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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

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A group of flyers on a wall, flyers reading: “FREE CONGO,” “FREE SUDAN,” “FREE PALESTINE,” “DISMANTLE THE POLICE STATE. END WAR,” “NYU FUNDS GENOCIDE,” and “ABOLISH THE CARCERAL WORLD,” with pieces of paper on the ground and a sign that says “FREE PALESTINE” below it.

Students organize sit-in at NYU London in solidarity with protesters arrested across the US

Over a dozen students demonstrated at NYU’s study abroad sit in London, expressing solidarity with student protesters across U.S. colleges and demanding that the university cut ties with Israel.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Around 15 students at NYU London held a sit-in at the study away site’s academic center Wednesday to call for the university to divest from Israel and express solidarity with...

Three signs are posted on a black metal fence. The signs are purple and white. one of the signs says “N.Y.U. 24-HOUR BIKE PARKING.”

Campus Safety responds to wave of e-scooter and bike thefts outside Stern

This semester, the university has seen an increase in e-scooter and bike thefts — accounting for a third of all stolen scooters and bikes in the last two years.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

NYU’s Department of Campus Safety said it has increased the number of officers around on-campus bike racks following an uptick in electric scooter and bike thefts this semester....

People standing in front of the N.Y.U. Bookstore, holding protest signs and banners.

Protesters call on NYU Bookstore to cut ties with Nike

Student organizers gathered near the bookstore’s entrance to raise awareness about alleged labor violations in a factory that produces Nike products.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

Dozens of student activists rallied outside the NYU Bookstore on Wednesday, demanding that the university cut ties with Nike after the company was accused of not paying employees...

A group of people standing around a table with a sign propped up against it. The sign reads “National Review Institute” and “College Republicans at N.Y.U.”

College Republicans talk ‘woke capitalism’ with National Review editor

An editor of National Review, a conservative magazine, spoke about economic and social issues at an event hosted by NYU’s College Republicans.
Hope Pisoni and Connor Patton March 10, 2023

The NYU College Republicans denounced “woke capitalism,” or investing with the goal of making environmental and social improvements, at a speaking event on Wednesday. The guest...

The exterior facade of a modern glass building used by the Tandon School of Engineering.

Tandon receives $15M federal grant to research traffic congestion

The grant was awarded to 34 university transportation research centers across the country, and will go toward improving urban traffic congestion and high school STEM programs.
Connor Patton and Isabel Ames March 10, 2023

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering will now have $15 million to work on improving traffic in areas with major roadway congestion across the country, including New York City....

Inside a New York City polling site. A red Vote N.Y.C. sign in the foreground, and a polling booth in the background.

A guide to voting in this year’s midterm elections

Election Day is less than two weeks away, and early voting begins this week. Get to know New York’s candidates and prepare to cast your ballot with WSN’s midterm voting guide.
Connor Patton, Contributing Writer October 27, 2022

Early voting for New York’s midterm elections begins on Saturday, Oct. 29, and New Yorkers are preparing to cast their ballots for several consequential races ahead of Election...

An illustration of the Phone app on an iPhone. The number for NYUs Bias Response Line is being dialed.

NYU bias hotline ensnared in war on ‘wokeness’

Former NYU student Rikki Schlott, a New York Post columnist, criticized NYU’s bias response line for hindering free speech. NYU and its students are confused as to why.
Connor Patton, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

During her appearance on the HBO talk show “Real Time” last month, former NYU student Rikki Schlott conversed with host Bill Maher about the political leanings of her generation...