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

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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 collection of different brands of sunscreen displayed.

The best and worst sunscreens for every occasion

From a self-proclaimed sunscreen addict, these are the glowy, nourishing sunscreens you need in your makeup bag — and the ones to avoid.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Sunscreen should be a necessity in everyone’s bag, especially if you, like me, struggle with sensitive skin that peels easily after walking around the city on a sunny day. In...

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The best products for any lip-balm lover

Lip products are all the hype right now, but which one shines brightest?
Brianna Ly, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Tinted lip balms and treatments have been the craze lately, and every brand is coming out with its own version. With so many different brands to choose from, how do you know which...

Three images of colorful floral dresses are stitched together into a single scene with a green, leafy background.

‘The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion’ beautifully experiments with flowers as inspiration and material

With bold orchid-covered outfits, New York Botanical Garden’s latest exhibit offers an inside look into the versatility of plants and fashion.
Isabella Bernabeo, Contributing Writer March 27, 2024

At New York Botanical Garden’s “The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion,” guests are treated to an oasis of creative and bold botanical outfits. An ode to natural beauty,...

An illustration of two long brown coats, one long green coat, one long black coat and one short black coat scattered on a blue background.

The trendiest winter coats to brace New York City winter

With these trendy coats, you can conquer the New York City cold in style.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer January 25, 2024

As this semester welcomes you to New York City’s unbearably freezing weather, it might be a challenge to decide what coat will guarantee ultimate warmth. Whether you’re running...

A woman in a black shirt wearing multiple necklaces looking down as she places her hand down. She is looking towards another hand sitting on the table under a white device emitting purple light.

Small spaces, big ideas: Running small businesses from NYU dorms

From a fresh set of braids to custom nails, these dorm-preneurs offer affordable beauty services to students on campus.
Noor Maahin, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

At a time when it’s increasingly difficult to find affordable beauty services around Manhattan, students running small businesses from their dorms are filling that void for us....

An illustration of a colorful portrait of Trinity Mouzon Wofford above black-and-white text stating ‘Beyond N.Y.U.’

Beyond NYU: A wellness entrepreneur’s journey from Violet to Golde

CAS alum Trinity Mouzon Wofford, the CEO of the wellness brand Golde, became the youngest Black woman to launch a brand at Sephora in 2019.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2023

When CAS alum Trinity Mouzon Wofford began her college journey, majoring in psychology on a pre-med track, her goal was to enter the medical field as a physician. After her mother...

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Struggling with beauty standards while growing up Black

Beauty standards are becoming increasingly difficult to navigate. Existing between multiple cultures can make it feel impossible.
Maia-Olivia McDonald, Contributing Writer March 24, 2022

Beauty is contextual and temporal. I, being Afro-Caribbean, have endlessly struggled with that interpretation. Caribbean beauty standards. Black American, particularly Southern,...

Martin Fritsche stands outside Bobst Library holding a white rose.

Q&A: Meet the guy behind the rose cart

The street florist who’s been selling roses outside of Bobst since September has much more to say than just “roses, roses.”
Alex Tran, Culture Editor February 22, 2022

If you’ve walked by Bobst Library this semester, or even down Washington Square South, chances are you have run into an old man selling roses, or have heard him softly saying...

Don’t let the cold weather ruin your skin — read our recommendations for primers, cleansers, toners and more. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Skincare products to help you beat winter chills

Tired of chapped lips and cracked hands? We’ve got you covered with a guide of products that will protect your skin from the cold New York winter.
Autumn Kaufman, Contributing Writer February 14, 2022

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, so you know what that means — another six weeks of winter. These weather conditions do more than just ruin your Saturday night plans....

Fringe Fall 2021

Fringe Fall 2021

November 24, 2021

(Photos by Catherine McMahon)

Flying Solo: NYFW Spring/Summer 2022

Catherine McMahon, Contributing Photographer September 16, 2021

  Read more of WSN’s New York Fashion Week coverage here. Contact Catherine McMahon at at [email protected]

(Photo by Ishaan Parmar)

Chuks Collins goes through a style metamorphosis

Designer Chuks Collins presented a Spring/Summer 2022 collection influenced by butterfly cocoons and African prints.
Tess Tamar, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021

  Upbeat music and velvet walls set a celebratory mood for British-Nigerian designer Chuks Collins’ Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Before the presentation, waiters...