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

Washington Square News

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Susan Behrends Valenzuela, Editor-at-Large

Susan Behrends Valenzuela is a senior studying studio art at Steinhardt and minoring in Media, Culture, and Communication. She is passionate about the intersection of art and media, and is particularly fond of zines and small magazines. When she's not working or making art, she can be found co-running an art zine with her friend, rollerskating, sewing, baking or scrolling through Instagram.

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An illustration of a purple computer and a green background. On the top left of the computer screen, in purple text, are the words “NYU Albert.” At center, the words “New and Improved Course Search,” and under this, “but this time it’s only core classes.” Under this centered title, there is a green button with white text reading “Search.”

Photo: Off-Third: Keep the core classes, get rid of majors

Mar 31, 2022

Majors inhibit a well-rounded academic experience that is essential to all human beings. NYU should do away with concentrating in a field of study. (Staff Illustration by Susan...

An illustration of a woman hunched over on a motorbike. She is wearing an all red outfit and a black helmet. Behind her, on either side of the bike, stand four other female figures.

Photo: Review: Rosalía’s ‘MOTOMAMI’ is a feminist manifesto

Mar 30, 2022

“MOTOMAMI” is the third and latest studio album by Spanish singer-songwriter ​​Rosalía. The album is acclaimed for its avant-garde and experimental expression of femininity....

An illustrated portrait of Robert Patison’s Batman. The illustration is close up on his face and he is wearing heavy black under eye makeup.

Photo: The inescapable campiness of ‘The Batman’

Mar 30, 2022

As a revamp of classic superhero movies or as a gritty crime drama, “The Batman” has failed to live up to critics’ standards, instead devolving into the realm of campiness....

An illustration of three Oscar awards, with one placed further in front of the other two to create a triangle.

Photo: This year’s Oscars hit different

Mar 29, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards aired live on Sunday, March 27, marking a historic rebound in viewership with a 30% increase from the previous year. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends...

An illustration of a man leaning against a cherry-red car. A woman sits in the driver’s seat. On the top left of the illustration are the words “Drive My Car” in a red cursive font.

Photo: Review: ‘Drive My Car’ is a winding and delicate rumination on loss and love

Mar 28, 2022

The Oscar-nominated “Drive My Car,” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, was adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami. The film is available to stream on HBO Max. (Staff Illustration...

An illustration of seven clocks against a pale yellow background. Each clock is set to a different time.

Photo: Editorial: Make daylight saving time permanent

Mar 28, 2022

The Sunshine Protection Act would make daylight savings time permanent. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration with a coral background of a calendar opened to a page of the month of March. Under the months name, it reads “Women’s History Month” in blue letters.

Photo: Opinion: NYU’s Women’s History Month isn’t enough

Mar 29, 2022

March has been designated as Women’s History Month since 1981. However, it undermines the importance of gender equality throughout the rest of the year. (Staff Illustration by...

An illustration with a purple background, featuring three Instagram posts with two women in swimsuits, and another one wearing a strapless dress and pink sunglasses.

Photo: Editor’s Note: What purpose do letters to the editor serve?

Mar 26, 2022

Beauty standards are heavily dependent on cultural context. People’s insecurities may extend far beyond themselves as they question how they are representing their culture. (Staff...

An illustration of a man standing in a dimly lit, well-furnished living room. On the left is a coffee table with three beer bottles resting on it. On the right, a pink floral couch faces the table.

Photo: Review: ‘All My Friends Hate Me’ is cringe comedy and psychological horror at its most uncomfortable

Mar 23, 2022

“All My Friends Hate Me” is a British horror and comedy film directed by Andrew Gaynord. The film adopts an unconventional approach to explore themes of social anxiety. (Staff...

An illustration of a woman shielding her face with her hand to hide her acne. She has long brown hair and is wearing a teal t-shirt.

Photo: Off-Third: The cosmetic case for mask mandates

Mar 9, 2022

Although Columbia will be lifting its mask mandate on March 14, NYU needs to maintain the mask policy to keep its students’ judgmental facial expressions and stress-induced acne...

An illustration of a silver and black laptop showcasing a white screen with logos of three focus-based applications appears in front of a baby blue background next to a smartphone. A drawing of a notification pop up is underneath the laptop.

Photo: Editor’s Note: Spring break reads

Mar 12, 2022

Productivity applications and notifications help students remain focused and make progress when they use electronic devices. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of students sitting in a colloquium room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the NYU torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “‘NYU SGA.”

Photo: CAS junior Ron Hall selected as next NYU student gov’t chair

Apr 11, 2022

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An illustration of a hand holding a martini glass filled with an orange liquid. The arm is wrapped in a pink sleeve with a pearl detail around the wrist. Next to the arm in a red rose and an empty vase.

Photo: Review: ‘Happy Hour’ by Marlowe Granados is a triumph for the literary party girl

Mar 7, 2022

Marlowe Granados’s “Happy Hour” follows friends Isa and Gala as the young women pursue a hedonistic lifestyle in New York City. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of a black car with an NYU Safe Ride logo on the hood and side.

Photo: Opinion: NYU’s Safe Ride service needs reform

Mar 3, 2022

Safe Ride is available for free to students. NYU has partnered with Via to provide the service, and students must enter a discount code on the Via app to enable the feature. (Staff...

An illustration of the TikTok icon and a 10-minute timer.

Photo: Opinion: A 10-minute video is a damn TEDTok — and an ideal venue for misinformation

Mar 2, 2022

TikTok has recently announced plans to extend the maximum video duration to 10 minutes. The platform captures the short attention span of the modern audience, but can also become...

An illustration of David Copperfield.

Photo: An interview with David Copperfield

Mar 7, 2022

David Seth Kotkin, known popularly by his stage name David Copperfield, has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years with his magic performances and illusions. (Staff Illustration...

An illustration of Jennifer Lopez holding a $100 bill. Wearing a light blue shirt and small gold hoop earrings, she stands in front of a rose-colored background.

Photo: ‘Marry Me’ is a Where’s Waldo of soulless product placement

Feb 28, 2022

Jennifer Lopez and Owen WIlson star in the new rom-com “Marry Me.” The movie premiered on Feb. 11 and is currently in theaters. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of Daft Punk wearing sparkling black suits in front of a blue ombre background. The figure on the left wears a golden helmet covering his entire head and the figure on the right wears a silver helmet.

Photo: Daft Punk: Robot rock for the world

Feb 28, 2022

French DJ duo Daft Punk, who announced their retirement last year, recently remastered and re-released their debut studio album, “Homework,” on the 25th anniversary of its...

An illustration of a wooden box. A pair of legs with gray pants and white sneakers stands on top of the box. The box reads “WSN.” On the bottom left there is a Ukrainian flag and on the top right, a Russian flag.

Photo: The Soapbox: Civilians evacuate Ukraine, protests erupt in Russia

Feb 25, 2022

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of characters from famous romantic comedies. On the right, the couple from “Crazy Rich Asians” shares a kiss. In the middle, Lara Jean Covey from “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” On the right, Jenna from “13 Going on 30” hangs off a street light pole.

Photo: Romantic comedies deserve to make a much-awaited comeback

Feb 24, 2022

It’s time for romantic comedies to make a proper comeback. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of two identical women wearing purple dresses and black boots with flowing black hair coiled around their bodies. They stand in front of a solid yellow background.

Photo: We should be excited that spoken word is reinventing literature

Feb 23, 2022

Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s work and spoken-word poetry and performance techniques in general make literature more accessible. (Staff illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

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Photo: I used to be an RA. Here’s why I quit.

Feb 18, 2022

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Photo: Here's why I chose to live in...

Feb 18, 2022

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Locket, which debuted on Dec. 30 of last year, is an app exclusively for iOS users that has since been well received. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Turning your home screen into your feed with the Locket app

Feb 17, 2022

Locket, which debuted on Dec. 30 of last year, is an app exclusively for iOS users that has since been well received. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

A cultural shift towards niche and alternative fashion styles has popularized thrifting among NYU students. Over-thrifting has caused the once eco-friendly industry to become more profit-driven and environmentally harmful. (Staff illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Off-Third: Is the NYU student’s quest for individuality the next pandemic?

Feb 17, 2022

A cultural shift towards niche and alternative fashion styles has popularized thrifting among NYU students. Over-thrifting has caused the once eco-friendly industry to become more...

Don’t let the cold weather ruin your skin — read our recommendations for primers, cleansers, toners and more. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Skincare products to help you beat winter chills

Feb 14, 2022

Don’t let the cold weather ruin your skin — read our recommendations for primers, cleansers, toners and more. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

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Photo: The case for the <3 emoticon

Feb 14, 2022

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WoodSpoon is a food delivery app offering home-cooked meals. It has slowly gained popularity since its founding in 2019. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: WoodSpoon: The delivery app connecting customers and chefs

Feb 11, 2022

WoodSpoon is a food delivery app offering home-cooked meals. It has slowly gained popularity since its founding in 2019. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Opinion: The country needs a pro-democracy movement. It can start with you.

Feb 8, 2022

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Japanese American singer-songwriter Mitski released her latest album, “Laurel Hell,” on Friday. (Photo by Ebru Yildiz, Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Review: On ‘Laurel Hell,' Mitski blooms

Feb 4, 2022

Japanese American singer-songwriter Mitski released her latest album, “Laurel Hell,” on Friday. (Photo by Ebru Yildiz, Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

NYU students celebrate Lunar New Year despite the pandemic and classes. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Just another day: Lunar New Year at NYU

Feb 1, 2022

NYU students celebrate Lunar New Year despite the pandemic and classes. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

To reduce the schools carbon footprint, NYU should go paperless by default. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Opinion: NYU should go paperless

Jan 31, 2022

To reduce the school's carbon footprint, NYU should go paperless by default. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of a wooden box in a park. A pair of legs with blue jeans and black Converse sneakers stands on top of the box. The box reads “WSN.”

Photo: The Soapbox: Burkina Faso, Storm Ana, Tonga

Jan 28, 2022

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of hand turning a page of a print edition of WSN. The image on the front page is a smaller version of that illustration, suggesting infinite recursion.

Photo: Letter from the editor: On transition

Jan 24, 2022

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

Photo: What to do this week: Free ice skating, NYU Club Fest, student film festival

Jan 29, 2023

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and around New York City. (Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

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Photo: After the quiet melancholy

Jan 24, 2022

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: The Soapbox: Journalism under attack

Dec 10, 2021

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Hovey Burgess is a former circus performer and recently retired NYU circus arts professor. Although he has retired, his life has been anything but boring. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: A former NYU circus professor’s lifelong juggling act

Nov 8, 2021

Hovey Burgess is a former circus performer and recently retired NYU circus arts professor. Although he has retired, his life has been anything but boring. (Staff Illustration by...

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: The Soapbox: COP26 climate summit edition

Nov 5, 2021

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The D’Amelio Show offers a look into the everyday life of the internet-famous DAmelio family. Following the lives of teenage influencers Charli and Dixie, it explores the challenges their fame brings. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Review: ‘The D’Amelio Show’ is a surprisingly humble look at TikTok’s most famous family

Sep 27, 2021

The D’Amelio Show offers a look into the everyday life of the internet-famous D'Amelio family. Following the lives of teenage influencers Charli and Dixie, it explores the challenges...

A year after releasing her album “Chromatica,” Lady Gaga has impressed fans with 14 new remixes of songs. “Dawn of Chromatica” succeeds in breathing new life into each song. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Review: ‘Dawn of Chromatica’ will invigorate you

Sep 20, 2021

A year after releasing her album “Chromatica,” Lady Gaga has impressed fans with 14 new remixes of songs. “Dawn of Chromatica” succeeds in breathing new life into each...

An illustration of a wooden box in a park. A pair of legs with blue jeans and black Converse sneakers stands on top of the box. The box reads “WSN.”

Photo: The Soapbox: French pension reform, drought in Spain, migration in Italy

Apr 21, 2023

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Singer-songwriter Lorde released her latest album Solar Power on June 10. The album, her first in four years, reflects her progression into a new phase of her artistic journey. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Review: Forget Lorde, 'Solar Power' is Ella’s album

Aug 30, 2021

Singer-songwriter Lorde released her latest album Solar Power on June 10. The album, her first in four years, reflects her progression into a new phase of her artistic journey....

A graduating NYU senior muses on her experience with personal growth. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Milestones

May 7, 2021

A graduating NYU senior muses on her experience with personal growth. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

“Six Moral Tales,” a series of films directed by Eric Rohmer, aim to dismantle the male ego and morality in order to reveal basic behavioral patterns. Eric Rohmers films are currently available to stream via Kanopy and Criterion Channel. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Itch on the Edge of Respectability: Deconstructing the Ambiguity of Rohmer’s ‘Six Moral Tales’

May 6, 2021

“Six Moral Tales,” a series of films directed by Eric Rohmer, aim to dismantle the male ego and morality in order to reveal basic behavioral patterns. Eric Rohmer's films are...

Referred to as the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla made Tejano music, a genre from Texas which combined Mexican vocal traditions with Czech and German instrumentals, a popular genre worldwide. April 16 is now marked as National Selena Day in the United States, where her contributions to music and the Latin American community are officially recognized. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Honoring Selena Quintanilla on her 50th Birthday

May 4, 2021

Referred to as the "Queen of Tejano music," Selena Quintanilla made Tejano music, a genre from Texas which combined Mexican vocal traditions with Czech and German instrumentals,...

Raya and the Last Dragon features Disneys newest princess and dragon sidekick based on vaguely Asian cultures. Disneys latest film presents another take on the empowered princess. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’: Disney’s Latest Attempt at the Empowered Princess

Apr 30, 2021

"Raya and the Last Dragon" features Disney's newest princess and dragon sidekick based on vaguely Asian cultures. Disney's latest film presents another take on the empowered princess....

Since the beginning of the pandemic it’s been impossible to watch our favorite artists perform in-person. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts have stepped in to help fill the void until things return to normal. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Must-see Tiny Desk concerts to cure your live music withdrawals

Apr 28, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic it’s been impossible to watch our favorite artists perform in-person. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts have stepped in to help fill the void until...

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.”

Photo: Listen to This: Australian artist Mallrat heads to hyperpop

Feb 10, 2022

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Wim Wenders’ directorial debut, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick,” is finally free to all via the Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival. Based on a novel of the same name by Nobel laureate Peter Handke, this movie is a distinct investigation into a German generation consumed by a condition of aimlessness. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: ‘The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick’ review: A languid look at aimlessness

Apr 22, 2021

Wim Wenders’ directorial debut, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick,” is finally free to all via the Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New...

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who found solo success after his duo Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970. Paul Simon and Bob Dylan have continually been construed as rivals as they both have similar 1960s folk roots. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Paul Simon is no historical footnote

Apr 21, 2021

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who found solo success after his duo Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970. Paul Simon and Bob Dylan have continually been...

Blake Mills and Pino Palladino are two veterans in the pop music industry, from different generations and with different career paths. Nonetheless, their collaboration Notes With Attachments forges an entirely new path. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: The ethereal experience of listening to ‘Notes with Attachments’

Apr 15, 2021

Blake Mills and Pino Palladino are two veterans in the pop music industry, from different generations and with different career paths. Nonetheless, their collaboration "Notes With...

The “Loud&Clear” website was launched as Spotify’s response to protests for a more equitable streaming model. Although a sign of recognition, the company’s plan to respond to public pressure is unclear. (Staff illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: What does Spotify’s ‘Loud & Clear’ offer to artists?

Apr 14, 2021

The “Loud&Clear” website was launched as Spotify’s response to protests for a more equitable streaming model. Although a sign of recognition, the company’s plan to respond...

Kajillionaire is a 2020 comedy-drama film created by writer-director Miranda July. This unconventional heist film follows a young woman named Old Dolio Dyne (Evan Rachel Wood) and her parents as they make their money committing petty crimes. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: My Bloody Valentine rereleases music for streaming with two new albums on the way

Apr 13, 2021

"Kajillionaire" is a 2020 comedy-drama film created by writer-director Miranda July. This unconventional heist film follows a young woman named Old Dolio Dyne (Evan Rachel Wood)...

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Photo: Forgotten dreams come back as inspiration

Apr 12, 2021

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

Performance artists are finding innovative ways to continue connecting with their audiences during the pandemic. Marina Abramović, a New York-based Serbian performance artist, partnered with a file sharing service, WeTransfer, to release a digital work and promote rising performance artists. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Making performance art possible online: Marina Abramović collaborates with WeTransfer

Apr 12, 2021

Performance artists are finding innovative ways to continue connecting with their audiences during the pandemic. Marina Abramović, a New York-based Serbian performance artist,...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Weekly radio roundup: April 3 - 9

Apr 9, 2021

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

“Shiva Baby” is Emma Seligman’s comedy following Danielle (Rachel Sennott) as she navigates a Jewish funeral service with her parents while running into her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend. This film is based on Emma Seligman’s senior thesis short film of the same name which she made while at NYU. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: 'Shiva Baby' embraces the horror of communal gatherings

Apr 7, 2021

“Shiva Baby” is Emma Seligman’s comedy following Danielle (Rachel Sennott) as she navigates a Jewish funeral service with her parents while running into her sugar daddy and...

Aaron Sorkins The Trial of the Chicago 7 waters down the historical events complicated situation. Depicting the 1968 civil rights trials is a challenge that the film did not meet. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ review: A watered-down version of history

Apr 6, 2021

Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" waters down the historical events' complicated situation. Depicting the 1968 civil rights trials is a challenge that the film did not...

Now playing at Lincoln Centers virtual cinema, Demonlover serves as a critique of cyberpolitics. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: ‘Demonlover’ Review: Assayas’ violent, sex-driven commentary on media falls short

Apr 5, 2021

Now playing at Lincoln Center's virtual cinema, "Demonlover" serves as a critique of cyberpolitics. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Weekly Radio Roundup: March 27 — April 2

Apr 2, 2021

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

NYU Marriage Pact ran an algorithm in February. The team aimed to help students make connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: NYU Marriage Pact: Where Are They Now?

Mar 31, 2021

NYU Marriage Pact ran an algorithm in February. The team aimed to help students make connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Weekly radio roundup: March 20 - March 26

Mar 26, 2021

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

A Tale of Springtime” tells the story of Natacha who attempts to match Jeanne up with her father at a party. The film will be available on Film Forum’s virtual cinema starting March 26th. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: ‘Tales of Four Seasons’ review: Romance is always in season as people search for love and connection

Mar 25, 2021

A Tale of Springtime” tells the story of Natacha who attempts to match Jeanne up with her father at a party. The film will be available on Film Forum’s virtual cinema starting...

A first-year NYU student created an anonymous Instagram confessions page, @nyuquarantineconf, during the Fall 2020 semester quarantine. This confessions page has allowed NYU’s Class of 2024 to find a sense of community in an unlikely time. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Behind the scenes of quarantine confessions

Mar 22, 2021

A first-year NYU student created an anonymous Instagram confessions page, @nyuquarantineconf, during the Fall 2020 semester quarantine. This confessions page has allowed NYU’s...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Weekly Radio Roundup: March 12 - March 19

Mar 19, 2021

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Alternative rock quintet, Grouplove, announced the release of their fifth studio album, “This is This.” Made over quarantine, New York/California rockers deliver an album of nostalgia inspired pop rock hits. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Grouplove's surprise fifth album packs a punch

Mar 18, 2021

Alternative rock quintet, Grouplove, announced the release of their fifth studio album, “This is This.” Made over quarantine, New York/California rockers deliver an album of...

Lizzo is a female singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist, who highlights intersectional feminism, fights for the equality of all women, and specifically speaks to women of color. She promotes self-love and lifts up her audiences and encourages them to empower others in their lives. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Celebrating iconic women in music: Lizzo

Mar 16, 2021

Lizzo is a female singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist, who highlights intersectional feminism, fights for the equality of all women, and specifically speaks to women of color....

March is Women’s History Month, and WSNs Arts desk is highlighting inspiring women artists. Amanda Gorman, Janis Joplin, Kelly Reichardt, and SOPHIE are women artists that create, experiment, and innovate inspiring work in their respective fields. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Staff Recs: Women’s History Month

Mar 10, 2021

March is Women’s History Month, and WSN's Arts desk is highlighting inspiring women artists. Amanda Gorman, Janis Joplin, Kelly Reichardt, and SOPHIE are women artists that create,...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Weekly Radio Roundup: March 5 - March 11

Mar 12, 2021

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The third feature by writer-director Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” follows Autumn, a pregnant teenager from Pennsylvania who struggles to find local resources to get an abortion. The film is available for free to NYU students through NYU Stream, as well as HBO Max for those living in dorms. (Staff Illustrated by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" is always gripping

Mar 11, 2021

The third feature by writer-director Eliza Hittman, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” follows Autumn, a pregnant teenager from Pennsylvania who struggles to find local resources...

“Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,” released on Apple TV+, is a music documentary about singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. The documentary showcases both the good and bad moments of Billie Eilishs life and stardom.
(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Billie Eilish’s documentary breaks barriers of pop stardom

Mar 8, 2021

“Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,” released on Apple TV+, is a music documentary about singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. The documentary showcases both the good...

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Photo: Letter from the Editor: Why is WSN Coming Back?

Mar 8, 2021

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