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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

Shawn Paik

Shawn Paik, Editor-at-Large

Howdy. Y'all can just call me Uncle Lightnin'. I been shootin' since I was just a boy down in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I shot everything from kids to politicians. I even shot a few small animals in my time. They say I got a shutter fast as lightnin', and that's why they call me Uncle Lightnin'. 'Fore this, I worked as a photo intern for the good ole' Chattanooga Times Free Press, the grand uncle of the New York Times. Ye ever need a good shot, I'm yer guy.

All content by Shawn Paik
The show, presented by NYU’s Student Senator Council, marked the second day of Violet 100: The NYU Spirit Week.

Photo: Chance the Rapper takes on NYU

Feb 25, 2015

The show, presented by NYU’s Student Senator Council, marked the second day of Violet 100: The NYU Spirit Week.

NYU students react to the current economic situation in Greece.

Photo: NYU Reacts: Greek economy

Feb 24, 2015

NYU students react to the current economic situation in Greece.

Wu Ke helps students practice their calligraphy during the Chinese New Year event.

Photo: China House celebrates New Year

Feb 19, 2015

Wu Ke helps students practice their calligraphy during the Chinese New Year event.

Henry Nass sitting in on a pitch meeting at the WSN office on Feb 8.

Photo: The Curious Case of Henry E. Nass

Feb 17, 2015

Henry Nass sitting in on a pitch meeting at the WSN office on Feb 8.

Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2015

Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2015

Shawn Paik, Multimedia Editor Feb 12, 2015
A review of the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2015 collection.
A speaker talks to the crowd of students participating in a vigil for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting.

Photo: Victims of UNC attack honored at vigil

Feb 12, 2015

A speaker talks to the crowd of students participating in a vigil for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting.

Harold Koh, right, spoke with Ryan Goodman on a number of topics including the Forever War and his role in the Obama Administration.

Photo: Students protest law school response

Apr 7, 2015

Harold Koh, right, spoke with Ryan Goodman on a number of topics including the Forever War and his role in the Obama Administration.

Video: Op Ed Live: Humans of New York

Feb 11, 2015

Richard Shu leads a conversation bout the latest humanitarian efforts of the Humans of New York blog. Joined by Annie Cohen and Shawn Paik.

The NYU Hockey team will play its final home game against the University of New Hampshire this Friday, Feb. 13.

Photo: Men’s hockey trounces weekend competition

Feb 10, 2015

The NYU Hockey team will play its final home game against the University of New Hampshire this Friday, Feb. 13.

NYU plans to renovate two towers of Carlyle Court Residence Hall in Spring 2016.

Photo: Carlyle Court Residence Hall to close in spring 2016

Feb 10, 2015

NYU plans to renovate two towers of Carlyle Court Residence Hall in Spring 2016.

Video: Weekly Recap: Feb 9

Feb 9, 2015

TOP STORIES: NYU Secrets Stepping Down: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/02/03/fac... Crowd Funding Tuition: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/02/04/tis... NYU Basketball: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/02/05/bas... https://www.nyunews.com/2015/02/09/wee... WSN...

The Grey Dog on University Place isnt the only dog in the city. You can find the cozy restaurants in Chelsea, Nolita and the West Village.

Photo: NYC eateries with multiple locations offer variety

Feb 3, 2015

The Grey Dog on University Place isn't the only "dog" in the city. You can find the cozy restaurants in Chelsea, Nolita and the West Village.

William Patterson forward Richard Pallai, right, attempts a shootout on NYU goaltender Jack Nebe. Nebe made the stop against Pallai, a former Violet who led NYU in points in 2012-2013.

Photo: Men’s hockey wins over rival William Paterson

Feb 2, 2015

William Patterson forward Richard Pallai, right, attempts a shootout on NYU goaltender Jack Nebe. Nebe made the stop against Pallai, a former Violet who led NYU in points in 2012-2013.

Ariele Elia, assistant curator costumes and textiles at the Museum at FIT, speaks during a discussion at Pless Hall after the opening of Re[intent]ion: Adaption and Subversion of the Wearable.

Photo: Exhibit investigates clothing identities

Jan 29, 2015

Ariele Elia, assistant curator costumes and textiles at the Museum at FIT, speaks during a discussion at Pless Hall after the opening of "Re[intent]ion: Adaption and Subversion...

Tess Woosley is the Opinions Editor at WSN.

Photo: Core Curriculum tech update needed

Jan 26, 2015

Tess Woosley is the Opinions Editor at WSN.

Goaltender Sam Daley walks to the locker room between periods.

Photo: Violets goalie Sam Daley recovering from surgery

Jan 26, 2015

Goaltender Sam Daley walks to the locker room between periods.

Brazilia offers a variety of unique juices.

Photo: Resolution-friendly dining options

Jan 26, 2015

Brazilia offers a variety of unique juices.

Brazilia barista Edgar Gonzalez prepares a latte on Sunday.

Photo: Resolution-friendly dining options

Jan 26, 2015

Brazilia barista Edgar Gonzalez prepares a latte on Sunday.

NYU associate professor Jon Freeman, 28,
was recently named one of Forbes Magazines 30 Under 30 for his brain research.

Photo: Professor recognized for brain research

Jan 26, 2015

NYU associate professor Jon Freeman, 28, was recently named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 for his brain research.

Video: Weekly Recap: December 1-4

Dec 8, 2014

Thank you for a great semester! The Weeks top stories: Rape through the lens of a survivor: https://www.nyunews.com/2014/12/04/rape-through-the-lens-of-a-survivor/ Sexual...

Chains like Pret A Manger will be required to show calorie counts for all their menu items.

Photo: FDA calorie rules to go into effect

Dec 4, 2014

Chains like Pret A Manger will be required to show calorie counts for all their menu items.

Tony Pook, founder of Pook, explains to customers all the different ways to wear the Pookie Toque as he wears a socktopus on his face and a Pook Onesie.

Photo: Best Union Square Holiday Market vendors

Dec 1, 2014

Tony Pook, founder of Pook, explains to customers all the different ways to wear the Pookie Toque as he wears a socktopus on his face and a Pook Onesie.

Laurie Arbeiter protests in Herald Square as a part of the Blackout Black Friday event.

Photo: Protesters attempt to disrupt Black Friday sales

Dec 1, 2014

Laurie Arbeiter protests in Herald Square as a part of the Blackout Black Friday event.

Perez Hilton recalls his time at NYU.

Photo: Hilton opens up on NYU, blogging career, regrets

Nov 24, 2014

Perez Hilton recalls his time at NYU.

Video: [VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Presidential Search

Nov 20, 2014
Emily Bell and Kavish Harjai discuss NYU's Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Trustees. The discussion is moderated by Omar Etman. Video produced by Christian Forte, Sam Bearzi and Shawn Paik.
An oversized coat for a clever costume can be revised for the perfect winter accessory.

Photo: Costumes transform to daily wear

Nov 19, 2014

An oversized coat for a clever costume can be revised for the perfect winter accessory.

Spa treatments can be costly, but cuticle creams can produce the same nourishing  effects at a cheaper cost.

Photo: Prevent nails from winter weather damage

Nov 19, 2014

Spa treatments can be costly, but cuticle creams can produce the same nourishing effects at a cheaper cost.

Alex Greenberger is the Arts Editor at Washington Square News.

Photo: The Arts Issue

Nov 6, 2014

Alex Greenberger is the Arts Editor at Washington Square News.

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