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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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How moving to New York helped me rethink my relationship with anxiety

I had expected my anxiety to get worse after moving to Manhattan. Instead, my relationship with it got exponentially better. 
Alexa Donovan, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022

I have always been more anxious than the average person. A panicker. A perfectionist. A people pleaser. I overthink, I overshare, I overexert myself.  New York City works better...

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New dean Wendy Suzuki wants to maximize brain power at CAS

In a Q&A with WSN, Wendy Suzuki shares how her passion for neuroscience will impact her new role as dean of NYU’s College of Arts & Science.
Bruna Horvath, Contributing Writer September 19, 2022

Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, started as dean of the College of Arts & Science this month after 24 years as...

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How to make friends as an introvert

When talking to people is tiring, but the fear of missing out can ache more, here’s how to socialize without expending too much energy.
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor September 6, 2022

Trying to put the effort into interpersonal relationships can be draining for many people. If your idea of a fun weekend is wrapping yourself in blankets, putting on some noise...

A study by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing found a correlation between COVID-19, sleep insufficiency and poor mental health among nurses. (Photo by Tony Wu)

Nurses’ insomnia, anxiety linked to pandemic stress

The group offered strategies for nurses to manage stress after exploring how COVID-19 exacerbated sleep deprivation, depression and anxiety among nurses.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

Researchers from a NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing study are calling for immediate action to support nurses during current and future pandemics. The group found increased rates...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: BENEE’s latest single dives into the struggles of anxiety

Read about the most notable singles this week by Conan Gray, Porcupine Tree and more.

This week, Gen Z stars BENEE and Conan Gray are back with new music. For you old souls, fret not, as we also review tracks by Porcupine Tree and John Mayer. The reviews speak for...

The hustle and bustle of New York City is considered part of the NYU experience. NYU Berlin offers a welcome change of pace. (Photo by Hunter Alexis Martin)

Laid back in Berlin: Valuing the present

Students at NYU Berlin enjoy the city’s relaxed pace of life compared to the hustle and bustle of other NYU campuses. Some feel anxious about returning.
Hunter Alexis Martin, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

BERLIN — As “Aquaman” played with English subtitles on the Lufthansa airplane monitor, I reflected on leaving my home country, the United States, for the first time in my...

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How Students with Anxiety Disorders are Adjusting to Quarantine

Students discuss how COVID-19 has affected their mental health and why it is important to pay attention to their mental health during this time.
Caitlin Hsu, Contributing Writer May 11, 2020

During a time when people are being encouraged to stay at home and avoid interaction with others, Tisch first-year Charlie Anderson finds it difficult to avoid giving into their...

Animal Crossing is a Nintendo video game that quickly rose in popularity among quarantined students, including WSN Managing Editor Abby Hofstetter. Abby takes comfort in the gameplay and talks about her experience with the game. (Staff Photo by Abby Hofstetter)

I Lost Control Over My Life. ‘Animal Crossing’ Gave It Back to Me.

Nintendo’s adorable game offers me consistency at a time when consistency is hard to come by.
Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The coronavirus gives me anxiety. I know I’m not alone in that. Specifically, mention of its symptoms and its victims, especially ones I know, sends me into a deep spiral I can’t...

The COVID-19 Productivity Trap

The COVID-19 Productivity Trap

Dealing with a global pandemic is difficult enough without the added pressures of being as productive as possible at home.
Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor April 2, 2020

Since I started social distancing a few weeks ago, I’ve found myself surrounded by tips for how I can maximize this time all over Twitter and Instagram — from people posting...

Students struggle with FOMO, or fear of missing out, especially with the prevalence of social media documenting every part of people’s lives. Culture discusses tips to stay grounded and mindful of staying content with self-care and kindness. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Fear You’re Missing Out? So Does Everyone Else.

Tips for being grateful and content with where you are right now.
Nya Etienne, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

FOMO — the Fear of Missing Out — is defined as a type of anxiousness that arises from feeling excluded or missing out on any event, decision or even person. Simply put, FOMO...

How NYU Can Really Support Mental Health

How NYU Can Really Support Mental Health

Mental health at NYU can’t improve until we realize that the people who need help are actually the ones least likely to ask for it.
Sarah John, Contributing Writer November 18, 2019

For most of my life, I just wanted to be successful. Not necessarily happy — just successful. There’s a history that has led to this result, a series of sad, almost cliche...

Pursue Your Dreams, Not Your Parents’

Pursue Your Dreams, Not Your Parents’

I couldn’t go through four years of college pretending to feel passionate about my parents’ wishes for me.
Chinenye Onyeike, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Before college, I lived to make my parents happy. I allowed them to draw the outline of my professional future and it was my job to color it in. And when the picture drawn didn’t...