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

Washington Square News

All content by Avery Hendrick
A woman in a white jersey with a bib with the number 682 is running with a group of other women in jerseys.

Changing course: Narrowing the gender gap in cross country

Racing distances in NCAA cross country are unequal across genders; should that change?
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

If you showed up at a high school cross country meet in Texas or Oklahoma, you might find two courses with different race distances: 3,200 meters for girls and 5,000 meters for...

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In the Huddle: Track star Grace Richardson sets her eyes on nationals

Grace Richardson, a Steinhardt graduate student, has seen plenty of success on the track this season. Now, she's gearing up to beat yet another record.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

Hailing from Kilkenny, Ireland, graduate student Grace Richardson holds one relay and four individual NYU track and field records: the indoor mile, 3K, 5K, distance medley relay...

A man holding a basketball wearing a purple jersey that says “SPORT.” On the left, there is a yellow dialogue box with the word “NAME” crossed out.

Name of the game: Name mispronunciation in sports

A linguistics professor and play-by-play announcer discuss the importance of correctly pronouncing athletes’ names.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

In 2020, National Hockey League player Ethan Bear decided to try something new. During a preseason game, he wore a special jersey with his last name written on the back in Cree...

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NYU Swimming & Diving is ‘here to win’

The Violets excelled last week in Chicago at the UAA Championships with multiple first-place finishes.
Avery Hendrick, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

NYU Swimming & Diving competed with seven other teams in the 2024 UAA Swimming & Diving Championships Feb. 14-17. The trip to the University of Chicago proved worth it,...

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No. 1 ranked women’s basketball stays undefeated, track and field hosts meet and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU Athletics. This week: Jan. 29 - Feb. 4.
Avery Hendrick, Contributing Writer February 5, 2024

Basketball NYU women’s basketball continued to excel this week, extending its win streak to 20 wins in a row. On the road this weekend, the Violets beat the University of Rochester...

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NYU women’s soccer lines up for a historic season

After seven straight wins and a record-breaking season, the Violets are ready for more.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

The NYU women’s soccer team knew they were going to start the season hot. On Sept. 1, NYU beat Mount Saint Mary College 7-0 in its first game of the season. Then the team kept...

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NYU Drama student takes on the New York City Marathon for a cause

Hanna Mandel balances school, acting and marathon training to support the March of Dimes, a charity with personal importance.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Hanna Mandel is a senior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts studying drama and, for the past several months, training for a daunting challenge: running the New York City Marathon...

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No pride in New York after Rangers failed Pride Night

The New York Rangers’ Pride Night debacle sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

There was a distinct lack of pride when the New York Rangers took the ice for warmups before their 7 p.m. game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday, Jan. 27. Not in pride...

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5 things to know about the New York Rangers this season

After an unprecedented run to the Eastern Conference finals last season, the Rangers have started 3-1-1 in its 2022 campaign.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

The New York Rangers are five games through the regular season, with a current record of 3-1-1 after an overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 20. While it is still early,...

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Women’s professional hockey team moves to new rink on NYC’s doorstep

The Metropolitan Riveters will become New York City’s newest sports team.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

The Metropolitan Riveters of the Premier Hockey Federation, a North American professional women’s hockey league, announced their move to New Jersey on Sept. 14. For the next...

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NYU London shuts down for queen’s funeral

With a day off for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, some NYU London students attended the event in person.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

Following her death on Sept. 8, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was held in London on the morning of Sept. 19. The day was designated a national day of mourning and a bank holiday...