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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Since the university-wide transition to online learning, NYU administration has decided to stay on the remote course. Improving on the example of University of Phoenix, classes will remain on Zoom in the Fall 2020 term and beyond. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: NYU Announces Permanent Transition to Online University

By Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor April 1, 2020

NYU has recently announced that it will be following the lead of online institutions like the University of Phoenix and will become a strictly online university, starting in fall 2020.  In the wake...

Off-Third: Tisch Dean Sends Video of Herself Dancing to ‘Sicko Mode’ to Student Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Off-Third: Tisch Dean Sends Video of Herself Dancing to ‘Sicko Mode’ to Student Diagnosed with Coronavirus

By Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor March 31, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, university administrators have come under fire for their response to student’s pleas for help. However, one administrator in particular has been scrutinized more...

The NYU administration is most definitely suffering with us during this trying time. Surprisingly, a student finds out that the real estate company the student paid for an education does not prioritize their students’ wellbeing. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: CAS Junior Shocked Real Estate Company Doesn’t Actually Care About Tenants

By Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor March 24, 2020

When CAS junior Brock Louis decided to attend New York University, he quickly became aware that the main interest of the institution was real estate rather than education. But that didn’t concern Louis...

As the coronavirus surge reaches NYC, many are wondering what the SHC will do in the situation that a student contracts the disease. It appears that not much will change. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: SHC Announces Three-Week Wait Time for Coronavirus Treatment

By Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor March 10, 2020

Amid heightened anxieties surrounding the impending novel coronavirus outbreak in New York City, many schools have taken precautionary measures. Late Sunday night, university President Andrew Hamilton’s...


NYU’s new streaming service Viewing Gum is ready to take over the market. Based on everyone’s favorite experience at the dentist, NYU will bring you entertainment like no other.
(Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: NYU to Provide New Streaming Service: The TVs That Play at the Dentist

By Lauren Koo, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

From Netflix to Hulu to Amazon Prime to the newly released Disney+, it seems as though there’s a new streaming service to subscribe to nearly every month. It can be hard to keep track of where to watch...

What if NYU schools were on the Bachelor, competing for the roses? (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: The Bachelor: Violet Edition

By Liv Rocklin, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

Do you accept my final loan? As a long time (and very invested) fan of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” this season starring Peter “still-in-love-with-Hannah-Brown” Weber, is just not doing it for me. So...

New York Citys own resident groundhog Alwayscrying Alex of Washington Square Park forecasts more depressing winter days. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: Groundhog Sees Shadow, Predicting Six More Weeks of Depression

By Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor February 4, 2020

Punxsutawney Phil was not the only forecasting groundhog to make a prediction this past Sunday — New York City has a groundhog of its own. On Monday morning, a lesser known but equally important groundhog...

Maybe the spring semester will be better. (Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Off-Third: “Maybe the Second Semester Will Be Better!” Says Woefully Naive First-Year

By Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor January 28, 2020

As the winter break comes to a close, students everywhere prepare to return to campuses across the nation. This includes NYU first-year Casey James, a CAS history major who made the move to New York City...

‘Tis the season to get closer to bond with your friends, especially through shared Baldwin sightings. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: A Christmas Miracle: NYU Senior Encounters Alec Baldwin for First Time

By Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor December 4, 2019

It’s no secret that NYU is a non-traditional university. Because the city is our campus, it leaves us to bond over shared experiences instead of darties and early-morning football tailgates. Perhaps...

Palladium’s head of dining is none other than Remy, an acclaimed chef best known for his work in Pixars Ratatouille. (Staff Illustration by Marva Shi)

Off-Third: Anyone — Even Palladium Rats — Can Cook

By Nidhi Sinha, Contributing Writer December 3, 2019

An anonymous source confirmed the real reason Palladium Food Court failed its health inspection. Rather than improper food storage and the presence of filth flies, as was originally thought, Palladium...

Andy Hamiltons secret twitter account has been exposed. (via Twitter @HawkLuver52)

Off-Third: Hamilton Canceled After Discovery of Secret Twitter Account

By Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor November 22, 2019

NYU President Andrew Hamilton has been canceled by a coalition of 63 clubs after a student gained access to his burner Twitter account on Wednesday and found over 400 problematic tweets. Hamilton’s...

President Andrew Hamilton has officially decided to end his affordability initiative. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: Hamilton Ends Affordability Initiatives, Bans ‘Broke B-tches’ From Attending

By Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor November 20, 2019

NYU President Andrew Hamilton has decided to end his affordability initiative, saying that the student body has “too many broke b-tches.” Hamilton accidentally let this slip during a lunch meeting...