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Anne Cruz, Abroad Editor

Anne Cruz is the Abroad Editor for the Washington Square News. She is a junior from Orange County, CA studying journalism and politics and minoring in French. She loves judging couples on HGTV shows for their life choices and rock climbing. She tweets, but mostly to alert the local media about cute dogs.

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Students suddenly flooded Kimmel on Friday for a general protest. Anybody was allowed to protest anything they wanted, as long as they showed solidarity.

Photo: Protests on Kimmel Stairs for No Reason, ‘We’re Just Angry’

April 1, 2017

Students suddenly flooded Kimmel on Friday for a general protest. Anybody was allowed to protest anything they wanted, as long as they showed solidarity.

A protester raises her anti-Trump sign near the Eiffel Tower during a rally on Saturday.

French Citizens Stand in Solidarity Against Trump

November 21, 2016
Abroad Editor Anne Cruz took photos at a march against Donald Trump in Paris Saturday.
Paris: A Visit to Marvelous Marseille

Paris: A Visit to Marvelous Marseille

November 15, 2016
Abroad Editor Anne Cruz took some photos at Marseille.
Students who watched the final days of the election unfold from their study away sites shared their thoughts on Donald Trumps  election as president of the United States.

NYU Reacts — Abroad Edition: Trump Wins the Presidential Election

November 11, 2016
NYU students at sites around the world have been attuned to U.S. politics this past week.
While studying abroad in Paris, Anne Cruz captures her favorite place, the Chateau of Versailles.

Paris: The Palace of Versailles Is a Dream, No Matter How Touristy

November 11, 2016
Versailles may be a tourist attraction, but Abroad Editor Anne Cruz loves it nonetheless.
While studying abroad in Paris, Anne Cruz captures her favorite place, the Chateau of Versailles.

Photo: Blue Healer: ‘Art Reflects You’

November 11, 2016

While studying abroad in Paris, Anne Cruz captures her favorite place, the Chateau of Versailles.

While the HQ of WSN is located in New York City, some of our staff report stories from the abroad sites.

Welcome Back to the Abroad Desk

October 4, 2016
Abroad Editor Anne Cruz went to Paris and got her wallet stolen. Here are her hopes for this semester's Abroad Desk, which she will run from Paris.
Students think NYU’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels contradicts its sustainability efforts, even though the university focuses on other efforts such as water, power and waste.

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

June 16, 2016
Despite continued protests from some NYU students, the university decided it would not divest from fossil fuels, choosing instead to focus on what it described as "direct" action against climate change.

An In-Depth Look at Campus Crime This Semester

May 2, 2016
WSN compiled the data for all campus crimes throughout the 2016 spring semester to determine what offenses are most common at NYU.
A 33 hour sit-in in March seems to have persuaded the university to change its policy regarding asking applicants about criminal background.

IEC Gets Previously-Promised Meeting with President Hamilton

April 26, 2016
The Incarceration to Education Coalition spoke with NYU President Andrew Hamilton, discussing higher education accessibility for those with criminal or disciplinary records.
The Incarceration to Education Coalition met with NYU President Hamilton Monday, the second term agreed upon during IEC’s 33-hour sit in earlier this month.

Photo: IEC Preps for Hamilton Meeting

April 25, 2016

The Incarceration to Education Coalition met with NYU President Hamilton Monday, the second term agreed upon during IEC’s 33-hour sit in earlier this month.

NYU Divest members occupied part of the first floor of Bobst Library, blocking the elevator that leads to executive offices on Monday, April 18, demanding to meet with the Board of Trustees who would vote on divestment at their next meeting.

NYU Divest Elevator Occupation to Continue Past Bobst Closure

April 19, 2016
NYU Divest plans on staying overnight in Bobst library to continue their protest of NYU investing in fossil fuels.
Senator Bernie Sanders spoke for 90 minutes at the rally last Wednesday in Washington Square Park.

Voting in the NY Primary? Get to Know Your Candidates

April 18, 2016
A look at which presidential candidates remain and the platforms they are running on.
Heres Why Bernie Sanders Has the Youth Vote on Lockdown

Here’s Why Bernie Sanders Has the Youth Vote on Lockdown

April 14, 2016
A breakdown of Bernie Sanders' speech and reasons for his movement being favorable among millennials.
Bernie Sanders  is rallying for support in Washington Square Park ahead of next weeks New York primary.

LIVE: Bernie Sanders Brings the Bern to Washington Square Park

April 13, 2016
NYU students prepare to "feel the Bern" as Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Washington Square Park tonight.
Hillary Clinton will take her sizable lead over Bernie Sanders to New York next week, where 291 delegates are up for grabs.

What You Need to Know Before Next Week’s Primary

April 12, 2016
Whatever your party preferences, here's what you need to know before you head to the New York presidential primaries next Tuesday.
Assistant Director of the NYU Student Resource Center, Rollie Carencia, introduces everyone to the Veterans Ball.

Inaugural Vet Ball Honors Those at NYU Who Have Served

April 11, 2016
The NYU Military Alliance hosted their Inaugural Veterans Ball on April 11 in celebration of NYU's diverse military community.
I Tried... Taking the Stairs for a Week

I Tried… Taking the Stairs for a Week

April 6, 2016
In this installment of the I Tried series, Anne Cruz gives up using the elevator.
NYU has named Katherine Fleming as the new Provost after David McLaughlin stepped down.

NYU Announces Who the New Provost Is Going to Be

April 5, 2016
President Hamilton announced Deputy Provost Katherine Fleming will succeed David McLaughlin as the new NYU provost.
After receiving a donation of $30 million, the College of Nursing will be renamed after Rose Mary “Rory” Meyers and her husband Howard. A majority of the funds will aid nursing students in need.

NYU to Rename Nursing School After $30 Million Donation

April 4, 2016
Howard and Rory Meyers donated $30 million to NYU's College of Nursing to be used for scholarships and support.
CAS alumna Emma Pliskin addresses the crowd during IECs sit in last weekend

DEVELOPING: IEC Will Not Get Previously-Promised Meeting with Common App CEO

March 29, 2016
Common Application CEO Paul Mott will not be present at Tuesday's meeting with IEC organizers and NYU.
Ban the Box: The Fight at NYU

Ban the Box: The Fight at NYU

March 28, 2016

This weekend, the Incarceration to Education Coalition held the longest student sit-in since Take Back NYU’s occupation of the Kimmel Center for Student Life in 2009. WSN...

IEC supporter makes calls to mobilize others to join the sit in at Kimmel

Photo: [PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

March 26, 2016

IEC supporter makes calls to mobilize others to join the sit in at Kimmel

Students continued to protest in Kimmel throughout Saturday for NYU to abolish the box.

Photo: TIMELINE: IEC negotiations with NYU administration

March 26, 2016

Students continued to protest in Kimmel throughout Saturday for NYU to abolish the box.

Students remain in Kimmel after staying overnight in protest of the box.

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

March 26, 2016

More than 20 Incarceration to Education Coalition organizers and supporters have occupied the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon and are in the process of negotiating...

Students remain in Kimmel after staying overnight in protest of the box.

Photo: BREAKING: Incarceration to Education Coalition Sits-In at Kimmel

March 25, 2016

Students remain in Kimmel after staying overnight in protest of the box.

Darren Walker is the president of the Ford Foundation, which works to advance human welfare globally.

Darren Walker Is This Year’s Commencement Speaker. So Who Is He?

March 22, 2016
Darren Walker, the president of Ford Foundation will speak at the 2016 Commencement, but who even is he?
Hayden Hall has held its name since 1957, four years after NYU acquired the former hotel and apartment buildings.

Hayden Hall to Be Renamed to Lipton Hall

March 21, 2016
The freshman dorm underwent renovations last year and is now regarded as one of the nicer-looking dorms.
Sudhi Kaushik

Sudhi Kaushik

March 10, 2016

There is no such thing as a normal day for Sudhi Kaushik. One day, he’ll be organizing a protest, the next he’ll be organizing content for an online literary magazine. In fact,...

The NYPD will now overlook minor misdemeanors committed in Manhattan in order to focus on larger crimes.

Wasted in Public? You’re Probably Okay, Says NYPD Enforcement Policy

March 4, 2016
The NYPD will no longer arrest violators of low-level offenses such as public urination. Here's what you need to know.
Students from NYU and Cooper Union gathered at Washington Square Park to stand in solidarity with JNU.

Solidarity Across Oceans for Free Speech

February 29, 2016
NYU students stood in support of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi's students, whose freedom of speech was suppressed.
Clark Street

Clark Street

February 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen, Freshmen Estimated yearly cost: $11,056 - $18,452 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 20 minutes to Manhattan via subway, 15 minute walk...

Dahlias liquor license was revoked by the New York State Liquor Authority after law enforcement found over 40 underage people in the establishment.

NYU Reacts: Dahlia’s Gets Shut Down

February 23, 2016
NYU students react to NYPD revoking the liquor license of a popular East Village bar.
Amid claims that NYU does not foster an inclusive environment for people of color, a new lawsuit against the university claims that an employee faced discrimination in his time here.

Students Remain Wary as University Announces Affordability Plans

February 22, 2016
Andrew Hamilton and Gabrielle Starr update the NYU community regarding new affordability initiatives.
RoadWatch, an road safety app developed by 5 NYU Abu Dhabi students, has won a competition netting them 272 thousand US dollars.

NYU Abu Dhabi Students Win $200k for Innovative Traffic App

February 17, 2016
RoadWatch, an app designed by NYU Abu Dhabi students, won 1 million Dhs and top honors at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Studies reveal that people who speak two languages are able to better focus with distractions.

Abu Dhabi Language Lab: Bilingual People Are Smarter

February 16, 2016
Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYUAD found that bilingual people's brains are better able to focus on specific tasks and tune out distracting stimuli.
Libby Edelman is the first of three keynote speakers to be announced for the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival.

Libby Edelman Announced as First Entrepreneurs Festival Keynote Speaker

February 12, 2016
NYU Entrepreneurs Festival has announced one of their keynote speakers for this year's student-organized entrepreneurial event.
Future will be performing a concert exclusively for NYU students later this month.

How NYU Twitter Reacted to Future at the Violet 100 Concert

February 10, 2016
NYU students react to announcement of Future as headliner for Violet 100 concert.
Senator Marco Rubio is currently campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination.

Journalism Students Say They Were Racially Profiled at Rubio Event

February 8, 2016
Two black NYU journalism students said that they were racially profiled during a Marco Rubio event in New Hampshire on Sunday.
Left to Right: Politics at NYU

Left to Right: Politics at NYU

February 8, 2016

Depending on who you ask, young people are either uninterested in politics, or leading a democratic revolution. According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are less interested...

The Incarceration to Education Coalition has urged NYU to remove the criminal conviction box from their undergraduate application.

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

February 8, 2016
Washington Square News sat down with a few members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition to discuss NYU's letter to the Common App.

UPDATE: 4 Things You Need to Know About Banning the Box at NYU

February 8, 2016
There's been a lot of talk about banning the box recently. But, what is the box?

NYU Calls Out Common App on Criminal Convictions Checkbox

February 1, 2016
After student urging, NYU sent Common App a letter requesting it to research and to consider the harmful effects of marking a box signifying prior incarcerations.
EXCLUSIVE: Silver Masters App Does Away With Criminal Conviction Box

EXCLUSIVE: Silver Master’s App Does Away With Criminal Conviction Box

January 27, 2016
NYU's Masters Silver School of Social Work no longer requires applicants to disclose prior criminal convictions.
Students Upset at NYU in Wake of Storm Jonas

Students Upset at NYU in Wake of Storm Jonas

January 26, 2016
NYU students were up in arms after the university did not close down on Monday as countless members of the community could not make it into NYC following winter storm Jonas.
Hamilton Prioritizes Diversity, Inclusion

Hamilton Prioritizes Diversity, Inclusion

January 25, 2016
President Andrew Hamilton will continue John Sexton's legacy as he leads NYU into the new year and beyond.
Nina Vizcarrondo

Nina Vizcarrondo

December 10, 2015

Volunteers at the St. George Greenmarket in Staten Island are hard at work. During a chilly Saturday morning, they distribute electronic benefit and SNAP cards for eligible customers...

Love can go the distance

November 30, 2015

Artist Ajit Johnson gained plenty of attention last April for his art campaign called “#ThisGeneration.” Ironically, his critiques of technology-obsessed millennials went viral...

Junior, Elise Gibbs was victorious in two individual events,  the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday against TCNJ.

Swimming and diving teams top TCNJ

November 16, 2015
NYU's swimming and diving teams were back in action against TCNJ on Saturday.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with the media about standing in solidarity with Paris and plans to increase NYPD presence throughout NYC.

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

November 14, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with the media about standing in solidarity with Paris and plans to increase NYPD presence throughout NYC.