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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Pictured is NYU’s Taekwondo team after practice at Palladium Gym. Athletes reflected on a premature end to their season and discussed their future plans for the sport. (Image courtesy of NYU Taekwondo Club Sport)

Just For Kicks: NYU Taekwondo Team Discusses Their Season’s Premature Ending

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer April 26, 2020

When she first heard that their upcoming tournament at New Jersey State would be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Steinhardt senior Christine Zheng thought she would use the extra time to train....

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

These Sports Stories Should Have Their Own Documentaries

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large April 26, 2020

If you haven’t been paying attention, “The Last Dance”  is a 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls’ last championship run and has been premiering in two-episode blocks...

NYUs own competitive Quidditch Team reflects on the cancellation of their season. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

NYU Quidditch Team Rides Out Their Season’s Premature End

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer April 19, 2020

Steinhardt junior Katelin Martinez originally signed up for Quidditch tryouts thinking it would be a way to connect with other Harry Potter fans. What she soon found out was that Quidditch was much more...

The New York Liberty is a professional women’s basketball team that competes in the Eastern Conference in the WNBA. The team recently drafted Sabrina Ionescu, considered the best collegiate prospect in the draft. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

Unlike the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty Are Doing Things Right

By Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor April 19, 2020

After a disappointing 10-24 record in the 2019 season, the New York Liberty received the number one pick for the WNBA draft, its first in team history. On April 17, with the number one pick, the Liberty...

With the abrupt end to their athletic season, NYU athletes find creative ways to remain active at home. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

NYU Athletes Discuss Their Quarantine Routines

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer April 12, 2020

CAS senior and captain of the women’s golf team Arisa Kimura did not expect to spend her second semester attending middle-of-the-night classes, watching television (her current show of choice is “Terrace...

Levester “LT” Thompson Jr. was an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. He will be remembered and missed by the NYU athletic community. (Image courtesy of NYU Women’s Basketball)

The NYU Athletics Department Remembers Levester ‘LT’ Thompson Jr.

By Paul Kim, Deputy Managing Editor April 12, 2020

At 6 feet 5 inches tall, NYU’s former assistant women’s basketball coach Levester “LT” Thompson Jr. was usually the tallest person in the room. His bright personality, though, might’ve been even...

Stern sophomore womens golfer Arshia Mahant has represented India for international tournaments. She started the Adopt a Golfer initiative to promote golf in India. (Image via NYU Athletics)

On and off the Course, Golfer Arshia Mahant Excels

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer April 5, 2020

Ever since she picked up the golf clubs at the age of seven, Stern sophomore golfer Arshia Mahant has competed at the top of her sport, representing India for National Tournaments and emerging as one of...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Best Soccer Celebrations, Ranked

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large April 5, 2020

Soccer is full of amazing moments — the skillful dribbling, the insane goals and the celebrations that become iconic in the sport’s history.  Sometimes, the goal celebration becomes more than a...

Steinhardt junior Haley Will, back row center, is ready to make a comeback on the basketball court. Will has been injured during most of her career at NYU, but her passion for the sport won’t let that hold her back. (Photo courtesy of Haley Will)

No Obstacles Can Stop This Junior Guard

By Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer March 29, 2020

When her asthma and pneumonia sidelined her for all of junior year of high school, Haley Will questioned how concerns about her health would impact her college recruitment. Now a Steinhardt junior, Will...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

A Reflection on Lost Endings

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 29, 2020

I realized that I spent my last spring break of college in the exact way I had spent every spring break before that: playing a lot of FIFA 20, watching reruns of classic games and wishing for the return...

Yaron Weitzmans recently published book, Tanking to the Top, offers an in-depth account of the Philadelphia 76ers organization. (Photo courtesy of Yaron Weitzman)

‘Tanking to the Top’ Author Yaron Weitzman Talks the Philadelphia 76ers and the Process

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 25, 2020

The next book on your social distancing reading list might be “Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports,” an in-depth account...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Let Me Tell You About Your Favorite Pro Athletes

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 23, 2020

Like many others, I have been spending the past week at home socially distancing myself from the outside world. With no sports (and no anything) for the foreseeable future, many have been taking this time...