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

Washington Square News


A group of men wearing jackets stand behind a vehicle. One man sits on the front tire of the vehicle holding an engine part.

NYU Motorsports: The masters of mettle and moving parts

From Tandon students tirelessly engineering cars to Stern and CAS students cold-calling organizations for support, here’s how NYU Motorsports persists in its never-ending race to achieve automotive excellence.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor February 1, 2024

NYU Motorsports, a Vertically Integrated Project of engineers, creators and entrepreneurs based at the Tandon School of Engineering, transforms motor racing into full-fledged business...

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Women’s basketball remains undefeated, men’s wrestling sees first loss of season and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU athletics. This week: Jan. 21 - Jan. 28.
Sydney Barragan, Sports Editor January 29, 2024

Basketball The NYU women’s basketball team remains undefeated in the first seven games of conference play, protecting their overall 18-0 record for the season. The week started...

A group of men and women in white fencing suits and gray jackets are standing around a man in a purple sweatshirt with the Nike logo. They are all standing in the middle of a gym with a red line across the walls.

NYU fencing sees early-season success

The Violets’ men’s and women’s fencing teams hit their strides as the season starts.
Nicole Ranile, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

About a month into their season, both the NYU men's and women's fencing teams are establishing early success. Following the Sacred Heart Invitational on Dec. 3, both teams currently...

A girl in a white jersey that says “Violets” and the number 13 is jumping and hitting a volleyball over the net. Two women from the opposing team with red jerseys are jumping and trying to block the ball on the other side of the net.

Violets volleyball win second UAA title in three years

The NYU women’s volleyball team beat first seed Emory University in a tense UAA championship game.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

The NYU women’s volleyball team clinched their second UAA title in the last three years on Nov. 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. They faced off against previous winners and host Emory...

A woman in a white jersey with a bib with the number 682 is running with a group of other women in jerseys.

NYU women’s cross country clinches second at national championship

The Violets marginally lost their No. 1 ranking at the NCAA Division III National Championship.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

Just three hours away from New York City in rural Pennsylvania on Nov. 18, the NYU women’s cross country team raced against the fastest in the country at the NCAA Division III...

A group of women athletes wearing running outfits standing in a row in a park getting warmed up for a run.

Men’s and women’s cross country teams to race in national meet

The Violets look forward to the NCAA Championship race following runner-up finishes at NCAA Niagara Regionals.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

This past Saturday, the Violets raced in upstate New York and finished second in NCAA Niagara Regionals behind SUNY Geneseo. For the first time in a decade, both NYU’s men’s...

Men wearing white jerseys with purple numbers on them stand in a huddle with their arms raised in the center. Behind them are purple bleachers with people sitting on them.

NYU men’s basketball 2023-24 season preview

The Violets aim to build on last season with new talent.
Anthony Lo, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

The 2023-24 NCAA basketball season began on Nov. 6 and the NYU men’s team is gearing up for another exciting campaign on the court. After last year’s season that exceeded expectations,...

A side by side photo of N.Y.U.’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. On the left half of the photo junior and guard Zay Freeney shoots a basket in N.Y.U. men’s basketball season opener against Manhattanville College. On the right side of the photo graduate student and guard Megan Bauman tries to find an opening to shoot the basketball in the team’s game against Johns Hopkins University.

NYU men’s and women’s basketball debut at Paulson Center

The Violets have started the season strong, winning four out of their five games at the new Manhattan building.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 13, 2023

A girl jumping in a white jersey and shorts, shooting the basketball into the hoop. Other players surround her.

NYU women’s basketball looking for NCAA redemption

After making the Elite Eight two years in a row, the Violets set their sights on a national championship.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The NYU women’s basketball team won their second consecutive UAA title last season and made the Elite Eight — the final eight teams in the NCAA — for the second year. They...

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Opinion: Root for your Violets — they deserve it

Our sports teams have been excelling lately, and it’s up to us to show them we appreciate it.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor November 8, 2023

As NYU students, it’s obvious that the majority of us didn’t come here for the robust athletics program or the extravagant school spirit. In fact, it’s pretty common...

An emotional run along the 26.2-mile NYC marathon route

An emotional run along the 26.2-mile NYC marathon route

In one of the world's most famous and energetic marathons, New Yorkers and travelers all across the world come together along the 26.2-mile route for cheering, crying and yelling.
Danny Arensberg, Photo Editor November 6, 2023

A line of women in purple pinnies and black shorts running on grass.

NYU women’s cross country team clinches first UAA victory

The Violets outpaced the No. 1 ranked University of Chicago in the school’s first-ever conference championship.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

In a historic victory, the NYU women's cross country team won the University Athletic Association Championship race — the program’s first postseason competition — this past...

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