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 Chinara Dorancy
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Gatekept NYU courses to enroll in this fall

If you’re lucky enough to take extra electives, take advantage of these unique courses.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024

Class registration is once again upon us, prompting nervous students to put dozens of courses in their Albert shopping carts for fear that the classes they need to take might fill...

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Raise a pint at McSorley’s Old Ale House this St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate and travel back in time at the oldest Irish pub in New York City.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer March 15, 2024

When you walk into McSorley’s Old Ale House, the first thing you notice are the dozens of historical decorations on the walls, including an original wanted poster for John Wilkes...

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Tired of your go-to coffee shop? Try one of these unique cafes instead

Whether you’re looking to play video games or pet cats, there’s an experience for everyone to enjoy with their coffee.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer March 1, 2024

We all have a favorite cafe. But after a while, getting your go-to almond milk latte and studying in the corner of your local coffee shop can get repetitive. Thankfully, at these...

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Feast at these 5 iconic Black-owned eateries in honor of Black History Month

From the delicious spices of Ethiopian cuisine to the comforting bites of soul food, these Black-owned restaurants are fitting for a culinary celebration of Black history.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

New York City is the place to be if you’re looking to try cuisines from all over the world and learn more about a culture with every bite. As such, this Black History Month is...

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5 cute and casual on-campus date ideas

It can be challenging for students to squeeze in time to see potential partners, but with these five date ideas, you can spend quality time not far from the square.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer February 13, 2024

When it comes to dating, the extravagance that goes into organizing a romantic night out can be additional stress in an already packed college schedule. After long essays and caffeine-fueled...

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The trendiest winter coats to brace New York City winter

With these trendy coats, you can conquer the New York City cold in style.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer January 25, 2024

As this semester welcomes you to New York City’s unbearably freezing weather, it might be a challenge to decide what coat will guarantee ultimate warmth. Whether you’re running...

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Exercise evolution: the unique ways students stay active

Exercising can be much more than going to the gym. Here’s how three NYU students exercise both their body and brain beyond 404 Fitness.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer December 5, 2023

When you hear the word "exercise," the first thing that comes to mind is the typical arm-day or leg-day routine. However, sometimes, the same gym routine every week can get repetitive....

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Relationship roulette: Detecting the red and green flags at NYU

Dating at NYU is its own ball game. Our school color might be purple, but we all have our fair share of red and green flags.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

Dating at a college like NYU can be a thrilling adventure, whether you are swiping on countless dating apps or exploring new parts of Bobst Library in an effort to find your class...