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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

A manipulated image showing a red broken-heart emoji superimposed against a warped image of the New York City skyline.

Opinion: NYC is the best place to get over heartbreak

Feeling sad at the end of a relationship? Don’t worry: the city streets have plenty to help you recover.
Aksha Mittapalli, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

You just got out of your first long-term relationship since starting at NYU, and you don’t feel any of the freedom or relief you thought you would. It’s not high school. You...

Sam MacPherson, who has curly blond hair, wearing a light gray denim shirt, white t-shirt, dark blue pants and brown chukka boots.

Sam MacPherson on new EP ‘Powerlines,’ upcoming tour

“Last Minute” went viral on TikTok and skyrocketed Sam MacPherson into fame. Now, he talks about his new EP and headlining tour.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer April 14, 2023

Sam MacPherson was one of the many artists who had a song go viral on TikTok during the pandemic, with “Last Minute” reaching nearly 20 million streams on Spotify. He’s a...

As lovers celebrate their romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect time to enjoy a heartbreaking breakup album. (Staff Illustration by Aaliya Luthra)

This Valentine’s Day, listen to a breakup album

If you’re bitter about being alone on Valentine’s Day, check out the breakup albums we rounded up so you didn’t have to.

We’ve all been there — as Feb. 14 approaches, it seems impossible to escape anything red, pink or heart-shaped. If you’re single, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something...

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

After the quiet melancholy

A collection of poems about heartbreak, pain, growth, and — eventually — moving on.
Matthew Davis, Contributing Writer January 24, 2022

Going Down   The pain of our pieces not fitting after years of assembly My rage at wet towels and wet socks The joy of seeing your face again The pain of watching you...

After a breakup, some NYU students find it easier to block their past flings on social media to help ease the post-breakup process. (Screenshot via Instagram)

Blocking Your Ex: Petty Move or Power Move?

Ria Mittal, Staff Writer May 3, 2019

Social media has managed to finagle its way into almost every part of our lives — business, travel, art, dating and, of course, heartbreak. When it comes to love and breakups,...

WSN Staff reminisces on their favorite Brad and Angelina moments given the recent news of their separation.

Staff Recs: Best Brangelina Moments

WSN Staff September 23, 2016

via GIPHY I knew the truth had finally come out on Tuesday, the Greatest Day — otherwise known as the day it was revealed Angelina had filed for divorce. Despite Brad...

Nothing like some sad 90s emo from a band who broke up after their first album to help you through that breakup of your own.

Staff Recs: Breakup Songs

Staff February 12, 2016
Valentine's Day is lame. Listen to these songs instead.