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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


People look at paintings in an art gallery.

Review: Capturing memory and everyday moments at ‘Can Thought Go On Without A Body?’

From May 5-12, the art group Stilllife showcased an exhibition with paintings, sculptures and installations by 20 artists.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy Managing Editor May 20, 2024

I admit, art galleries aren't exactly my go-to spots. Whenever I do find myself in one, I often fall into this trap of thinking I could easily replicate the colors splashed across...

A person holding a megaphone leads chants in front of a crowd.

Protesters march from WSP down Lafayette demanding police removal from campus

The demonstrators also referenced a 2020 universitywide statement that said the New York City Police Department has “no standing presence” on campus.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor May 6, 2024

Around 100 students gathered outside Gould Plaza before marching down Lafayette Street on Monday demanding NYU divest from companies with ties to Israel, shut down its study abroad...

Two people stand on the sidewalk, posing and smiling in front of a row of buildings.

Q&A: How 2 first-years found community mixing music in their dorms

WSN spoke to first-year students Christie Brewer and Saima ‘Sai’ Hasan about experimenting musically, finding community and creating NYU Tiny Dorm Concerts.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer April 29, 2024

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts began with an idea in 2008 when writer, editor and producer Stephen Thompson was frustrated that he couldn’t hear his favorite artists over the overwhelming...

The front facade of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.

Tips and tricks for your time abroad at NYU Buenos Aires

From partying with the locals to the desserts you have to try, here’s what you should know about Argentina from someone who’s been here for two semesters.
Sandy Battulga, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

About 100 students make the trip to NYU Buenos Aires each year, prepped only with a handful of tips from an NYU orientation on Argentina's capital city. Nothing prepares you for...

A customer walks into a white storefront with glass windows that say “Do Not Feed Alligators.” Red chairs are placed outside the storefront.

Tired of your go-to coffee shop? Try one of these unique cafes instead

Whether you’re looking to play video games or pet cats, there’s an experience for everyone to enjoy with their coffee.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer March 1, 2024

We all have a favorite cafe. But after a while, getting your go-to almond milk latte and studying in the corner of your local coffee shop can get repetitive. Thankfully, at these...


Lovely books to read or gift this Valentine’s Day

Whether you're looking for a fictional valentine or a gift for your date, here’s a list of books that will never fail.
Diana C. Sánchez González, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Heart-shaped chocolate boxes, red roses, romantic playlists and red-lipped stained kisses are all reminiscent of the beloved Valentine’s Day. February always becomes an inevitable...

A pink book cover with a black and white illustration of a person turning to smoke on a blue background. The cover reads “SLOW DAYS, FAST COMPANY THE WORLD, THE FLESH, AND L.A.” above “EVE BABITZ” and “INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW SPECKTOR.” An illustration of a book cover which reads “ELIZA CLARK PENANCE” featuring three people sitting on a dock with one of them scribbled over. The cover is on top of a light pink background. An illustration of a yellow book cover featuring a face covered with white and blue flowers with the text “IF I HAD YOUR FACE” and “FRANCHES CHA”. The cover is placed over a green background. An illustration of a book cover which reads “THE SECRET HISTORY” and “DONNA TARTT” over an illustration of a male sculpture’s face. The cover is placed over a brown background.

Books beyond Bobst: A fictionalized memoir, a true crime-inspired novel and more

Books beyond Bobst is a monthly book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Penance” by Eliza Clark — Emily Genova, Copy Chief “Penance” is a dream read for those who love true crime podcasts. The novel centers around the night that...

A birds-eye view of a pumpkin spice latte on a white wicker table.

Pumpkin perk-fection: The best pumpkin spice drinks near campus

It’s time to explore beyond the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. Check out these close-to-campus cafes for some new spins on this classic fall-flavored drink.
Jules Hasler, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

As much as I love Starbucks’ fall-themed drinks, their prices — and excessive lines — have forced me to branch out. Luckily enough, there are plenty of other coffee shops...

There is a couch with six people sitting on it. In the middle is a man and a woman, with a little girl sitting on the woman’s lap. Next to them there are three other kids in colorful clothing. Behind them there are five people standing and posing for the photograph.

Q&A: Tisch alum Maryam Keshavarz on the premiere of ‘The Persian Version’

Keshavarz discusses the importance of representation and her journey as an Iranian American filmmaker.
Roksaneh Salartash, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

On Oct. 20, AMC Lincoln Square 13 was filled with students from NYU, Columbia and other universities across the city, all gathered for the premiere of “The Persian Version.”...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: The Jonas Brothers drop ‘Waffle House’

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from The Paper Kites, Arthur Russell and more.

From the talk-singing of Cheekface to the subdued vocals of Albert Hammond Jr., this past week saw a slew of exciting new singles to usher in the exquisite warm weather. Whether...

A plaque on a door that reads, “All-Gender Restroom.”

Opinion: NYU’s all-gender bathroom list is outdated and incomplete

Transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming students have been left in the dark about where they can find a safe restroom at NYU.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor April 11, 2023

NYU prides itself on promoting diversity, but the university often falls short in putting its goals into practice. Despite its much-trumpeted commitment to inclusivity, by the...

An image shows a bar on the left, lit in green and yellow, and a stage lit in red light in the background.

The Red Pavilion is the future of NYC nightlife

Teahouse by day, club by night. Who knew traditional Chinese medicine pairs well with Shanghai jazz?
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor March 24, 2023

Being newly 21 means that I am a nightlife novice. I’m trying to figure out which clubs work for me and which don’t — which quickly led me to realize that being surrounded...