NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Latino Journalism Deserves Better

Latino Journalism Deserves Better

By Melanie Pineda, Editor-at-Large September 30, 2019

I grew up watching the news in Spanish. I would walk home to my abuelita’s after school every day, where Univision would constantly be playing in the background. Whenever a telenovela or courtroom show...

The Plight of International Student Journalists

The Plight of International Student Journalists

By Ramisa Rob, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

As an aspiring journalist from Bangladesh residing in the United States, it feels reassuring to me to see organizations like the “National Association of Black Journalists” or “South Asian Journalists’...

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

By Neil Dittrich, Contributing Writer September 15, 2019

This past week, my social media feed has been ablaze with friends and family voicing their outrage about the escalation of gender-based violence back home in South Africa. The magnitude of fear that South...

Ending Afghanistan Starts at the University

Ending Afghanistan Starts at the University

By Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor September 12, 2019

Eighteen years ago, the United States began preparing for war. Supported by 88% of Americans at the time, the Bush administration rushed into a conflict in Afghanistan that has now become unwinnable and...

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The US-China Trade War, Explained

By Diya Jain, Deputy Opinion Editor September 11, 2019

At first glance, it is easy to miss just how far-reaching the negative impacts of the U.S.-China trade war are. What started off as a race to be the leading global power in 2011 has evolved into an egotistical...

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

By Clare Shiraishi, Staff Writer September 9, 2019

When we donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army, it is with good intentions — to help people in need and to be more sustainable in how we dispose of unwanted clothing. However, where our donated clothes...

Travel Can Revitalize Hong Kong

Travel Can Revitalize Hong Kong

By Ashley Wu, Staff Writer September 4, 2019

The reports coming out of Hong Kong have been dominated by extreme stories about the protests. In the Chinese supermarket, I catch whispers traveling over meticulously-stacked boxes of lychee and durian;...

Only Korea Should Determine Korean Peace

Only Korea Should Determine Korean Peace

By Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor September 2, 2019

Japan and South Korea have recently been involved in a number of disputes resulting in high economic and security tensions between the two countries. These disputes include a trade war and Japan’s removal...

Learning to Communicate After Kashmir

Learning to Communicate After Kashmir

By Diya Jain, Deputy Opinion Editor August 22, 2019

August 5th, 2019 is a day few Indians will forget; social media sites buzzed for days to follow. The ruling political power of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party, announced that Article 370 — a constitutional...

K-pop’s Corporate Greed

K-pop’s Corporate Greed

By Jun Sung, Contributing Writer April 28, 2019

In the last couple of years, K-pop has expanded into the global cultural sphere, with groups like BTS, BLACKPINK and TWICE gaining massive followings and embarking on tours stretching across China, the...

Reflecting on Notre Dame and the Rightful Return of Africa’s Soul

Reflecting on Notre Dame and the Rightful Return of Africa’s Soul

By Sarah John, Deputy Opinion Editor April 28, 2019

One quote in particular in the New York Times article “What the Notre-Dame Fire Reveals About the Soul of France,” stood out to me. A Parisian stated, “it’s our roots, our history, our civilization....

Students observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sri Lankan bombings. (Alana Beyer)

Sri Lanka Was on Fire, Too

By Diya Jain, Columnist April 25, 2019

Gut-wrenching attacks were carried out this past Easter Sunday in hotels and churches across Sri Lanka, leaving more than 300 people dead and about 500 injured. My heart goes out to the mothers, fathers,...