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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...

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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 Oct 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...

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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 Oct 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 Apr 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...

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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 Mar 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...

Why do intruders keep getting into NYU dorms? Tell us what you think.

WSN wants to hear from you about what you think NYU can do to up its security.
Nov 21, 2022

Four intruders have evaded security at NYU residence halls in the last two weeks, most recently at Lafayette Hall on Sunday evening. Last week, a man walked in on a student sleeping...

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Peeking into the surreal

Enter the fantasy worlds of several Photography and Imaging students at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Ryan Rogers, Photo Editor Oct 30, 2022

Models wearing clothes in shades of yellow, green, and red walk down anOnlyChild’s New York Fashion Week runway.

Maxwell Osborne is anOnlyChild

On Maxwell Osborne’s first public runway of anOnlyChild SS23, an understanding of what it means to be an only child.
Kaja Andrić, Contributing Writer Sep 13, 2022

Named by The New York Times as one of the “It” Boys of New York Fashion Week in 2014, designer Maxwell Osborne debuted the very first public runway of his fashion brand,...

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Editor’s Note: What purpose do letters to the editor serve?

Top stories from accommodations to anti-abortion protesters to a K-indie band interview.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief Mar 26, 2022

A map in gray and pale green with red squares and text indicating where and when NYU students were assaulted at five locations to the east of NYUs Washington Square campus.

Editor’s Note: The semester’s top stories (so far)

From campus safety to NYU’s response to conflicts overseas, a look at the first half of Spring 2022. Also, a look at how WSN staff get paid.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief Mar 19, 2022

An image of Bobst Library looking down on the ground-floor atrium. On each level, metal screens run from the floor to the ceiling.

Editor’s Note: Spring break reads

Take some time to catch up with campus journalism. Featuring our Features section and explaining why we have one.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief Mar 12, 2022

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