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 Max Van Hosen
Platform Converse standing on top of a wooden box under the Washington Square Arch.

Photo: The Soapbox: Eiffel Tower closure in France, maritime improvements in Australia, return of stolen artifacts in Ghana

Feb 23, 2024

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Platform Converse standing on top of a wooden box under the Washington Square Arch.

Photo: The Soapbox: Economic reform in Argentina, sexual misconduct case in Australia, German reparations in Poland

Feb 2, 2024

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

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.

Photo: Staff Rants: New beginnings or old complaints?

Jan 30, 2024

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a pair of legs wearing light blue jeans and teal shoes with white stripes standing on a wooden box with the “W.S.N.” logo on it. In the background are trees and various colorful buildings.

Photo: The Soapbox: New finance minister in Ghana, EV subsidy cuts in France, prime minister acquittal in the Czech Republic

Feb 16, 2024

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Brown shoes standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

Photo: The Soapbox: Immigration policy across Europe

Dec 8, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

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

Photo: The Soapbox: Smoking ban in France, new economy minister in Argentina, environmental conservation in Spain

Dec 1, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a pair of legs wearing light blue jeans and teal shoes with white stripes stands on a wooden box with the “W.S.N.” logo on it. In the background are trees and various colorful buildings.

Photo: The Soapbox: Presidential primary in Ghana, climate protest in London, diplomacy between Australia and China

Nov 10, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

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.

Photo: Staff Rants: Spooky season

Oct 27, 2023

(Max Van Hosen for WSN)

Black sneakers standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

Photo: The Soapbox: Agriculture in Europe

Feb 9, 2024

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Max Van Hosen for WSN)

An illustration of a person wearing a green shirt and a blue backpack standing in front of a giant red wall with a sign that says “Office Hours M-F 5 to 8 p.m.”

Photo: Conquer your office hours anxiety with these 4 tips

Oct 5, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a Dr. Scholl’s Cushioning Insole placed in front of a background of pink-and-purple-colored waves.

Photo: Fall flats that won’t cramp your style — or your feet

Oct 3, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

A multimedia piece of an “Only Murders in the Building” poster, a portrait of musician John Maus, a red book cover titled “Berlin” by Bea Setton, a blue book cover for “In The Miso Soup” and a Yeah Yeah Yeahs album cover of a hand cracking open an egg.

Photo: Staff Recs: BOO!

Oct 2, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

This is an illustration that features an open book page with scribbles and hearts drawn on it. To the right, there is one red book titled “The Book of Love,” and a green book on top of it titled, “POEMS.”

Photo: NYU’s creative writing program celebrates love with readings of admirable poems

Oct 2, 2023

NYU’s creative writing program co-sponsored a love poetry reading. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Brown shoes standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

Photo: The Soapbox: Humanitarian crisis in Gaza, health care in the UK, former premier dies in China

Nov 3, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

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.

Photo: Staff Rants: School-life balance

Sep 29, 2023

The WSN staff share their struggles as the semester takes off. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

A colorful illustration of Ryan Cole with lettering below displaying ‘Beyond NYU’

Photo: Beyond NYU: Enhancing sound in film and television

Sep 28, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

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

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

Oct 27, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

A colorful portrait of Lynne Feldman on top of ‘Beyond NYU’ title.

Photo: Beyond NYU: Crafting sound waves and creating communities

Sep 21, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

A pair of platform Converse standing on top of a box under the Washington Square Arch.

Photo: The Soapbox: Economic crisis in Argentina, an explosion in Gaza, food crisis in Ghana

Sep 15, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Max Van Hosen for WSN)

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

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

Sep 8, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration with the title “To Her Credit” layered over a portrait of Kaitlin Culmo and Emily McDermott.

Photo: Beyond NYU: Shining a light on women’s achievements

Sep 7, 2023

Culmo and McDermott’s new book “To Her Credit” highlights overlooked female achievements. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

A collage of a copy of Either slash Or by Elif Batuman, a long playlist of “BELEZA PULA” by Masayoshi Takanaka and various black vinyls lay against a purple background.

Photo: Staff Recs: How to romanticize the start of a new term

Sep 5, 2023

From upbeat songs to novels about academia, this list will prepare you for the upcoming school year. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Photo: Your Love-Hate Relationship with Bobst

Aug 4, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of an aerial view of Washington Square Park overlaid with texts that read Welcome Home! and N.Y.U.

Photo: Welcome Home, Class of 2027

Aug 4, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a building with a glass exterior with green plants growing. There are two pots of green plants drawn next to the building, all against a green background. The building is N.Y.U.’s Paulson Center.

Photo: Sad in the Paulson Center? There’s a solution.

May 4, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a smartphone with an alarm going off that reads “Alarm. Snooze,” a pair of wired headphones and a N.Y.U. shuttle that is titled “Route W” against a purple background.

Photo: What I learned during my first year at NYU

Apr 28, 2023

(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a green plant in a brown pot against a purple background. The plant has sharp teeth inside a red mouth.

Photo: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ star returns to off-Broadway revival

Apr 5, 2023

“Little Shop of Horrors” is back on Off-Broadway. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a player wearing a New York Rangers’ jersey with blue, red, and white accents and the text “Rangers” written across the jersey.

Photo: The Rangers pry elite talent out of the West 

Feb 15, 2023

Vladimir Tarasenko is the New York Rangers’ latest player acquisition.(Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of a phone displaying the text “Spotify 2.0.2.2. Wrapped” against a background with green and pink wave patterns. The phone stands against a solid purple background.

Photo: Spotify Wrapped: The limitations of listening 

Dec 9, 2022

Spotify Wrapped lists a listener’s top artists, albums and songs. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Against a purple background, a reel of film with the yellow text “IS THIS BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU !?!?” imprinted on it.

Photo: Review: ‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?’ reappraises Black filmmaking

Nov 14, 2022

Elvis Mitchell’s documentary “Is That Black Enough for You?!?” streams on Netflix. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team logo with rainbow colors are in the background of the logo.

Photo: 5 bold predictions for the Brooklyn Nets this season

Oct 14, 2022

All eyes are on the Brooklyn Nets this NBA season. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of the logo of the New York Rangers N.H.L. team on a hockey puck against a blue and white background.

Photo: 5 early season predictions for the New York Rangers

Oct 7, 2022

What will the future hold for the New York Rangers? (illustration by Max Van Hosen)

An illustration of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team logo with rainbow colors are in the background of the logo.

Photo: The roller coaster ride of the Brooklyn Nets

Sep 28, 2022

The Brooklyn Nets have spent the last three years dealing with unexpected departures and injuries. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Illustration of a player wearing the Texas Rangers’ jersey with blue, red, and white accents and text “RANGERS” written across the jersey.

Photo: Excitement grows as the Rangers enter training camp

Sep 23, 2022

The New York Rangers are on a seemingly steady track to dominance after a flukey postseason. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

Illustration of baseball player Aaron Judge in a New York Yankees jersey, eye black and cap with a background of blue stripes.

Photo: All Rise for Aaron Judge as he chases Yankees’ home run record

Sep 23, 2022

Aaron Judge, arguably the face of the Yankees franchise, is not getting as much recognition as he deserves. (Illustration by Max Van Hosen)

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