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Washington Square News

egg salad in april

egg salad in april

By Joel Lee, Contributing Writer May 5, 2020

Written and Performed by Joel Lee Animations by Charlie Dodge Video Edited by Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes Read a transcript of Joel's poem below. today i cried while learning how to make egg salad....

Illustration by Debbie Alalade.

Memories of Mother at the PlayPlace

By Dan Truong, Contributing Writer April 28, 2020

Before her divorce with my father was all but finalized, my mother must have sensed that she didn’t have much longer with us. In the vast majority of divorces, the mother rarely loses custody of her...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter 3: Darcy

By Amelie Brooks, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

I caught up with Darcy Summers in the frozen aisle of West Side Market. She was laying low next to the instant waffles. A group of students seeking shelter from the night air were hanging out nearby.  The...

Illustration by Rachel Lee.

Anecdotes About Uncle

By Nicholas Dharmadi, Contributing Writer April 28, 2020

There are things most people will never have to learn. How to live with only the clothes on your back. Where to look for unburnt garbage and the fastest way to load it onto the wheelbarrow. And while looking...

The sunlight was streaming through the leaves and falling on my denim-clad knees in sharp stripes of warmth. 

“Would you like a hug?” my friend asked and met my eyes with the warm sadness in hers. I nodded and shifted closer to lean my head on her shoulder. “Thank you for talking to me.” (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

When Sharing Becomes Healing

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor April 26, 2020

At the end of the article there will be resources for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, feel free to go straight to the end of the page if reading this might trigger you in any way. Content...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

We Feed, Chapter 4

By Leo Sheingate, Video Editor April 21, 2020

“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.  For it will come as a snare on all those who...

Illustration by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter Two: Ned

By Becca Stevenson, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

I stumbled away from Tanya. If she thought she was in the clear, she was wrong. I still had my eye on her. There was crime on every corner of this city. I couldn’t trust anyone. Through the fog and...

Illustration by Debbie Alalade.

To Drive a Car

By Mina Mohammadi , Deputy News Editor April 21, 2020

Usually when my cousin and I meet up over the summer, we would go on these drives in the capital city of our home country, blasting the rhythmic music and melodic tones of censored Middle Eastern hiphop,...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

If Buildings Could Hold Memories

By Vaishnavi Naidu, Contributing Writer April 21, 2020

As I lie in bed I can’t help but look out the window At the Manhattan skyline grid that comforted me on restless nights On other nights I look at the art I’ve hung up all over the walls They’ve...

Illustration by Debbie Alalade.

Standing United Against COVID-19

By Brittany Talissa King , Contributing Writer April 15, 2020

It’s been over two months since the first American was reported to be diagnosed with coronavirus during his visit to Wuhan, China. To date, there have been over two million confirmed cases and over...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

Deep Red, Chapter 2

By Matthew Davis, Contributing Writer April 15, 2020

Robert and Samantha Flier had been married for three days, no money for a real honeymoon. They had just been driving around the country, looking for a tiny escape before making their return as newlyweds. Samantha’s...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter 1: Tanya

By Jessica Fiorella, Voices Editor April 14, 2020

It was a cool February night outside of a first-year residence hall. It was the sort of night in early spring where the air is charged with the anticipation of a coming summer. Warm-ish, but not without...