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

Washington Square News

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The Soapbox: Economic crisis in Argentina, an explosion in Gaza, food crisis in Ghana

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor September 15, 2023

In Argentina, an economic crisis looms over upcoming election The annual inflation rate in Argentina rose to 124.4% in the past year, according to a study conducted by the National...

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Off the Radar: Magic mushrooms, monkeys and melodrama in ‘Altered States’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Altered States” is currently available to stream on Swank.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 21, 2023

In 1980, the enfant terrible of British cinema Ken Russell decided to venture out to the United States and adapt Paddy Chayefsky’s novel “Altered States.” The book follows...

‘Magdalene’ is a new album from FKA Twigs that was inspired by the Biblical character of Mary Magdalene. (Photo Courtesy of FKA Twigs)

FKA Twigs and Mary Magdalene: An Unlikely Alliance

FKA Twigs loves and loathes the complexities of being a woman on her new album “Magdalene.”
Destine Manson, Staff Writer November 12, 2019

Like FKA Twigs’ live performances that are equipped with breathtaking stage sets and choreography from another galaxy, listening to “Magdalene” is a sensual, out-of-body...

‘Hard Sun’ is the new Neil Cross American-British series now available to stream on Hulu.

Hulu’s ‘Hard Sun’ Is Drama at End of the World

Nina Donoghue, Contributing Writer March 9, 2018
Elaine Renko and Charlie Hicks are about to unearth a flash drive revealing the top-secret countdown to human extinction. And by the way, It’s in five years.
Carlos Chirinos: Reaching Out Through Music

Carlos Chirinos: Reaching Out Through Music

Connor Gatesman, Music Editor November 27, 2017
Professor Carlos Chirinos sits down with WSN and explains his role in the many realms of music he's involved with, and how he uses music as an effective means of social outreach.
For the first time ever, British Vogue allowed a documentary film crew led by Richard Macer to document the behind the scenes experiences of key players in the fashion industry for nine months.

‘Absolutely Fashion:’ The New Role of the Fashion Documentary

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer September 30, 2016
Absolutely Fashion gives you never-before-see, behind-the-scenes access to British Vogue.
17-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Marten recently debuted with “Writing of Blues and Yellows,” an album focused heavily on her connection to home.

Billie Marten: A Rising North Star

Kevin Hannon, Contributing Writer September 19, 2016
English musician Billie Marten's debut album "Writing of Blues and Yellows" brings a powerfully understated work into the public eye after she was nominated for BBC's prestigious "Sound Of..." poll.