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

Washington Square News

A father wearing glasses, a business formal outfit wraps his son, who is wearing a yellow and blue t-shirt, around his arm.

Review: ‘Memories of My Father’: An unmemorable story about the forgotten

This drama film celebrates the story of an ordinary father who fights to help his family and the people of Colombia.
Justin Martinez, Contributing Writer December 13, 2022

The English title of the new film by Spanish director Fernando Trueba is “Memories of My Father,” but the better title for it is the original Spanish one, “El olvido que...

An illustration of a wooden box in a park. A pair of legs with blue jeans and black Converse sneakers stands on top of the box. The box reads “WSN.”

The Soapbox: US prioritizes European refugees

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor March 25, 2022

Ukrainian refugees welcomed with open arms by US The United States is preparing to take in up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and donate more than $1 billion to help European countries...

“Memoria” is director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest feature film. The movie is a beautiful and deeply thoughtful journey through Colombia. (Image courtesy of Neon)

Review: ‘Memoria’ is hauntingly immersive

In his first film produced outside of Thailand, Apichatpong Weerasethakul paints a stunning picture of Colombia.
Valentina Arrieta, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

“Memoria,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest feature film, follows Jessica (Tilda Swinton), who is haunted by a loud, consistent bang that only she hears. As she tries to...

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is invited to the NYU John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This has led to a protest as Uribe is linked to right-wing paramilitary groups, and was recently accused of inciting violence against Colombian protesters. 
(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Protesters decry NYU event with former Colombian president

NYU’s Brademas Center invited Álvaro Uribe Vélez, a former president of Colombia, to speak at an NYU event about sustainability and climate politics. During the event, which met significant backlash online, more than 100 people attended a protest outside Bobst Library.
Suhail Gharaibeh and Ruqaiyah Zarook May 6, 2021

“NYU, NYU, genocide is on you!” Outside of Bobst Library, the chants of more than 100 protesters rang out against the virtual visit of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe...

Kali Uchis debut album Isolation.

Cool and Colombian: Kali Uchis’ ‘Isolation’

Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Copy Chief April 13, 2018
Kali Uchis brings Spanish lyrics and Latin culture to the fore of her debut album "Isolation." Uchis is the hero she describes in lead single “After the Storm.”

First Generation Americans’ Double Lives

Sierra Jackson, News Editor September 5, 2017
First generation American students face different challenges than their fellow students.
With a recently-published English version of his book “Reputations,” Juan Gabriel Vasquez took to Strand Bookstore to discuss the hardships that inspired his writing about his hometown in Bogota, Colombia.

Columbian Writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez Talks New Novel

Jaxx Artz, Contributing Writer September 26, 2016
Juan Gabriel Vasquez came to Strand's Rare Book Room to explain the motivation behind his newest book, "Reputations."
Colombia’s Drug Problem Isn’t US Responsibility

Colombia’s Drug Problem Isn’t US Responsibility

Connor Borden, Staff Writer September 14, 2016
Although the United States and Colombia have cooperated in the past when providing to paramilitary assistance in pushing back the drug trade, the United States has overstepped their boundaries.
Needle exchange programs are one way organizations are fighting the rise of HIV infections through Heroin injections.

NYU Researchers Predict an HIV Spike Due to Heroin Use in Colombia

Maria Torres, Contributing Writer February 17, 2016
NYU researchers predict Colombia will be the next country to experience an AIDS epidemic due to the increased use of heroin.
Mochila bags give back to Colombian communities

Mochila bags give back to Colombian communities

April 30, 2014
The Mochila, a colorful, Columbian handwoven bag, has popped up in American stores as the latest bag trend.
Courtesy of Jessica Trioano

NYU trio introduce beverage company to support Colombian farmers

April 28, 2013
Three second-year Wagner graduate students were featured at the Clinton Global Initiative University and on the Colbert Report for their agriculturally sustainable tea line, UPleaft.
Chuck Kuan for WSN

Lower East Side spot serves twist on Colombian street food

February 13, 2013
Savor twists on hot dogs, hamburgers, and Colombian street food at Los Perros Locos, the Lower East Side's new late night eatery addition.