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

Street view at night of a tall geometric building with lights shining through the windows.

Opinion: The case for renaming the Paulson Center

The building’s namesake, investor John Paulson, has a problematic history that NYU has yet to reckon with.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 21, 2024

The Paulson Center has faced no shortage of criticisms, from concerns over its contributions to gentrification and construction delays to worries over water leaks in its residential...

Models stand on the side of the runway with Nikita Shah.

First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Amid protests prior to the runway, South Asian New York Fashion Week pays homage to South Asian heritage through design.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor September 22, 2022

Pleated cottons, flowy chiffons and lightweight silks — mainstays of South Asian fashion — were carefully draped on models as they got ready to close out the first-ever...

Mulan, recently released on Disney+, is the companys newest live-action remake in 2020. Attracting worldwide controversy with the crews political stance as well as poor ratings, the movie remains a disappointing watch. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

‘Mulan’ Fails To Break Barriers Amidst Clouds of Controversy

Subject to negative reviews and organized counteraction, “Mulan” runs the risk of being forgotten in the annals of Disney+’s digital library.
Quan Zhang, Contributing Writer September 21, 2020

Several of the top eight reviews on “Mulan’s” Letterboxd are related to money, rather than the film itself, but the $30 Disney+ demands on top of its pricey subscription...

The Etiquette of Satire

The Etiquette of Satire

Comedians need to be aware of the potential harm that ridiculing an event can have on their viewers.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor February 19, 2020

With loads of homework, popcorn, pancakes and no motivation to do anything, cajoled my friends into watching the Academy Award nominated film, "Jojo Rabbit". For those who haven’t...

Over the years, the NCAA’s relationship with players has changed. (Via Wikimedia)

How the NCAA Did Wrong by James Wiseman (And Every Other Student-Athlete)

The NCAA makes billions of dollars every year off its student-athletes, while players like James Wiseman are financially punished for breaking rules despite not being paid in the first place.
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

Last month, the NCAA announced that University of Memphis first-year basketball player James Wiseman will be suspended for 12 games. The No. 1 ranked prospect in the class of 2019...

Houston general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong sparked outrage from Chinese fans. (Via Getty)

The NBA Wants You to Forget About Hong Kong

With the start of the NBA regular season last week, the league thinks it has moved on from its China controversy. But the protests are still continuing, and so should the conversation.
Bin Cho, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

In their 21st consecutive week, demonstrations in Hong Kong have become increasingly violent. A police officer shot an 18-year-old protestor earlier this month. Despite attempts...

Ryan Gosling in First Man. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

The ‘First Man’ Controversy: When Does Patriotism Become Propaganda?

Taylor Stout, Staff Writer October 9, 2018
The controversy surrounding "First Man" and the planting of the American flag on the moon begs the question: when does patriotism turn into propaganda?
Musician R. Kelly is the subject of recent controversies surrounding his sexual misconduct allegations

Should We Ignore the Mess Behind the Music?

Ethan Zack, Contributing Writer October 4, 2018
How do we define the ethics of listening to controversial musicians and can we separate the art from its creator?
Nike recently unveiled a new series of advertisements, including this billboard of Colin Kaepernick by Madison Square Garden. The text over the image of Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who started protesting police brutality in 2016, reads Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.

Students Stand With Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad

Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large September 10, 2018
Nike made face of NFL protests Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign.
Poster for Toe Pick, an entirely transcribed play by Zachary Grady.

‘Toe Pick’ Skates into Audiences’ Hearts

Lily Dolin, Staff Writer February 27, 2018
2018 is shaping up to be Tonya Harding’s year. The infamous story of the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan has now come to Dixon Place in “Toe Pick.”
Speaker at an event hosted by NAS which highlighted concerns about academic freedom at universities

National Association of Scholars Holds Event on Academic Freedom

Sasha Solovyeva, Contributing Writer February 6, 2018
The National Association of Scholars and Heterodox Academy held an event last Thursday about the evolution of academic freedom on college campuses. In the face of faculty members who have called for white genocide and the elimination of political correctness, NYU is facing its own question of academic freedom.
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman testifying at Larry Nassars sentencing on Friday, Jan. 19. Raisman is one of 100 plus women accusing Nassar of sexual assault.

Organizations Scrutinized After Latest Nassar Victim Testimonies

Maddie Howard, Sports Desk Editor January 22, 2018
Larry Nassar sexual misconduct case brings criticism to USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.