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 Liz Lindain
Front of a bar with a black facade and orange signage that says “PEBBLE BAR.”

Cocktail chronicles: A guide to Midtown bars and nightclubs for every day of the week

Let’s go above 14th Street!
Liz Lindain and Leila Anderson April 24, 2024

By popular demand — literally no one asked — we are back with another rendition of cocktail chronicles, but this time we are going above 14th Street, specifically, to Midtown....

Chloe George in red hair stands against a white background.“BEYOND N.Y.U.” is written in white font in the top-left corner.

Beyond NYU: Singing solo after songwriting for stars

Chloe George began her career writing for major artists like Hayley Kiyoko and Dua Lipa, and now she’s taking to the stage to perform her own songs.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Tisch alum Chloe Gasparini, better known by her stage name Chloe George, began her journey at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music driven by a passion for singing. Since...

A girl gesturing to her white sweatshirt with the words “NEW YORK UNIVERSITY.” There is a stylized logo on the front of the sweatshirt.

I got into NYU! On the second try

Although my journey getting into NYU was filled with uncertainty, I learned that my initial rejection was just redirection.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

When I first applied to NYU in 2019 as a senior in high school, I was rejected. As a 17-year-old who dreamed about attending the university for years, I was crushed. Two years...

An illustration of a laptop on a light purple background displaying nine faces on a screen during an online class.

Class of 2024 reminisces about a pandemic-inflicted college experience

As NYU’s class of 2024 approaches graduation, students reflect on a college experience impacted by Zoom classes and quarantine.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Three years ago, I was a freshly graduated high school student ready to take on the challenges of college. I was excited to move out of my home and into a dorm, have classes in...

A pale green building with flowers has the restaurant name “DANTE” on it. There are white chairs and tables outside.

Cocktail chronicles: A guide to West Village bars and nightclubs for every day of the week

Was this just an excuse for us to go to the West Village and drink? Maybe.
Leila Anderson and Liz Lindain February 21, 2024

Many NYU students typically enjoy exploring the bar scene in the East Village and the Lower East Side, but bar hopping around the West Village is equally intoxicating. Known for...

An aerial view of the lobby of Bobst Library crowded with people both walking and sitting on green and red couches.

Are students happy with the new Bobst renovations?

Bobst Library revealed its renovated lobby last semester. Here is what students have to say about it.
Liz Lindain and Christian Romero January 30, 2024

Unless you avoid Bobst Library like the plague, you probably saw that its first floor underwent renovation this past summer. NYU unveiled its changes to the university community...

A student is standing between giant purple letters that spell out N.Y.U. She is wearing a white and purple N.Y.U. hoodie.

NYU is a dream school for many. Does it live up to the hype?

With the number of applications rising every year for the past 16 years, NYU seems to be many students’ top choice. Here’s how these students feel now that they are Violets.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

With the romanticization of New York City and NYU’s pop culture presence, it is not surprising that the university is a dream school for many. The school’s highly-ranked academic...

A storefront features a large red sign on the window that reads “B.F.C” Behind this there is a grid of autographed Polaroid photos on a wall.

A glimpse into ‘Portroids: A 20 Year Retrospective’

NYU student Rick DeMint showcases his Polaroids at Brooklyn Film Camera in Williamsburg.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

A Portroid is a Polaroid portrait that is autographed by its subject as the photo develops. NYU Langone employee and part-time MBA student Rick DeMint debuted an entire gallery...

A group of students sitting in a music recording studio while listening to two instructors speaking. The room is filled with various music production equipment.

NYU Nashville provides music students with hands-on experience

The university’s January-term course provides music business students with support to achieve their career aspirations.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

Students taking the Nashville: Production and A&R in the Music Industry course in the music business program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development...

A view from the Brooklyn Bridge Park with people exercising on the grass and downtown Manhattan in the background.

Calm amid the chaos: 6 serene city parks to take your stress away

If you need to forget about your never-ending to-do list, here are six parks across the city to check out when you’re in need of a quick refresh.
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

Studying in a busy city like New York can be overstimulating and exhausting, and with finals season upon us, stress runs aplenty. Whenever I find myself overwhelmed, I take refuge...

The exterior of a white food truck covered in menu items and signs that read “ten percent off, N.Y.U. Cash only. Twelve dollar ziti. Fourteen dollar veg lasagna.”

Cheap, off-campus cravings: 5 lunch specials near NYU

If you only have a few minutes between classes to grab a bite, here are five of the best deals near campus. 
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer April 24, 2023

It can be overwhelming to find a quick, affordable place for lunch. There are countless places to eat around NYU, but it can be hard to remember which student discounts apply where....

The storefront of Mercer Street Books and Records. Above the entrance is a green banner with yellow text that reads “Books. Mercer Street Books. 206 Mercer.” Behind the storefront window is a red neon sign that reads “Books.” A shelf full of books is on the sidewalk of Mercer Street.

What Village residents really think about NYU’s Paulson Center

NYU’s mammoth new facility at 181 Mercer St. garnered a warm welcome from its student body. The building’s neighbors are less excited.
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer February 10, 2023

After almost six years of construction, the Paulson Center — NYU’s gigantic new center for academic and student life — opened its doors to students and faculty late last...

The southwest side of Washington Square Park covered in snow. People walk in the park.

Cure your winter blues with these festive holiday spots

Finals are not fun, but this list of winter activities is!
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer December 15, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As temperatures drop and tourists visit to see all the holiday sights, you’re stuck inside trying to get those assignments done. If...

An N.Y.U. flag hangs from the side of a building. The text is white and reads “N.Y.U. The “U” in the banner is faded. The background of the flag is purple.

Why we left NYU: Stories from students who transferred out

Sometimes, this silly purple school isn’t the place you want to spend your college years, and that’s OK.
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

I came to NYU as a transfer student in the fall 2021 semester. Like me, many students dream of attending NYU for its prestigious academic programs and the experience of growing...