All content by Alex Tey
Universities in New York are exempt from paying property taxes. Here’s how much NYU saves.
Nov 23, 2022
The Nov. 16 auction of Joan Didion’s belongings marked a final, posthumous turning point in the legacy of the perennial idol of aspiring writers.
Nov 21, 2022
Part-time faculty at The New School commenced a strike on Wednesday after their union was unable to reach a new tentative contract with the university.
Nov 16, 2022
The oratory style of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is as much performance as it is lecture.
Nov 6, 2022
Top stories on NYU’s med school, the Rubin intruder and abortion rights, plus some bird-related thoughts on spring transitions.
May 7, 2022
The frontman of the New Jersey-born punk rock band spoke with WSN about the evolution of the band’s style and returning to perform in his home state.
May 5, 2022
Top stories this week: NYU med school defends disgraced biologist; criticism of Campus Safety.
Apr 30, 2022
WSN responds to COVID cases in its staff.
Apr 23, 2022
Coral Tower residents sought a dialogue with their residence hall directors to communicate their concerns. They were left in the dark instead.
Apr 18, 2022
“Re:,” the Identity & Equity Issue. Also: when and why we might go off the record with a source.
Apr 9, 2022
Introducing the Sarah Raybin Portlock Fund for WSN. Also, top stories on masks, Taylor Swift, Ukraine.
Apr 2, 2022
Top stories from accommodations to anti-abortion protesters to a K-indie band interview.
Mar 26, 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.
Mar 19, 2022
Take some time to catch up with campus journalism. Featuring our Features section and explaining why we have one.
Mar 12, 2022
How we cover global events. Also: Ukraine, campus safety, Maisie Peters.
Mar 5, 2022
What makes an editorial, and what doesn’t. Also: cuts to guard overtime, students assaulted, antisemitism.
Feb 26, 2022
Making our web content more accessible. Also: special issues about Valentine’s, dorms; news about attacks on campus and NYFW.
Feb 19, 2022
How we edit our articles. Also: an interview with Gracie Abrams and why NYU should bulk-order masks.
Feb 12, 2022
We retracted a story — here’s why. Also: NYU’s reopening, @nyuaffirmations, “Euphoria.”
Feb 5, 2022
Mitski's first album in four years pairs her unmatched lyricism with synth-heavy ’80s-inspired production. “Laurel Hell” is out Friday on all platforms.
Feb 4, 2022
Transitions are perpetual, uncomfortable and inevitable. Meet WSN's new editor-in-chief.
Jan 24, 2022
An NYU webpage dated Jan. 15, 2022, states that NYU “is preparing to resume in-person instruction at the start of the spring semester” at its New York City campus and abroad sites.
Jan 10, 2022
The most recent data shows an 18.29% positivity rate in COVID tests at NYU.
Jan 10, 2022
Editor’s Note is an upcoming weekly newsletter from WSN’s Editor-in-Chief that brings you the week’s top stories — and the stories behind the stories.
Dec 11, 2021
If you’re at NYU, there’s a decent chance that you know some rich people who helped get you here. Here are expensive gifts that are actually worth the money that you can ask them for.
Dec 10, 2021
Read about this week’s most notable singles by Mitski, Ed Sheeran, Joshua Bassett and more.
Dec 9, 2021
Transgender Day of Remembrance, commemorated on Nov. 20 each year, is a day for mourning and honoring trans people lost to a transphobic society. If you’re a trans ally, you need to carefully consider where your remembrance is coming from.
Nov 20, 2021
The artist known for wreaking emotional devastation on her listeners is back with another single. What can we expect as we anticipate her “Laurel Hell” album next year?
Nov 11, 2021
The university’s Card Center will now help students, faculty and staff better reflect their gender identities with updated ID cards.
Oct 22, 2021
Window collisions kill hundreds of thousands of birds every year in New York City. 181 Mercer’s architects are using specially designed glass with the intention of saving birds and energy.
Oct 18, 2021
The second episode of a collaboration between WSN and WNYU 89.1 looks at the short-term effects and long-term lessons of 9/11.
Oct 13, 2021
In the first episode of a collaboration between WSN and WNYU 89.1 FM, host Alex Tey revisits Sept. 11, 2001, 20 years later.
Oct 13, 2021
If you’re tired of Washington Square, Union Square and Tompkins Square, these slices of nature offer an escape from city life without having to leave the city itself.
Oct 4, 2021
Just because they can tolerate droughts and extreme heat doesn’t mean they can tolerate your incompetence. Here’s how to not kill your latest dorm room decoration.
Aug 30, 2021
With no apparent university policy on post-vaccination symptoms, responding honestly to the Daily Screener could get you quarantined.
Apr 27, 2021
Conservationists suggest steps that the university can take to keep birds from crashing into its windows.
Mar 29, 2021
Students believe replacing spring break with two long weekends is detrimental to their mental health. Administrators remain confident in their plans.
Mar 16, 2021