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

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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 student shows off their pair of Birkenstocks. Going to school in New York City means there are more strict fashion rules that must be followed. (Photo by Sammy Kumaran)

What Not to Wear in New York City

Please try not to dress like you’re from the suburbs.
Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

On a normal college campus, most students roll out of bed, barely brush their hair and then head to class. But at NYU, where the Greenwich Village locals as well as our own classmates...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Olympics’ Ban of Protests Is Hypocritical and Unfair

The International Olympics Committee is asking to remain a politically neutral stage. Aside from infringing upon the free speech rights of its competing athletes, the move also ignores the political history of the competition.
Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large January 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced it would institute a ban on protesting ahead of this summer’s competition in Tokyo. The IOC said it would...

Arin Garland, dining editor, ruthlessly carves carb into pieces. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Sliced Bagels Are the Wrong Way to Cut Carbs

Tell the people of St. Louis to keep their sliced bagels. We don’t want to share in their Missouri.
Arin Garland, Dining Editor April 3, 2019

Twitter was thrown into a frenzy when Alek Krautmann posted a photo on March 25 of more than a dozen helpless bagels sliced into pathetically thin wedges. He claimed that the “St....

Media from the NYU Students for Justice in Palestine club. (via

Student Government Resolution, Initially on BDS, Drops Political Ties

The so-called BDS Resolution will no longer include the words “Palestine” and “Israel" to increase its odds of passing through the University Senate in April.
Jared Peragila, Deputy News Editor February 15, 2019

The Student Government Assembly wants the university to cut ties with corporations associated with the abuse of human rights in Palestine and Israel. On Thursday, SGA announced...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Battle of the Burgers: Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out

A hot take on take-out.
Calais Watkins, Staff Writer January 28, 2019

Let me begin with a disclaimer. I am from Southern California: home of In-N-Out enthusiasts who fill with pride when defending our famous burger chain. However, I tried my best...

A student wears AirPods.

What’s All the Noise About AirPods?

Jorene Ho He, Contributing Writer September 17, 2018
AirPods are sneaking their way into celebrity street style and the classroom, as well.
A still from the Insatiable trailer.

‘Insatiable’ or Insensitive?

Tianne Johnson, Deputy Culture Editor August 26, 2018
Netflix's new series 'Insatiable' is causing a lot of controversy. Here's what students have to say about the new show's themes.
Poster for the new film, The Young Karl Marx, directed by Raoul Peck.

Meet ‘The Young Karl Marx’

Jessica Xing, Staff Writer February 28, 2018
“The Young Karl Marx” is a new film following the controversial figure behind "The Communist Manifesto" and Marxism.
Over the past few months, NYU College Republicans have invited three controversial guests to speak at NYU: Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McInnes and Lucian Wintrich.  The cancellations and controversy of these speakers brings people to question what constitutes free speech.

Timeline of Controversial Figures at NYU

Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor February 21, 2017
Recently, several controversial figures have been invited to speak at NYU. This timeline presents the circumstances and the reactions to these speakers.