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Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor

Krish is a first-year planning to major in Computer Science and Linguistics at CAS. In his free time, he enjoys posting photos on @krish_dev.creations, obsessing over geography, watching new films with friends, taking public transport to new places and letting Arsenal make or break his week.

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The storefront of the restaurant which has “KOLACHI” and “ROLLS AND FRIES,” written in yellow text.

Photo: Kolachi’s rolls put Pakistani food on the campus map

Krish Dev and Naisha Roy November 15, 2023

The beef for the roll is flame-grilled and marinated. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A sign which reads #myNYUAD lit by purple light sitting in front of a bunch of trees.

NYU Abu Dhabi students raise concerns over alleged dress code

Some students at NYU Abu Dhabi are criticizing what they say are policies regarding cross-dressing on campus. The university has denied that a dress code exists at the site, but said it must comply with Emirati law in its operations.
Krish Dev and Stephanie Sun November 14, 2023

An alleged dress code at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus has confused and frustrated students, who feel they were not properly informed of conduct expectations at the site. The university...

A side by side photo of N.Y.U.’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. On the left half of the photo junior and guard Zay Freeney shoots a basket in N.Y.U. men’s basketball season opener against Manhattanville College. On the right side of the photo graduate student and guard Megan Bauman tries to find an opening to shoot the basketball in the team’s game against Johns Hopkins University.

NYU men’s and women’s basketball debut at Paulson Center

The Violets have started the season strong, winning four out of their five games at the new Manhattan building.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 13, 2023

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U., and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored with a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: Marvel trivia night, meditation at Central Park and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 6 - 12.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 5, 2023

Wegmans exterior with a line of Citi Bikes in front of a red fencing.

Wegmans at Astor Place brings a taste of suburbia to NYU

Students weigh in on the popular supermarket chain’s first Manhattan location.
Krish Dev and Mikaylah Du November 2, 2023

Trader Joe’s no longer holds a monopoly over NYU students' grocery lists, thanks to Wegmans which opened its first Manhattan location at Astor Place on Oct. 18. Sophomore...

A collage of four illustrations of books titled Acts of Service, Couplets, everything I know about parties, dates, friends, jobs, life, love, and Stay True.

Books beyond Bobst: A novel in verse, a Pulitzer-winning memoir and more

Books beyond Bobst is a monthly book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Stay True: A Memoir” by Hua Hsu  — Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor In his personal essay for The New Yorker, “My Dad and Kurt Cobain,” Hua Hsu discusses his experience...

An illustration of a purple and orange megaphone that reads ‘STAFF RANTS’ in green letters. There are purple and green lines coming out of the megaphone. The background is black.

Staff Rants: Spooky season

Our staff shares their thoughts on Halloween.

On still having class Molly Koch — Opinion Editor It’s simple, wear your halloween costume to class.    On trick-or-treating — or the lack thereof Krish Dev —...

Adidas Ultraboosts standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Election in Argentina, moon mission in China, week of silence in Australia

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor October 27, 2023

In Argentina, top two candidates prepare for run-off election Last Sunday, Argentina held the first round of its presidential election, with no candidates having been able to...

A crowd of people holding up signs while marching through Washington Square Park.

Students and faculty walk out, demand NYU cut ties with Israel

On-campus student and faculty groups participated in a pro-Palestinian walkout at Washington Square Park on Wednesday, calling for NYU to end its operations in Israel.
Krish Dev and Luke McCrory October 26, 2023

Hundreds of students and faculty gathered in Washington Square Park Wednesday afternoon as part of a nationwide pro-Palestinian walkout, calling for the United States to stop military...

The remnants of a poster showing the Israeli hostages who are missing stuck on a pillar in N.Y.U’s Stern School of Business. Behind the pillar is a white and purple N.Y.U. flag hanging on a building.

Students caught tearing down Israeli hostage posters may face disciplinary action

Recordings and pictures of the students taking down the posters quickly circulated throughout social media, which revealed the students’ names and their information to millions.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor October 23, 2023

Two students who were caught tearing down posters of Israeli hostages outside the Stern School of Business last week may face disciplinary action from NYU, according to the university.  Photos...

A protester holds a cardboard sign reading Faculty for Justice in Palestine above a crowd in a park.

Faculty form group in support of Palestinian students at protest

A group of professors at NYU said they are forming a group to support Palestinian students at a Tuesday pro-Palestine protest in Washington Square Park.
Adrianna Nehme and Krish Dev October 19, 2023

Professors at NYU announced that they would start a chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine at the university amid hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters at Washington Square...

An interviewer holding a microphone is asking four panelists a question on a stage. The panel is named “Clocking Out: From Cubicles to Content.”

Photo: Making a career out of cooking at the first annual FoodieCon in New York

Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor October 19, 2023

(Krish Dev for WSN)

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U., and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored with a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: Mills’ inauguration, pumpkin painting and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 16-22.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor October 15, 2023

A crowd stands and applauds a speaker during the memorial held for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Hundreds gather at Triangle Fire Memorial unveiling

The newly installed memorial honors the lives of over 100 workers who lost their lives in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
Hope Pisoni and Krish Dev October 12, 2023

Hundreds of labor organizers, students and faculty gathered outside NYU’s Brown Building Wednesday morning to see the unveiling of a memorial for the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist...

Adidas Ultraboosts standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: New government in Spain, school phone ban in the UK, bedbug panic in France

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor October 6, 2023

In Spain, left-wing leader asked to form government Spain’s King Felipe VI asked acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez to form a new government following an inconclusive general...

An illustration of a black megaphone that reads ‘STAFF RANTS’ in white letters. There are black and white lines coming out of the megaphone. The background is red.

Staff Rants: School-life balance

As the semester starts to kick in, the WSN staff shares their experiences with balancing — or at least trying to balance — their academic and social lives.

On self-care Molly Koch — Opinion Editor Between going to class and working 20 hours a week, I never have time for myself. I have to pick and choose my battles between doing...

A map of the United States that uses the color red to indicate the anti-Asian bias by state. The darker a state, the more implicit bias there is against Asian Americans.

Photo: NYU researchers measure anti-Asian bias across the country

September 29, 2023

A study led by NYU Silver School of Social Work shows that Republican-majority and swing states carry more anti-Asian bias. (Graphic by Krish Dev)

Adidas Ultraboosts standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Asylum laws in Italy, fire ban in Australia, climate activism in Germany

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 22, 2023

In Italy, right-wing government passes laws deterring migrants Amid a surge in seaborne arrivals, the Italian government has approved new laws limiting migration into the country.  Prime...

A pile of Clint Smith’s book “How the Word is Passed” displayed in the N.Y.U. Bookstore. Behind the pile is a board with Smith’s name written on it.

Photo: Author Clint Smith speaks on bestselling book at NYU Reads event

September 20, 2023

Clint Smith’s “How the Word Is Passed” is available at the NYU Bookstore. (Krish Dev for WSN)

A group of about 15 students holding a sign reading “Sunrise Movement N.Y.U.”

Student activists join thousands at March to End Fossil Fuels

Tens of thousands of protesters attended a climate march in Midtown on Sunday, demanding new legislation to combat climate change.
Krish Dev and Mikaylah Du September 19, 2023

NYU students and faculty joined tens of thousands in a midtown Manhattan march on Sept. 17, calling on President Joe Biden to end federal fossil fuel investments and declare a...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U, and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: NYU Reads, a MoMA exhibition and a planetarium visit

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 18-24.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 17, 2023

Customers ordering from the counter in the restaurant Raising Cane’s. The words “One Love” are above the counter.

Raising Cane’s at Astor Place opens after weeks of anticipation

NYU students can now check out the Louisiana chain’s second New York City location.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 14, 2023

Raising Cane’s, a fast-food chain specializing in chicken fingers and a signature sauce, opened its second restaurant in New York City on Sept. 13. Located at 20 Astor Place,...

Four people sit in the first floor of Bobst Library with purple construction wallpaper with the text REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” behind them.

Bobst Library undergoing first floor remodel

Improvements on the building’s first floor — including new furniture, updated lighting and a redesigned study space layout — will be open next month.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev September 13, 2023

The university is remodeling the first floor of Bobst Library to include new furniture, lighting and study spaces by mid-October — marking the library's first ground floor renovation...

A wall covered with purple wallpaper and text saying “REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” above “MID-OCTOBER 2023.”

Photo: Opinion: Bobst’s construction is too disruptive for studying

September 13, 2023

The first floor of Bobst Library. (Krish Dev for WSN)

Nine models stand in a fashion showroom with white walls. They are wearing clothing from the brand thesalting. They are standing on wooden cargo racks placed on the floor across the room.

New York Men’s Day blends modernity with practicality

The New York Men’s Day Spring/Summer 2024 showcase featured collections that tastefully balanced utility and creativity, showing that form and function don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Krish Dev and Kevin Wu September 11, 2023

Three pairs of models stand together in a horizontal line wearing cream, red and murky blue outfits respectively. The models are wearing clothes from CLARA SON.

Photo: WSN at New York Fashion Week

September 15, 2023

CLARA SON, 2023 Collection, New York Men’s Day. (Krish Dev for WSN)

Adidas Ultraboosts standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Gambling in the UAE, women’s soccer coach fired in Spain, ban on misleading meat labels in France

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 8, 2023

In the United Arab Emirates, government announces gambling agency  The UAE recently announced the General Commercial Gaming Regulatory Authority, an agency that could potentially...

An aerial view of the Washington Square Park and the Midtown skyline. Crowds gather around the fountain in the park. The white Washington Square Arch is in the center of the image.

Summer recap: What you missed at NYU over the last few months

Linda Mills’ appointment as university president, the U.S. Supreme Court’s strike down of race-sensitive college admissions and more news you missed from over summer break.

As the new academic year begins, here is some news from around campus you may have missed over the summer break. Linda Mills becomes NYU president Longtime NYU administrator...

NYU president Linda Mills sits on the couch in a set resembling a dorm on the black stage. Two students sit at a bed closer to the front of the stage, whereas Mills is closer to the back. Red and white fairy lights are visible in the background.

Mills kicks off term with first Presidential Welcome

University president Linda Mills joined student performers onstage and addressed the crowd at this semester’s “Presidential Welcome Reality Show.”
Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev August 29, 2023

NYU president Linda Mills greeted thousands of first-year students on Tuesday, during her first-ever Presidential Welcome speech at Radio City Music Hall.  Mills hosted students...

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