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

All content by Valerie Stepanova
Valerie Stepanova, CAS junior, tries on clothes at the NYU bookstore. Her goal is to create an entire outfit (minus the shoes) that is stylish, unobnoxious, and decently priced. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

I Tried to Put Together an Outfit With NYU Bookstore Gear

There are some hidden gems in the men’s section.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer May 2, 2019

Like any other college, NYU’s bookstore sells plenty of clothing that proudly professes in purple your association with the school to any passerby. And for a school not...

Poosh is a new beauty, lifestyle and e-commerce website launched by Kourtney Kardashian on April 2. (via Instagram)

Is Poosh the New Goop?

Students don’t have high hopes for the new lifestyle website created by Kourtney Kardashian.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer April 25, 2019

It’s difficult to deny the Kardashian hustle. There are more family businesses than family members, and Kourtney Kardashian recently unveiled yet another entrepreneurial venture:...

(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

From Annoying Coworkers to Unexpected Dog Sitting, NYU Students Recount Their Worst Internship Experiences

NYU students reveal the harsh realities that sometimes lie behind landing a coveted internship.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer April 16, 2019

Overheard whispers of internships with Goldman Sachs and brands like Dior, Celine and Hermès stir an internal desperation within NYU students who just want a job anywhere —...

Eco Fashion Expo, an organization dedicated to linking sustainability with fashion. (via Facebook.)

NYU Student Joins EFE, a Community of Next-Generation Designers

Eco Fashion Expo brings together students from different colleges to make fashion more sustainable. CAS junior Dena Li is one of them.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer March 28, 2019

Sustainability is the latest trend in the fashion industry. Consumers are being bombarded with a plethora of options available on the market, from a huge variety of vintage and...

(Photo by Justin Park)

Building Your Skincare Routine From Scratch

How to make your skin happy in four simple steps.
Valerie Stepanova, Staff Writer February 28, 2019

As we swim — or sink, rather — in the sea of skincare products available to us, someone who has never deciphered the language of the skincare world might be confused. Where...

Alec Baldwin at the Tisch Gala 2018. (Photo by Veronica Liow)

Celebrity Sightings, as Reported by NYU Students

You’ll never believe this, but I saw Alec Baldwin today.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer February 26, 2019

I met him on a hot summer day in the middle of June. I had just finished my yoga class, and I was floating down the street with my eyes glued to my phone. Suddenly, I was close...