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

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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

Special Issues

The back of Mayee Yeh’s left arm as they rest their hand on her head. The focal point of the photo is the various red tattoos on their upper arm.

Re: Tattoos to honor

Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 8, 2022

The Arts Issue

The Arts Issue

March 11, 2022
The spring 2022 Arts Issue presents five New York City arts collectives — from jazz to skateboarding to magazines, we explore how art brings people together.
A portrait of Olivia Hughart in Tompkins Square Park. She is wearing a navy blue three-quarter sleeve blouse with a ruffle hem at the elbow. She is holding a saxophone in her hands.

Key of She is redefining gender in jazz

Founded by NYU jazz performance student Olivia Hughart, Key of She is an expansive organization fostering a supportive community for girls in jazz — and it’s only just getting started.
Isabella Armus, Deputy Arts Editor March 11, 2022

Even in its infancy, jazz was not a genre that stuck to the status quo. Developed by Black Americans in the early 20th century, jazz was marked by its amorphousness, as musicians...

A group studio portrait of six singers from the music collective MICHELLE in front of a white seamless backdrop. Two members sit on the ground, while the other four sit on stools of alternating height.

MICHELLE is a creative powerhouse

The New York City-based collective may be known for their music, but they’re just as skilled in the art and dance departments.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor March 11, 2022

“Kick-ass bangers.” In three words, that’s how Julian Kaufman of New York City-based band MICHELLE would describe their music, which blurs the lines between pop, R&B,...

A collage of layered photographs. One image features the neck and torso of a woman. Another features a teal blue sky, and the last features multicolored textiles.

Their Art Club: Giving a voice to artists outside the art world

CAS senior Ivy Lee’s club seeks to create a space for student artists outside of NYU’s arts programs.
Shreya Wankhade, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

During quarantine, everybody took up a hobby or interest they wouldn’t have normally had the time for. Some people stuck with it; others quickly lost interest. For CAS senior...

A portrait of Natalia Palacino and Susan Behrends Valenzuela reading a zine. Palacino is wearing a black leather coat while Behrends Valenzuela wears a mint-green long-sleeve shirt and a black skirt.

Art + Type Magazine stresses care in collectivism

Melding collective and community, the art magazine founded by two Steinhardt art majors emphasizes diversity, collaboration and family.
Nico Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor March 11, 2022

Collectives are often born on paper. When like-minded artists come together and put their shared ideas on the page, they sign their names to a mission that will drive their ambitions...

A black-and-white group portrait shot on film of six skateboarders on a rooftop. Two members of the group are sitting on the wall, white the rest stand against it. A few members of the group hold cigarettes or bottles.

222’s democratic vision for skateboard culture

222, a skateboarding collective comprised of artistically-minded NYU students, values community over trendiness.
March 11, 2022