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Noah Friend

Noah Friend, Satire Editor

Noah Friend is a senior majoring in Film & Television with minors in Politics and Business of Entertainment. He has extensive experience in creating comedy as director of the NYU variety sketch team "Friends with Dads," a former writer for the Black Sheep NYU and as a writer for Washington Square News. Noah has interned at numerous comedy shows in New York including "The Late Show," "The Tonight Show," and "Late Night." Noah loves to create meaningful content that can bring joy to people's day. You can follow him on Instagram or Twitter @noah__friend, or see some of his work at his website doyounoahfriend.com.

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May 8, 2020

During Noah’s time at WSN, he wrote numerous satirical articles including “NYU Announces Permanent Transition to Online University.” Email Noah Friend at [email protected]

Since the university-wide transition to online learning, NYU administration has decided to stay on the remote course. Improving on the example of University of Phoenix, classes will remain on Zoom in the Fall 2020 term and beyond. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: NYU Announces Permanent Transition to Online University

After adjusting to remote learning, NYU has announced it will move to be a permanent online university.
Apr 1, 2020

NYU has recently announced that it will be following the lead of online institutions like the University of Phoenix and will become a strictly online university, starting in fall...

Off-Third: Tisch Dean Sends Video of Herself Dancing to ‘Sicko Mode’ to Student Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Off-Third: Tisch Dean Sends Video of Herself Dancing to ‘Sicko Mode’ to Student Diagnosed with Coronavirus

You thought her video dancing to “Losing My Religion” was tone-deaf, but wait until you see her latest video.
Mar 31, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, university administrators have come under fire for their response to student’s pleas for help. However, one administrator in particular...

The NYU administration is most definitely suffering with us during this trying time. Surprisingly, a student finds out that the real estate company the student paid for an education does not prioritize their students’ wellbeing. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: CAS Junior Shocked Real Estate Company Doesn’t Actually Care About Tenants

One student was shocked that the real estate company that he paid to educate him doesn’t actually care about his well-being.
Mar 24, 2020

When CAS junior Brock Louis decided to attend New York University, he quickly became aware that the main interest of the institution was real estate rather than education. But...

As the coronavirus surge reaches NYC, many are wondering what the SHC will do in the situation that a student contracts the disease. It appears that not much will change. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: SHC Announces Three-Week Wait Time for Coronavirus Treatment

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Student Health Center assured students that their concerns can wait.
Mar 10, 2020

Amid heightened anxieties surrounding the impending novel coronavirus outbreak in New York City, many schools have taken precautionary measures. Late Sunday night, university President...

Staff Rants and Raves: Food

Staff Rants and Raves: Food

From under-portioned grains to juice cleanses, our staff has a lot of strong feelings about food.
Mar 5, 2020

Rants On Lack of Grains Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor How come whenever I go to any establishment that sells make your own bowls, the server gives the person in front...

New York Citys own resident groundhog Alwayscrying Alex of Washington Square Park forecasts more depressing winter days. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: Groundhog Sees Shadow, Predicting Six More Weeks of Depression

The groundhog forecasted that seasonal depression will continue until spring.
Feb 4, 2020

Punxsutawney Phil was not the only forecasting groundhog to make a prediction this past Sunday — New York City has a groundhog of its own. On Monday morning, a lesser known but...

Maybe the spring semester will be better. (Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Off-Third: “Maybe the Second Semester Will Be Better!” Says Woefully Naive First-Year

She thought the first semester was hard, but she was hopeful for a better spring. She was woefully misguided.
Jan 28, 2020

As the winter break comes to a close, students everywhere prepare to return to campuses across the nation. This includes NYU first-year Casey James, a CAS history major who made...

Rudy Guiliani is a revered NYU alumni. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: Happy Alumni Weekend from Rudy Giuliani

New York City’s former mayor may be famous for his public outbursts and unprofessionalism in his career as a lawyer, but few know that he learned this at NYU.
Oct 30, 2019

Happy Alumni Weekend from Off-Third, WSN’s satire section. Try not to take us too seriously. A soaking wet, three-week-old copy of the New York Post; two bags of unsalted...

The Red Flag Law Doesn’t Do Enough

The Red Flag Law Doesn’t Do Enough

Despite being hailed as a progressive achievement, New York State’s new gun control law isn’t enough to stop gun violence.
Sep 2, 2019

This past weekend, a new gun control law, which has been named the Red Flag Bill, was put into effect in New York State. The law allows for teachers, family members or the police...

HUMOR: Wearing Hat Backward Has Direct Correlation to Coolness, Study Shows

HUMOR: Wearing Hat Backward Has Direct Correlation to Coolness, Study Shows

Feb 5, 2018
Studies show that cool people wear their hats backward.
Traumatized trash can cant take it anymore

HUMOR: Overflowing Dorm Trash Can Unable to Hold On Much Longer

Oct 31, 2017
The pint of ice cream was what did it.