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

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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


A box of emergency contraceptive pills on a white tabletop. The box reads “Plan B. One-Step.”

Off-Third: NYU takes ‘the city is our campus’ literally, offers off-campus tours to visitors

As university buildings take over the city, leadership ambassadors are taking over the city’s tourism industry.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 16, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. After constant complaints that campus tours were smelly, boring and prone to assault-via-egging, the university has finally announced the...

A smartphone displaying a pass inside of its digital wallet. The pass has a purple background with N.Y.U.’s logo and the text “Violet Go” on the top. The image indicates the pass belongs to a person named Andrew Hamilton.

Off-Third: NYU security asks for magic beans in lieu of Violet Go

The university’s new COVID-19 policy allows for Campus Safety officers to take some creative liberties when it comes to student identification.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 15, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Earlier this month, Vice President for Campus Health Carlo Ciotoli announced that students would no longer need to display a Violet Go pass...

An illustration of four people against a pink background. Three people stand in a circle on the right while pointing and talking about the person walking past wearing a green coat and carrying a New Yorker magazine tote bag.

Off-Third: What to get your catcallers for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and verbal harassment is on the street.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer Feb 14, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As a single woman in New York City, figuring out what to gift your street harassers can be tricky. There are a lot of things that make...

A visitor to Washington Square Park uses a phone to take a picture of a performer dressed in a blue and red Spiderman costume.

Off-Third: Students skip class to skirt WSP TikTok interviewers

There’s a new epidemic plaguing New York City, and it involves tiny microphones.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor Feb 7, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As of last week, attendance is at an all-time low, and professors are unsure of what is keeping their students from class. After doing some...

A light blue jetliner flies at night surrounded by nine pink hearts.

Off-Third: The best thing about going home is the airport

The airport process, especially during holiday break, is riveting and worthwhile.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer Dec 15, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As the temperatures drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, the stress of finals threatens to consume you, and the luster of the city begins to...

A corner of a building with text “Paulson Center New York University” on the glass in a vertical layout. Overlaying part of the original text is a block of handwritten text “Sarah.”

Off-Third: That new NYU building should really be named after Sarah Paulson instead

NYU will unveil a new building, the twist? Each floor is an American Horror Story themed haunted house.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor Dec 15, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Yesterday, hedge fund billionaire John Paulson gave a $100 million donation to NYU. His name will be plastered upon the university’s...

An illustration of an elf wearing a red and white pointed hat and a long-sleeve red shirt with a white collar on top of the shirt. The elf stands in front of a military green background.

Off-Third: Is your Elf on the Shelf spying on you?

This is the future George Orwell warned us about.
Sydney Barragan, Under The Arch Editor Dec 8, 2022

Nothing says Christmas like garlands, gifts and the threat of constant surveillance. It all starts with Santa Claus. This fat white man wears a red tracksuit and shimmies his...

A man in a blue shirt and a brown tie holds his right arm up while speaking to a group of students. Behind him, there is a slide that is drawn over that reads: “Stern Best, thumbs up emoji.”

Off-Third: Sternies are better than us, actually

Leave the finance bros alone. Everyone knows you’re just jealous of them.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer Dec 7, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Last week, the undergraduate dean at Stern School of Business answered questions during a town hall with dozens of students to discuss anti-Stern...

An illustration of a roasted turkey served on a lemon platter. It is covered in leafy greens and is in the foreground a red background.

Off-Third: What to do when you’re stuck in the US for Thanksgiving

Not going home for the holiday? Here is a list of things to do in the city while you wait for your American friends to come back to campus.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer Nov 23, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Alone in the city this Thanksgiving, thousands of miles away from your family? Here’s a great plan of fantastic things you can do to fill...

An illustration of two people’s silhouette talking in front of a blackboard with the text “COLLEGE OF blank line?” “C.A.S. vs C period A period S period,” and “SOLUTION two question marks” against a purple background.

Off-Third: CAS needs a name

CAS first-years have faced this dilemma for way too long. We need a name.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As a wide-eyed and eager first-year ready to take New York City by storm, you gather all of your belongings and move into your first dorm....

A figure dressed in a pink beret stands next to an illustration of a croissant. A text bubble is in between the two that reads “it’s ‘croissant.’”

Off-Third: How to prepare for your returning study abroad friends

They’re going to be insufferable, but it’s best to adapt. They won’t be your average American student anymore.
Stacia Datskovska, Contributing Writer Nov 7, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. You’ve heard the rumors: people change — I mean, become insufferable — when they return from a semester abroad. Now, it seems like...

The red facade and sidewalk entrance of Bobst Library is decorated with ornaments and garland. N.Y.U. president Andrew Hamilton puts ornaments on two Christmas, which are side by side.

Off-Third: NYU should celebrate Christmas even earlier

November isn’t soon enough. We need to celebrate Christmas for the entire second half of the year.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer Nov 3, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1, Instagram stories everywhere go from pictures of lingerie-with-animal-ears costumes to red...

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