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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

The Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of many martial arts training centers that offer lessons for children. Martial arts is becoming a popular after-school activity for kids. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

The newest masters of MMA: Park Slope children

By Ryan Walker , Social Media Editor December 6, 2021

Like clockwork, everyday at 5:15 p.m., street corners in Park Slope flood with children dressed in pristine white uniforms adorned with colorful belts.  “Do you want to do this now that you are 5?”...

The 2021-22 season has not only been full of drama, but it also brought a rule change on fouls. The new rule makes it harder for an offensive player to deliberately draw a foul. (Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara, Images via Wikimedia Commons)

New season, new rules, new era for the NBA?

By Daniel Haas, Contributing Writer November 22, 2021

Before the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, the league announced a significant rule change amending the officiating guidelines on “ … overt, abrupt or abnormal non-basketball moves by offensive players...

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle spoke at the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball school gym in the Bronx to celebrate his #30 for 3! campaign. Through his partnership with the school, Randle plans to donate $500 for every three-pointer he makes in the season, which will assist the school in developing its academic programs. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Knicks star Randle pledges support for Bronx basketball school

By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

Early in a Tuesday afternoon last week, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School gym was filled with the reverberating echoes of students screaming, basketballs bouncing and sneakers squeaking....

The 2021-2022 NBA season commenced on Oct. 19. With the start of the new season comes a lot of drama. (Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara, Images via Wikimedia Commons)

Keeping up with the NBA: the 75th anniversary

By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

Phoenix Suns: Drama in the desert: Sarver’s last stand with the NBA The Phoenix Suns’ sudden accession last season caught the entire league by surprise. They ended a decade-long playoff drought...

The New York Knicks surprised fans last season with their early success. Still, there are a number of steps that they could take in order to improve further this season. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

How the Knicks can follow up on last season’s unexpected success

By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

The early success of the Knicks last season came as a surprise. Led by breakout star Julius Randle, an improving RJ Barrett, a rejuvenated Derrick Rose and one of the deepest benches in the league, the...

Many New York Giants fans have been disappointed in the team’s performance during the first six weeks of the NFL season. But fans should not lose hope — there is still a chance for a comeback. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Searching for silver linings in the Giants’ bleak season start

By Daniel Haas, Contributing Writer October 25, 2021

For fans of the New York Giants, the first six weeks of the NFL season have been a major disappointment. The Giants (1-5) have lost to such struggling squads as the Atlanta Falcons (3-3) and Washington...

On Oct. 6, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is the first specialized high school in the nation that dedicates itself to preparing its students for different career paths in basketball. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)

Knicks legend Earl Monroe headlines high school opening ceremony

By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor October 18, 2021

The star-studded guest list of NBA commissioner Adam Silver, New York Knicks president Leon Rose, NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts and a smattering of former NBA greats did not...

Tony Rocha is a midfielder with the New York City Football Club and Sean Davis is a midfielder with the New York Red Bulls. While seemingly different, there are many common parallels between the rivaling teams. (Images via Wikimedia Commons,  Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara)

New York’s soccer scene: a clash of corporate ownership

By Luca Richman , Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

Just over eight years since the rivalry between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC began, it’s becoming more and more clear that one side of New York is winning on the pitch as well as winning...

Expectations are high for the New York Giants, who have not made an appearance in the playoffs in four years. Managing players and strategy will be crucial for the team to find success this season. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Five priorities for the Giants this season

By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Keeping Saquon Barkley healthy Star running back Saquon Barkley tore his ACL in a game against the Chicago Bears early last season, sidelining him for the remainder of the year. While Barkley has shared...

As sports resume following the pandemic suspension, NYU’s athletics programs have brought on new coaches and leadership. Teams with new coaches include women’s soccer, men’s basketball, cross country, and track and field. (Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

New faces in NYU athletics

By Mitesh Shrestha and Ethan Hourizadeh August 25, 2021

Since the University Athletic Association decided to suspend the Spring 2021 season, there have been multiple hirings within the NYU athletic department, with new coaches for different teams. Back in...

The Knicks proved their doubters wrong in the 2020-21 season, finishing 41-31 and making the playoffs. This offseason is key to continuing their success. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

What’s next for the Knicks?

By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer June 30, 2021

This past season for the New York Knicks was full of surprises. Many sports media outlets predicted that the Knicks season would be another disappointing one, as the team had not made the playoffs in the...

NYU men’s and women’s golf teams have seen immense success in recent years. On April 28th, Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf team. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

Katie Rudolph hired as head coach of NYU men’s and women’s golf teams

By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor May 7, 2021

Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf teams in a virtual press conference on April 28. The hiring was an important decision for athletics...