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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 Rebecca Choi
Stern freshman Nicole Dao receives the ball at the ECAC Championship. (Via NYU Athletics)

Women’s Volleyball Crowned ECAC Champs Again

Last weekend, the women’s volleyball team won the 2019 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III title for the second year in a row.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

For the second year in a row, women’s volleyball captured the ECAC Division III Championship. The tournament took place in Scranton, PA at Marywood University from Nov. 16 to...

George Chen spars against an opponent. Chen performed Koryeo at the second level of competition for black belt poomsae, winning bronze. (Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Taekwondo at NYU Welcomes All

The club taekwondo team at NYU welcomes fighters of all levels and aims to teach its newcomers about the respectful values of the sport as well as the techniques.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

It’s 9:30 p.m. on a Thursday in late October at Palladium Athletic Facility and the NYU taekwondo team is hard at work. The team begins with group stretches in their dobok, or...

The NYU fencing team has enjoyed a successful season so far. (Via NYU Athletics)

Fencing Team Holds Its Own Against Ivy League Opponents

As NYU’s only Division I sport, the fencing team competes against high-caliber opponents while also having representatives on the international level.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

Most people only think about fencing every four years during the summer Olympics. However, at NYU there are 60 students that partake in the sport, competing across the country...

A look inside the Varsity Performance Center — Palladium’s exclusive gym for NYU athletes. (Photo by Julia Saliba)

Athletic Trainers Serve as Bridge for Student-Athletes

A small team of five athletic trainers is responsible for the health and safety of over 850 NYU student-athletes.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer October 15, 2019

On the lowest floor of Palladium Athletic Facility, a small, unassuming room operates as a hub for NYU student-athletes. Sandwiched between a conference room and the Varsity Performance...

NYU Mens Water Polo team practice. (Photo by Alex Tran)

Finding Community Through Water Polo

The men’s water polo team has maintained success throughout the years by promoting an environment of inclusivity and fun.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

The NYU men’s water polo team is one of the most successful club teams at NYU, making consistent appearances at Division I and Division III NCAA competitions. Unlike varsity...

Senior Gretchen Kincaid hits the ball over the net during a game against Wheaton (via NYU Athletics).

Women’s Volleyball Starts Off Season With Exciting Wins

With 10 wins and just one loss this season, the Violets have come out of the gate strong in their quest to qualify for the NCAA tournament.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer September 16, 2019

Fresh off of its 2018 ECAC Championship win, the women’s volleyball team established itself as a force to be reckoned with and entered this season with a chip on its shoulder. Starting...

Oliver Kleban forces his way around the opposing goalkeeper before scoring in the final minute of a 2018 game against Brandeis University. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Sophomore Soccer Star Shares His Insight on Success

Stern sophomore Oliver Kleban was a force in his first season on the men’s soccer team, leading the team in goals and assists. This year, he hopes to have a similar impact on the field and become a leader in the locker room as well.
Rebecca Choi, Staff Writer September 9, 2019

With just 16 seconds left on the clock in extra-time against Brandeis University on Nov. 3, 2018, Stern then-first-year Oliver Kleban scored a last-gasp goal that led the Violets...