NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU meme pages

By 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 memes. Or maybe our...

Launched in New York City, Bloc Collective is a new brand of canned cocktails Their packaging has QR codes that link consumers to local events. However, the cost of the cocktails may make them inaccessible for college students. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Bloc Collective is cool, but it’s not the next White Claw

By Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung December 3, 2021

If you follow our work, you know that we appreciate a good hard seltzer. Bloc Collective is an enthusiastic new kid on the block that delivers quality canned cocktails and a list of fun things to do through...

(Photo by Sara Vargas)

Top 3 style tips for surviving a New York winter

By Sara Vargas, Contributing Writer November 30, 2021

Winter is approaching, and many of us are struggling to stay warm without sacrificing our style. While the cold might feel like the enemy of assembling a chic outfit, New Yorkers know how to stay fashionable...

Fringe Fall 2021

Fringe Fall 2021

November 24, 2021

(Staff Photo by Brooke Nguyen)

Party stories that we’re legally allowed to talk about

November 24, 2021

Dylan Campana  I was a senior in high school, going to a party on a Friday night in the Lower East Side. The basement was packed, the music was blasting and the crowd was denser than a rush hour subway...

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The Factory, revived

By Ashley Wu, Editor in Chief November 24, 2021

When I was 17, I saw Nan Goldin’s “Ballad of Sexual Dependency” at the Museum of Modern Art. Goldin’s photographs flashed across the screen as the pastoral chords of “I’ll Be Your Mirror”...

(Staff Photo by Taylor Knight)

Gallatin prof Julian Cornell on ’70s and ’80s punk, feuding with rockers, depressive aesthetics

By Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I was born in 1966, so the first time I ever went to a club I was 13 — that would have been ’79. I was familiar with this club because I...

The Decker Building at 33 Union Square West served as the Factorys location from 1968 to 1973. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The parties, drugs and porn of 33 Union Square West

By Sabrina Choudhary, Culture Editor November 24, 2021

I know Andy Warhol from his pop art of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup, which I saw at The Whitney Museum of American Art as a first-year. According to my unbearable class readings (@Fredric Jameson),...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Model and NYU student Jaylen Taylor on the East Village in the 2010s and 2020s, creating personal aesthetics

By Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  When I was younger, I would spend hours listening to 98.7 FM in Mississippi and they would play the stuff from the ’80s, ’90s and today....

After seeing his first drag show in New York, Gary began performing in drag himself as a creative outlet. (Photo by Sofia Lopez Arredondo)

From the fringes to the spotlight: The art of NYC drag

By Vivian Stockley, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

Drag queens were some of Andy Warhol’s favorite muses. According to him, drag queens used to be “on the fringes” of heteronormative American society, but when the sexual liberation movement gained...

Professor Misha Danilin singing with his band M.D. and The Healers. (Image courtesy of Misha Danilin)

NYU lecturer Misha Danilin on ’90s and 2000s concert culture, his own bands and the importance of shopping for music

By Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I wasn’t in a band when I lived in the Soviet Union. I mean, I was 18 and wanted to be in a band, but it just hadn’t happened yet. I really...

The best hot chocolate spots around campus

The best hot chocolate spots around campus

By Jules Roscoe, Contributing Writer November 23, 2021

As another New York winter approaches, we break out our puffy coats and thick boots and prepare to hunker down. Hot chocolate, the drink of comfort and nostalgia, starts calling our name. The sweetness,...