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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

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Alcohol-related violations at NYU decreased 13% from 2021 to 2022

Data from NYU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report showed a decline in liquor law violations on campus over the last few years.
Dharma Niles, Contributing Writer October 17, 2023

The Department of Campus Safety’s 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report showed a decrease in disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations at the university, with an...

A person at a concert holds a large sign that reads “Have my kids.” People behind them look surprised.

The 5 golden rules of concert etiquette

Study up on these do’s and don’ts so everyone can have a great time this concert season.
Katherine Manatos, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023

“My friends are right up there.” If I had a nickel for everytime I heard that line at a concert, I’d be rich.  This common refrain is used to prey on people's kindness...

The green spire and marble buttresses of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

The best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

New York City has a rich Irish history, and you should explore it all on St. Patrick’s Day.
Kasey Goldenberg, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

It’s the luck of the Irish that this year’s St. Patty’s Day falls on a Friday. Considering its strong Irish heritage and community, New York City is definitely one of the...

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A hangover remedy guide

We’re not trying to enable you, but here are some ways to help that headache.
The Culture Desk May 4, 2022

A group of people crowd around the entrance of The Grey Dog. Above them is metal scaffolding with a baby blue banner that has the restaurant’s name printed on it.

The best places for bottomless brunch around NYU

Here are our recommendations for the best places to celebrate the weekend with endless drinks and French toast. Have fun getting home.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor March 4, 2022

Bottomless brunch is one of New York City’s late afternoon weekend rituals. Unlimited drinks served with your choice of breakfast or lunch fare after these few LONG weeks of...

Two alcohol bottles and a champagne flute on a granite countertop. On the left, a mostly empty bottle of liqueur. On the right, a half-empty bottle of prosecco with an orange decal. In the center, a champagne flute with a homemade deep red spritz.

Spoil yourself and impress your friends with a refreshing spritz

You can feel like a champagne drinker without breaking the bank by learning to augment sparkling wine with a colorful, flavorful cordial or bitters.
Phoebe Goldman, Contributing Writer February 28, 2022

Every New Year’s Eve, my parents would give me a glass of champagne. I started to like the flavor when I was 17 or 18. Once I was old enough to buy booze myself, I tried...

While gin and tonics primarily consist of a balanced mix of gin and tonic water, they can be spiced up with citrus, syrups and bitter liqueurs. (Photos by Phoebe Goldman)

Neither shaken nor stirred: A foolproof guide to mastering the gin and tonic

The g&t is a classic cocktail — and the perfect drink for a novice bartender.
Phoebe Goldman, Contributing Writer January 25, 2022

I feel obligated to tell you: If you're under 21, read no further. Drinking illegally is a recipe for disaster, and it won't be too long before you're able to comfortably — read:...

Launched in New York City, Bloc Collective is a new brand of canned cocktails Their packaging has QR codes that link consumers to local events. However, the cost of the cocktails may make them inaccessible for college students. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Bloc Collective is cool, but it’s not the next White Claw

The new canned cocktail brand connects consumers to events in their cities through QR codes on the cans. However, Bloc Collective’s impressive taste is likely too pricey for college consumers.
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung December 3, 2021

If you follow our work, you know that we appreciate a good hard seltzer. Bloc Collective is an enthusiastic new kid on the block that delivers quality canned cocktails and a list...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Ranked: Hard seltzers

Because there’s more out there than White Claw.
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung November 8, 2021

We're basically seltzer sommeliers now. Our sports editor hunted down all of these seltzers for us (so shoutout to him), and we did the fun part. They were all roughly the same...

Staff Rants: Drinks

Staff Rants: Drinks

From milk to kombucha — here’s our staff’s hot takes on drinks.

On Black Coffee Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor I love coffee as much as the next person, but I will never understand how anyone can drink it black. Maybe I’m drinking...

Clout Stolen From Third North

Clout Stolen From Third North

Crime Bot, Robot Reporter March 9, 2020

From Feb. 28 to March 8, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, two reports of Criminal Trespass, three reports of Harassment, seven reports...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

This Should Have Never Happened To You

In these video-diaries, three survivors of sexual violence share their stories of experiencing assault and the way it affected their lives.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Lu Limanowski and Claire Feng January 27, 2020

Content warning: the introduction and each video include graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Proceed with caution if you find such content triggering or disturbing. At...