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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 child wearing a green dress and shoes with a purple backpack is walking next to a red brick wall on a brown floor while a hand with pink nails holds a gray cell phone camera that records the childs walk. On the cell phone is a distorted and glitchy image of the child walking. The text Like, Comment, Subscribe appears chalked on the top right corner of the wall.

Opinion: Adults must prioritize the well-being and safety of children over social media’s profitability

The rise of social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok has resulted in the exploitation of children. Parents, companies, schools and the government must act to protect children from this detrimental exposure to the internet.
Sunny Sequeira, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of child exploitation and abuse.  Children are an extremely vulnerable population. Easily impressionable and the targets...

An illustration of a silver and black laptop showcasing a white screen with logos of three focus-based applications appears in front of a baby blue background next to a smartphone. A drawing of a notification pop up is underneath the laptop.

The ultimate guide to apps that help you actually study

Tired of scrolling through TikTok while panicking about an essay due in four hours? These apps will remove temptation and ensure productivity.
Autumn Kaufman, Contributing Writer March 8, 2022

Last Sunday, I was lying down peacefully in bed after watching an episode of “Euphoria” when my classmate DMed me asking if I was prepared for the midterm the next day. My...

Fourplay is a new dating app designed to match duos on double dates. The app’s group focus changes the dynamic of dates. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

I tried Fourplay… and liked it

Like all dating apps in New York City, the women are hot and the men are — well, men.
Anyu Ching, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021

As I sat swiping through the Fourplay app for the first time on a Saturday night, the only thing that ran through my head was Jordan Scott’s infamous “I ain’t ever seen two...

A student prepares to use the Houseparty app on their iPhone. As state governments have asked their residents to stay at home, people have begun to find new ways to connect virtually. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Virtual Hangout Apps for Social Isolation

Missing your friends in quarantine? Try these four apps to keep in touch digitally.
Madison San Miguel, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

It’s a Zoom world, and we’re all just living in it. Now that NYU has transitioned to remote learning, community members are forced to frequent the app as a pseudo-setting for...

Before each level, All You Can ET shows players which treat monsters crave. Its a lingering question as to whether these educational apps will prove popular enough to achieve their academic goal. (Staff Photo by Leo Sheingate)

Professors Create Games to Improve Brain Function

An NYU Steinhardt professor was part of a research effort to create three gaming apps proven to be effective in developing cognitive skills.
Silvia Gui, Contributing Writer February 10, 2020

Three research-based game apps co-programmed by an NYU Steinhardt professor along with professors from the City University of New York and the University of California, Santa Barbara...

A demo of individuals utilizing the ARSL app to translate spoken word into sign language and vice versa.

Students Create App To Translate Sign Language

Darcey Pittman, Staff Writer April 10, 2018
A group of Tandon students developed an Augmented Reality App that can translate sign language into readable text.
These four free apps will help to simplify your life.

Apps to Make Your Life a Breeze

Shivani Agarwal, Contributing Writer March 28, 2018
Here are some apps that will help you organize your life
The app Food For All display partnering restaurants around Washington Square Park.

Protect Your Environment and Wallet With Food for All

Jillian Harrington, Contributing Writer September 11, 2017
The new app Food for All seems to kill two birds with one stone: offering restaurant-quality food at discounted prices while limiting food waste and, in turn, helping the environment.
Closet, Cloth and StyleBook — all outfit-planning apps — give styling tips digitally. Some apps even allow one to choose looks ahead of time and save them for future dates.

Students Say No to Styling Apps

Thomas Chou, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
Are closet organization and styling apps actually useful to NYU students?
Vine’s Death Has Broad Social Consequences

Vine’s Death Has Broad Social Consequences

Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer November 7, 2016
Losing vine means losing a part of what makes us human.
Many NYU students struggle with getting the right balance of sleep, study, and social life. (Photo by Jake Quan)

You’ve Got 99 Problems, Don’t Make Sleep One

Kendall Levison, Features Editor February 2, 2016
Learn how a few quick phone hacks can lead to better sleep all semester long.