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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

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Danny Arensberg, Photo Editor

Danny Arensberg is a junior majoring in photography and imaging at Tisch School of the Arts. With a primary focus on photojournalism and current affairs, he is constantly chasing breaking news within New York City. Covering everything from politics to protests on a wide range of topics, he never is not far from his camera. If he is not tiring himself out through photojournalism, you can find him running endlessly through Manhattan on any given day or falling off his skateboard. You can find him on Instagram @dannyarensberg and contact him at [email protected].

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A man in a black mortarboard and purple robe with a white and black scarf holds up a cardboard sign reading “Free Palestine”

Photo: Students protest war in Gaza at graduation ceremonies

May 21, 2024

A graduating student walks past Gallatin dean Victoria Rosner across the stage with a sign reading “Free Palestine.” (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

A man in a black mortarboard and purple robe with a white and black scarf holds up a cardboard sign reading “Free Palestine”

Photo: Students protest war in Gaza at graduation ceremonies

Aashna Miharia, Bruna Horvath and Dharma Niles May 21, 2024

A graduating student shakes hands with associate dean of students Patrick McCreery with red paint in their hand. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Derek Maas does a butterfly swimming stroke during training. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Photo: The Violets’ top 5 moments of the 2023-24 season

Derek Maas does a butterfly swimming stroke during training. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

A person taking down a poster that was on a staircase.

Students abroad organize sit-ins to support those arrested in Gaza Solidarity Encampment

The demonstrations, organized at NYU Berlin and NYU Buenos Aires, called on the university to suspend ties to Israel and protect those arrested at Monday’s encampment from any disciplinary action.

Around 40 students at NYU Berlin and NYU Buenos Aires occupied the sites’ main academic centers on Thursday to support the students and faculty arrested at the Gaza Solidarity...

Gallatin students sit as they listen to a speaker at the ceremony.

Photo: Guest Essay: Gallatin master’s students deserve better enrollment

February 26, 2024

File Photo: The graduation ceremony of the Gallatin class of 2023 on May 16, 2023. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

An emotional run along the 26.2-mile NYC marathon route

An emotional run along the 26.2-mile NYC marathon route

In one of the world's most famous and energetic marathons, New Yorkers and travelers all across the world come together along the 26.2-mile route for cheering, crying and yelling.
Danny Arensberg, Photo Editor November 6, 2023

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Photo: NYU rejects student demands to shut down Tel Aviv site at Bobst protest

Ania Keenan, Features Editor November 3, 2023

(Danny Arensberg for WSN)

A glass sign that says “Walker Hotel” illuminated by yellow light bulbs above the entrance of the Walker Hotel.

Photo: Housing overflows returned to NYU, despite additional residence hall

Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor October 26, 2023

Walker Hotel lobby waiting area. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

A person with black gloves on picks up a burger from a brown cutting board.

Photo: We ate unlimited burgers at the NYC Wine & Food Festival, and the best one is from New Jersey

Andrea Lui, Dining Editor October 19, 2023

People walked around with burgers to serve to festival attendees. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Outgoing President Andrew Hamilton wave to the crowd. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Photo: 2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah May 17, 2023

Outgoing President Andrew Hamilton wave to the crowd. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Hundreds of Gallatin students in black caps and purple gowns celebrate their graduation inside of a theater. Purple confetti rains down from above.

Photo: ‘I see unity’: Hamilton at Gallatin graduation

Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 16, 2023

Outgoing NYU President Andrew Hamilton addresses Gallatin graduates and bids them farewell. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

More than one hundred people dressed in black gather in a circle during a candlelight vigil in a plaza in front of a red sandstone building.

Photo: Stern community holds vigil for students killed in Puerto Rico

Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah May 12, 2023

Students and faculty gathered in Gould Plaza to mourn two Stern students killed in Puerto Rico. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

NYU Law assistant dean Michelle Cherande confronts students protesting in a room.

Photo: NYU Law dean confronts protesters for heckling Israeli politician

Ania Keenan and Yezen Saadah April 24, 2023

Michelle Cherande (middle) speaks with a woman outside the D'Agostino Hall. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

The flag of Palestine is unfurled by a group standing in a crowd in Times Square.

Photo: Hundreds protest Israeli mosque raid at Times Square

April 11, 2023

rotesters from New York and New Jersey gather at Times Square on April 8 to protest the recent raid by the Israeli military on Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. (Danny Arensberg for...

Residents along University Place watch the proceedings from their balconies and through their windows. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Photo: Trans Day of Visibility march sees hundreds gather for trans rights

Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

Residents along University Place watch the proceedings from their balconies and through their windows. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

A group of models stand together for a photo on the runway. Behind them is a stream of purple light.

Photo: A look into the 2023 Gallatin Fashion Show

March 8, 2023

(Danny Arensberg for WSN)

(Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Photo: ‘Andy, Andy, you can’t hide,’ NYU contract faculty say to president

Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 2, 2023

(Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Two people sit behind a desk and a television behind them displaying a conference call. On the left is David Remnick wearing a black suit and on the right is Yevgenia Albats wearing a purple jacket. A group of people sit in front of them in a packed room.

Photo: Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, New Yorker editor David Remnick on Ukraine, US midterms

Yezen Saadah, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Yevgenia Albats is a Distinguished Journalist in Residence at NYU. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Artist Antonio Garcia, who has black curly hair and is wearing a striped shirt, gray pants and orange shoes, sits on the ground in front of the Washington Square Arch, with a selection of his paintings displayed around him. To his left is a canvas with a dark purple background depicting two human-like figures, the one on the left being bright pink and the one on the right being light purple. To his right is a canvas painted light red with a smeared texture depicting a multicolored cow-like creature.

Photo: Q&A: Antonio Garcia discusses artistry at Washington Square Park

Don Ahmad, Contributing Writer October 31, 2022

(Danny Arensberg for WSN)

(Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Photo: The best cheap eats near NYU

Jhenesis Hines, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

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In the foreground is a pole with a sign reading “Times Square: Gun Free Zone” and the 53rd Street streetscape in the background.

Photo: New state gun legislation isn’t enough, students say

September 14, 2022

NYU’s policy prohibiting weapons on campus remains unchanged despite the recent Supreme Court ruling and announcements from Governor Hochul. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)