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

All content by Yaprak Ugurses
A main player in the transition to remote learning is video conferencing on Zoom. Students reflect on the change, including a new lack of equipment and issues with time zones. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Classes Without a Campus: The Transition to Online Learning

From classes in pajamas to 13-hour time differences, the transition to online learning hasn’t been easy for all of us.
Yaprak Ugurses, Contributing Writer April 14, 2020

Professors, like us, are much more casual on Zoom, teaching from their houses in cozy sweaters, mugs in hand and, of course, accompanied unexpectedly by family members and pets....

Matcha Lattes - wonder for health or well-designed marketing scam? (Photo by Stefanie Chan)

Superfood or Super Fake?

Are your matcha latte and customized acai bowl saving you from cancer or turning manufacturers into multi-billionaires?
Yaprak Ugurses, Contributing Writer January 29, 2020

Wellness blogs, gourmet grocery stores and health food cafes are abundant with so-called superfoods. Goji berries allegedly protect your body from cancer as well as relieve symptoms...

Instagram is planning to remove the likes feature, preventing influencers from seeing how many likes their photos and videos receive. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Student Influencers React to Instagram’s New Like-Hiding Policy

From full-time influencers to everyday users, students are optimistic about Instagram’s decision to hide likes.
Yaprak Ugurses, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

Instagram was changed forever on Nov. 14 when the company decided to hide the amount of likes a user gets on their post. Now, the number of likes can only be viewed by the owner...

Moving zombie decorations from Six Flags Fright Fest, a great place to enjoy your Halloween with spooky-theme rides and haunted mazes. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

You Worry About Your Costume — We Handled Your To-Do List

Here are all the best activities you’ll want to check out this Halloween— you’re welcome!
Yaprak Ugurses, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

Halloween: a time for dressing up, indulging in more than a few handfuls of sweets and celebrating spooky season with friends. However, if you find Halloween parties to be the...

Brent McKeever, Stern first-year, a reputable photographer who photographs for brandy melville & celebrities. (Via Instagram)

Not Only a Photographer, But a Friend to the Stars

How Brent McKeever is turning a hobby into a full-fledged career.
Yaprak Ugurses, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

What do star-studded parties, breath-taking portraits and partially nude models have in common? They are just some of Stern first-year Brent McKeever’s manifold subjects in his...

From cowboy boots to simple designer clothes, NYU students reflect on trends they have had enough of. (Staff Illustration by Min Ji Kim)

Students Dish on Tired Trends

Break up with your wardrobe, I’m bored.
Yaprak Ugurses, Staff Writer September 13, 2019

A blue-haired bohemian sophomore, a first-year clothed head-to-toe in black and a girl wearing a mini neon dress in perfect harmony with the color of her hair weave through the...