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The interior of the N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts building. “N.Y.U. TISCH” is displayed on the wall in purple L.E.D. lights. People are walking by.

NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath Jan 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...

A woman stands in the middle of a crowd of protesters in Times Square. She shouts and raises her fist.

Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales, and Yezen Saadah Jan 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

Several items strewn across a white sheet including a green journal with a leather cover, a gray laptop, a book titled “Jazz” by Toni Morrison, two bookmarks, a pair of white earphones, two pairs of glasses, a small bottle of hand sanitizer, several coins, nine pens, a container of lip gloss, a brown leather wallet, and a brown leather tote bag.

NYU, what’s in your tote?

Backpacks are out, and tote bags are in. Here’s what NYU students are carrying to class.
Jhenesis Hines, Staff Writer Jan 26, 2023

Tote bags are an essential part of New York City culture. They’re used for just about everything: shopping, carrying school supplies, creating an everyday aesthetic — and students...

Five containers of food placed on a wooden table. From the left to right: a waffle with walnuts in a yellow paper container; two bao buns and three egg rolls in a paper box; a salad bowl with brown rice, eggplant, arugula, tomatoes and curried chickpeas; a box of fried chicken and fries; and an entire pizza with goat cheese and spinach in a pizza box.

Urbanspace puts your favorite dining hall to shame

When you don’t want Cluckstein for the third time this week, check out Urbanspace Union Square.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor Jan 25, 2023

As the semester begins, everyone is looking for the perfect spot to study and grab a quick bite — or maybe 13. Conveniently located between University Hall and Palladium on 124...

A large open lobby with two stripes of lights on the ceiling. There are white tables on the left side and red sofa chairs on the right side. On the wall to the right hangs an art installation with strands of colorful wires.

What’s inside NYU’s $1.2 billion Paulson Center

NYU’s largest building will begin to host classes on Jan. 23, over 16 years after the university unveiled plans for the massive construction project.
Tori Morales and Kevin Wu Jan 22, 2023

A gray-and-white painting of an old man gazing at the viewer. He has wrinkles on his face and has a sleek side parting in his hair. He wears a coat. A blemished sketch of paintbrushes is being held by his right hand. A blank canvas peeks out from the left side of his face.

‘Pollock & Pollock’: American labor history through abstract expressionism

The unconventional documentary, depicting the Pollock brothers’ complicated relationship with the political legacy of abstract expressionism, is currently streaming on Ovid.tv.
Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer Dec 15, 2022

Abstract expressionism retains its purchase in contemporary discourse due in large part to its role in American cultural policy. During the Cold War, it was the favored aesthetic...

An office space with no windows and white walls. People sit at desks and walk around.

Inside WSN: How we make an online publication

WSN’s multimedia editor takes you behind the scenes and into the newsroom in this photo essay, featuring all the people that help make sure that the newspaper goes out to thousands of readers each morning.
Samson Tu, Multimedia Editor Dec 15, 2022

From left to right: a man wearing a green hoodie, a woman wearing a black puffer jacket, a man wearing a black leather jacket and a woman wearing a red puffer jacket dancing in a room. There is a tripod with a camera in front of them.

Barbershop by day, dance club by night: Astor Place Hairstylists

Astor Place Hairstylists, a New York City institution, recently broke into the party scene with help from NYU sophomore Quincy Davis.
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer Dec 12, 2022

I walk past Astor Place Hairstylists on my way to class every week, and I have always admired their sign: “We speak Italian, Russian, Greek, Spanish, French, Polish, Uzbek, Farsi,...

An illustration of a person with a blank face, wearing a black turtleneck sweater against a yellow background. There is a red question mark on the person’s face and text “hanksy” next to it. Several abstract patterns are drawn around the person.

The unexpected connection between Adam Himebauch, Adam Lucas and Hanksy

The mysterious Adam Lucas Himebauch might seem like a 1970s visionary and prolific artist from the early ’70s, but he turns out to be much more.
Alia Arafeh, Contributing Writer Dec 12, 2022

Within the lower level of the Essex Market, there is a display of photographs of Adam Himebauch that explain his history as a prolific artist who lived and worked in the 1970s....

A red and white rocket launching off the ground in a wheat field.

Rocket science isn’t rocket science

Tandon students at Rogue Aerospace showcase the start to finish of a rocket launch.
Samson Tu, Multimedia Editor Dec 12, 2022

The Mauna Loa erupts against a dark sky. The lava in bright red and orange lights up the volcano and tints the color of smoke shooting out from the crater.

What Mauna Loa’s eruption means as a Native Hawaiian

The recent eruption of the world's largest active volcano on Hawaiʻi Island has spurred celebration among Hawaiʻi’s residents and its visitors.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor Dec 6, 2022

E heluhelu i kēia moʻolelo ma o ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi | Read this article in Hawaiian Hulihia ka mauna, wela i ke ahi. The mountain is overturned, hot with fire.  When...

Colin Huggins wearing all black playing a grand piano in the middle of a park. The piano’s paint is worn off on the edges and text “this machine kills fascists” is etched onto the paint in all caps.

Washington Square Park piano man may leave NYC 

After 20 years of street performances, the Washington Square Park classical pianist, who became houseless earlier this year, faces uncertainty regarding his future in the city as winter approaches.
Adrita Talukder, Deputy Culture Editor Dec 1, 2022

While walking through Washington Square Park, you’ll be greeted with a symphony of sounds. The ubiquitous chatter of voices, the falling cascade of the fountain, and of course,...