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

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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

All content by Brianna Ly
A girl sitting in a baseball stadium smiles while holding a bucket of fried chicken.

A love letter to Yankee Stadium

The perfect day consists of a trip on the No. 4 train, a baseball cap and a giant bucket of chicken.
Brianna Ly, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Imagine this: It’s a gorgeous 70-degree spring day, and you make the spontaneous decision to celebrate the pleasant weather with a good old-fashioned baseball game with your...

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Is grocery delivery worth it?

If you find food shopping in New York City difficult, grocery delivery may be your saving grace.
Brianna Ly, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

Arduous, tiring and burdensome should not be words that describe grocery shopping, but sometimes in New York City they are. There are few things worse than that 15-minute walk...

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The best products for any lip-balm lover

Lip products are all the hype right now, but which one shines brightest?
Brianna Ly, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Tinted lip balms and treatments have been the craze lately, and every brand is coming out with its own version. With so many different brands to choose from, how do you know which...

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Serve up style with these Thanksgiving outfits

Here are some easy but elevated looks to ensure you can relax in style over the break.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer November 21, 2023

I love Thanksgiving dinners, not just for the excuse to drink apple cider, eat pumpkin pie and devour as many servings of stuffing as I want, but also to prove that I’m obviously...

A girl has black headphones around her neck. The headphones have red and white vinyl paint designs on them.

Tuning in to students’ headphones: A fashion trend and college essential

Have you heard? Headphones have become a fashion statement at NYU. Here’s how students have harmonized their love for music, fashion and self-expression.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Whether it’s to concentrate on assignments, liven up their walks to class or just enjoy a new release, students are always listening to music, and NYU students are no different....

An illustration of a girl wearing a yellow hat, blue scarf, blue-and-white socks and yellow gloves walking in front of the Bobst Library entrance.

Fall accessories: A guide to (pumpkin) spicing up your outfits

Don’t let the colder weather cramp your style. Elevate your fall fashion with these accessorizing tips.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

Just like the seasons, trends come and go. But colder weather on your walk to class shouldn’t stop you from being fashion-forward. Fall fashion means layers, so this season is...

Three people are sitting around a table with a beige tablecloth and playing a card game. There are cards laid out on the table.

7 tabletop games that will test your friendships

If you’ve already beaten your friends on every Mario Kart track, maybe it’s time to move on to a board game instead.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer October 20, 2023

Before I came to NYU, I thought my weekends would be filled with going to bars and dancing in clubs. In reality, my weekends look nothing like that — but I’m glad they don’t....

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Conquer your office hours anxiety with these 4 tips

Office hours can be intimidating, but don’t let that stop you. Here are four ways to make meeting with your professor a less painful experience.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer October 5, 2023

Whether you’re just starting college or a senior dreading graduation, the fear of office hours is real. Although it took me a couple semesters to finally build up the courage...

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Fall flats that won’t cramp your style — or your feet

In the market for new shoes this fall? Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the cutest, trendiest and comfiest ballet flats and Mary Janes for all your leaf-crunching needs this season.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer October 3, 2023

To the speed-walking and chronically late NYU student’s delight, fall has become the season of the flat. But despite flats being a timeless staple, it can still be difficult...