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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

Three photographic prints hang on a green wall. To the left is a black-and-white photo with a car and two people standing next to it; in the center is a black-and-white photo of a person looking into a rearview mirror; on the right is a photo of a person smoking a cigarette with people sitting next to him.

‘Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious’ showcases the influence of the genre

Celebrate the history of hip-hop and its global impact at this Fotografiska exhibit, open until May 20.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor May 2, 2023

As one of the most prominent genres in the music world, hip-hop has had an extensive influence on fashion, art, photography and other forms of cultural expression. Rumored to have...

An illustration of three Grammy awards against a purple background. One is placed in the center, and the other two are behind it. The award itself is a gold record player with a black base.

The best and worst looks of the 2023 Grammy Awards

From Harry Styles’ Harlequin-esque jumpsuit to Cardi B’s Gaurav Gupta gown, the biggest night in music had everyone turning heads.
Sarah Whitacre, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

An illustration of the Phone app on an iPhone. The number for NYUs Bias Response Line is being dialed.

NYU bias hotline ensnared in war on ‘wokeness’

Former NYU student Rikki Schlott, a New York Post columnist, criticized NYU’s bias response line for hindering free speech. NYU and its students are confused as to why.
Connor Patton, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

During her appearance on the HBO talk show “Real Time” last month, former NYU student Rikki Schlott conversed with host Bill Maher about the political leanings of her generation...

Two people stand in a tunnel with walls lined with graffiti. The one on the left is wearing a hoodie with green splotches on it, and is holding the handlebars of a bicycle. The one on the right is wearing blue jeans and a similarly colored splotch hoodie. People can be seen walking through the tunnel in the background.

How a Tisch first-year landed an internship working with Cardi B and Offset

A chance encounter outside Ramen Takumi led to Tisch first-year Yvonne Song’s internship as a photographer’s assistant.
Olivia Liu, Contributing Writer April 11, 2022

When I first met Yvonne Song before our big plate of Olio e Più’s spaghetti carbonara, she apologized frantically for looking horrible and having no makeup on — she was wearing...

An illustration of a woman hunched over on a motorbike. She is wearing an all red outfit and a black helmet. Behind her, on either side of the bike, stand four other female figures.

Review: Rosalía’s ‘MOTOMAMI’ is a feminist manifesto

The Spanish artist’s highly anticipated third album came out on March 18.
Sara Vargas, Contributing Writer March 30, 2022

Rosalía has introduced the world to a new philosophy in which domineering motorcycles stand for liberty, vibrant red graffiti for power, hypnotic butterflies for transformation...

Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, is an empowering film that broke traditional barriers in Hollywood. (via Facebook)

‘Hustlers’ Is the Female-Driven Crime Drama Everyone Has Been Waiting For

“Hustlers,” featuring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, tells the unbelievable true story of a group of strippers-turned-criminal-masterminds who take on Wall Street. Originally featured in New York Magazine, their story has now hit the big screen in a film full of female empowerment.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Deputy Arts Editor September 16, 2019

Drugging Wall Street men with a mix of MDMA and ketamine and making them max out their credit cards on booze in strip clubs? It may sound crazy — it sure sounded that way to...

Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy Album Cover (via Facebook)

Staff Recs: Workout Albums

Next time you go to the gym, listen to the Arts Desk’s music recs, not the gym’s outdated playlist.

Despite the recent snow day, we are finally approaching spring, meaning that NYU students can no longer cite the weather as an excuse to avoid the gym. Here are the Arts Desk’s...

The Grateful Dead performing on stage in Golden Gate Park in 1967. (via

Rock Has Slowed Its Roll: How Rock Music Lost Its Edge

Sophie Lee, Contributing Writer October 25, 2018
50 years ago, rock music was at its zenith. In 2018, the genre's power has subsided as hip-hop and EDM take over. What happened to make rock 'n' roll lose its edge?
Beyoncé performing at Coachella.

I Tried … Coachella

Michael Muth, Staff Writer April 23, 2018
2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was almost too good to be true.
The Blonds S/S 2018

The Blonds S/S 2018

Kamila Daurenova, Deputy Photo Editor September 13, 2017

The Spring/Summer 2018 collection from New York locals The Blonds – that's Phillipe at David Blond – brought an explosion of color and energy to Skylight Clarkson Square...