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

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

Washington Square News

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note is a weekly newsletter from WSN’s Editor-in-Chief that brings you the week’s top stories — and the stories behind the stories.


The logo of WSN's 2022 "While You Were Here" graduation-themed special issue.

Editor’s Note: The end of the semester

May 7, 2022

Top stories on NYU’s med school, the Rubin intruder and abortion rights, plus some bird-related thoughts on spring transitions.


A portrait of David Sabatini wearing a blue sweater and button down overlaid onto the NYU Langone Health building. In the background, people hold signs outside of the Langone building. The Langone sign is visible in the background.

Editor’s Note: Introducing WSN’s next Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2022

Top stories this week: NYU med school defends disgraced biologist; criticism of Campus Safety.


Editor’s Note: Daily Screener, NYU Survival Guide

April 23, 2022

WSN responds to COVID cases in its staff.


A close-up photo of a man in an elevator. He has light skin and glasses, and wears a green baseball cap backwards. He is wearing an orange jacket under a dark gray coat.

Editor’s Note: Safety concerns persist

April 16, 2022

Our approach to sourcing photos; a dorm intruder and a Brooklyn shooting rattle NYU students.


White text reading "Re: The Identity & Equity Issue" on a red background above fine white curvy lines.

Editor’s Note: The ‘Re:’ special issue

April 9, 2022

“Re:,” the Identity & Equity Issue. Also: when and why we might go off the record with a source.


A masked student sits in an NYU common room area. She is surrounded by tables, chairs and a foosball table.

Editor’s Note: A memorial fund to support WSN staff

April 2, 2022

Introducing the Sarah Raybin Portlock Fund for WSN. Also, top stories on masks, Taylor Swift, Ukraine.


Two windows surrounded by brick. Through the windows, a college class is being taught.

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

March 26, 2022

Top stories from accommodations to anti-abortion protesters to a K-indie band interview.


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 NYU's Washington Square campus.

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

March 19, 2022

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


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

March 12, 2022

Take some time to catch up with campus journalism. Featuring our Features section and explaining why we have one.


Students are seated on the lobby steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life, with one student waving a Ukrainian flag above the crowd.


Editor’s Note: This week’s top stories, and WSN vs. world news

March 5, 2022

How we cover global events. Also: Ukraine, campus safety, Maisie Peters.



Editor’s Note: Defining editorials; on-campus safety concerns

Feb. 26, 2022

What makes an editorial, and what doesn’t. Also: cuts to guard overtime, students assaulted, antisemitism.


Editor’s Note: Housing Guide, campus attacks; digital accessibility

Feb. 19, 2022

Making our web content more accessible. Also: special issues about Valentine’s, dorms; news about attacks on campus and NYFW.


Editor’s Note: SGA updates, nurse burnout, our editing process

Feb. 12, 2022

How we edit our articles. Also: an interview with Gracie Abrams and why NYU should bulk-order masks.



Editor’s Note: COVID rules eased; notes on a retraction

Feb. 5, 2022

We retracted a story — here’s why. Also: NYU’s reopening, @nyuaffirmations, “Euphoria.”


Editor’s Note: COVID news and how to make your voice heard

Jan. 29, 2022

Welcome back to Editor’s Note! I hope you’ve all been having a smooth start to the semester and staying healthy.