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 Kiran Komanduri
A person in a blue face mask and black apron is styling a client’s hair who is wearing a black barber’s cape and a black face mask. Hair equipment lines the tabletop in front of them.

Photo: The 4 best hair salons for a gender-affirming haircut

Feb 23, 2024

HAIRRARI on 34 E First St. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

Two people standing in front of a crowd, hold up a large petition to N.Y.U. president Linda Mills, followed by a long list of names that signed it.

Photo: Clerical and technical workers deliver petition for higher wages to Mills

Dec 14, 2023

Clerical employees at NYU, members of UCATS Local 3882 gathered inside Bobst Library. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

A building facade with gray and brown tiles. In front of the building is a roadsign that reads Third Av and E. Ninth Street.

Photo: Student sexually assaulted outside Alumni Hall

Dec 10, 2023

File Photo: NYU Alumni Hall located at 33 3rd Ave. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

A man in a blue sweatshirt and a baseball cap with a bee on it is reading a newspaper. Behind him are shelves with magazines and a stand surrounded by candy with a register on it.

Photo: Print is not dead: 5 local magazine shops to support

Nov 20, 2023

Soho News International located on 186 Prince St. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

Patrons browse the The New York Public Library gift shop. There are several tables filled with books.

Photo: The best NYC museum gift shops for the holiday season

Nov 14, 2023

The New York Public Library (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

A display of shelves showing Taylor Swift smiling with the words 1989 (Taylors Version) with multiple vinyls in the middle of a large room with other aisles of items on sale.

Photo: Review: ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ proves the album will never go out of style

Oct 30, 2023

"1989 (Taylor's Version) was released on Oct. 26, 2023. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

A band is onstage, mid-action. There are two female guitar players, a male drummer, and a male guitar player.

Feminine rage and queer joy: The Crane Wives rock New York

The Crane Wives creates community for fans at its Brooklyn show on Oct. 12.
Kiran Komanduri, Contributing Writer Oct 19, 2023

“Do we have any feminine rage in the house?” asked Kate Pillsbury, lead singer and guitarist of The Crane Wives, before launching into the rousing tune of “Steady, Steady.”...

An exterior view of the Stern School of Business. The Tisch Hall building is to the right and the Kaufman Management Center is to the left. In the foreground is the Gould Plaza public gathering area.

Photo: Biggest-ever donation to Stern will fund scholarships, study abroad

Mar 7, 2023

File photo: The NYU’s Stern School of Business in spring of 2022. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

A tall building complex with protruding glass windows under construction. Across the street from the construction site is a row of buildings with brown brick exteriors. The road sign indicates that the building is on Bleecker Street.

Photo: NYU’s yearslong history with the Turner Construction Company

Feb 20, 2024

File photo: The Paulson Center under construction in April 2022. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

An N.Y.U. flag hangs above the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Cars line the road to the right of the building and an entrance to Washington Square Park can be seen in the background.

Photo: Ex-NYU finance director charged with embezzling millions

Dec 20, 2022

Ex-NYU finance director Cindy Tappe — who worked at the university's Metro Center in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development — is facing multiple...

The east-facing view from the intersection of Washington Square East and Washington Place. On the right is the N.Y.U. Steinhardt Pless Hall.

Photo: Teachers in training fight for future of NYU music education program

Nov 22, 2022

File photo: The NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall located on 82 Washington Square East. Photo taken in spring 2022. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

An exterior view of the Stern School of Business. The Tisch Hall to the right, the Kaufman Management Center to the left and Gould Plaza at the bottom.

Photo: Stern receives $20 million donation to create new real estate institute

Sep 26, 2022

The newly established Chao-Hon Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance seeks to boost students’ industry connections through increased co-curricular programming. (Kiran...

Photograph of Gould Plaza. The Tisch building, which houses NYUs Stern School of Business, can be seen in the background. People are walking along the sidewalk bordering the plaza.

Photo: Security guard publicly masturbated outside NYU building, lawsuit claims

Sep 20, 2022

File photo: Gould Plaza is located on NYU’s Washington Square Campus, near the Stern School of Business. (Kiran Komanduri for WSN)

A portrait of Laura Derbonne standing in front of a cherry blossom tree at Washington Square Park.

Photo: Not according to plan: From college major to career path

May 6, 2022

Laura Derbonne. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

A mocktail glass with a dried citrus fruit on top against a yellowish background.

Photo: A hangover remedy guide

May 4, 2022

A mocktail. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

A blue construction poster that reads “Work in Progress: Educational” with a photo of a blueprint is on a green wall. Next to it is a white and purple poster titled “181 Mercer Street Project” showcasing information about the construction project.

Photo: NYU sues New York City over neighborhood rezoning

Apr 19, 2022

181 Mercer Street, NYU’s flagship expansion project under construction, is slated for completion later this year. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

A crowd of people stand and walk around a park surrounded by city buildings and an arch monument under a clear blue sky.

Photo: Editorial: The NY Post is lying to you about homelessness around NYU

Apr 11, 2022

Considered the center of NYU, Washington Square Park has been the scene of many crimes this year. False information peddled by right-wing media outlets has baselessly blamed homeless...

The atrium of Bobst Library as seen from its lobby. Visitors walk in and out of the building.

Photo: Opinion: Bobst Library is falling apart

Apr 6, 2022

Bobst Library’s sweeping atrium and modern geometric architecture make it one of the most distinctive buildings on NYU’s campus. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

A scattered crowd of New Yorkers in Washington Square Park with the arch and fountain in view.

Photo: Egg flung at prospective student on NYU campus tour

Mar 29, 2022

An admissions ambassador and his tour group were egged while standing outside of Goddard Hall on March 28. One student was struck and an NYU Campus Safety officer arrived at the...

The entrance to the Bonomi Family Admissions Center. On the left, a purple banner with the buildings name hangs from the side of the building. Above the entrance are posters promoting the university featuring students and alums.

Photo: Campus tour guides who were harassed say NYU response was inadequate

Mar 28, 2022

Some NYU admissions ambassadors say they feel unsafe after facing harassment during campus tours. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

A picture of multiple women at a rally walking on the sidewalk on their way to Washington Square Park, holding posters with an orange background. The posters say in black bold letters: “Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!”

Photo: Opinion: It's now or never for reproductive justice

Mar 10, 2022

People rally on International Women's Day for abortion rights. Protesters marched from Union Square Park to Washington Square Park. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

An image of Bobst Library looking down on the ground-floor atrium. On each level, metal screens run from the floor to the ceiling.

Photo: Editor’s Note

Feb 4, 2022

(Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

An image of Bobst Library looking down on the ground-floor atrium. On each level, metal screens run from the floor to the ceiling.

Photo: Bobst Library’s enduring history of suicide

Mar 7, 2022

(Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

Two rows of 12 photos are displayed in the gallery in the lobby of the Tisch building.

Photo: Photography and multimedia series ‘Show One’ illuminates prevalent themes in modern culture

Mar 2, 2022

“Show One,” a gallery in the Photography and Imaging department at the Tisch School of the Arts, showcases photographic and multimedia presentations by members of the program’s...

NYU dining halls’ take-out packaging has accelerated plastic consumption at NYU. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

Photo: Editor’s Note: SGA updates, nurse burnout, our editing process

Feb 12, 2022

NYU dining halls’ take-out packaging has accelerated plastic consumption at NYU. (Photo by Kiran Komanduri)

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