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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 woman smiles inside a silver food truck with signs on its exterior.

Corona Plaza, the melting pot of Latin American street food, returns to Queens

Boasting both local bites and global delights, Corona Plaza’s famed street vendors are back following an extended hiatus. Here are my top five picks for the most authentic Latin American eats.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer February 22, 2024

Against the backdrop of cumbia music playing over a speaker, kids running around with Silly String, old men playing dominoes and the influx of visitors from the nighttime rush,...

Several people stand by the window on the Staten Island Ferry with the sun shining on them. In the background is the downtown Manhattan skyline.

The most picturesque MetroCard rides in New York City

The best views of the city skyline only cost $2.75.
Kevin Wu, Multimedia Editor March 27, 2023

Doctor Carl Zimmer speaks from the wooden podium in Hemmerdinger Hall. An audience sits in front of him. Behind him is a projector screen displaying two images.

How science journalists reported on the ‘story of our lifetime’

A science columnist for The New York Times spoke at NYU about the evolution of viruses and the importance of good communication with the public during health crises.
John Kim, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Speaking to a group of more than 100 NYU students and professors, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer chronicled his story as one of the world’s foremost science journalists...

During Black Lives Matter movement in NYC, numerous protesters gathered in Washington Square Park. Thats just one of the multiple events that students staying in the city this summer were able to witness. (Photo by Addison Aloian)

A New York Like Never Before

Several students tell stories of what the city was really like this past summer.
Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor September 9, 2020

As New York City became the epicenter of the coronavirus in March and NYU went online for the rest of the semester, many students left the city. But some students continued to...

NYU seniors face their graduating year in the midst of a pandemic. Every senior has a different outlook on what they envision the fall 2020 semester to look like.  (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

Senior Year: The Pandemic Edition

NYU seniors reflect on their last year of college during a pandemic.
Ria Mittal, Contributing Writer September 8, 2020

To some, senior year is the much-awaited transition from a lifetime of structured schooling to real life adulthood. To others it’s a dreaded time of uncertainty and pressure....

The Misleading Nature of the NYU Administration’s Letter

The Misleading Nature of the NYU Administration’s Letter

In an email to the NYU community, the administration attempted to justify the university’s failure to reimburse tuition and financially accommodate students despite its sizable endowment. NYU is not being transparent about its financial assets nor its ability to meet the needs of its student body.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor May 7, 2020

Last week, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, Executive Vice President Martin Dorph and Provost Katherine Fleming sent an email to the NYU community, providing several updates and...

Yes, Stay-at-Home Orders Are Legal and Necessary

Yes, Stay-at-Home Orders Are Legal and Necessary

Last week, we witnessed an eruption of protests against multiple government’s shelter-in-place orders, across multiple states, under the guise of protecting personal liberties, but these protestors have failed to truly grasp what civil liberties actually are.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 21, 2020

The nation witnessed a collision between public health and political struggles last week, as thousands of people exploded into open protest on the streets of Michigan’s capital....

Animal Crossing is a Nintendo video game that quickly rose in popularity among quarantined students, including WSN Managing Editor Abby Hofstetter. Abby takes comfort in the gameplay and talks about her experience with the game. (Staff Photo by Abby Hofstetter)

I Lost Control Over My Life. ‘Animal Crossing’ Gave It Back to Me.

Nintendo’s adorable game offers me consistency at a time when consistency is hard to come by.
Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The coronavirus gives me anxiety. I know I’m not alone in that. Specifically, mention of its symptoms and its victims, especially ones I know, sends me into a deep spiral I can’t...

A model wears a piece by designer Miashan at New York Fashion Week 2020. The fashion industry has been forced to evaluate how it can remain operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Fast-Fashion in the Face of the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus sheds light on the hidden victims of fast-fashion.
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor April 9, 2020

Long before the coronavirus, the future for the fashion industry was grim. As the pandemic spread to Italy as the Fall 2020 fashion week in Milan was beginning, widespread panic...

Carlyle Court is an NYU residence hall on 15th St and Union Square West. Carlyle and Third North are two dorm halls that will be turned over to assist in the COVID-19 health crisis. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Two NYU Dorms Will Be Made Available to Medical Workers

Carlyle Court Residence Hall and Third Avenue North Residence Hall will be offered to NYU medical workers to provide extra space as New York hospitals face the peak of the coronavirus curve.
Emily Mason, News Editor April 7, 2020

Carlyle Court Residence Hall and Third Avenue North Residence Hall will likely be used as extra hospital spaces, according to an email sent out by NYU leadership on Saturday, April...

Even in Times of Pandemic, Abortions Are Still Essential

Even in Times of Pandemic, Abortions Are Still Essential

Under a guise of sudden concern for public health, Republican lawmakers are quick to exploit coronavirus to fulfill their own moral crusade against abortion.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor March 31, 2020

Though we are all familiar with the long-perpetuated excuse for inactivity in times of tragedy, pro-life politicians have decided to subvert expectations by exploiting the coronavirus...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 18 – March 26

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.

First and foremost, we hope everyone’s doing well. Whether you’re stuck at home or stuck in bed, we’re still devoted to covering the singles that came out over the course...