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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York City

A group of about 15 students holding a sign reading “Sunrise Movement N.Y.U.”

Student activists join thousands at March to End Fossil Fuels

Tens of thousands of protesters attended a climate march in Midtown on Sunday, demanding new legislation to combat climate change.
Krish Dev and Mikaylah Du Sep 19, 2023

NYU students and faculty joined tens of thousands in a midtown Manhattan march on Sept. 17, calling on President Joe Biden to end federal fossil fuel investments and declare a...

The facade of The New Schools Fifth Avenue building at night. Letters behind large windows spell out the universitys name and the lights of passing cars are blurred.

New School student workers fighting for union recognition

Hundreds of non-unionized student workers at the university are calling for recognition under its student worker union.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Sep 6, 2023

A group of hundreds of student workers at The New School are calling for the university to consider them union employees after being excluded from the school’s existing student...

A line of police officers in riot helmets stand in a crosswalk. Behind them, metal barricades contain a dense crowd of young people.

Streamer Kai Cenat’s meetup stirs up mayhem in Union Square

A crowd that had gathered for a giveaway organized by the creator damaged vehicles and wreaked havoc on Friday, prompting police to clear the square and surrounding streets.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large Aug 5, 2023

A planned giveaway of gaming gear broke out into chaos Friday afternoon, when fans of Twitch streamer and YouTube creator Kai Cenat began to riot at Union Square. New York City...

Colin Huggins wearing all black and 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.

‘Piano man’ of Washington Square Park faces persistent vandalism

The longtime street performer, who has been unhoused since 2021, has faced added financial difficulties in recent months due to vandalism by parkgoers.
Caleb Pisoni, Staff Writer May 1, 2023
The longtime street performer, who has been unhoused since 2021, has faced added financial difficulties in recent months due to vandalism by parkgoers.
The entrance to Theatre Eighty Saint Marks with a person standing outside. An old-fashioned green awning hangs above the entrance and a bright red sign hanging on the building reads, “Bankruptcy” and “Auction.”

Historic East Village theater faces foreclosure

Lorcan and Genie Otway pursue a final battle to save 80 St. Marks Place before an auction on May 9.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Apr 26, 2023

Actor Malcolm Callender gazed upon the entrance of Theatre 80, where handprints of actors lay etched into the sidewalk to create New York City’s very own walk of fame. He stepped...

Protesters wearing white masks standing under the Washington Square Arch, holding posters with the names and photos of Hong Kong political prisoners, and two banners, one of which says “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times” in both Chinese and English.

NYU students join protest for 47 pro-democracy figures on trial in Hong Kong

Local activists and students held a demonstration at Washington Square Park in support of pro-democracy advocates in Chinese government custody.
Mayee Yeh, Editor-at-Large Apr 18, 2023

Posters with the names and faces of 47 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures were fanned out along the edge of the fountain at Washington Square Park on Sunday, April 16, as demonstrators...

The flag of Palestine is unfurled by a group standing in a crowd in Times Square.

Hundreds protest Israeli mosque raid at Times Square

Members of NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine joined a crowd that gathered on Saturday to protest the Israeli military’s recent raid of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Apr 11, 2023

More than 1,000 people gathered in Times Square on Saturday afternoon to protest the Israeli military’s raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem last week, which were...

Former President Donald Trump leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court while surrounded by security guards.

Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

Pro-Trump demonstrators and counterprotesters clashed outside a lower Manhattan courthouse on the day of former president Donald Trump’s arraignment.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor Apr 4, 2023

Protesters gather in Washington Square Park with signs that read “Dictator Ahead!” “Benito Bibito” and “Netanyahu take your banana republic and …”

‘Democracy is under threat’: Demonstrators demand change in Israel

Protesters advocating for democracy in Israel gathered at Washington Square Park to condemn prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed overhaul of the country’s court system on April 2.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Apr 4, 2023

Nearly 100 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Sunday, April 2, to protest the judicial reforms proposed by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government...

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Abortion rights advocates confronted a large crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators near Foley Square this past weekend.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor Mar 28, 2023

A blockade of police officers divided dozens of protesters and counterprotesters at an anti-abortion march this past Saturday. Counterprotesters yelled, banged on scaffolding and...

A woman in a brown jacket bends down and lays a white flower on the pavement among other flowers. In front of her is a banner and a wreath, behind it is a fire truck.

Labor leaders, politicians mark anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A commemoration of the 1911 tragedy included speeches from local politicians, and a history of U.S. labor law.
Caleb Pisoni, Staff Writer Mar 27, 2023

Hundreds gathered outside NYU’s Brown Building on Friday to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the 1911 tragedy that led to historic reforms...

A rally attendee dressed in a gray mouse costume holding signs that read Democrat Rhino Politician and Trust me demonstrates in Collective Pond Park while two media personnel record the attendee from behind.

Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

A small group of protesters was surrounded by reporters outside of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Monday as they protested the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz Mar 20, 2023

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