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

An illustration of a smartphone with an alarm going off that reads “Alarm. Snooze,” a pair of wired headphones and a N.Y.U. shuttle that is titled “Route W” against a purple background.

What I learned during my first year at NYU

While I haven’t mastered everything during my first nine months at university, these nine tips will help any incoming student ease their first few semesters.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Going to a rigorous college in New York City can be challenging, but I’ve learned certain things that have made the transition easier. College can be fun, academically challenging...

A white board with blue handwritten letters sitting on a desk. The words say “March 31st (today). Please Continue to Wear Masks during your visit. Thank you.”

Students and staff left puzzled by new mask guidelines

After NYU lifted parts of its on-campus mask mandate earlier this week, community members are unsure of where exactly mask wearing is optional or required.
Rachel Cohen and Abby Wilson April 1, 2022

When students arrived at Palladium Athletic Facility’s turnstile on Thursday, March 31, they did not think they would need to wear a mask — some had shown up without them....

All NYU athletic facilities will remain closed until further notice. (Staff Photo by Luca Richman)

A guide to NYU’s spring 2022 reopening policies

As NYU resumes in-person instruction, read about the recommendations and requirements you need to know at the beginning of the spring semester.
Abby Wilson, Deputy News Editor January 24, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was published in January 2022. Guidelines and requirements from NYU may have since changed. NYU students, faculty and staff are set to return to...

NYU’s Quidditch team was looking forward to returning to playing games for the first time since COVID-19 began. However, a new policy from NYU’s Center for Student Life has suspended all in-person activities for performing arts and sports clubs. (Image courtesy of NYU Quidditch)

Performing arts and sports clubs prohibited from holding in-person activities

Students expressed disappointment and frustration after hearing that performing arts and sports clubs — a staple of NYU’s student life offerings — can no longer meet in person.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

NYU’s Quidditch team was looking forward to traveling to games, welcoming new players and heading to Warwick, R.I., for the US Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship...

404 Fitness serves as the popular gym for NYU students. With gyms still closed, students have become more creative with exercise routines during COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

The student experience with exercise during COVID-19

Since NYU gyms are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, students are getting creative with their exercise routines to maintain their physical fitness and mental health.
Sabiq Shahidullah, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

When most gyms were closed, and people were stuck at home, the sedentary lifestyle had never been more prevalent. Since the start of the pandemic, 42% of American adults experienced...

The University Athletics Association voted to cancel the spring 2020 sports season as well as all NYU athletic facilities. (photo via NYU Athletics)

NYU Cancels Athletics for the Spring Season

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidents of the UAA have voted to cancel the rest of the spring sports season.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

On Friday, March 13, in accordance with University President Andrew Hamilton and the other University Athletics Association Presidents, NYU Athletics has officially canceled the...

The Palladium Athletic Facility also offers a wide array of gym equipment for fitness enthusiasts. Though the sport can be time-consuming, bodybuilders have found NYU facilities useful for weightlifting. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Student Bodybuilder Discusses His Fit Lifestyle

In this article, student bodybuilder Ben Jones discusses his passion for working out and all that goes along with it.
Ruhaan Mutsuddi, Staff Writer February 24, 2020

We've all taken a trip to 404 Fitness or Palladium for various reasons, be it a short-lived New Year's resolution or a health kick for your spring break in Cancun. Now, let’s...

Workout area at 404 Fitness. 60% of NYU students surveyed state that they resolve to work out more often in 2018.

404 Athletics: One Year Later

Lorenzo Gazzola, Contributing Writer February 27, 2017
After the Jeremy S. Coles athletic facility closed for the construction of 181 Mercer, 404 Fitness has become popular among students. There have been a few issues since the facility's opening in February 2016, but the community has still reaped its benefits.
Junior Serena Huang works at the Varsity Performance Center in Palladium as a coach’s assistant to boost athletic motivation.

Meet the Girl Training NYU’s Athletes

Rayne Ellis, Contributing Writer October 17, 2016
Serena Huang uses her Olympic weightlifting past to influence her role as a student assistant for NYU Athletics.
Palladium is one of many workout facilities that NYU offers to its students.

Where Are You Working Out at NYU?

Ashley Arnold, Staff Writer September 6, 2016
A preview of the best spots to stay in shape on campus.
404 Fitness has been both positively and negatively received by NYU students.

New Fitness Center at 404 Lafayette Is Actually Not a Disaster

Yeho Hwang, Staff Writer March 7, 2016
The transition from Coles to 404 Fitness has caused a change in students' workout habits.