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Bobby Wagner

Bobby Wagner, Managing Editor

Bobby Wagner is the Managing Editor for the Washington Square News. He's from Philly, much like his icon, Meek Mill. You can catch him yelling abhorrent things about Mets opponents into his grainy dorm room TV or queuing up a sandwich from the Palladium Deli. Clearly, he enjoys the finer things in life. Once, former Assistant Managing Editor John Ambrosio described him as "a bro, but with a few more layers." Sometimes others know you better than you know yourself. Follow him on Twitter for all that good good.

All content by Bobby Wagner

Bobby Wagner

Journalism and American Studies Managing Editor (2016-2017)
May 3, 2018

If you’re among the large portion of NYU students who left their hometown to come to New York City, then you’re no doubt familiar with this line of questioning: “Ooh, what’s...

Influential 2016

Influential 2016

Dec 8, 2016

When you go to NYU, it’s easy to be cynical. The inevitably of failure isn’t an easy thing to come to terms with. Going to class, nabbing internships, making connections —...

Caroline De Quesada

Caroline De Quesada

The Face of NYU Greek Life
Dec 8, 2016

Caroline De Quesada is sitting in front of a room of Greek chapter leaders who, by late November, are burnt out by a long semester. Her chihuahua Hamilton — named after Alexander,...

Devine, shown here playing a show at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, just released his ninth studio album.

Kevin Devine Talks ‘Instigator,’ Social Justice and Musical Growth

Dec 5, 2016
In an exclusive interview with WSN, indie artist Kevin Devine gives the details behind his new album "Instigator" and the tricks to his trade.
The Final Sports Kid Column

The Final Sports Kid Column

Dec 5, 2016
The Sports Kid reflects on the past three years that he spent covering sports at NYU.
John Paulson, a member of the Board of Trustees at NYU, was chosen to be a part of Donald Trumps economic advisory team.

Board Member John Paulson Shows Close Ties to Trump

Dec 2, 2016
John Paulson is both an NYU Board of Trustees member and key player on Donald Trump's cabinet, which poses conflicts between university values and the past rhetoric of Trump's campaign.
Communities Offer Stability to All Who Seek It

Communities Offer Stability to All Who Seek It

Nov 14, 2016

It was the first week of October when NYU hockey Head Coach Chris Cosentino taped up a list of name pairings onto the main wall of his team’s locker room. “He came into...

A Trump supporter outside of the Hilton in New York on Election Night.

Why Couldn’t We Handle Four Years of This?

Nov 9, 2016

The impossible is real and, frankly, Democrats are disoriented in trying to figure out how. For all the incessant talk of classified information that drove 2016’s political...

The Sports Kid Column: Three More Petty Westbrook Outfits

The Sports Kid Column: Three More Petty Westbrook Outfits

Nov 4, 2016
The Thunder may have gotten smacked, but at least Russell Westbrook has his pettiness to keep him warm at night.
The Sports Kid Column: Why Aren’t We Talking About the Riot at Penn State?

The Sports Kid Column: Why Aren’t We Talking About the Riot at Penn State?

Oct 28, 2016
In this week's iteration of our favorite Sport Kid's column, he takes a closer look at the Penn State Riots.
The Sports Kid Column: Your Guide to Sounding Like You Know Something About Baseball

The Sports Kid Column: Your Guide to Sounding Like You Know Something About Baseball

Oct 21, 2016
Let's be real for a second: you probably don't know enough to chat baseball while the World Series is on. That's okay, just say these things and hope no one follows up.
The Sports Kid Column: Kevin Durant Can’t Have His Cake and Eat It Too

The Sports Kid Column: Kevin Durant Can’t Have His Cake and Eat It Too

Oct 14, 2016
The Sports Kid sounds off on the melodrama surrounding Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, OKC and Golden State.
The Sports Kid Column: The Best and Worst of the 2016 Baseball Season

The Sports Kid Column: The Best and Worst of the 2016 Baseball Season

Oct 7, 2016
Managing Editor and Resident Sports Kid talks the best and worst of baseball in this week's iteration of his famed column.
Staten Island

Staten Island

Oct 3, 2016

If you’re like most NYU students, chances are you haven’t jumped on one of the express buses out of Manhattan and ventured into neighborly Staten Island. And if you do, you...

The Sports Kid Column: The Cost of Love

The Sports Kid Column: The Cost of Love

Sep 23, 2016
Love is sometimes beautiful. Love is sometimes fickle. Baseball is always both.
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"
Sep 17, 2016
An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City on Saturday night.
The Sports Kid Column: Adam Jones, Colin Kaepernick and Moral Licensing

The Sports Kid Column: Adam Jones, Colin Kaepernick and Moral Licensing

Sep 16, 2016
It's not the desire to stay the same that's keeping us from increasing diversity and morality in sports. It's the false idea that we've come so far already.
Both the mens and womens soccer teams play their home games at Gaelic Park. Their practices are held much closer, however, at Pier 40, pictured above.

Your Guide to NYU’s Athletic Facilities

Sep 14, 2016
An interactive map showing where NYU's athletes play, both near and far.
The Dream School: Will It Make You or Break You?

The Dream School: Will It Make You or Break You?

Sep 12, 2016

It is both dangerous and rewarding to construct a lofty expectation for what you will experience when you arrive at college. By now, it’s well-documented that NYU has garnered...

The Sports Kid Column: NYU Could Save Football

The Sports Kid Column: NYU Could Save Football

Sep 9, 2016
What would you say if I told you that NYU was football's last chance?
The Sports Kid Column: Shouldn’t I Hate My Team’s Rivals?

The Sports Kid Column: Shouldn’t I Hate My Team’s Rivals?

Apr 29, 2016
In a world of polarizing fandom, is it ok to have a soft spot for opposing players and teams?
The Sports Kid Column: The Steph Curry Plane of Stupidity

The Sports Kid Column: The Steph Curry Plane of Stupidity

Apr 22, 2016

Objectively speaking, Steph Curry has bridged reality and created an entirely new religion. In 2016, Steph Curry demonstrated that he had the spiritual command of most major deities....

The Sports Kid Column: 10 Most Punchable Faces in Sports

The Sports Kid Column: 10 Most Punchable Faces in Sports

Apr 8, 2016
Haven't you ever just wanted to punch an athlete in the face? Well, so have we.

Video: Standing on Your Head: The Journey of Sam Daley

Apr 6, 2016
Meet Sam Daley, the NYU hockey goaltender who went to hell and back to play his senior year of hockey.
The Sports Kid Column: Valar March-ghulis, All Brackets Must Die

The Sports Kid Column: Valar March-ghulis, All Brackets Must Die

Mar 25, 2016
The Sports Kid breaks down what you think you know about parity when it comes to March Madness.
10 students making a difference around NYUs campus

10 students making a difference around NYU’s campus

Mar 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 Sports Kid Oscars: If You Film It, They Will Watch

The Sports Kid Oscars: If You Film It, They Will Watch

Mar 4, 2016
In honor of the Oscars last weekend, The Sports Kid gives his definite Sports Oscars Awards. Hint: there's a heavy baseball bias.
The Sports Kid Column: Disband the NCAA

The Sports Kid Column: Disband the NCAA

Feb 26, 2016
In this week's edition of the Sports Kid Column, Bobby Wagner makes his strongest argument yet: disband the NCAA.
The Sports Kid Column: Millennials Are Ruining the NBA

The Sports Kid Column: Millennials Are Ruining the NBA

Feb 19, 2016
Don't you hate it when millennials go and ruin all that is good in life?
The Sports Kid Column: Caucusing for the NBA MVP

The Sports Kid Column: Caucusing for the NBA MVP

Feb 12, 2016
As entertaining as NBA's MVP race is now, imagine the madness if the teams were decided via caucus.
The Sports Kid Column: Rip All Your Friends Off on Super Bowl Sunday

The Sports Kid Column: Rip All Your Friends Off on Super Bowl Sunday

Feb 5, 2016
In this week's edition of the Sports Kid Column, Bobby regrets a bet he lost and then goes on to suggest possible ways to rip your friends off at your Super Bowl Party.
The Sports Kid Column: Cam Newton

The Sports Kid Column: Cam Newton

Jan 29, 2016
Resident sports guru Bobby Wagner gives his take on Super Bowl 50 and the microcosm of sports.
Staff Recs: David Bowie Songs

Staff Recs: David Bowie Songs

Jan 29, 2016
We'll miss you Ziggy Stardust.
Haley Quinn

Haley Quinn

Dec 10, 2015

Tucked away in the back corner of the seventh-floor Kimmel Lounge, you’ll find CAS senior Haley Quinn creating her own makeshift office: one chair as a desk, one as a seat. Her...

Wrestling avenges 2014 Hunter loss

Wrestling avenges 2014 Hunter loss

Dec 7, 2015
NYU's wrestling team was in action on Friday against Hunter College.

Kupferberg powers basketball before layoff

Dec 3, 2015
NYU's men's basketball looked to keep their record unblemished against John Jay College.
A recap of this past weekend in the Premier League.

Contenders vs. Pretenders through 14 in the EPL

Nov 30, 2015
With the Barclays Premier League season storming ahead, the top of the league table is more crowded than ever.
NYU students participate in a pickup basketball game at Coles Athletic Center.

Athletics for the hell of it

Nov 30, 2015
With finals around the corner, students at NYU look to sports and recreation to manage their stress.
Kyzen Smith (pictured) finished in eighth place in the 184-pound A Division Bracket at the New York State Intercollegiate Championships in Ithica.

Wrestling struggles at Ithaca College

Nov 23, 2015

The NYU wrestling team wavered for the first time this season on Sunday when they travelled to Ithaca, New York, for the New York State Intercollegiate Championships. The Grapplers,...

The NCAA, which has a past of finding any reason to make student athletes lives harder, is at it again with the questionable suspension of Kansas Jayhawks player Cheick Diallo.

NCAA rulebook disrupts athlete life

Nov 19, 2015
The NCAA's string of hypocrisy is getting out of control, and it's going to take action across all three divisions of athletics to change it.

Soccer captures ECAC Championship

Nov 16, 2015
On Sunday, the Violets women's soccer team captured the ECAC championship title in a 2-1 victory over Rutgers-Newark University.
NYU’s Womens Soccer selected as top seed for ECACs, as they enter the last week of their fall season.

Soccer advances to ECAC semifinals

Nov 12, 2015
The NYU women's soccer team was in ECAC Championships action against Lehman College on Wednesday.

Recap of women’s sports this season

Nov 9, 2015
As the fall sports season comes to an end, WSN looks at the season that was for the Lady Violets.
NYU Junior, Nathan Pike, went 5-0 at Ithaca, won the 133-pound title and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Wrestlers solid in season opener

Nov 9, 2015
NYU's wrestling team was in action at the Ithaca College Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

NYU Baseball pairs with NY Empire to mentor youth

Nov 5, 2015
The NYU baseball team stays busy in their offseason, most recently volunteering with NY Empire Baseball to mentor youth in upper Manhattan.
Gloom settles over New York after the Mets lose in this years World Series.

Why believing in the Mets was worth it

Nov 2, 2015
The city continues to mourn the Mets' loss, while others put their amazin' season in perspective.
Nicole Frias totaled nine kills in the first match against RIT.

Women’s volleyball on track, heading to UAAs

Nov 2, 2015
Women's volleyball had an up and down weekend splitting their four games headed into UAA Championship.
Staff Recs: Spooky Halloween movies to binge-watch

Staff Recs: Spooky Halloween movies to binge-watch

Oct 29, 2015
Celebrate Halloween with a seasonal movie binge with staff-recommended movies. The list includes the musical "Hocus Pocus," the nostalgic "Halloweentown" and the racy "Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Junior Kiyomi Taylor is part of the Violet Femmes,  NYU’s women’s frisbee team.

How frisbee and art inform each other

Oct 28, 2015
NYU junior Kiyomi Taylor brings her unique talent for frisbee to the Big Apple.
Manchester and Liverpool played on 10/25/15.

Diagnosing the Premier League in three matches

Oct 27, 2015
After a big weekend but a somewhat underwhelming Manchester Derby, the Barclays Premier League continues to heat up. Who will come out on top?
Steinberg has been the starting goalie for all three years of her NYU Soccer career.

Soccer goalie Cassie Steinberg juggles soccer, nutrition goals

Oct 26, 2015
NYU women's soccer goalie Cassie Steinberg discusses the correlation between her study of nutrition and her play on the field.
After losses for both the men and women’s team, both squads will have to refocus if they want to compete for a postseason spot.

Soccer can’t break mid-season slump

Oct 19, 2015
Both the men's and women's soccer teams struggled over the weekend, each losing to Wash U and Chicago.