NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor February 18, 2020

Imagine this: you’re stranded in Midtown and you’re starting to feel the chai latte you chugged an hour earlier. Or maybe you and your family are trying to hit up all the NYC hotspots, and suddenly...

NYFW Highlights an Unhealthy Body Image

NYFW Highlights an Unhealthy Body Image

By Lucia Kassela , Staff Writer February 18, 2020

New York Fashion Week is a semiannual string of shows which take place in September and February used to showcase international fashion collections. New York serves as one of four locations in the world...

OK Bloomberg

OK Bloomberg

By Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor February 18, 2020

This past Thursday, at least 23 popular Instagram accounts — including @fuckjerry, @kalesalad and @fuckadvertisements — posted campaign advertisements for presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg,...

Let’s Desexualize Gym Culture

Let’s Desexualize Gym Culture

By Sam O'Donnell, Contributing Writer February 11, 2020

After sweating out half of my body weight while working out in an oversized t-shirt, I was in search of more amiable workout gear. In a moment of sweaty desperation, I wondered if I would feel comfortable...

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The Nuance of Blackness in Representation

By Maureen Zeufack, Staff Writer February 10, 2020

Non-American Black actors playing American roles in films has long been a topic of contention. This highly controversial subject calls to question: what is the “Black experience?” Is there a universal...

Stop Looking Down on Young Adult Fiction

Stop Looking Down on Young Adult Fiction

By Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor February 10, 2020

Last week, I experienced what I’ve come to expect as an inevitable occurrence when talking to fellow English majors: someone ranting about how no one seems to read good literature anymore and how trashy...

Stop the Rushed Reporting

Stop the Rushed Reporting

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor February 5, 2020

The death of former basketball player Kobe Bryant left the world in utter shock and grief last Sunday. Celebrity news tabloid, TMZ, was the first to publicly announce his death and the cause of it. The...

Kanye West and the Commodification of Christianity

Kanye West and the Commodification of Christianity

By Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor December 3, 2019

Kanye West released “Jesus Is King” on Oct. 25, an album showcasing his reconnection with Christianity. Though it may seem like a newfound dedication to Christ, the reality is that the project is a...

Sugarcoating White Supremacy in US History Needs to Stop

Sugarcoating White Supremacy in US History Needs to Stop

By Gabby Lozano, Staff Writer December 1, 2019

Growing up on the East Coast of the U.S., learning about Thanksgiving consisted of creating hand-turkeys, cutting out paper leaves in hues of red and orange and reenacting the famous story in which Squanto...

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

By Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer November 25, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority indicated on Nov. 12 that the body is leaning toward shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, an Obama-era program, allows...

Medical Professionals Need to Be Educated on Eating Disorders

Medical Professionals Need to Be Educated on Eating Disorders

By Helen Wajda, Contributing Writer November 25, 2019

When I went to urgent care at the Student Health Center and then the emergency room after passing out, I told every professional who helped me that I was currently in treatment for an eating disorder,...

The College Club Pressure Cooker

The College Club Pressure Cooker

By Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

My childhood was busy, to say the least. Whether I was at Taekwondo practice late into the evening or hastily finishing the homework assigned by my after-school tutors, busy was an understatement — especially...