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

Washington Square News

Violets victorious as NYU’s mascot, WSN survey finds

Violets victorious as NYU’s mascot, WSN survey finds

Most students and faculty agreed that NYU’s mascot should be the Violets, not the Bobcats.
Krish Dev and Maisie Zipfel October 27, 2023

Approximately 73% of students and faculty said they prefer Violets over Bobcats when asked which mascot they preferred as the school’s representative in a WSN survey.  Of...

An illustration of New York University’s Bobcat mascot against a purple background, with a red line striking it out. The Bobcat is wearing a dark purple athletic vest with the letters “N.Y.U.” printed on it.

Opinion: The NYU mascot is meaningless. We need a new one.

Do you feel represented as a Bobcat? I don’t.
Matthew Franco, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

I looked into NYU’s mascot, and it turns out we aren’t the cute NYU Violets I thought we were. No, we’ve been the NYU Bobcats for almost 40 years. According to NYU’s website,...

The NYU Womens softball team welcomed Alison, Meagher, a new assistant coach, this year. (Via NYU Athletics)

Softball Team Adds New Assistant Coach

Recent College of Staten Island graduate Alison Meagher has joined the Violets as an assistant coach.
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

The softball team stayed local when it added College of Staten Island ‘19 graduate Alison Meagher to its coaching staff. Meagher, who was a three-year member of the Dolphins’...

The NYU Men’s Hockey team played its first game at Chelsea Piers on Friday. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

NYU Hockey Opens Quest for Redemption With Win

The Violets started off their season with a 5-2 win over William Paterson University on Friday night.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor October 7, 2019

The NYU hockey team started its season on a high note, defeating William Paterson University 5-2 on Friday night at the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. NYU scored two unanswered goals...

Book cover for NYU graduate Ian Mark’s debut novel “Love from Amanda to Zoey.”

WSN Alumnus Alphabetizes Life and Love at NYU

Julia Fields, Staff Writer March 5, 2018
Ian Mark captures every students’ feelings of loneliness by writing from experience. He lived it and now he shares his story in new book "Love from Amanda to Zoey."

The NYU men’s basketball team captain Ross Udine of the led the team to a 80-77 victory over the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Nov. 18.

Weekly Sports Update: Nov. 13 to Nov. 18

Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor November 20, 2017
Check out competition results from this week in NYU Athletics.
With the mens hockey  team enjoying a successful season, some believe adding a womens team would be beneficial.

What-If: Women’s Hockey at NYU

Maddie Howard, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
The NYU men's hockey team has nestled itself into the hearts of even the most skeptical NYU student, but what if there were a women's team?
Carolina Saccacio batting for the NYU Women’s Softball Team against Washington University in St. Louis on Friday. NYU dropped both ends of the doubleheader.

Weekly Sports Update: April 17-23

Nika Woodfill, Deputy Sports Editor May 1, 2017
Here's a look at how NYU's athletic teams have fared this week in WSN's final weekly update for the semester.
GLS sophomore Eli Edwards pitched for the NYU baseball team against Emory University on Saturday. NYU lost both games.

Weekly Sports Update: April 17- April 23

Nika Woodfill, Deputy Sports Editor April 24, 2017
The NYU athletic teams are all looking to finish their seasons strong, with many performing well at major games and competitions.
The Turner Field in Atlanta faces a rain delay. Weather can deter a game from effectively playing out; in addition, it can affect how players play the game.

Weather Makes for Stormy Softball

Maddie Howard, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
Rain caused the NYU softball team to wait a day to play, a common occurrence in the wonderful world of NYU athletics.
For those who do not have the time  to play on varsity, the women’s club lacrosse team is an excellent alternative. It allows women to play lacrosse while simultaneously having time to relax.

Lacrosse Is Committed but Lax

Nika Woodfill, Deputy Sports Editor April 24, 2017
NYU is home to many club sports in addition to its myriad of NCAA DIII contingents. Here is a look at the women's club lacrosse team.
Bryan Costello joined NYU’s sport medicine department as an athletic trainer in July 2016. He works with the wrestling, women’s soccer and men’s volleyball teams.

The Newest Addition to NYU’s Athletic Training Family

Trevor Francesconi, Contributing Writer April 17, 2017
Meet Bryan Costello, the newest member of the NYU athletic training family.