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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An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter tries a different sound in ‘L’accouchement’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Zach Bryan, Daisy Jones & The Six and more.

“L’accouchement” by Thomas Bangalter Holden Lay, Staff Writer Daft Punk alum Thomas Bangalter’s sprawling new single, “L’accouchement,” is about as far from...

Large skeletons on stilts walking through a crowd of people. The skeletons have articles of clothing and drawings on them.

Village Halloween Parade returns to New York City

Creatively costumed party-goers from all over the city came together to showcase their Halloween spirit at the 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa Nov 1, 2022

Dressed in costumes ranging from the Statue of Liberty to the inflatable tubes that often populate car washes, thousands of people celebrated Halloween at New York’s 49th...

Two feminine-presenting robotic figures pose against a light blue background.

Review: ‘Klara and the Sun’ examines humanity through the eyes of a machine

Kazuo Ishiguro's eighth novel explores individuality and human complexity through the unique perspective of Klara, an artificially-intelligent robot.
Rylee La Testa, Staff Writer Oct 4, 2022

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Klara and the Sun,” the NYU Reads selection for the class of 2026, centers Klara — a curious and observant robot companion built to cure children...

Three men and two women sit on a stage with red drapes in the background while the man in the middle speaks using a microphone.

Search for Hamilton successor sparks little student enthusiasm

A committee that was assembled to find NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s successor has begun hosting hearing sessions to collect input from the university community, but has seen little student involvement so far.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa Sep 21, 2022

A Presidential Search Committee, formed after current university President Andrew Hamilton announced in April that he would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, is...

A lanternfly is seen in a door sill surrounded by other dead lanternflies.

Invasive lanternflies have arrived in Washington Square

The invasive insects, which have been spotted by students across the city, spread easily and can be harmful to trees and other wildlife. New Yorkers have been instructed to crush them.
Rylee La Testa, Contributing Writer Sep 15, 2022

Spotted lanternflies, an invasive species that has multiplied across New York City, are putting many of the city’s plants at risk. The insects have been spotted in parks near...

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