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

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

Washington Square News

All content by Linsey Liao

Nighttime noodles, a midnight delicacy

Whisk up a bowl of bubbling delight with tomato and eggs in under 30 minutes to celebrate National Noodle Month.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

In traditional Chinese culture, noodles represent longevity and happiness. In my family, noodles are the go-to dish for anyone craving a quick, steaming hot bowl of happiness....

A group of models stand in a semi-circle formation wearing black and red outfits. One model walks from the circle into the middle of the room. Above him is a large, round light fixture hanging from the ceiling.

NYMD: New and old brands alike reimagine the future of menswear

During New York Men’s Day, labels explored new definitions of menswear and gender-neutral clothing, breaking conventions with bold colors and audacious designs.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

The thrift party returns at 2023’s first Manhattan Vintage Show

Linsey Liao, Jennifer Ren and Jen Lee February 7, 2023

The Manhattan Vintage Show is the largest collection of vintage vendors in New York City. Its first show of 2023, on Feb. 3 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, featured over 90 dealers...

A female wearing a black down coat and carrying a tablet in her left hand speaks to a group of people in Chinatown. She is wearing a microphone on her ear.

Small-business renewal program rekindles Chinatown spirit

To bring Chinatown businesses affected by the pandemic back to the forefront, the Mott Street Girls held a walking tour that featured recipients of Citizens Bank’s Renewal Fund.
Linsey Liao and Qianshan Weng December 15, 2022

On a cold winter day in Manhattan’s Chinatown, a group congregated at the New China Hair Salon — a colorful, well-kept store nestled at Doyers Street. This was the starting...

A physical installment of a cup of light milk boba tea with orange bobas.

The art of milk tea literacy

A guide to bobanatomy, so your milk tea orders can be informed and elegant.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

If you’ve ever walked into a boba or bubble tea cafe and felt completely bewildered by the overflowing menu plastered on the wall, you’re not alone. As students living in a...

The bar area of the restaurant “Soothr.” In the background is a lit neon sign in orange that reads “SOOTHR.” On the counter tops and in the cabinets are bottles of liquor.

Thai food to Soothr your heart and soul

As the leaves yellow, get cozy with New York City’s most authentic Thai street food.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

New York City has officially made its transition to fall, with the yellowing leaves of Washington Square Park and the endless cycle of daytime drizzle. Now is the time to enjoy...

Nine pairs of shoes of varying styles displayed inside nine paper cases hung against a red background.

Stepping into FIT’s new shoe exhibit

FIT’s new shoe exhibit asks “Shoe are you?”
Sabrina Lee and Linsey Liao October 21, 2022

It’s often said that in order to understand someone, you need to walk a mile in their shoes. The role of those shoes beyond everyday life becomes clear in the Fashion Institute...

A riverside view of Manhattan at night. There is two-way traffic on a crowded highway with high rises in the background.

Nightlife in the city: How to have fun when you’re under 21

A list of legal and booze-free activities to enhance your evening for our young ones.
Linsey Liao, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

Living in New York City seems like quite the dream — until you realize the inconvenience of still being labeled underage by the law. Most conventional nightlife activities in...

A group of models walk down the runway, one in a green dress, one in a black-and-white dress, one in a black dress and one in a red dress.

Pamella Roland celebrates two decades of shimmering success

Empowering women with princess silhouettes and ostrich feathers, Pamella Roland comes home to timeless classics.
Linsey Liao, Contributing Writer September 14, 2022

In the heart of Hudson Square, Pamella Roland launched her Spring/Summer 2023 collection.  A full two decades have passed since the designer debuted her first collection...