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

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

Washington Square News

A smartphone displaying a pass inside of its digital wallet. The pass has a purple background with N.Y.U.’s logo and the text “Violet Go” on the top. The image indicates the pass belongs to a person named Andrew Hamilton.

Off-Third: NYU security asks for magic beans in lieu of Violet Go

The university’s new COVID-19 policy allows for Campus Safety officers to take some creative liberties when it comes to student identification.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor February 15, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Earlier this month, Vice President for Campus Health Carlo Ciotoli announced that students would no longer need to display a Violet Go pass...

A purple uniform patch with the logo of the NYU Department of Public Safety on the shoulder of a Public Safety Officer.

Guest Essay: Campus Safety dept. ‘a ship without a captain,’ officer says

An officer describes arrogant, disrespectful leadership and low morale among staff in NYU’s Department of Campus Safety.
an anonymous Campus Safety officer, Guest Contributor April 25, 2022

The author is an NYU Campus Safety officer. Their identity has been verified by WSN. As a longtime employee of the Department of Campus Safety, I am disheartened to see what...

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting taken during an event called in response to recent anti-Asian hate.

University community condemns uptick in anti-Asian violence across NYC

The Student Government Assembly held a processing space after seven students — three of whom were Asian — were assaulted on campus last month.
Isabella Tapia, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

More than 100 members of the NYU community attended a university event to protest the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City on Wednesday, March 23. The event, hosted...

A cardboard sign with the words “Stop Asian Hate” in pale blue letters held by someone in a crowd of protesters.

Editorial: 6 Asian students were attacked on campus. Why did NYU take weeks to respond?

NYU’s response to attacks on Asian students on its campus has been extremely dismissive. The university must urgently address the safety concerns of Asian students.
WSN Editorial Board March 7, 2022

In February, seven students were assaulted on NYU’s campus. At least four of them were likely assaulted by the same man. Of the four students he attacked initially, three were...

Staff Rants: Printing, Security Guards and Umbrellas

Staff Rants: Printing, Security Guards and Umbrellas

WSN Staff April 10, 2018
On this not so fine Tuesday, our staff is ranting about frustrating printing people, unfriendly security guards and eager umbrella wielders.
On October 1st, NYU’s Department of Public Safety released it annual report containing statistics of crimes across all NYU campuses.

Public Safety Releases Annual Report

Lorenzo Gazzola, Contributing Writer October 10, 2017
The NYU Department of Public Safety Released its Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report on Sunday.