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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

A photograph of Director Benjamin Millepied in a gray t-shirt, against a blurred background of various buildings against the sky.

Q&A: Benjamin Millepied on bringing a classic love story into the 21st century

The French choreographer spoke with WSN to talk about his love of the original “Carmen” opera, his directorial debut in its new film adaptation and what he hopes audiences will take away from his interpretation.
Madeline Kane, Contributing Writer April 24, 2023

Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, Benjamin Millepied first started dancing at the age of 8 when his mother, a ballet dancer herself, became his first teacher. After spending...

An illustration of a black C.D. with Lana Del Rey’s face on it is laid against a black background.

Review: The unwavering honesty of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’

Del Rey’s ninth studio album may be her most authentic to date.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer April 7, 2023

Since 2019’s “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff have proven to be an unstoppable pop duo. In December of last year, Del Rey announced that the two...

A collage of two photos. On the left is a photo of two people sitting against a white background looking up to the camera. On the right is a photo of two people standing against a white background looking into the camera with red text “mistakes” written on the image in all caps.

Q&A: Dance-pop duo LaLonde reminisce on sibling bond and music influences

The band takes inspiration from their Indian and Arabic cultural backgrounds and visits to their grandparents' house.
Yuna Baek, Contributing Writer December 5, 2022

LaLonde is an Orange County, California-based brother duo consisting of Aden and Deven LaLonde under the artist management company Eterna Music Group. Aden is a junior in the University...

Emerging menswear finds footing at New York Men’s Day

Emerging menswear finds footing at New York Men’s Day

Gender-expansive treatment of clothing on menswear runways leaves little to be desired.
Chad Evans, Contributing Writer September 13, 2022

Mounting momentum for both bolder and more varied looks in the menswear market, the opening showcase of New York Men’s Day goes beyond rigid conventions. Held over two sessions...

Lexie Alford, the youngest person ever to visit every country, holds up a sign that reads Country #111 in front of the The Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing, China.

Q&A: Guinness World Record holder Lexie Alford on traveling to every country

After studying away, we thought we were expert solo travelers — until we sat down with the youngest person ever to visit every single country.
Anthony Ferrara and Roshni Raj May 6, 2022

Last semester, we studied away at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU London, where we fully immersed ourselves in the local cultures. Over 40% of NYU students study away for at least one 16-week...

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: Dear CVS, Megan Thee Stallion is stocking up on ‘Plan B’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Laufey, PinkPantheress and more.

Everybody seems to be talking about Coachella this week, and, well, we’re going to give you more of that. Megan Thee Stallion debuted her latest single, “Plan B,” at her...

An illustration of the nine Northern California counties that make up the Bay Area, each in a different color. To the left, the word “California” is above the words “Bay Area,” which are crossed out in red.

Off-Third: Bay Area students are wasting our time

It’s time to stand up against the drawn-out responses to “where are you from?” of our Bay Area peers.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor April 1, 2022

NYU is a global institution, which means students hail from one of three places: Los Angeles, New Jersey and the Bay Area. Upon meeting someone, you’ll typically ask their name,...

Sadie Jeans debut single WYD Now? was released on Dec. 10, 2021. (Photo by Sofia Ziman)

Sadie Jean on her debut single “WYD Now” and her music ambitions

Hailing from Orange County, California, Sadie Jean talks TikTok fame and launching a musical career in New York City.
Sydney Barragan, UTA Managing Editor December 10, 2021

Sadie Jean and I attended high school just 21 miles from each other, but it took going to a college 2,792 miles away from home for us to finally meet. Orange County, California...

Zodiac Blacks is an all-women tattoo studio located on 68 Thompson Street in SoHo. Co-owners Britta Christiansen and Alex Sokolov opened Zodiac Black’s in 2020. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Zodiac Black’s: The all-women tattoo studio creating a safe space for art and ink

Watercolor tattoo artist Britta Christiansen and her partner Alex Sokolov opened an inclusive tattoo studio where clients can feel comfortable.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Getting a tattoo can be an overwhelming and vulnerable experience. After all, you are trusting someone to ink something that will be on your body forever. At Zodiac Black’s Tattoo...

Sun Room takes the stage at the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side. Hailing from San Diego, the young band has already amassed a sizable Spotify following. (Staff Photo by Yas Akdag)

Surf rock band Sun Room brings Californian energy to New York

The San Diego natives kicked off their tour at the Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor September 27, 2021

Thursday nights are the new Friday nights. It certainly seemed so on Sept. 16, when I went to watch an up-and-coming surf-rock band called Sun Room. Out of breath after speed-walking...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Conflict in the search for permanency

New Exposures Editor Julian Hammond Santander presents a California suspended between nostalgia and reality, accompanied by a selection from Krishnamurti.
Julian Hammond Santander, UTA Exposures Editor September 3, 2021

Impermanency is exhilarating, terrifying. Change equally so. Sometimes, I think, the more you know something is going to change, the more you hold tight to it, knuckles white....

Alternative rock quintet, Grouplove, announced the release of their fifth studio album, “This is This.” Made over quarantine, New York/California rockers deliver an album of nostalgia inspired pop rock hits. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Grouplove’s surprise fifth album packs a punch

Made over quarantine, New York/California rockers deliver an album of nostalgia inspired pop-rock hits.
Holly Seefeldt, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

Hold onto your face masks, folks! The soundtrack of summer 2021 has arrived and it’s one hell of a ride. Alternative rock quintet, Grouplove, announced the release of their...