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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

By Vivian Holland, Contributing Writer February 19, 2019

Every semester, thousands of aspiring doctors, engineers, surgeons and researchers square up against a common foe, one they must tackle before their days of hypothesizing and diagnosing can commence: the...

Tech CEOs and Modern-Day Prophets

Tech CEOs and Modern-Day Prophets

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor January 28, 2019

One of the formal definitions of a prophet is a divinely inspired person — more generally, a visionary. The term prophet is traditionally associated with spirituality, divinity and religion, but as human...

Club Penguin is Gone, So Now What?

Club Penguin is Gone, So Now What?

By Serena Vanchiro, Columnist November 28, 2018

Born at the turn of the century, the crux of my childhood social life was rooted in technologies like Tamagotchi, Club Penguin and Nintendo’s PictoChat. Simply hearing these words evokes feelings of...

We Should Be Keeping an Eye on Keyboard Warriors

We Should Be Keeping an Eye on Keyboard Warriors

By Serena Vanchiro, Columnist November 7, 2018

Eleven individuals were murdered two weeks ago at the Tree of Life synagogue, but just a few days later, it feels like the world has already forgotten. Since this attack, our news feeds have been filled...

MFA Is More Necessary Than You Think

MFA Is More Necessary Than You Think

By Serena Vanchiro, Columnist October 22, 2018

What do SpaceX, a commercial leader in the aerospace world, and LELO, a European sex-toy company, have in common? They’re both pioneers in the tech world and simultaneously changing our lives in more...

Girls Who Code Isnt About Stealing Jobs From Men

Girls Who Code Isn’t About Stealing Jobs From Men

By Serena Vanchiro, Columnist October 15, 2018

What do SpaceX, a commercial leader in the aerospace world, and LELO, a European sex-toy company, have in common? They’re both pioneers in the tech world and simultaneously changing our lives in more...

A Generation Without the Community of Music

A Generation Without the Community of Music

By Serena Vanchiro, Columnist October 2, 2018
Columnist Serena Vanchiro reflects on how the digitization of music alters the community experience that the collection and sharing of music once created.
Apple’s Biggest iPhone Is the Biggest Disappointment Yet

Apple’s Biggest iPhone Is the Biggest Disappointment Yet

By Murat, Barlas September 23, 2018
A writer reflects on why the latest Apple announcement regarding the iPhone Xs and and the iPhone Xs Max lacked the aura of wonder and excitement that some of their previous product launches possessed.
HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer April 16, 2018
Recently it has been revealed that the dating site Grindr has released users' HIV status, which is another extreme breach of privacy in our digital age.
Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor March 28, 2018
I would love to see a separation between work and home life; however Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s bill, if passed, has potential to be ineffective due to its ambiguity.
Free Adobe Suite Will Boost NYU’s Creative Edge

Free Adobe Suite Will Boost NYU’s Creative Edge

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer February 28, 2018
NYU should pay for students to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud to improve students' design and editing skills as well as giving them a creative edge.
Snapchat Values Ad Revenue Over User Experiences

Snapchat Values Ad Revenue Over User Experiences

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer February 20, 2018
Do not be fooled, the Snapchat update was not created in order to get you to have a more personal experience on social media. Snapchat's new update was created so that the app could rake in more ad revenue.