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Washington Square News

Tandon graduate student and FCBR midfielder Abel Kumar (first row center) and his teammates after their game against World 9. (Photo by Alejandra Arevalo)

Pier 40 is a Soccer Oasis in a Concrete Desert

By Alejandra Arevalo, Contributing Writer November 27, 2019

Pier 40 is home to worn-down multi-purpose turf fields that serve the purposes of baseball, soccer or any other sport that players who descend on the fields want to play. Pieces of paper, cigarette butts...

NiNi Dongnier in rehearsal for Messiah with Robert Wilson. (Photo by Chloé Bellemère)

Field Work in Motion: NiNi Dongnier on Designing Interactive Spaces

By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, Under the Arch Voices Editor November 26, 2019

At the Tisch Jack Crystal Theater in the East Village, dancers enter a stage with pulled wings to a score excerpted from Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral concert score, “The Rite of Spring.” They catch...

First-year Kim DePass, bundled up on a cold day, enjoys the final days of fall in Washington Square Park on Saturday. “In any aspect of academics, I want to continue to learn history about my identity,” DePass said. (Photo by Mandie Montes)

‘No Two Latinxs Are the Same’: Afro-Latinx Academics Carve Out Their Space at NYU

By Mandie Montes, Deputy Copy Chief November 25, 2019

“I was constantly told that I was too dark to be Latina,” Kim DePass said. DePass’ complexion makes others perceive her to be African-American. That isn’t a bad thing; it’s just that she isn’t...

Home is Where the Stomach Is

Home is Where the Stomach Is

By Sammy Tavassoli, Staff Writer November 22, 2019

As Thanksgiving break nears, many NYU students will soon flock from their dorms to home, eagerly awaiting a weekend free of academic stress and filled with their parents’ cooking. For students who call...

Tandon Transfers Discuss the Struggles of Leaving

Tandon Transfers Discuss the Struggles of Leaving

By Kiara Royce, Contributing Writer November 18, 2019

The Tandon School of Engineering was founded in 1854, making it the second oldest private engineering school in the country. Previously named the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, the school...

Noams and Trafton at Pride Fest in 2019. They performed a remix of Trafton’s song Hyperreal. (Photo Courtesy of Alena Spalenska)

EDM, Beyond the Festival

By Ali Zimmerman, Contributing Writer October 7, 2019

If you attend a DJ Kali rave, you can expect to arrive at an unassuming warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. Enter, and you’ll find yourself thrown into a crowd of 300 college students, immersed in a...

Tisch drama sophomore Journey Brown-Saintel stands in Washington Square Park with the asexual flag wrapped around her body. (Photo by Sara Miranda)

Ace-ing It in New York

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, UTA Senior Reporter September 30, 2019

Swipe right on Tinder, Badoo or Bumble. What’s next? Maybe meet them at a bar or ask them out through a text. You’ll make small talk once you arrive and awkwardly nibble on your dinner, eating...

A Class of Their Own: Defining the Stereotypes Surrounding NYU’s Programs

A Class of Their Own: Defining the Stereotypes Surrounding NYU’s Programs

By Sammy Tavassoli, UTA September 23, 2019

A Tisch student enigmatically takes a drag on her cigarette as she belts her latest solo with the accompaniment of 50 of her acting cohorts on the corner of Broadway. A Stern student dreams of eating...

A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)

The First Year Away

By Natalie Chinn, Under the Arch Editor May 6, 2019

SPS junior Charlene Ren is an international student from Shanghai. Since she didnt want to get a tattoo she would regret, Ren began by using tattoo stickers. (Photo by Emma Li)

Asian Students Get Inked and Break Barriers

By Emma Li , Contributing Writer April 23, 2019

Twenty-one-year-old singer and songwriter Leah Dou has an international fan base — and a face tattoo. While the design is simple — a single line running from her lower lip down her neck — the influence...

A trash bin overflows with food scraps, containers and papers in Kimmels seventh-floor student lounge. Some of these items could be recycled. (Staff Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Busting the Myth About NYU Recycling

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Under the Arch Editor April 22, 2019

Compost, landfill and recycling bins litter NYU’s Washington Square campus. Whether separated or joined, each is decorated with appropriate signage and coloring — green for compost, gray for landfill...

Steinhardt sophomore Ainura Kudaibergen holds her vlog camera and a YouTube-branded notebook, which she fills with video ideas. She has been posting to YouTube since 2012. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)


By Joel Lee, Under the Arch Deputy Editor March 4, 2019