individuals. From left to right, a man with tattoos wearing a black graphic t-shirt, a man wearing an oversized white t-shirt and gray rounded sunglasses, a girl sitting at a cafe table, a man with a white button down shirt and khaki pants, and a man reclined on a white bed sheet.

Ranked: NYU students who will break your heart by senior year

Heartbreak is a rite of passage and the Violet variety sure is… something.
Ary Russell, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Spring break is over and Hot Girl Summer is approaching fast. This can only mean one thing: Relationships once filled with proclamations of happily-ever-after will break down as...

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: Bad movies

Please take a moment of silence for Twilight. Gone from Netflix but never forgotten.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Managing Editor January 29, 2022

Nothing brings me joy like bad movies. To be completely honest, I don’t think I watch them ironically at this point: Trashy movies genuinely make me happy. I even took a class...

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU meme pages

Don’t let your memes be dreams <3
Joey Hung and Sabrina Choudhary December 6, 2021

We have to admit, the NYU meme page offerings are lackluster. Maybe NYU students are too self-conscious about their image to say the out-of-pocket things that make less cringeworthy...

Ranked: Student lounges

Ranked: Student lounges

Because there are places to study other than Kimmel or Bobst.
Lorraine Olaya and Ryan Kawahara November 15, 2021

Forty-degree weather means it’s time to find an on-campus spot to chill at for the winter instead of shivering in Washington Square Park. Whether you need to do homework, meet...