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

An illustration of a person wearing a white sweater, looking at a painting of a city skyline against a red background. A ray of light shines on the painting, and there are other frames hanging on the wall next to the painting.

Experiencing art in NYC: A guide for students on a budget

Sightseeing in New York City can be expensive, but being a student has its perks.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase “the city is our campus,” I could probably pay for one of my overpriced and underused textbooks. Still, how many students...

Ashokan Reservoir. There is a long road; to the right there is green pasture and to the left there is a lake that extends until multiple trees together form a small forest at the end.

Spring break staycations that won’t break the bank

Looking forward to finally getting a real spring break after two years, but don’t want to be coming back broke? Here’s some ideas for affordable and memorable trips (mostly) outside the city.
Tristán Queriot Rodríguez Vélez, Contributing Writer March 10, 2022

After two years, we’ve finally caught an actual spring break from NYU. For many, this means it’s almost time for that long-awaited trip to Cancún or Miami with your friends....

President Andrew Hamilton has officially decided to end his affordability initiative. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: Hamilton Ends Affordability Initiatives, Bans ‘Broke B-tches’ From Attending

After significant efforts by the administration and student body to lower NYU’s tuition, the university has officially been deemed affordable.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor November 20, 2019

Off-Third is WSN’s satire section. NYU President Andrew Hamilton has decided to end his affordability initiative, saying that the student body has “too many broke b-tches.”...

Check out some suggestions for low-cost birthday activities. (Photo by Sam Cheng)

Cheap Birthday Celebrations in the City

Check out the best ways to celebrate your birthday in the city without going broke!
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer May 6, 2019

Let’s be honest — birthdays make for the best celebrations. They give you an opportunity to go out, have fun with your friends and appreciate the fact that you’ve managed...

Acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine, who will be speaking with Layli Long Soldier at the New School on Friday. (via

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: Mar. 1 to 3

Stay entertained this weekend for $20 or less.
Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor February 28, 2019

With Oscars season finally over and the first of the summer blockbusters still months away, we’re in a bit of an entertainment doldrums at the moment. If you want to keep yourself...

San Marzano is an East Village favorite and offers a number of different pasta plates for nine dollars.

10 Places to Get Your Italian Fix Near Campus

Celina Khorma, Staff Writer November 9, 2018

Fusilli, penne, tagliatelle, rigatoni, pappardelle — we love all shapes and sizes, and we know you do too. Lucky for us, a lifetime supply of different pasta dishes to try...

A email with move-out information sent to residents of Broome Street Residential College.

Get Moving With These Easy Tips

Tianne Johnson, Staff Writer April 25, 2018
Here are some tips to have a stressless move-out while dealing with finals, presentations and papers.
The Fitness Feature

The Fitness Feature

Maddie Howard and Rachel Buigas-Lopez March 26, 2018

Fitness. It’s something we love to hate. But like it or not, being active is an incredibly important part of our health. It’s been proven that taking the time to plan physical...

The Rise NYC hosting a class in Washington Square Park.

Break a Sweat Without Breaking The Bank

Rachel Buigas-Lopez, Creative Director March 26, 2018
Working out alone can be boring but going to classes around the city is expensive. Here are some hidden gems that won't drain your wallet.
A passerby looks at a table left on the sidewalk.

From Street Corners to Dorm Decor

Amasha Nanayakkara, Contributing Writer February 28, 2018
Forget Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target and Ikea. The streets are the best places to furnish your dorm.
Medium roast coffee, hand cream and shells with white cheddar from Brandless. These items cost a total of $10.

Brandless Rips Off the Brand-Aid

Laura Rubio, Staff Writer February 26, 2018
Brandless is a company that sells all their products for 3 dollars.
Yoga for the People on St. Marks Place offers donation based classes.

Fitness Options That You Can Afford

Alejandra Arevalo, Contributing Writer February 7, 2018
Want to go to fitness classes but don't want to spend a lot of money? Look no further!