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

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Sabrina Lee, Identity & Equity Editor

Sabrina Lee is a senior majoring in Journalism and Public Policy. Born and raised in Singapore, she is interested in evaluating questions of culture, identity and community in our changing world. Outside of work and school, she’s building Pinterest boards, cooking meals to replicate tastes from home, or perched on her fire escape.

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A white-and-blue cup of hot chocolate with cocoa powder in it. It is on a wooden table and on the cup it reads, “happy holidays” and maman.

Staff Recs: Holiday drink orders

From cozy lattes to spiced wine, here are WSN’s recommendations of drinks near campus that will get you into the holiday spirit.

With how cold it is outside, a festive drink is the perfect pick-me-up to keep you toasty. While sitting in class or walking along West Fourth Street, students almost always have...

A person in a black coat holds out a pulled pork sandwich on a white paper plate.

A jolly journey eating through the wondrous Bryant Park Winter Village

The Culture Desk brings you their recommendations on the best eats that you can’t miss on your next trip to Bryant Park.

When it comes to holiday markets, Bryant Park Winter Village is a must. There’s ice skating, a decorative tree, stands selling knickknacks you’ve never even heard of, and perhaps...

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Staff Rants: Holiday Overload

It's the end of the term, which means it's the holiday season! WSN staff shares their thoughts about it — the good and the bad, but mostly the bad.

On giving gifts Krish Dev — Deputy News Editor  Whenever I have to buy gifts for the holidays, I feel like I am walking on a tightrope — it’s a delicate balance between...

There is a man sitting on a bench in a park. He is wearing a brown jacket and faded white pants.

Breeding entrepreneurship at NYU: Wesley Breed’s streetwear universe

Wesley Breed, Gallatin student and TikTok creator, has become an Asian streetwear pundit in NYU’s fierce fashion and social media scene.
Sabrina Lee, Identity & Equity Editor November 6, 2023

A group of people sitting in a circle in the middle of a conference room with a wooden floor and wall. The display on the wall shows an online conference call.

NYU to resume merit scholarships for MLK program after outcry

The university announced that it will resume merit-based scholarships for students in its flagship MLK Scholars program, following years of criticism from students.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer April 14, 2023

NYU will reinstate merit scholarships for all students in its Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars honors program, nearly two years after it decided to discontinue merit-based aid...

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Consent is Queer

Students, professors, sex educators and essayists rethink and explain why it might be helpful for us all to follow the lead of queer notions of sexual consent.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer February 26, 2023

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More than a trend, knitwear is a mindset

Knitwear brands Rivers McCall and Spicie show that personalization, sustainability and mindfulness form the fabric of the medium.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer November 16, 2022

Knitwear’s resurgence is closely related to fashion's tumultuous dialogue with sustainability. Produced by hand, made to last and one-of-a-kind, these intricate webs of yarn,...

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Beatmatch: The new dating app that will make your heart skip a beat

It’s time to look past mere surface-level attraction using Beatmatch’s music preferences as a conversational common ground.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer October 21, 2022

Dating app fatigue is real — we swipe through people as fast as we shop online. Only during late-night lonely hours do we find ourselves craving the artificial connections and...

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Stepping into FIT’s new shoe exhibit

FIT’s new shoe exhibit asks “Shoe are you?”
Sabrina Lee and Linsey Liao October 21, 2022

It’s often said that in order to understand someone, you need to walk a mile in their shoes. The role of those shoes beyond everyday life becomes clear in the Fashion Institute...