NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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171 Years of Black History at NYU

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Under the Arch Deputy Editor February 28, 2019

From the graduation of the first black student from NYU in 1848 to the first black professor hired in 1934, the history of black students and faculty at NYU is rich and filled with stories of discrimination...

Brian Cheng is a Tisch sophomore, studying Film & TV. He was born with cerebral palsy and had been using a wheelchair to help him move around his entire life. For Cheng, navigating NYUs Washington Square campus can be challenging when it comes to older buildings with worse wheelchair accessibility. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Overcoming Inaccessibility

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Under The Arch Deputy Editor January 28, 2019

Brian Cheng’s decision to attend NYU was not based exclusively on his academic successes or the school’s reputation. When the time came to apply for college, Cheng’s main priority was finding a wheelchair-friendly...

Gallatin junior Nina Lehrecke looks out at the Tappan Zee Bridge from her house in Rockland County, New York. Nina commutes to and from NYU at least once per week. (Photo by Sam Klein)

The Long Way Home

By Sam Klein, Deputy Multimedia Editor November 19, 2018

A recreation of the poster held by Steinhardt senior August at a recent trans rights protest. (Photo Illustration by Tony Wu and Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Trans Students Can’t Be Defined, Despite the Memo

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Staff Writer November 12, 2018

Sweating and panting from a rehearsal with his dance crew, Keith walked over to his bag to dig out his phone. He had a five-minute break to check if he had missed anything from the past two hours. He had:...

The newest Seastraws addition, silicone straws. (Courtesy of Seastraws)

NYU Bought a Semester’s Worth of Sustainable Straws From This Student-Run Company

By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor November 5, 2018

Antonio DiMeglio was walking back to Founders after a cannoli-filled trip to Little Italy. As the setting shifted from classic Italian restaurants with checkered tablecloths to hip SoHo cafes, something...

Lola lies in bed after being banned from PayPal. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Cam Girl. Stripper. Student.

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer October 29, 2018

In only 40 minutes, Lady Lola Lightning had accumulated over 6,000 total viewers on her Periscope livestream and collected 10 down payments of $10 for her private group session to take place later that...

Trudy Rudnick, president of Union Local 3882, was among three people arrested at last Thursdays rally. (Courtesy of Gary Scholchet, WSN Files Photo)

What Did NYU Look Like 25 Years Ago?

By Pamela Jew and Jemima McEvoy and October 22, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, it was 1993. Bill Clinton was president of the United States, blockbuster “Jurassic Park” had just been released and most importantly, people still thought patchwork pullovers...

New York Nightlife Is on the Rise With the New Nightlife Mayor

New York Nightlife Is on the Rise With the New Nightlife Mayor

By Yasmin Gulec , Under the Arch Editor October 18, 2018

With apartments too small to throw parties in and dorms that have quiet hours NYU students have thrown themselves to the streets, where there's a whole bustling city full of activities happening during...

Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

By Tyler Crews and Yasmin Gulec October 1, 2018
New York City nightlife can be tricky to navigate for students under 21. NYC Welcome Week tries to eliminate this struggle by providing 18+ events.
City of Dreams and Disillusionment

City of Dreams and Disillusionment

By Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor September 4, 2018
Our writers reflect on their first night at NYU, the build up to Welcome Week and its crushing reality, how New York didn’t go as planned and the reality of spending in one of the most expensive cities in the world.