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Washington Square News

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,...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: idol group names

By Joey Hung and Alexandra Chan November 19, 2021

It’s the return of the Burn Book variety show, but we’re not creepy. This time, we’re taking you through some of the most bonkers acronyms of K-pop groups and offering our opinions on names and meanings...

(Photo by Camila Ceballos)

Encounters: college apartments

By Camila Ceballos, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Welcome back to Encounters, a series that documents the lives of NYU students and members of surrounding communities. This time, we’re interviewing students who live in apartments and examining how they...

RxHome set up installations in Columbus Park on Oct. 29 and in Astor Place Plaza from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7. RxHome seeks to end homelessness by drawing NYC voters’ attention to the current system that deprives homeless individuals of benefits and rights. (Image courtesy of RxHome)

Interactive maze exhibit at Astor Place educates on homeless issues

By Talia Barrington, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated New York City’s problems with homelessness. As shelters shut down and income insecurity soared, homeless people became even more vulnerable. Because people living...

This semester, students find that NYU’s attendance policies contradict with the university’s messaging about student health and wellbeing. The various approaches to attendance policies of different schools and professors are more visible due to continuing effects of the pandemic. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU’s contradictory attendance policies raise health concerns

By Ava Emilione, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Tisch junior Meagan Wachtel’s room resembles an art studio. With colored markers and production schedules filling their desk, Wachtel’s dedication to her studies is apparent. However, after the unexpected...

Renowned author Fran Lebowitz spoke at NYU’s Casa Italiana on Nov. 11. She shared her experiences as a writer and expressed her annoyance with NYU students. (Photo by Abby Wilson)

‘I’m like the slut of literature’: Fran Lebowitz speaks at NYU’s Casa Italiana

By Abby Wilson, Contributing Writer November 15, 2021

Known for her scathingly honest commentary, renowned author Fran Lebowitz graced the NYU community with her signature dry humor on Nov. 11. It was Casa Italiana’s first in-person event since the onset...

Ranked: Student lounges

Ranked: Student lounges

By 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 up with friends or just...

A break-in occurred at a room in Lafayette Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The intruder claimed that her roommates had locked her out and she had nowhere else to go. (Photo by Mariana Trimble)

‘Can I lay in bed with you?’: How a stranger got into my dorm room

By Mariana Trimble, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual harassment.  When you live in on-campus housing, you’re afforded a sense of security not found anywhere else in the city. You know that...