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Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Editor-in-Chief Alex Bazeley

Editor-in-Chief Alex Bazeley, Editor-In-Chief

Alex Bazeley is the Editor-in-Chief for the Washington Square News. Hailing from Oakland, he is a junior studying journalism and metropolitan studies. He is a major league coffee drinker and a minor league writer. Hit him with a follow on Twitter for consistently mediocre content across the board.

All content by Alex Bazeley

Alex Bazeley

Metropolitan Studies and Journalism Editor-in-Chief (2016-2017)
May 3, 2018

I feel like I’ve only ever been good at beginnings. I mean a couple different things by this. One, I love the idea of something new, but the feeling wears off quickly, and so...

Fadumo Osman

Fadumo Osman

On the Front Lines of Organizing
December 8, 2016

Sitting on a bench in Washington Square Park, the cold November air biting at her blue headscarf, Fadumo Osman is tired but in good spirits. It has been a long week. Not 48...

A Year In, President Hamilton Is Learning and Listening

A Year In, President Hamilton Is Learning and Listening

November 28, 2016
Andrew Hamilton sits down with WSN to talk about his inaugural year as the 16th president of NYU.
Young Baseball Team Bonds in Offseason Training

Young Baseball Team Bonds in Offseason Training

November 21, 2016

With the cold setting in for the winter and the days growing shorter, you’ll find the NYU baseball team in the weight room, staying fresh and waiting for the fields to thaw...

An aerial view of Washington Square Park (Photo by Alex Bazeley)

Photo: Hundreds of Students Stage Walkout to Declare NYU a ‘Sanctuary Campus’

November 16, 2016

An aerial view of Washington Square Park (Photo by Alex Bazeley)

The Mental Health Issue

The Mental Health Issue

November 14, 2016

It's no secret that college students face stress on a near-daily basis. The pressures to succeed can sometime be too much of a weight to bear, pushing some students to a breaking...

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

November 14, 2016

Anna Letson To someone outside the school, mentioning the words “mental health” and “NYU” in the same breath might evoke memories of news headlines from the early 2000s,...

NYU students and staff crowd the stairs of Kimmel at an MSA rally.

Photo: MSA Fights Bigotry with #NotOnOurCampus

November 11, 2016

NYU students and staff crowd the stairs of Kimmel at an MSA rally.

Donald Trump won the presidential election on Tuesday night, in a turn of events that perhaps no one, even Trump himself, saw coming.

Donald Trump Has Been Elected President of the United States

November 9, 2016

Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States early Wednesday morning, ending the most ridiculous presidential race in recent history with the outcome that...

The Obama Administration got the first crack at capitalizing on the emerging social media landscape.

The Digital Presidency

November 9, 2016

People will debate President Barack Obama’s legacy for years, but there’s no questioning this: he will go down in the history books as the first president to tweet. Coming...

The staff of WSN pick their winners for the World Series.

Photo: Staff Picks: World Series

October 4, 2016

The staff of WSN pick their winners for the World Series.

Bronx

Bronx

October 3, 2016

With its rich culture and history, the Bronx is the second-most diverse borough in New York City. The borough is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop, and walls throughout...

Some may see Philo as an alternative to Netflix or HBO Go, offering users a way to both watch shows live as well as record them to watch on their own time.

Photo: Philo Could Take Netflix and Chill To a New Level

September 27, 2016

Some may see Philo as an alternative to Netflix or HBO Go, offering users a way to both watch shows live as well as record them to watch on their own time.

The FDNY Rescue Task Force responds to an explosion in Chelsea which down the surrounding two-block area.

Explosion in Chelsea “Intentional,” Injures 29

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it an "intentional attack" with "no evidence it's terrorism"
September 17, 2016
An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City on Saturday night.
The Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is an iconic space for sports in NYC.

Photo: The Hottest Sports Tickets in NYC Aren't Always a Pipe Dream

September 9, 2016

The Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is an iconic space for sports in NYC.

The email was framed as a general threat towards U.S. universities and colleges and did not mention NYU directly.

NYU Received a Message Threatening U.S. Universities

June 16, 2016
NYU received an email on Wednesday threatening an Orlando-style attack on U.S. universities and colleges.
While You Were Here

While You Were Here

May 5, 2016

Well, you’ve made it. Certainly, there were probably moments when you thought you wouldn’t; maybe there were even weeks where you felt this way. Maybe when you...

Baseball Swept on Road, Pitching Falters

Baseball Swept on Road, Pitching Falters

April 18, 2016
The NYU baseball team struggled this weekend, dropping three to Brandeis University.
Admitted Tandon students will get to tour Mars through virtual reality goggles.

Photo: Tandon Sees 2020 With VR Goggles

April 18, 2016

Admitted Tandon students will get to tour Mars through virtual reality goggles.

Fantastic Negrito is releasing his debut album The Last Days of Oakland on June 3 via Blackball Universe.

SXSW: The Long, Twisted Journey of Fantastic Negrito

March 28, 2016
WSN spoke with rising Oakland musician Fantastic Negrito at SXSW over spring break.
Mitski

SXSW All the Rest: Earl Sweatshirt, Neon Indian, D.R.A.M. and more

March 25, 2016
The last few days of SXSW were jam-packed full of artists new and old.
Actor Danny DeVito signs autographs and poses with NYU students in NYUs Sterns plaza.

Photo: Danny DeVito Comes to NYU, Has Students Feeling the Bern

March 24, 2016

Actor Danny DeVito signs autographs and poses with NYU students in NYU's Stern's plaza.

Artists at this year’s South by Southwest wear many different styles of clothes.

Photo: SXSW: Best and Worst On-Stage Fashion of the Week

March 21, 2016

Artists at this year’s South by Southwest wear many different styles of clothes.

The strip of Macdougal Street along which the new Pommes Frites will set up shop is home to a slew of popular food stops, including Artichoke Pizza and Saigon Shack.

Pommes Frites Aims for Comeback Next Month in Greenwich Village

March 11, 2016
The popular Belgian fries shop has been out of commission since it was destroyed by a gas-related explosion last year.
10 students making a difference around NYUs campus

10 students making a difference around NYU’s campus

March 10, 2016

If you ask NYU students what the best part of living in the city is, it’s very possible you might hear something like this: the city never stops. At the same time, that can also...

The Black Students Unions NYU for Flint fundraiser has raised more than $5,000 in the last month.

Photo: BSU and NYU Divest Discuss Where Race and Environmental Issues Intersect at Flint

March 3, 2016

The Black Students Union's NYU for Flint fundraiser has raised more than $5,000 in the last month.

SwipeMe is an an that connects students with too many meal swipes to those who need them.

Photo: Swipe Me Now or Lose Me Forever

February 29, 2016

SwipeMe is an an that connects students with too many meal swipes to those who need them.

The Housing Issue

The Housing Issue

February 25, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 housing guide. We crafted this with the intent that you’ll be able to start looking for your next place to live with the reassurance that you’re making...

Stuyvesant Town

Stuyvesant Town

February 25, 2016

Residency: Off-Campus Commute to class: 20 minute walk Nearby subways: L Shuttle: yes If you’re looking to get away from the dorm life, you might want to consider checking...

Green House at Seventh Street

Green House at Seventh Street

February 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $15,884 - $18,494 Low-cost rooms available: No Commute to class: 10 minutes Nearby subways: 6, N, R, F Shuttle: Yes The...

President Andrew Hamilton sent an email to all students stating that NYU is a sanctuary campus.

NYU’s New President Talks the Corporate University, Diversity and the Future

February 4, 2016
NYU President Andrew Hamilton discussed what he'd like to make a priority at NYU as he steps into his new shoes.
Terri Burns

Terri Burns

December 10, 2015

Terri Burns wants to talk. With long braids falling across her shoulders, you can often find Burns, the president of [email protected] and a CAS senior, tapping away at her computer —...

Jake Smith has put his hardships behind him and is heading back to the field.

Shortstop takes the long way home

December 9, 2015
Prepare to be amazed by Jake Smith, a member of NYU's baseball team with an anything but ordinary backstory.
Q&A: Black and Brown Coalition

Q&A: Black and Brown Coalition

December 7, 2015
A Q&A with Juan Manuel Calero Canaval of the Black and Brown Coalition.
Malia Obama is deciding on what college to attend, and has narrowed it down to NYU and Barnard.

Malia Obama has NYU atop list of potential colleges

December 3, 2015
The eldest First Daughter could be studying at Tisch a year from now.
Students often have their own shortcuts while crossing Washington Square Park.

Go inside the Washington Square Arch without leaving your home

November 30, 2015
The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation gave Periscope viewers an inside look at the Washington Square Arch.
The university seems to be taking the issue of diversity more seriously, but some students still think this action is not enough.

NYU administration reveals more plans to broaden inclusion on campus

November 30, 2015
The NYU administration continues to address student diversity concerns on campus.
The creation of the NYU White Student Union Facebook page has sparked debate on whether “a community for NYU students of European descent” should exist.

[UPDATE] NYU White Student Union page spurs outrage

November 23, 2015
A NYU White Student Union Facebook page has stirred controversy among NYU students.
Mayor Bill De Blasio spoke at a rally for solidarity with the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 14.

Photo: Public Safety faces ISIS threats

November 23, 2015

Mayor Bill De Blasio spoke at a rally for solidarity with the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 14.

The diversity conversation was sparked in a big way last fall with a Diversity and Inclusion Forum in Coles.

NYU addresses concerns about the inclusion of students of color

November 19, 2015
An email sent to the NYU community on Thursday announced plans to expand CMEP and improve the diversity training program.
An NYU class found that the New York Department of Design and Construction should have known that there were bodies buried at the site of construction.

Burial vault oversight revealed by professor, LS freshmen

November 16, 2015
An NYU professor and their class discoverd that the DDC knew they would run into a burial vault — and dug anyway.
A young man watches on, wearing a sweatshirt to show his solidarity with the people of Paris.

Photo: [PHOTOS] NYC shows solidarity with Paris following terrorist attacks

November 14, 2015

A young man watches on, wearing a sweatshirt to show his solidarity with the people of Paris.

Remains found in a burial vault near Washington Square Park are believed to date back to the 19th century.

Burial vault unearthed by construction on campus

November 5, 2015
Construction on a water main near Washington Square Park uncovered skeletal remains from at least a dozen people.

[UPDATE] ‘Ban the Box’ scores victory with New York City law

November 3, 2015
A law that went into effect last week will prevent NYC employers from asking about past criminal convictions until the final stages of the hiring process.

Campaign contributions by NYU faculty

November 2, 2015
NYU faculty donates over $40,000 to 2016 presidential election.
Using Vices to Make Money: Taylor Deals Drugs from her Dorm Room

Using Vices to Make Money: Taylor Deals Drugs from her Dorm Room

October 26, 2015
Taylor started dealing drugs out of her dorm room to pay for housing.