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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 Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel
Multiple students sit at long tables working on their computers. To the right is a long window facing Washington Square Park.

Photo: Opinion: Dear NYU, upperclassmen are students too

Sep 5, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: Sustainability at NYU

With 2040 Now, NYU is spotlighting its many initiatives targeted at improving the university's sustainability. Here’s what students think.
Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel Apr 29, 2023

The exterior of the Tenement Museum entrance. The museum gift shop is visible through the windows.

Photo: The best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Mar 9, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A student walks through the N.Y.U Bookstore entrance.

Photo: Off-Third: “Anti-NYU” merch line now available at bookstore

Mar 3, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

The outside of N.Y.U.s Palladium residence hall, with two N.Y.U. flags and two N.Y.U. torches on the side of the building. A car is parked in front and people walk past.

Photo: Students find dorm living more expensive than apartments, despite added costs

Feb 27, 2023

The rising costs of off-campus housing has placed students in a precarious situation. (Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

The exterior of N.Y.U.s University Hall, with a purple banner. People gather outside and an M.T.A bus is pictured on the street in front of the building.

Photo: Ranked: Dorm Hookup Spots

Feb 26, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A person holds ube ice cream with coconut flakes and mochi in a “Soft Swerve” cup in front of an ice cream sign.

Photo: Here’s the scoop on the best ice cream in NYC

Feb 20, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A photo of a classroom that is full of unoccupied chairs.

Photo: Opinion: Lectures are a thing of the past

Feb 17, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A student dressed in a black t-shirt and black checkered sweatpants does laundry in the Coral Tower residence hall laundry room. The laundry room consists of two rows of white washers and dryers.

Photo: Opinion: Include laundry in the cost of tuition, please

Feb 14, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

Several items strewn across a white sheet including a green journal with a leather cover, a gray laptop, a book titled “Jazz” by Toni Morrison, two bookmarks, a pair of white earphones, two pairs of glasses, a small bottle of hand sanitizer, several coins, nine pens, a container of lip gloss, a brown leather wallet, and a brown leather tote bag.

Photo: NYU, what’s in your tote?

Jan 26, 2023

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A photo of a man wearing a security uniform, walking down the lobby stairs of the Kimmel Center for University Life. Two Christmas wreaths hang on the walls symmetrically next to the stairs.

NYU, Population: You

Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel, Staff Photographer Jan 25, 2023
WSN photographer captures empty NYU buildings over the January term
Two silver M.T.A. Metrocard vending machines with red, yellow, blue and green panels sit against a white-tiled wall.

Photo: Opinion: New York, don’t get rid of the MetroCard

Dec 6, 2022

A Metrocard vending machine located at the Third Avenue station of the New York City Subway. (Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

The front entrance of a single-story Morton Williams supermarket. Above the entrance is black awning with the text “THE FRESH MARKETPLACE.”

Photo: ‘Save our supermarket’: Morton Williams shoppers skeptical of NYU promises

Nov 11, 2022

A Morton Williams supermarket located at the intersection between LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street. (Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A woman stands behind the counter making a dish at Taco Mahal. Various drinks are on display in the window.

Photo: The best cheap eats near NYU

Oct 25, 2022

(Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

The north-facing study room on the eighth floor of the Bobst Library. Rows of tables and chairs are lined up against floor-to-ceiling windows. On each table are lamps.

Photo: Opinion: Bring the old Bobst 8th floor back

Oct 25, 2022

Students working in the north-facing study room on the 8th floor of the Bobst Library. (Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel for WSN)

A dorm room with a girl laying down in the lower bunk bed. Another girl sits at an adjacent desk, wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and pink headphones. The girl at the desk is looking at her computer screen.

Low-cost housing doesn’t mean low-quality living

A photographer captures how residents in lower-cost housing turn their small rooms into cozy homes.
Natalia Kempthorne-Curiel, Contributing Photographer Oct 19, 2022

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