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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

Collage of four book covers. On the upper left is Asimov’s “Foundation,” on the upper right is Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go,” on the bottom left is Morelli’s “The Night Portrait” and on the bottom right is Biggs’ “A Life of Ones Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again.”

Books beyond Bobst: A science-fiction novel, a multifaceted memoir and more

Books beyond Bobst is a book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“A Life of One's Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again” by Joanna Biggs  — Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor Mixing memoir with biography, Joanna Biggs seeks to understand...

An aerial view of the lobby of Bobst Library crowded with people both walking and sitting on green and red couches.

Are students happy with the new Bobst renovations?

Bobst Library revealed its renovated lobby last semester. Here is what students have to say about it.
Liz Lindain and Christian Romero January 30, 2024

Unless you avoid Bobst Library like the plague, you probably saw that its first floor underwent renovation this past summer. NYU unveiled its changes to the university community...

A large room with blue carpeting and a variety of colorful couches and chairs. There are students sitting with their laptops. On the floor above there are bookshelves filled with books.

Renovations to keep an eye out for at Bobst

Following initial renovations last semester, Bobst Library will undergo even more new developments, including the installation of two prayer rooms and additional low sensory spaces.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor January 29, 2024

NYU has added two multifaith prayer rooms to Bobst Library and plans to open two more low sensory spaces to create “as much universally accessible space as possible,” according...

N.Y.U. spokesperson John Beckman stands opposite student protestors who are reading from pieces of paper.

Administrators stop pro-Palestinian demonstration at Bobst

Around 20 NYU students and faculty gathered in the lobby of Bobst Library to read pro-Palestinian poetry before two university administrators and a group of Campus Safety officers confronted them.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 26, 2024

Two NYU administrators interrupted a group of around 20 students and faculty reading poetry in support of Palestinian resistance yesterday at Bobst Library, leading the group to...

An illustration of two faces looking at each other. They are drawn with dark purple lines and the background is light purple. In between the heads, it says, ‘Dating @ N.Y.U.’ To the left there are smiling emojis with hearts around them, and to the right there are blue shivering face emojis.

Relationship roulette: Detecting the red and green flags at NYU

Dating at NYU is its own ball game. Our school color might be purple, but we all have our fair share of red and green flags.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

Dating at a college like NYU can be a thrilling adventure, whether you are swiping on countless dating apps or exploring new parts of Bobst Library in an effort to find your class...

An N.Y.P.D. police vehicle parks in front of N.Y.Us Bobst Library. An N.Y.U. campus safety vehicle is passing by the N.Y.P.D. vehicle.

Student detained by police after physical altercation during pro-Israeli sit-in

An NYU student and a visitor to the university were caught in a physical altercation at Bobst Library Tuesday afternoon, during a pro-Israeli sit-in. The perpetrator, another student, was detained by police after the incident.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor November 8, 2023

A male student was detained by police after initiating a physical altercation with a female student and a visitor to NYU at Bobst Library on Tuesday afternoon, during a pro-Israeli...

Students study on the newly renovated first floor of Bobst Library. The renovations include new couches, blue carpeting and updated lighting fixtures.

Bobst Library to undergo more renovations in coming months

The library’s newly designed ground floor was revealed to the NYU community last week, with more changes, including a coffee shop and new carpeting, to come within the next few months.
Aashna Miharia, Contributing Writer October 24, 2023

Bobst Library unveiled its first-floor renovation on Oct. 17, but NYU is already planning additional changes to the space, such as adding a coffee shop, modifying the existing...

An image of two levels of Bobst Library, with students studying at tables on both floors. The seats are almost full.

Opinion: All-nighters are a midterm mistake

Just because Bobst is open 24/7 doesn't mean you need to be there 24/7.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 12, 2023

Ah, midterm season — the time of year when you can enter any study space and feel the test anxiety in the air. With Bobst Library being open 24 hours a day, students can conveniently...

Two people talk on a park bench in Stuyvesant Square Park.

Breakup with Bobst with these 5 off-campus study spots

Step up your study routine this semester and venture out to one of these off-campus locations.
Michael Lando, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

Tired of scavenging for an open seat at Bobst Library? Disillusioned by the prospect of spending yet another afternoon at the Kimmel Center for University Life? As classes pick...

Your Love-Hate Relationship with Bobst

Your Love-Hate Relationship with Bobst

The good, the bad and the ugly of your new home away from your dorm.
Samson Tu, Creative Director August 4, 2023

Three people hold a banner that reads “Contract Faculty United.” One of them has his fist raised in the air.

NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

Two unions representing NYU employees protested the university’s handling of labor issues.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The unions representing NYU’s contract faculty and its graduate student workers gathered near Bobst Library on Monday afternoon to protest the university administration’s treatment...

Protesters near Bobst Library hold up signs that read “Israel Apartheid. Blackrock. Labor exploitation. Private prisons. Climate Destruction. Finance Capital.”

Climate advocates call for NYU trustee Larry Fink’s expulsion from board

A group of student climate activists called on NYU to expel a member of its board of trustees for his company’s investments in fossil fuels and private prisons. 
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor April 21, 2023

Around 20 students, faculty and climate activists gathered at a protest outside Bobst Library on Thursday to demand that BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink be removed from NYU’s board...