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

All content by Qianshan (Ben) Weng
A person sitting in front of a laptop whose screen is displaying a sexual assault prevention training portal.

Photo: Opinion: NYU’s sexual respect training is inadequate

March 6, 2024

NYU’s sexual respect training "Think About It," required for all students before the start of their first semester. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

The interior of a gallery where a white front desk with a logo saying “GREY ART MUSEUM” printed on it is placed near the entrance. A group of people is looking at photographs and paintings displayed on white walls.

Photo: The Grey Art Museum inaugural exhibition is a nod to a French-American artistic past

Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor March 4, 2024

The “Salon” section. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

A hand holds a phone with the “Discover” menu from the app “Too Good to Go.”

Photo: What’s so good about Too Good To Go?

March 1, 2024

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A red mug and a laptop on a purple background. On the screen, a man wearing a suit is on the phone with white words filling the screen behind him.

Photo: Off the Radar: Suits, swears and ‘Succession’ in ‘The Thick of It’

March 1, 2024

“The Thick of It” is available through NYU’s streaming partners. (Illustration by Qianshan Weng)

A white and purple N.Y.U. flag and a purple banner that says N.Y.U. Steinhardt is placed side by side on a building wall.

Photo: Guest Essay: Steinhardt USG launches food pantry

February 29, 2024

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The interior of a ramen shop, with tables and an open kitchen. A person stands in the kitchen cooking.

Photo: Noodle nirvana: Ramen shops near campus you can’t miss

Aidan Levin, Contributing Writer February 15, 2024

Minca Ramen Factory. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

A person picking up a piece of duck with a pair of chopsticks from a dish that is filled with duck and red and green peppers.

Photo: Hunan Slurp, home to mouthwatering meats and noodle Narnia

Andrea Lui, Dining Editor February 7, 2024

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Photo: Faculty member robbed near Washington Square Park

Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor January 27, 2024

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A hand holding an iPhone with an email from NYU Campus Safety reporting a robbery incident displayed on it placed in front of a purple background.

Photo: Student robbed outside 1 University Place

January 25, 2024

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Six buckets of chocolate chip cookies stacked on a wooden shelf. Behind them is a black sign that says “ULTIMATE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES” in white letters.

Photo: Friendsgiving dorm dinner classics you need this break

Sar Perez, Contributing Writer November 21, 2023

Rotisserie chicken at Westside Market. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

Iconic Magazines has multiple New York City locations. The main location is at 188 Mulberry St. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

Photo: Print is not dead: 5 local magazine shops to support

Karina Rower, Contributing Writer November 20, 2023

Iconic Magazines has multiple New York City locations. The main location is at 188 Mulberry St. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

A woman wearing a purple shirt and light blue jeans stands in front of a food stall, while a staff from N.Y.U. Eats stands behind it. Above the stall is a television screen displaying a menu of Halal food offered at Kimmel Marketplace.

Photo: The best options for halal diners to use up their meal swipes

Maryam Babar, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

The halal section at Kimmel Marketplace is located right next to the pizzeria. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

An N.Y.P.D. police vehicle parks in front of N.Y.Us Bobst Library. An N.Y.U. campus safety vehicle is passing by the N.Y.P.D. vehicle.

Photo: Student detained by police after physical altercation during pro-Israeli sit-in

November 8, 2023

NYPD arrived at Bobst Library after a physical altercation between two students occurred during a pro-Israeli sit-in. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

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Photo: Pumpkin perk-fection: The best pumpkin spice drinks near campus

Jules Hasler, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

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Student and faculty groups held a demonstration in Bobst Library in support of the Palestinian community on campus on the afternoon of Sept. 20. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

Photo: Students and faculty hold sudden pro-Palestine demonstration in Bobst

Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah October 20, 2023

Student and faculty groups held a demonstration in Bobst Library in support of the Palestinian community on campus on the afternoon of Sept. 20. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

Screenshots of two responses from the N.Y.U. S.J.P. to President Mills’ statement on Israel.

Photo: Students call on Mills to publicly address Palestinian deaths in Israel-Hamas conflict

October 16, 2023

Excerpts from the NYU SJP’s two responses to President Mills’ statement. (Graphic by Qianshan Weng)