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

Washington Square News

A bowl of rice and Sinigang, a Filipino soup made of fish and vegetables, sit in a bowl on a counter with a mug in the background.

Cooking Your Way Home

A look at how memories and connections with food never leave us.
Sunny Sequeira, Under the Arch Editor October 20, 2022

After NYU sophomore Meghana Kakubal took up baking during the pandemic, she founded Hamsa Cakes, an online baking business. For her desserts, Kakubal blends Indian flavors with popular American baked goods. (Photo by Meghana Kakubal)

Hamsa Cakes: An NYU student’s quarantine baking obsession turned business

CAS sophomore Meghana Kakubal didn’t know how to bake before quarantine. Now, she has a baking business inspired by Indian flavors and art that serves her community and those in need. 
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

You probably remember the baking craze that came with the beginning of quarantine. You might have baked banana bread or a sourdough loaf if you were looking for a challenge. Many...

Participating in some of Tiktok’s viral trends can be one way to spend the quarantine time. After a few DIY activities, there are also a few regrets. (Photo courtesy of Anna Cuciurean-Zapan)

Viral Quarantine Activities I’ve Done and Why I Hate Them

DIY at your own risk.
Anna Cuciurean-Zapan, Contributing Writer April 28, 2020

Like all of us, I’ve been super bored in quarantine, so I tried a few viral DIY trends, but my experiences with them have been less than ideal. With every social media platform...

Amid a pandemic, many who are quarantined have turned to baking bread as a new hobby. Beauty & Style Editor Divya Nelakonda shares her experience trying the new phenomenon. (Staff Photo by Divya Nelakonda)

I Discovered the Joy of Bread Baking in Quarantine

A little yeast goes a long way.
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor April 23, 2020

If I could explain the phenomenon of baking bread during the pandemic, I would. Maybe it has to do with the primitive feeling of kneading a ball of dough. Or perhaps it's the patient...

These treats are made with Tik Tok chef @everydaychiffons recipe for 5-ingredient chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. While its quality is still up for debate, the recipe is undeniably much easier to follow compared with those from Bon Appetit or Food Network. (Photo by Gaby Baldovino)

Hit or Miss: Five Ingredient Cookies from TikTok

Is TikTok the new Bon Appetit?
Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Since the dawn of quarantine, it seems that every single person on the internet who has never picked up a pan in their entire life is posting pictures of a loaf of banana bread...

One student had to finish all the food in her refrigerator before leaving New York. While some had to abandon their de-stressing trips, others spent time dealing with stocked up groceries. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

How Students Are Spending Their Spring Break In Quarantine

From booking last-minute plane tickets to baking vegan cakes, NYU students are adapting to an unusual and uniquely stressful spring break
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor March 23, 2020

With the announcement a week prior to spring break that NYU's Washington Square Park campus would begin remote classes due to the continuous rise of coronavirus cases in New York...

WSN Staff share their favorite methods of self-care - sleep being one of them.

Staff Recs: Best Self-Care Strategies

WSN Staff November 11, 2016
In a week that has seen more drama than perhaps all of this tumultuous calendar year, WSN offers up our best ways to care for ourselves.

Stop Being Basic With Your Avocados

Katie Armstrong, Contributing Writer September 28, 2016
Everyone’s favorite superfood right now is avocado. While there is nothing wrong with good ol’ guac or avocado toast, it is time to get creative.

6 Ways to Avoid Braving the Cold

Abigail Weinberg, Deputy Features Editor January 25, 2016
Brave the cold with these warming activities.

[VIDEO] Making the perfect classic pumpkin pie

Kendall Levison, Dining Editor November 24, 2015
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a WSN video guide to making the holiday's signature dessert.
Toni Patricks 101 Things to do with Ramen Noodles is a great cookbook for college students who want to try something new with their ramen.

The 5 best cookbooks for college students

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Staff Writer October 22, 2015
Break out of your dining rut with these five cookbooks.

Baking basics: from measuring to mixing

Lauren Craddock, Staff Writer October 13, 2015
WSN's Guide to Baking for Dummies.