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Lorde: Melodrama World Tour 2018 at Barclays Center on Wednesday, April 4.

Photo: Lorde Embraces the Intimate on ‘Melodrama’ Tour

April 9, 2018

Lorde: Melodrama World Tour 2018 at Barclays Center on Wednesday, April 4.

Lorde headlined the Melodrama tour Wednesday night in Barclays Center.

Staff Recs: Best Lorde Songs

April 6, 2018
In honor of the Melodrama Tour's stop in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, WSN has compiled a list of the best Lorde songs.
This week’s staff recommendations is on what film should win Best Picture for the 2018 Oscars.

Staff Recs: Who Should Win Best Picture

March 2, 2018
The WSN Staff makes a case for which "Best Picture" nominees should take home the top prize at the 90th Academy Awards this Sunday.
University Hall

University Hall

February 22, 2018

Address: 110 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003 Cost per semester: $8,061 Low cost: Not available Rooms available: Doubles Nearby subways: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 NYU...

Staff Recs: Movies You Might Have Missed in 2017

Staff Recs: Movies You Might Have Missed in 2017

February 2, 2018
From Sean Baker’s indie darling “The Florida Project” to Margaret Betts’ widely unseen “Novitiate,” here are WSN's picks for movies you might have missed in 2017.

Rose Asaf

The Activist Next Door
December 7, 2017

Rose Asaf shows up. Whether it’s NYU Against Fascism’s protest against an alt-right speaker hosted by the NYU College Republicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s surprise visit...

“Last Christmas” by Wham!, featuring the duo George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Is one of the staff recommendations for best original holiday song.

Staff Recs: Best Original Holiday Songs

December 1, 2017
For the last staff rec of the semester, WSN staff members reveal their favorite original holiday hits.
“I, Tonya” stars Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, an American figure skater who rose to fame in the early 90s. She then found herself in trouble when her ex-husband intervenes with her competitions. The film is released in theatre on Dec. 8.

The Rise and Fall of Tonya Harding

December 1, 2017
Margot Robbie transforms into the infamous figure skater in "I, Tonya," which hits theaters next week.
This week WSN staff discuss their favorite seasonal beverages like drinking hot chocolate for Christmas season.

Staff Recs: Seasonal Beverages

November 17, 2017
WSN staff members give their takes of the best seasonal beverages.
WSN staff chooses their favorite place to get Mac and Cheese ranging from places like S’MAC to Panera Bread to even Annie’s microwaveable plate.

Staff Recs: Best Mac and Cheese

November 10, 2017
The WSN staff gives their takes on the best mac and cheese.
This week the WSN staff discuss their favorite Halloween candies ranging from candy corn to British sweets.

Staff Recs: Best Halloween Candy

October 27, 2017
WSN staff give their opinions of the best Halloween candy on the market.

Students Have Faith in Their Lack of Faith

October 23, 2017

When religion is discussed in public discourse, one group of people is often left out — atheists. Atheists make up roughly a quarter of America’s population by some estimations,...


WSN staff share their favorite Halloween TV Episodes from when they were growing up.

Staff Recs: Best Halloween TV Episodes

October 20, 2017
The WSN Staff reminisces about their favorite Halloween TV episodes.

Where Do You Meme?

October 16, 2017
How do NYU students get their memes? Why do some opt for Facebook and others for Twitter? Read more to find out.
Staff Recs: Scariest Horror Movies

Staff Recs: Scariest Horror Movies

October 6, 2017
WSN staff members choose their picks of the scariest horror movies of all time.
The Arts Issue: Political Art

The Arts Issue: Political Art

October 5, 2017
Politics and art are connected in inextricable ways — the nuances of each are explored in this issue.
A Lazy Solution to Inequality in Hollywood

A Lazy Solution to Inequality in Hollywood

October 5, 2017
All-women reboots such as "Ghostbusters" and "Ocean's Eleven" are short-term solutions to the long-term problem of diversity in Hollywood.
Now that it’s officially October, WSN staff members talk about the best Halloween songs you should listen to

Staff Recs: Best Halloween Songs

September 29, 2017
The WSN staff recommends their favorite halloween songs to get them in the mood for the best season.
Sautéed potatoes is one of the many ways to cook a side dish for your meal.

Staff Recs: Best Way to Eat a Potato

September 22, 2017
The WSN staff tells you their favorite ways to eat the versatile potato.
WSN Staff talk about their favorite tunes from this summer.

Staff Recs: Music for Pretending Summer Isn’t Over

September 15, 2017
The WSN staff picks the music that will let you pretend summer isn't over.
Hillary Clintons book signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble drew a huge crowd for the chance to meet the former candidate.

Photo: Hillary Clinton Book Signing at Union Square Barnes and Noble

September 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton's book signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble drew a huge crowd for the chance to meet the former candidate.

“In the Blood” is inspired by “The Scarlet Letter” and is now showing at the Signature Theatre.

Photo: ‘In the Blood:’ Hauntingly Modern

October 2, 2017

“In the Blood” is inspired by “The Scarlet Letter” and is now showing at the Signature Theatre.

WSN weighs in on what music to listen to while studying.

Staff Recs: Best Music to Study To

April 27, 2017
Just in time for finals season to hit, WSN staff offer their best bets for music to study to.

Daily Changes to Save the Environment

April 17, 2017
A listicle of small actions that NYU students can do in their day-to-day lives to help save the environment.
Pop Your Bubbles

Pop Your Bubbles

February 6, 2017
It's not a matter of "liberal" or "conservative" bubbles, urban or conservative — it's a matter of empathy.
Identity Is a Risky Business for Kevin Allison

Identity Is a Risky Business for Kevin Allison

December 7, 2016
NYU alum Kevin Allison talks about his journey from being too "other" to having his own comedy podcast that gives voices to exactly the sort of people he used to be afraid of being - the others.
Zayn Malik, formerly of pop group One Direction, is slated to create a television series based off of his time in the band.

Zayn Malik to Collab with Dick Wolfe on 1D Series

September 8, 2016
Solo artist and former One Direction member Zayn Malik is officially collaborating with "Law and Order" producer Dick Wolf to create a television series based off of Malik's time in 1D.
Billy Domineau is a NYU comedy writer alumnus who created a spec script titled The Twin Towers.

Tisch Alum Tackles 9/11 in Comedy

September 6, 2016
Tisch alumnus Billy Domineau speaks about his spec-script that imagines what "Seinfeld" would have done if it covered 9/11.
Netflix Shows For Your Next Study Break

Netflix Shows For Your Next Study Break

August 28, 2016

Every college student knows that the only way to properly take a break from studying is to kick back and relax with some Netflix. While its movie selection may be lacking, there’s...

Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus embrace in Sky, an upcoming French-German drama film.

‘Sky’ Puts a New Spin on the Road Trip Film

April 12, 2016
"Sky" stars Diane Kruger as a woman who kills her husband after an altercation and goes on a road trip to begin a new life.

Binge-watching More Than a Fad

April 7, 2016
Streaming multiple episodes in a row and giving up the traditional wait period of weekly TV makes binge watching worthy of more than just a fad.
NYU Dream Team protester holds a sign at 30 Rockefeller Center in retaliation to Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Trump SNL gets more protesters than laughs

November 9, 2015
Donald Trump was an awkward, misogynistic and racist host on "Saturday Night Live."
Leah Meyerhoff (middle) answers audience questions on her experience as the director of her new movie, “I Believe in Unicorns”.

Tisch alum believes in ‘Unicorns,’ fighting gender bias in film

November 2, 2015
Leah Meyerhoff, Tisch alumna and founder of the Film Fatales, premiered her film, "I Believe in Unicorns" at NYU's Film Fusion Festival in support of female presence in film.