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

Washington Square News

A person holding up a paperboard sign that reads “COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY WITH G.S.O.C.” There is a purple flag of N.Y.U hanging from a building in the background.

NYU course assistants demand $1.3 million in missing back pay

The university’s graduate student union is calling on NYU to compensate course assistants for back pay included in a summer 2022 settlement.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor April 27, 2023

Andrea Ho, a second-year in the Graduate School of Arts & Science, spent the 2021-22 academic year as a course assistant at the school, working 10 to 20 hours per week grading...

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The Soapbox: Shipwreck in Italy, outcry after Australian murder, Germany’s feminist foreign policy

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor March 3, 2023

In Italy, a shipwreck kills dozens of migrants A wooden boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Europe crashed near the southern coast of Italy on Sunday, killing at least 67 including...

A portrait of an Asian woman in front of a store. The banner on top of the window reads “Wing On Wo & Co.” The woman has black short hair with bangs. She wears a beaded necklace, a black shirt and a military green jacket.

WSN’s guide to the 13th annual DOC NYC Film Festival

This year's DOC NYC includes screenings across IFC Center, Cinépolis Chelsea, SVA Theatre and online nationwide starting Nov. 9. WSN gears up for the festival and outlines must-see titles from the current lineup.
David Melean, Contributing Writer November 7, 2022

For the past 13 years, New York City-based annual film festival DOC NYC has cemented itself as an incubator for the year’s best documentary productions, aiming to expose audiences...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Best Soccer Celebrations, Ranked

Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large April 6, 2020

Soccer is full of amazing moments — the skillful dribbling, the insane goals and the celebrations that become iconic in the sport’s history.  Sometimes, the goal celebration...

Pulling from the prejudices and experiences of living as a black woman in Toronto, rapper Haviah Mighty rose to popularity with 13th Floor, her first solo album. The 2019 release received the prestigious Polaris Award last fall. (Photo by Adeyemi Soteeoh Adegbesan)

Canadian Artist Haviah Mighty Represents Strong Women in the Rap Game

Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty is making waves across North America with her unique style and powerful lyricism.
Destine Manson, Contributing Writer February 21, 2020

Canadian rap artist Haviah Mighty is shaking up the music industry in Canada with her latest album “13th Floor.” Drawing from her experience as a black woman growing up in...

Researchers at Tandon have found Facebook pages that claim to be fact-checking sites are actually promoting highly partisan advertisements. (Via Facebook)

Fake Facebook Pages Are Influencing the Canadian Election, Tandon Researchers Find

The researchers found two pages posing as fact-checking sites are investing in political advertising leading up to the Canadian Federal Election.
Akiva Thalheim, Social Media Editor October 10, 2019

Fake fact-checking pages on Facebook have been attempting to influence the upcoming Canadian Federal Election, according to researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to the graduates as he makes his way to the stage.

NYU’s Class of 2018 Shines Through the Showers at 186th Commencement

The Class of 2018 wouldn't the rain stop them from graduating in Yankee Stadium. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NYU President Andrew Hamilton rounded out the ceremony with remarks of promise for the graduating class.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was revealed as NYU’s 2018 Commencement speaker.

Not All Students Are Fawning Over Trudeau

Natalie Chinn and Jiayun Yang April 23, 2018
Justin Trudeau is coming to town and students are not happy about it.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to speak at NYUs 186th all-university commencement.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Speak at 2018 Commencement

Sakshi Venkatraman, News Editor April 2, 2018
NYU announced via Facebook that Justin Trudeau would be the Class of 2018's commencement speaker.
Black Pistol Fire played a high octane opening set at Irving Plaza on Feb. 15.

Black Pistol Fire Gains Momentum at Irving Plaza Show

Robert Frezza, Contributing Writer February 21, 2018
WSN sat down with Black Pistol fire to discuss their origins and influences.
“Come From Away” is directed by Christopher Ashley. The feel-good musical about 9/11 is currently open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

A Musical, Canadian Perspective on 9/11

Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer March 20, 2017
"Come From Away" isn't just the touching true tale of a Canadian town that housed re-routed flights during the aftermath of 9/11 — it's an eerie reminder of the sort of social issues facing us today.
With their series called Gimme Shelter: Hollywood North, Anthology Film Archives is trying to bring back tax shelter films.  These films are usually characterized as being incredibly realistic despite their low budgets.

Anthology Revives Tax Shelter Films

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer February 22, 2017
In its new series highlighting films made during the rush of production following Canada's revolutionary Cost Allowance Act, the Film Anthology Archives is showing "Blood Relatives," a murder mystery with grits and twists abound.