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

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Illustration of a vinyl record in its sleeve, the album cover is a woman with tattoos in underwear sitting submerged in a body of water.

Review: Lizzy McAlpine’s ‘Older’ is an ode to coming-of-age stories

Lizzy McAlpine’s “Older” is the musical equivalent of being an anxious 20-year-old.
Lena Olson, Contributing Writer April 15, 2024

In her third studio album, “Older,” American singer-songwriter Lizzy McAlpine expertly crafted a hauntingly raw collection of 14 songs — each describing the passage of time,...

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How to deal with reverse culture shock

When you finally head home after your semester abroad, it can feel difficult to adjust again. Here’s what may surprise you when you return to the States.
Lena Olson, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Before leaving to go abroad, it feels like everyone is concerned with preparing you for the culture shock, but a whole semester of immersion does wonders for acclimation. Returning...

The Berlin Cathedral exterior lit up with sunshine. The television tower Berliner Fernsehturm is in the background.

What NYU doesn’t tell you: Berlin

If you are studying at NYU Berlin, here are the most important tips for navigating life in the city.
Lena Olson, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

“What NYU doesn’t tell you” is a series started by the Abroad desk meant to share advice on the ins and outs of the cities where NYU students study abroad. Berlin is a...

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