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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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Ranked: Quintessential NYU experiences

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

Our Managing Editor, Trace Miller, 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. 12....

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...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Ranked: Hard seltzers

Because there’s more out there than White Claw.
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung November 8, 2021

We're basically seltzer sommeliers now. Our sports editor hunted down all of these seltzers for us (so shoutout to him), and we did the fun part. They were all roughly the same...

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU Returns’ COVID emails

Ranked by entertainment value, not usefulness.
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung October 25, 2021

Let’s be honest, who reads NYU Returns’ COVID-19 emails anymore? They’ve been flooding our inboxes since January 2021, blurring together and recapping the same information...

Crying just makes you all the more cinematic when you sit on one of these. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

Ranked: Places to cry in NYC

No, this isn’t a cry for help (yet), but thanks for your concern!
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung October 18, 2021

It’s that time of year, babes. Whether midterm season is stressing you out or the changing weather is taking its toll on your mental health, now is the time to let those feelings...

While NYCs reputation as a busy city is well-earned, theres still bits of wilderness to be found. Parks throughout the citys boroughs offer chances to explore nature. (Staff Photo by Alex Tey)

Ranked: NYC nature

If you’re tired of Washington Square, Union Square and Tompkins Square, these slices of nature offer an escape from city life without having to leave the city itself.
Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor October 4, 2021

Are you tired of pretending that the trees in Washington Square Park are a forest? Want to return to the wilderness? Well, you’re more or less out of luck. New York City is pretty...

Theres a giant box filled with condoms at every NYU residence hall. This article will help you find the perfect one in this mountain of options. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Alex Tran)

Ranked: NYU dorm condoms

The writer of this article does not want her mom to know she wrote about condoms and would like to remain anonymous.
The Culture Desk September 20, 2021

Listen, it's college. Some people have sex and some people don’t. But if you are going to take part in sexual activity — especially if it involves a penis — it’s important...

The Washington Mews Language Houses are located between Fifth Avenue and University Place. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU classroom buildings

Being classist toward classes.
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung September 16, 2021

We all forgot what in-person classes were like, right? The eye contact, the small talk… the classrooms. Oh, how we missed the sluggish elevators, congested hallways and incessant...