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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the institutions accessible to NYU students through the recently suspended Museum Gateway program. This forced inaccessibility gives us a unique opportunity to re-evaluate our relationships with museums and their legacy. (Photo by Celia Tewey)

OPINION: The Museum Gateway Program suspension is an opportunity to scrutinize our relationship with museums

By Michelle Han, Contributing Writer April 22, 2021

NYU’s Museum Gateway program, which offers free museum admission for students, has remained suspended since last fall due to administration’s COVID-related concerns. The student body’s response has...

Professors, Students Aren’t Asking for Pina Coladas

Professors, Students Aren’t Asking for Pina Coladas

By Bianca de Ayala, Deputy Opinion Editor September 28, 2020

In the COVID-19 era of taking classes from bed, students have never encountered a more leisurely form of attending lectures. Students can wake up minutes (or seconds) before their Zoom call, turn on their...

Making Space for Self-Compassion Starts in the Classroom

Making Space for Self-Compassion Starts in the Classroom

By Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor September 15, 2020

Almost every day since mid-March, I’ve felt overwhelmed with anxiety and exhaustion. Will my family members — many of whom have underlying health issues — contract COVID-19? How will I maintain my...

Help Local Bookstores During COVID-19

Help Local Bookstores During COVID-19

By Sam O'Donnell, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

Independent bookstores across the country offer many a safe haven. These local stores are especially important in New York City as they have a much needed quaint ambiance where book lovers can gather....

The National Emergency Library Must Support Both Authors and Readers

The National Emergency Library Must Support Both Authors and Readers

By Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor April 13, 2020

As libraries across the country have closed in response to COVID-19 in the past month, the Internet Archive announced that they were creating a National Emergency Library that will allow the public to...

The COVID-19 Productivity Trap

The COVID-19 Productivity Trap

By Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor April 2, 2020

Since I started social distancing a few weeks ago, I’ve found myself surrounded by tips for how I can maximize this time all over Twitter and Instagram — from people posting quarantine schedules meant...

Confronting Identity in Light of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

Confronting Identity in Light of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor March 23, 2020

I was born in New York City. I grew up in Richmond. I reveled in my American history and government classes. I even voluntarily participated in a year-long civics competition where I obsessively memorized...

Stop Diet Eurocentrism

Stop Diet Eurocentrism

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor March 11, 2020

Growing up with a mother as a dietitian, my relationship with food was different than most. The daily spoonful of flaxseed (not in a smoothie or muffin but straight up ground fiber) stands out the most...

Stop Celebrating Disordered Eating Habits

Stop Celebrating Disordered Eating Habits

By Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor March 9, 2020

Content warning: this article discusses eating disorders. Over the past year, Adele’s dramatic weight loss has sparked headlines. As more photos of the singer have emerged, media outlets have labeled...

Believing Survivors Still Matters

Believing Survivors Still Matters

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova , Deputy Managing Editor March 9, 2020

Content warning: this article contains mentions of rape and discusses sexual violence. Last Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein was convicted after a prolonged trial, which was momentous for the #MeToo movement....

Conquering Loneliness

Conquering Loneliness

By Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor March 4, 2020

When I first committed to NYU, most people warned me that if I didn’t try really hard to make friends (and even if I did), I’d end up feeling incredibly lonely. As a result, I spent the months before...

The Etiquette of Satire

The Etiquette of Satire

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor February 19, 2020

With loads of homework, popcorn, pancakes and no motivation to do anything, cajoled my friends into watching the Academy Award nominated film, "Jojo Rabbit". For those who haven’t watched it, the film...