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A photo hoarder’s monologue: streets IN digital & ON analog

Finding beauty in capturing the streets of New York City through digital and film photography.
Kevin Wu, Staff Photographer April 30, 2022

As someone who has spent most of his life in cities of different shapes and sizes, street photography almost feels like the default category of photography for me. I didn’t start...

Will Wood wants to be authentic, whatever it takes

Avant-pop musician Will Wood talked with WSN about the perils of social media, his upcoming album, “In Case I Make It,” and how his mental health has shaped his music.
Caitlin Hsu, UTA Publishing Editor April 29, 2022

Songwriting inspiration can come from odd places — even from trapping and poisoning a mouse in one’s kitchen. When musician and artist Will Wood first found the creature last...

The ceiling of Bobst Library atrium overlaid with a picture of the Empire State Building.

New York cannot be the city of your dreams

Millions flock to New York every year to witness one of the greatest cities in the world — and perhaps be a part of it. Idealism for New York might have gotten you here, but you need to abandon it to move on.
Sam Tu, Photo Editor April 23, 2022

A blurred biker rides along the Hudson River Park piers. On the left, a white banner hangs on a rail with the words “#NewYorkTough” in royal blue. Behind both is the Jersey City skyline.

The allure of the pause

Nine photographers show the slower side of New York City.
The Multimedia Desk April 2, 2022

Four individuals collectively cut a rainbow ribbon. From left to right they are: Katherine Fleming, Debra Furr-Holden, Dr. Cheryl Healton and Andrew Hamilton.

School of Global Public Health unveils new building, welcomes incoming dean

The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new building at 708 Broadway.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor April 1, 2022

Dozens of NYU community members, including President Andrew Hamilton, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the School of Global Public Health’s new building at...

A black-and-white image showcasing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory located in what is now the Brown Building. Two rows of factory workers sit in a long-desk formation working at sewing machines.

Video: 111th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to be commemorated

A ceremony for the anniversary of the fire, which took place in NYU’s Brown Building, will be held online on Friday, March 25.
Evan Watanabe, Contributing Writer March 25, 2022

March 25 marks the 111th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a tragic incident that killed 146 workers and led to a public outcry against unsafe working conditions...

A group of protesters gathered in Times Square and held a large Ukrainian flag between them.

NYC protests denounce Russian invasion of Ukraine

Several demonstrations were held across New York City last week at locations from Russia’s United Nations headquarters to the Ukrainian National Home.
Kayla Hardersen and Shaina Vora February 28, 2022

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets throughout New York City this last week to stand with Ukraine following Russia’s military invasion. Large protests converged...

‘Forgotten NYU,’ Episode 2: ‘A New Type of Normal’

‘Forgotten NYU,’ Episode 2: ‘A New Type of Normal’

The second episode of a collaboration between WSN and WNYU 89.1 looks at the short-term effects and long-term lessons of 9/11.
Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor October 13, 2021

This episode first aired on Sept. 22, 2021. One week at a time, one day at a time, eventually things will return to a new type of normal. Even now, it's still hard to process...

‘Forgotten NYU,’ Episode 1: Ground Zero

‘Forgotten NYU,’ Episode 1: Ground Zero

In the first episode of a collaboration between WSN and WNYU 89.1 FM, host Alex Tey revisits Sept. 11, 2001, 20 years later.
Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor October 13, 2021

This episode first aired on Sept. 15, 2021. I just remember just the immense scale of the place. Like, all the steel beams were, you know, as— as high as multiple-story...

(Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

A first look at a new concert by Tisch Dance students

Second Avenue Dance Company’s October concert will run Oct. 7-9 at the Jack Crystal Theater. Managing Editor Alexandra Chan brings you these photos from the dress rehearsal.
Alexandra Chan, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Tisch Dance’s Second Avenue Dance Company will premiere its October concert this weekend. It will feature nine pieces, with guest choreographers Yin Yue and Dwight Roden each...

Large crowds of activists take to the streets of Downtown Manhattan.

Thousands of students march in NYC Global Climate Strike

Calling on world leaders to take action during this year’s United Nations Climate Week, the New York City chapter of the youth-led climate-advocacy group Fridays For Future organized a strike on Sept. 24.

More than 2,000 students and climate activists participated in the Global Climate Strike march last week, which was organized by the New York City chapter of Fridays For Future,...

(Staff Photos by Ryan Walker)

Global Fashion Collective II S/S 2022

Ryan Walker, Social Media Editor September 15, 2021

[unusual]   SAINTJESUS Carlton Jones SARAL ZENS Blue Tamburin Read more of WSN’s New York Fashion Week coverage here....