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 exterior view of the Stern School of Business. The Tisch Hall building is to the right and the Kaufman Management Center is to the left. In the foreground is the Gould Plaza public gathering area.

Opinion: Stern has a designated ‘lunch hour,’ other schools should too

The Stern School of Business' "lunch hour" provides a much-needed break for busy and stressed students. NYU’s other schools should implement something similar.
Polina Tyurikova, Contributing Writer April 18, 2024

Ever rushed to eat lunch before hopping on a Zoom call, or skipped it altogether due to a packed schedule? NYU’s Stern School of Business has got you covered. The business school...

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

April 18, 2022
So you got into NYU. Congratulations! Now what? Let us tell you all about the nitty gritty details of changing your major, navigating the Liberal Studies Core program, celebrating the weekend in NYC, and making lasting friendships.
A Tiffany-blue Fender Stratocaster, two slices of pepperoni, a disco ball and an old TV with antenna against a light-pink background.A tiffany-blue Fender Stratocaster, two slices of pepperoni, a disco ball and an old TV with antenna against a light pink background.

How NYU students spend their weekends

Students from various backgrounds share their Friday night activities: the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between.
April 18, 2022

Flashing lights It's what we prepare for all week. Friday afternoon, you can see me ready on the Palladium court playing volleyball. I break a quick sweat while I laugh with friends....

A collage of icons symbolizing college social life (from top to bottom, left to right): a simple “what’s up” text message, a symbol for joining Greek organizations reading “I pledge ZTA”, a room plaque and notes.

How to win friends at NYU

Forming meaningful connections in the big city is no small task. Here are a few ways to meet people.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

At some point on your NYU campus tour, your admissions ambassador probably uttered the words “the city is our campus” with an overly exaggerated gesture to the surrounding...

NYU’s Quidditch team was looking forward to returning to playing games for the first time since COVID-19 began. However, a new policy from NYU’s Center for Student Life has suspended all in-person activities for performing arts and sports clubs. (Image courtesy of NYU Quidditch)

Performing arts and sports clubs prohibited from holding in-person activities

Students expressed disappointment and frustration after hearing that performing arts and sports clubs — a staple of NYU’s student life offerings — can no longer meet in person.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

NYU’s Quidditch team was looking forward to traveling to games, welcoming new players and heading to Warwick, R.I., for the US Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship...

Most activities on campus have resumed to in-person meetings. Due to capacity limits, some NYU clubs and events continue to meet online. (Photo by Tony Wu)

NYU students return to campus, but clubs remain online

Despite new university guidelines for in-person gatherings, clubs report that their events and meetings will again be primarily remote this academic year.
Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor September 10, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, NYU’s university-wide communications indicated plans for an on-campus experience resembling that of semesters...

Members of NYUs Asian Fusion Dance club appreciate and showcase their culture and artistic talent through choreography and performances. With over 300 clubs and organizations on campus, NYU has many arts organizations on campus that are seeking new members. (Image courtesy of Asian Fusion Dance)

NYU arts clubs that will let you dive into your passion

Looking for a way to get involved with the arts at NYU? Whether you’re a new or returning student, here are a few arts organizations on campus that are seeking new members.

NYU can be an intimidating place for anyone. Between the New York City skyscrapers, choosing classes, making friends, and, of course, navigating the subway, there are moments that...

The College Club Pressure Cooker

The College Club Pressure Cooker

Although many clubs here at NYU serve student bodies who yearn for both exclusivity and prestige, college has proven to one first-year student that finding your space could be just as important.
Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

My childhood was busy, to say the least. Whether I was at Taekwondo practice late into the evening or hastily finishing the homework assigned by my after-school tutors, busy was...

A group of NYU students pose during Welcome Week. (via NYU)

Shoot Your Platonic Shot

Students reflect on how they made friends in their first year.
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer August 24, 2019

Starting your first year at college is hard enough already — you’re leaving behind all semblance of structure and delving into a new world of opinions, experimentation and...

The Fourth Wall Cinema Club after a screening, in the intermission before the beginning of its sister Club, The Witching Hour. (via Facebook)

Friday Night Movies on VHS at Tisch

Fourth Wall Cinema, a Tisch club, screens movies weekly — all on VHS.
Elif Kesikbas, Staff Writer March 24, 2019

The ideal Friday night usually consists of getting as far away from school as possible and enjoying time in the city with friends. The thought of spending a Friday night in an...

Members of NYU Shruti (via

NYU Shruti: South Asian Students Find Community

Students reflect on their experiences with NYU Shruti, the school’s largest South Asian student association.
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer March 11, 2019

Anyone who has attended Club Fest knows the pandemonium of trying to navigate the plethora of clubs and organizations while surrounded by masses of befuddled people, sweating in...

Courtesy of Caroline Manela

30 NYU Clubs Pledge ‘Non-Cooperation’ With NYU Tel Aviv

Victor Porcelli, Deputy News Editor October 23, 2018
Various clubs throughout campus pledge against NYU Tel Aviv in solidarity with Palestinian liberation efforts.