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

Professor Yevgenia Albats and journalist Anne Applebaum converse sitting across a wooden table.

Conspiracy group hijacks NYU-hosted event on war in Ukraine

A pair of protesters interrupted a conversation on the war in Ukraine between Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats and Atlantic staff writer Anne Applebaum on March 2.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

Two protesters from a group associated with fascism and antisemitism crashed an event featuring Polish American writer Anne Applebaum and Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats on...

Models stand on the side of the runway with Nikita Shah.

First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Amid protests prior to the runway, South Asian New York Fashion Week pays homage to South Asian heritage through design.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor September 22, 2022

Pleated cottons, flowy chiffons and lightweight silks — mainstays of South Asian fashion — were carefully draped on models as they got ready to close out the first-ever...

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Letter from the Editor: Why is WSN Coming Back?

Given the number of issues we had, why have we returned to the newspaper?
Alexandria Johnson, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

Dear readers,  After we resigned last fall, it is no surprise that people are wondering why the newspaper has returned. As one of the three deputy managing editors who signed...

An activist group named Extinction Rebellion covered their mouths with black duct-tape and protested outside City Hall Monday morning. They handed out flyers urging climate change action, holding up notebooks with letters that make up “Decarbonize, Democratize, Decolonize.” (Photo by Andrew Califf)

Activists Demand Climate Change Education Reform With Duct-Taped Mouths

Activist group Extinction Rebellion duct-taped their mouths and handed out flyers outside City Hall on Monday morning to urge climate change education.
Andrew Califf, Contributing Writer March 10, 2020

It was up to the discretion of those walking past City Hall on Monday morning to accept or refuse flyers from Extinction Rebellion — a group committed to educating people about...

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Respond to Negative News, Don’t Ignore It

News may be negative, but it’s important we pay attention to the world around us and respond to its problems, not sink into privileged ignorance.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

I recently asked a friend if she’d read an article I had written for WSN and she told me that she doesn’t read the news — it’s too negative, she said, and it always has...

Influential 2018

Influential 2018

Pamela Jew and Sayer Devlin December 6, 2018

On the steps inside the Kimmel Center for University Life, a student activist holds a sign that reads, NYU would rather suspend students than speak to them #TrusteeTownHall.

Frustrated with Setbacks, Student Activists Plan Change in Tactics

Bela Kochkarova, Contributing Writer September 14, 2018
After years of failing to get through to the university, NYU's Student Labor Action Movement is changing its tactics for the 2018-2019 school year.
At a public town hall in April, NYU President Andrew Hamilton denounced the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as against the principles of academic freedom.

Hamilton Denounces BDS, Acknowledges Racism in Stern at Town Hall

Mack DeGeurin, Sakshi Venkatraman and Alex Domb April 20, 2018
Tensions ran high at a town hall between President Hamilton and students as a large cohort of student activists criticized the administration.
Groups of protesters rally at the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 people died.

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Alanna Bayarin, News Editor March 25, 2015
On the 104th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, labor rights activists staged a rally outside the Silver Center.
Gerardo Porteny Backal talks about the HeForShe movement in GCASL on Monday.

HeForShe promotes gender equality

Lexi Faunce, Contributing Writer March 3, 2015
Male and female NYU students gathered to stand up against the inequalities faced by women worldwide.

Trial of Occupy protester approaches

February 18, 2014
Cecily McMillan, a New School graduate student, was arrested in 2012 for assaulting a police officer.