New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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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

A girl has black headphones around her neck. The headphones have red and white vinyl paint designs on them.

Tuning in to students’ headphones: A fashion trend and college essential

Have you heard? Headphones have become a fashion statement at NYU. Here’s how students have harmonized their love for music, fashion and self-expression.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Whether it’s to concentrate on assignments, liven up their walks to class or just enjoy a new release, students are always listening to music, and NYU students are no different....

A man in a dark blue striped suit with a checkered tie facing forward with his arms crossed. Behind him is a wall with multiple tall windows.

Top lawyer named next chair of NYU board of trustees

Acclaimed lawyer, NYU alum and trustee Evan Chesler — who recently represented Elon Musk — will replace William Berkley as chair of NYU’s board of trustees at the end of his term in August.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah January 31, 2023

NYU’s board of trustees announced on Monday that it had chosen a new chairperson to succeed William Berkley. Evan Chesler, who has been a member of the board since 2006, will...

Icons of (left to right) Microsoft Word, Google Docs and Apple Pages against a light purple background. The small crown and a number one badge are attached to the Google Docs icon.

Off-Third: We live in a Google Docs world — it’s time to start acting like it

Google Docs is superior. It’s time to abandon the other options.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

It drives me absolutely insane when people don’t choose the best option. It’s even more insane when the best option is the easiest and the cheapest. I understand — and understand...

Locket, which debuted on Dec. 30 of last year, is an app exclusively for iOS users that has since been well received. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Turning your home screen into your feed with the Locket app

With pictures that show up directly on the home screen from your nearest and dearest, Locket redefines intimacy and privacy.
Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer February 17, 2022

Locket, the app that went viral on TikTok in the beginning of January, now ranks among the top free apps on the Apple app store. It works by using the iOS widget feature — by...

The lights of the Apple Store illuminate 5th Avenue. The trillion-dollar company is being sued by an NYU Langone Cardiologist. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU Cardiologist Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement

NYU cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel is suing Apple for incorporating his patented irregular heartbeat detection technology into the Apple Watch.
Yi Yang, Contributing Writer February 13, 2020

Dr. Joseph Wiesel — an NYU Langone cardiologist — is suing Apple, claiming that the Apple Watch uses technology that he patented. Wiesel’s invention notifies users when...

Staff Rants and Raves: Apple

Staff Rants and Raves: Apple

Whether you associate “apple” with the fruit or the corporation, our staff has some strong opinions.

Rants On Getting Scammed By Melanie Pineda, Editor-At-Large I remember exactly where I was when I learned my iPhone 6 was due for an upgrade. It was a warm Monday in August....

Fresh, ripe apples may be a hard find in the city, so check out these apple-picking locations if you’re looking for a fun fall activity. (Via Pixabay)

Sweet Escape: The Best Places to Pick Apples Near New York City

Take a short trip from the city’s hustle and bustle to pick some delicious farm-fresh apples.
Cloris Yang, Contributing Writer October 15, 2019

Overwhelmed during midterm season? Take a break from your stresses and indulge in a relaxing Northeastern pastime: picking your own apples. Here are four good farms near New York...

NYU students use a variety of texting techniques to express themselves.(Tatiana Perez)

The Five Main Types of Texters

What your texting style says about you.
Maria Olloqui, Contributing Writer March 26, 2019

Texting is undoubtedly the comfort zone of communication. Being able to hide behind screens plan out messages allows for crafted conversations with perfectly timed jokes and thought-out...

Your Apple Laptop Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Your Apple Laptop Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Read one columnist's take on how we, as consumers, can stand up to tech giants.
Diya Jain, Columnist March 12, 2019

Can’t manage classes without the simple, easy-to-use interface of your sleek, stylish Mac? Need the Apple Music app to listen to Cardi B’s latest banger? Don’t feel like...

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Billie Eilish’s ‘bury a friend’ Is a Terrifying Ode to Personal Demons

The rising pop star confronts unsettling themes with her latest single.
Michael Muth, Staff Writer February 15, 2019

Billie Eilish is about as close to an overnight sensation as one can hope for within the music world. After her first single in 2016, “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish, 17, put out her...

Apple’s Biggest iPhone Is the Biggest Disappointment Yet

Apple’s Biggest iPhone Is the Biggest Disappointment Yet

Murat, Barlas September 23, 2018
A writer reflects on why the latest Apple announcement regarding the iPhone Xs and and the iPhone Xs Max lacked the aura of wonder and excitement that some of their previous product launches possessed.
The New Tech that Could Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault

The New Tech that Could Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault

Faith Marnecheck, Staff Writer May 2, 2018
Callisto is an app aiming to decrease sexual assault in college campuses.