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

Washington Square News

Hundreds of Gallatin students in black caps and purple gowns celebrate their graduation inside of a theater. Purple confetti rains down from above.

‘I see unity’: Hamilton at Gallatin graduation

In one of many school-specific graduation ceremonies at NYU this week, friends, family, faculty and administrators came together to honor the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s class of 2023.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 16, 2023

Thousands of friends and family gathered at the Beacon Theatre to celebrate the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s class of 2023 on May 16, marking the end of Gallatin...

An illustration of several people wearing colorful dresses against a background with yellow, purple and blue patches. On the bottom right corner is a pink shoe with text “miu miu.”

Spring fashion forecast: Maximalism is here to stay

An inside look at seven blooming style trends for springtime.
Olivia Condell, Contributing Writer March 23, 2023

With the Fall/Winter 2023 Fashion Week and awards seasons coming to a close, a new chapter in fashion has arrived. Trends like balletcore and imaginative floral designs all have...

Fifteen visible haute couture dresses, gowns, coats stand in a showroom with a background illustrating a forest at night with a full moon in the sky. The centerpiece is Mugler’s “ Le Chimère,” a set of dress and headwear with colorful, beetle-like scales and dark feathered wings.

Enter the world of Mugler with ‘Thierry Mugler: Couturissime’

The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition highlights the transformative career of French designer Thierry Mugler.
Jadah Jules, Contributing Writer January 31, 2023

Rooms filled with mannequins adorned with archival pieces, fragrance bottles encased in glass and immersive visuals are only a fraction of the Brooklyn Museum’s “Thierry Mugler:...

An illustration with a purple background, featuring three Instagram posts with two women in swimsuits, and another one wearing a strapless dress and pink sunglasses.

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,...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Beyoncé releases new song ‘Be Alive’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Nilüfer Yanya, Beach House and more.

Honestly, we don’t have much to add here. Beyoncé pretty much speaks for herself. This week, we also review new songs by British artist Nilüfer Yanya, indie duo Beach House...

The Grammy Awards is presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. While the Grammy Awards preach diversity, they fail to recognize LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color. (Illustration by Chandler Littleford)

In Memoriam: The Grammys

The Recording Academy preaches diversity, but still neglects to recognize LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color.
Valentina Arrieta, Contributing Writer March 22, 2021

Watching the Grammy Awards this year, it became evident the Recording Academy is entirely disconnected from its audience and artists. After a year of tragic losses, I found myself...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Final Edition of the Semester

The most exciting tunes as you get ready to let loose in the summertime.

The end is near and the statement isn’t necessarily foreboding. The end suggests the completion of finals and the freedom to wander the streets freely for the first time in months....

It’s Not Easy Being Queen

It’s Not Easy Being Queen

Read one writer's take on why Beyoncé's "Homecoming" is culturally transformative.
Helena Gonzalez, Contributing Writer April 24, 2019

This past week, I like so many others indulged in the glorious splendor that is “Homecoming,” Beyoncé’s recent Netflix documentary. Truth be told, words fail to adequately...

James Blake performs his new album at Terminal 5. (via

James Blake Assumes Form and Shatters the Stage

Britain’s nicest bad boy of music turned Terminal 5 into the pseudo-church of Blake for his two-night stay.
Michael Muth, Staff Writer February 28, 2019

James Blake might not be a household name that rolls off the tongue and seamlessly enters any conversation regarding music, but some of his biggest fans and collaborators certainly...

Beyoncé performing at Coachella.

I Tried … Coachella

Michael Muth, Staff Writer April 23, 2018
2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was almost too good to be true.
The Snapchat app icon on an iPhone. Many people, including Kylie Jenner and Rihanna, have expressed dissatisfaction with Snapchat recently.

Snapchat Creeps Toward Its Death

Marisa Lopez, Staff Writer March 28, 2018
Ever since the new update, Snapchat's popularity has been declining.
Efraín Rozas Uses Music to Explore Humanity

Efraín Rozas Uses Music to Explore Humanity

Michael Muth, Staff Writer November 27, 2017
Efraín Rozas breaks down the conventional classroom environment in his class, "The Art of Listening," using methods honed through his unique musical endeavors.