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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

Mikaylah Du

Mikaylah Du, Illustration Editor

Mikaylah Du is a first-year studying Media, Culture, and Communication. She's a fine art nerd and one of the few people that actually likes writing essays. Follow her art account on Instagram @mikaylahdoodles to see her post once in a blue moon.

All content by Mikaylah Du
An illustration of a white book cover with colorful squares and a person putting socks on. “GOOD MATERIAL” and “DOLLY ALDERTON” are written in the colorful squares.

Photo: Review: Dolly Alderton’s ‘Good Material’ turns heartbreak into comedy

Feb 21, 2024

“Good Material” by Dolly Alderton (Illustration by Mikaylah Du)

An illustration on a purple background of a crest with multiple shades of blue, with the words “FULBRIGHT TOP 8 PRODUCER” and “2023-2024” on it.

Photo: NYU ranks No. 8 for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Feb 15, 2024

(Illustration by Mikaylah Du)

An illustration of a scientist in a white robe pouring liquids out of a glass flask. In front of the scientist is a shelf filled with laboratory equipments.

‘Punching above its weight’: NYU’s research revolution

The university’s growing focus on research has spurred significant spending increases, but has also led to better support for everyone from faculty to undergraduates.
Mikaylah Du, Illustration Editor Feb 11, 2024

An illustration of a laptop and a mug on a purple background. On the laptop is an image of a woman and a man eating noodles with chopsticks.

Photo: Off the Radar: Ramen, ambition and love in ‘Tampopo’

Jan 26, 2024

“Tampopo” is available through NYU’s streaming partners. (Illustration by Mikaylah Du)

The finance bro: An illustration of a man with brown hair wearing a black suit, white shirt and a blue tie standing in front of a red background. The Tisch girl: An illustration of a girl with red hair wearing a light blue shirt, a pair of dark blue trousers and a pair of white shoes laughs in front of a bright pink background. The Gallatin student: An illustration of a girl with dark blue hair wearing a light blue shirt, a pink vest, a long light purple skirt and a pair of dark blue shoes standing in front of a gray background. The film bro: An illustration of a man wearing a red hat, a white shirt with a dark brown jacket, a pair of dark blue trousers and a pair of brown shoes holding up a peace sign in front of a light green background. The It girl: An illustration of a girl with brown hair wearing a light pink hoodie, a pair of light pink sweatpants and a pair of dark brown shoes holding a green cup.

Photo: 5 students you're sure to run into this semester

Jan 24, 2024

(Illustration by Mikaylah Du)

A graphic of the first two pages of the university’s 2021 tax returns on a purple background.

New bill could cost NYU over $100 million in annual tax cuts

NYU and Columbia University stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of annual tax cuts if a bill recently proposed by New York state legislators is passed.

Legislation recently proposed by state lawmakers could change the way NYU pays its taxes, stripping it of long-standing privileges that have allowed it to save over $100 million...

An illustration of red hands putting yellow pasta into a gray bowl filled with red.

Photo: Kimjang: paying homage to my halmeoni

Dec 12, 2023

(Illustration by Mikaylah Du)

An illustration of a woman with dark hair kneeling on the ground. She is wearing brown and looking down. The background is blue.

Photo: Review: Dove Cameron’s ‘Alchemical: Volume 1’ and the relationship between love and change

Dec 8, 2023

“Alchemical: Volume I” features tracks like “Sand” and “Boyfriend”. (Illustration by Mikaylah Du)

A collage of pictures of two men. The man on the left is wearing an olive-colored shirt and black blazer. The man on the left is wearing a blue gingham shirt with a gray blazer.

22 NYU professors named among world’s most cited researchers

The researchers included in Clarivate’s 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list came from fields such as economics, medicine and engineering.
Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2023

Twenty-two NYU professors were in the first percentile for the number of citations received in their fields over the past decade, according to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers...

Wegmans exterior with a line of Citi Bikes in front of a red fencing.

Wegmans at Astor Place brings a taste of suburbia to NYU

Students weigh in on the popular supermarket chain’s first Manhattan location.
Krish Dev and Mikaylah Du Nov 2, 2023

Trader Joe’s no longer holds a monopoly over NYU students' grocery lists, thanks to Wegmans which opened its first Manhattan location at Astor Place on Oct. 18. Sophomore...

A person dressed as Jason Voorhees from the movie “Friday the 13th” holds up a prop knife in one hand and reaches out to the camera with their other hand.

New York Comic Con: An ode to pop-culture enthusiasts and cosplayers alike

This past weekend, the Javits Center showcased the vibrancy and creativity that New York Comic Con inspires.
Mikaylah Du, Contributing Writer Oct 17, 2023

A group of about 15 students holding a sign reading “Sunrise Movement N.Y.U.”

Student activists join thousands at March to End Fossil Fuels

Tens of thousands of protesters attended a climate march in Midtown on Sunday, demanding new legislation to combat climate change.
Krish Dev and Mikaylah Du Sep 19, 2023

NYU students and faculty joined tens of thousands in a midtown Manhattan march on Sept. 17, calling on President Joe Biden to end federal fossil fuel investments and declare a...

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