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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

All content by Lily Ritterman-Peña
An illustration of a black car with N.Y.U. Safe Ride logos on the hood and side. On top of the illustration is a smartphone displaying an application called “N.Y.U. Safe Ride.”

Off-Third: NYU Safe Ride adds skateboard service

Students need reliability when it comes to their safety. Who’s more cautious than New York Skaters?
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer May 8, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. It’s almost the end of the semester, which means that everyone’s money is running out, and they’re all going out as much as they can....

A purple flag with the logo of N.Y.U. hangs from a building.

Off-Third: NYU spends entire budget on admitted students weekend

NYU is courting accepted students with the intent of long-term commitment.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer April 20, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. NYU has reportedly spent nearly its entire endowment on Weekend on the Square, the welcome event for the incoming class of 2027, giving them...

Two N.Y.U. security officers standing outside the entrance to N.Y.U.’s Lafayette residence hall with a small police car parked on the street

Off-Third: Students upset that Trump arrest delayed their morning commute 

As history happens outside their windows, students at NYU’s Lafayette Hall just want Trump to move on already.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer April 6, 2023

Over the past few weeks, the residents of Lafayette Hall started to notice that their neighborhood was becoming more restricted. Instead of just the single perpetual police officer...

A student walks through the N.Y.U Bookstore entrance.

Off-Third: “Anti-NYU” merch line now available at bookstore

Save showing your college pride for your hometown. It's not welcome here.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. To prepare for the arrival of the newly accepted class of 2027, NYU is stepping up its merch game with a new line of streetwear that is revolutionizing...

An illustration of four people against a pink background. Three people stand in a circle on the right while pointing and talking about the person walking past wearing a green coat and carrying a New Yorker magazine tote bag.

Off-Third: What to get your catcallers for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and verbal harassment is on the street.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer February 14, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As a single woman in New York City, figuring out what to gift your street harassers can be tricky. There are a lot of things that make...

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