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

Washington Square News

A girl sitting in a baseball stadium smiles while holding a bucket of fried chicken.

A love letter to Yankee Stadium

The perfect day consists of a trip on the No. 4 train, a baseball cap and a giant bucket of chicken.
Brianna Ly, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Imagine this: It’s a gorgeous 70-degree spring day, and you make the spontaneous decision to celebrate the pleasant weather with a good old-fashioned baseball game with your...

An illustration of a gravestone with several flowers placed in front of it in orange and blue. The text on the gravestone is “R.I.P. Mets.”

A eulogy to this season’s New York Mets

The Mets’ season is over after only a short cameo in the postseason.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

They have done it again. Another New York Mets season has come to an end, and they have nothing to show for it except heartbreak and disappointment. This year's Mets were supposed...

Illustration of baseball player Aaron Judge in a New York Yankees jersey, eye black and cap with a background of blue stripes.

All Rise for Aaron Judge as he chases Yankees’ home run record

As New York Yankees star Aaron Judge comes closer to breaking the longtime American League home run record, WSN reflects on his historic season with the team.
Lucas Alexander, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

I always love going to baseball games early to watch the players warm up, especially when Aaron Judge is playing. Watching him stroll onto the field, you realize just how big 6’7”...

With the abrupt end to their athletic season, NYU athletes find creative ways to remain active at home. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

NYU Athletes Discuss Their Quarantine Routines

In this article, NYU Athletes talk free time without sports and dealing with training setbacks.
Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer April 13, 2020

CAS senior and captain of the women’s golf team Arisa Kimura did not expect to spend her second semester attending middle-of-the-night classes, watching television (her current...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

A Reflection on Lost Endings

Following cancellations and postponements in sports and everything else, the perfect ending has been taken away from so many athletes, coaches and fans alike. All that we’re left with are questions of ‘What if?’
Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 30, 2020

I realized that I spent my last spring break of college in the exact way I had spent every spring break before that: playing a lot of FIFA 20, watching reruns of classic games...

NYU senior student-athletes react to the cancellation of their spring season. 
(Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

NYU Senior Athletes React to Their Final Season’s Early End

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, NYU senior athletes lost their final season of spring athletics.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 23, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, Evan Lindley, CAS senior and captain of the men’s volleyball team, was in his apartment in Brooklyn discussing with his father and sister the necessary...

Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge

Women’s Tennis Remains Undefeated

A recap of everything NYU Athletics from March 2 to March 8.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 9, 2020

Women’s Tennis On Saturday, March 7, the NYU women’s tennis team defeated Southern Virginia University 8-1. The Violets improved to 4-0, handing the Knights their third...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Monday Musings: On Fantasy Football, Baseball and the Knicks

In the latest edition of The Sports Girl, our sports editor riffs on assorted topics.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor October 28, 2019

Fantasy Football and Why It Stinks You are sitting at your laptop, eyes glazed over from countless hours — no, days — studying fantasy advice columns, watching highlight videos...

NYU has released their 2020 tax forms to WSN before filing them. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: NYU’s 2020 Receipts: $400 Million to Lady Gaga, $2 to Student Health Center and More

NYU has released their 2020 tax returns one year in advance, and we’ve conducted a full review. Here’s what we found.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor October 23, 2019

Off-Third is WSN’s satire section. In an unprecedented step toward transparency, NYU has released its 2020 tax returns to WSN before filing them. This comes after WSN published...

Staff Rants and Raves: Sports

Staff Rants and Raves: Sports

See what our staff has to say about one of NYU’s least favorite things.

Rants On Trying — And Failing — To Be Good By Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor I played baseball for eight years growing up. It was one of my favorite sports; it consumed...

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MLB Playoff Preview and Predictions

After a long season filled with many surprises, who’s the team to beat in the World Series?
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

The 2019 Major League Baseball regular season was a rollercoaster. With four no-hitters, four 100-win teams and new records for home runs and strikeouts in a season, there were...

Stern Senior Coltrane Tait is a member of the NYU baseball team and co-founder of “The Washington Square Sleep Company.” (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Don’t Sleep on Coltrane Tait

Stern senior and baseball player Coltrane Tait hits home runs and runs his own mattress-lending company.
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

Coltrane Tait takes classes in Stern, pulls all-nighters in Bobst and makes the usual trek to MCU Park in Brooklyn for NYU baseball games. He is also the co-founder of a start-up...