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

Washington Square News

A streetscape in Jamaica, Queens. Vendors selling fruits are in the foreground. To the left, a bus stop sign in front of a Bangladeshi flag and a subway entrance. To the right, a street sign indicating the intersection of 169th Street and Broadway.

A local’s recommendations for Queens Bengali staples

Take some time away from Greenwich Village to experience this Bengali home away from home.
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Queens is home to some of the city’s most ethnically diverse cuisines. Among the immigrant communities that have found their place in Jamaica, Queens, the Bangladeshi population...

Models stand on the side of the runway with Nikita Shah.

First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Amid protests prior to the runway, South Asian New York Fashion Week pays homage to South Asian heritage through design.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor September 22, 2022

Pleated cottons, flowy chiffons and lightweight silks — mainstays of South Asian fashion — were carefully draped on models as they got ready to close out the first-ever...

A model wears a piece by designer Miashan at New York Fashion Week 2020. The fashion industry has been forced to evaluate how it can remain operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Fast-Fashion in the Face of the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus sheds light on the hidden victims of fast-fashion.
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor April 9, 2020

Long before the coronavirus, the future for the fashion industry was grim. As the pandemic spread to Italy as the Fall 2020 fashion week in Milan was beginning, widespread panic...

Steinhardt professor Raul Lejano works in environmental education for those displaced by the Rohingya refugee crisis. (Via NYU)

Steinhardt Professor Helps Prepare Rohingya Refugees for Natural Disasters

Environmental Education professor Raul Lejano and his team have created natural disaster prevention programs to educate Rohingya refugees for potential extreme weather events.
Julia Santiago, Staff Writer December 4, 2019

To help victims of the Rohingya refugee crisis, NYU Steinhardt professor Raul Lejano created workshops on environmental disaster risk education, working with graduate students...


[UPDATE] SLAM, other groups bring JanSport protest to Welcome Center

Kavish Harjai, News Editor May 2, 2014
SLAM anticipates victory in its fight to have NYU cut ties with JanSport.
File photo by Felipe de la Hoz

NYU should sever ties with Jansport

April 30, 2014
The workers at Rana Plaza may have desperately needed jobs, but that does not justify the ruthless and extreme exploitation they had to endure.

SLAM urges NYU to drop JanSport

April 14, 2014
Student Labor Action Movement students and Bangladeshi labor advocates are calling for NYU to cut its ties with the company.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Letter to Sexton no SLAM dunk

March 26, 2014
The Student Labor Action Movement attempted to deliver a letter to NYU President John Sexton.
File photo by Felipe de la Hoz

[UPDATE] SLAM meets with Marc Wais in response to letter; Calls for changes in apparel production

Nicole Brown, News Editor September 27, 2013
Student Labor Action Movement members met with Vice President for Global Student Affairs Marc Wais about the production of NYU apparel in Bangladesh.
Courtesy of Shamir Tanna

Factory regulations must be reformed

April 30, 2013
Recent factory incidents in Bangladesh demonstrate the dire need for labor regulations.