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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

An illustration of two women in front of a teal background. The woman on the left has blonde ombré hair. The woman on the right has brown hair and black sunglasses, and she holds her iPhone up in the air to take a selfie.

6 tips to spot celebrities in NYC

Seeing a TikToker in the park made the NYU tuition feel worth it.
Sarah Whitacre, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

Nothing hits quite as hard as that pang of jealousy when a mutual friend posts a picture with a C-list celebrity in Washington Square Park. Sometimes, I feel like everyone has...

A multitude of celebrities collaborated on an Instagram video singing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” coordinated by actress Gal Gadot. It is time to examine the actions and roles of these influential figures during a crisis that calls for change. (Images via Instagram @gal_gadot)

Is Gal Gadot the First Horsewoman of the Entertainment Apocalypse?

The “Wonder Woman” star’s “Imagine” rendition didn’t quite lift our spirits, but it did start a conversation about celebrity and crisis.
Isabella Armus, Staff Writer March 30, 2020

In the midst of mass chaos, misinformation and confusion, audiences tend to look for a type of healing salve that can soothe some of the looming anxieties that surround them. On...

Alec Baldwin at the Tisch Gala 2018. (Photo by Veronica Liow)

Celebrity Sightings, as Reported by NYU Students

You’ll never believe this, but I saw Alec Baldwin today.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer February 26, 2019

I met him on a hot summer day in the middle of June. I had just finished my yoga class, and I was floating down the street with my eyes glued to my phone. Suddenly, I was close...

ScreenShop is a new application that lets users upload images and offers recommendations of where to buy the clothing in the uploaded photo.

ScreenShop Offers a Cure for Fashion Envy

Christopher Collado, Staff Writer November 28, 2017
There's now an app that functions as the Shazam for fashion, recognizing where you can buy clothing based on uploaded photos, but does it live up to its claim?
Music Fans May Listen Mindfully

Music Fans May Listen Mindfully

Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer September 14, 2017
Separating the person from the music they make is a dangerous way to desensitize ourselves to their often destructive behaviors.
This past Friday, singer-songwriter John Mayer dropped his 7th studio album, “The Search For Everything.” Compared to his last two folk albums, this new album returns to his more pop mainstream roots.

What We Talk About When We Talk About John Mayer

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor April 17, 2017
Talking about John Mayer's ex-girlfriends and very public blunders circa 2012 isn't just irrelevant, it's counterproductive.
Celebrities Give False Hope

Celebrities Give False Hope

Mollie Yellin, Contributing Writer April 17, 2017
Celebrities have such a strong influence over their followers that they could even convince people that they can code, even when logic says otherwise.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, known best for their roles as Zack and Cody Martin, respectively, on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” are NYU 2015 graduates.

NYU’s Recent Star Students

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer March 27, 2017
NYU has drawn celebrities for decades, but check out some of the most recent famous attendees and alumni to keep your eyes open for on campus.
Sit Down, Shut Up, Look Good

Sit Down, Shut Up, Look Good

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor February 6, 2017
In the words of what celebrities are probably thinking at any given moment — what exactly do you expect famous people to do if not exist, for all that existing implies?
YouTube has slowly been growing as a platform for both expression and fame, with many users reaching celebrity status in popular culture.

Does Internet Redefine Celebrity?

Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer November 7, 2016
With the rate at which we watch television declining and the rise of YouTube as a place to create a celebrity career, what does that mean for our understanding of fame?
Hailey Baldwin was one of many spotted at Fashion Week in Paris.

Paris: A Ticketless Student’s Guide to Paris Fashion Week

Haley Crawford, Contributing Writer October 12, 2016
How do you get to rub shoulders with some of fashion's hottest names? Stalk them at Paris Fashion Week, of course!
Students who had class with celebrity model, Karlie Kloss, said that everyone treated her like a normal student.

NYU Students on Campus Celebrities: Over It

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Staff Writer April 29, 2016
NYU students react to famous students on campus as we wait to see if Malia Obama will be attending in the fall.