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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

A blurry illustration of a black van on a purple background with a purple, circular N.Y.U. logo on the front and side of the van. In front of the van is an image of a phone open to the N.Y.U. Safe Ride App in the App Store.

Opinion: Safe Ride struggles to support commuters — but it doesn’t have to

With a few small changes, the program could improve accessibility for thousands of off-campus students.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor November 3, 2023

Over the past weekend, one of my friends, who commutes to class every day from Long Island, spent the entire day with me. We were waiting in front of Alumni Hall for our other...

On September 1, a flash flood emergency was declared for New York City from the heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Many NYU commuter students had trouble finding their way back home and to class while relying on public transit. (Staff Photos by Shaina Ahmed and Rachel Cohen)

Hurricane Ida leaves commuter students at the mercy of the elements

On the eve of the first day of classes, the fallout of Hurricane Ida created a public transit nightmare that left students stranded.
Sabrina Choudhary, Identity & Equity Editor September 3, 2021

Even for a cohort of COVID-era students who can’t catch a break, a hurricane seems like overkill. Yet the fury of Hurricane Ida made the first day of the first fully in-person...

New Yorkers and NYU students take the subway for their commutes every day. The MTA released a new policy to fine patrons $50 if they do not wear a mask. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Going Maskless on MTA Transit Now Costs $50

Despite potential concerns about the rule disproportionately affecting low-income, Black and indigenous riders of color, NYU commuter students are on board.
Trace Miller, News Editor September 17, 2020

Riders refusing to wear a mask on Metropolitan Transportation Authority public transit now face $50 fines. The new rule went into effect on Monday, Sept. 14. Critics have alleged...

Staff Rants and Raves: Transportation

Staff Rants and Raves: Transportation

We’re all going places in some way or another. Here’s what our staff has to say about it.

Rants On the NYU Airport Shuttle By Bella Gil, Beauty and Style Editor Getting back and forth between JFK airport and campus is one skill I’ve yet to master. If traveling...

Staff Rants & Raves: Commuter Edition

Staff Rants & Raves: Commuter Edition

Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I’m 20 minutes late to Texts and Ideas.
WSN Staff May 2, 2019

Staff Rants On The ASStor Place Cube By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor This week is about the commute, and as a person that lives in the East Village with close proximity...

If the MTA Wont, NYU Should Supplement Student Travel Fees

If the MTA Won’t, NYU Should Supplement Student Travel Fees

WSN Editorial Board February 17, 2016
It is only fair that the school which promises students gathered from far and wide a chance to explore the city should help them make the most of the opportunity.

MTA’s Bus Time program arrives in Manhattan

October 10, 2013
The MTA has expanded its Bus Time program into Manhattan, allowing commuters to know when buses are arriving.
Daniel Cole for WSN

L subway line to receive more trains, MTA says

September 9, 2013
In response to growing demand, the L train is increasing service.
Courtesy of Cindy Tsui

UVL to implement new scoring system

November 26, 2012
The campus-wide talent show will have top 15 acts this year, in addition to contestants from NYU-Poly, NYU Abu Dhabi and the commuters community.
Mike Dunckley for WSN

Freshmen commuters dabble in dorm life

September 10, 2012
In a new program offered by Commuter & Off-Campus Student Services, incoming NYU freshman who live off-campus have the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow commuters.