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

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In the warmly-lit dining hall in the Paulson Center, a line of students wait next to the cashier counter. Seven plates of neatly-arranged fruits are placed on a white table.

Cafe 181 & Crave NYU cook up crowds at the Paulson Center

The new cafe and innovative dining hall offer caffeine and conceptual cuisine.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer February 28, 2023

In recent years, NYU has seriously upped its dining hall game. A revamp of Upstein last year introduced two new concepts — a vegan stall and an international food stall. NYU...

A Victorian couch sits on top of a pile of trash in the 49th Street subway station.

Find your new favorite piece with the help of Stooping NYC

Almost every NYU student has heard of stooping to get free furniture. Here’s the story of how the popular Instagram account @StoopingNYC came to be.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer November 21, 2022

Stooping NYC’s Instagram page is a staple for every New Yorker, especially college students. The account, run by an anonymous married couple, has been using the platform to help...

A line of people stand waiting to take COVID-19 tests on a road near a gate. Workers in full personal protective equipment can be seen monitoring the line and administering the tests.

‘I need to get out’: NYU Shanghai lockdown leaves students struggling in dorms

Since the city of Shanghai's government lockdown began on March 28, students have been forced to quarantine in the dorms, take classes online and participate in daily testing.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

On March 13, NYU Shanghai first-year Raghav Dembla received an email from David Pe, the dean of students at the campus, informing him that students and faculty would be unable...

A front view of the Ukrainian restaurant Veselka. The restaurant has a small dark red and yellow awning with its name printed on it. In front of the restaurant there are trees without branches in pots painted with the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag.

Veselka, the heart of Ukrainian solidarity in New York

The Ukrainian restaurant has been at the center of local support for Ukraine, fighting against the Russian invasion with what they have: food and community.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer April 14, 2022

As soon as you enter the little restaurant on the corner of Ninth Street and Second Avenue, a kind staff and warmly lit space welcome you. The constant lively chatter from numerous...

A portrait collage of Bohao Liu and Fiqah Rahman. On the left, Raham stands against a teal background wearing a blush pink shirt with her hair in an updo. On the left, Liu stands against a gray brick background wearing a sleeve t-shirt and black rounded glasses.

2 NYU alumni nominated for student filmmaking awards

"Eagles Rest in Liangshan" by Bohao Liu and "Finding Freedom" by Fiqah Rahman are in the running for a Television Academy Foundation student-produced television award.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Bohao Liu and Fiqah Rahman, alumni of NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, have been nominated for the Television Academy Foundation's 41st College Television Awards....