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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

Two stuffed animals, one yellow moose and a beige star, sitting on a ledge in front of a garden of purple flowers.

Adults need stuffed animals too

A stuffed animal may seem like a childish possession. Be it as it may, I never outgrew mine, and I’m all the better for it.
Alisia Houghtaling, Illustration Editor May 2, 2024

I have had the same teddy bear, Meme  — pronounced Mimi, but I was unaware of the correct spelling because I grew up in Moscow — since I was five. When I was packing to move...

Five people celebrating with confetti holding three large prize checks for $75,000.

NYU startup founders take their concepts to the next level

Startups at NYU won $225,000 in seed funding at this year’s Entrepreneurs Challenge.
Matt Petres, Photo Editor May 2, 2024

Launching a startup is not for the faint of heart — it’s a high-stakes task that many might deem borderline insane. Startup founders are a special breed of dreamers: bold,...

Three men dancing and clapping while a woman sings on a stage. Light up letters are at the front of the stage spelled “ARAB.”

NYU Arab Festival vibrantly celebrates Middle Eastern and North African cultures

With performances, food stations and a fashion show, the event brought students together to highlight the diversity of Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer April 17, 2024

On Monday, April 15, in the Kimmel Center for University Life's Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, the Arab Students Association hosted the Arab Festival. The event was a spectacular...

An illustration of an old-fashioned red T.V. with a heart-shaped button and wires folded into a heart shape. Next to it is a heart-shaped pink-and-white layered cake with cherries. On the top, there are illustrations of a wine glass with red wine swooshing out and a vision board with hearts and a smiley face on it.

Roses are red, violets are blue, unsure about Valentine’s? Galentine’s is for you!

No Valentine's date? No problem! Here are three ways to celebrate Galentine's Day, a holiday focused on friendship, self-love and fun.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer February 8, 2024

Valentine’s Day can be divisive, splitting the population into two groups — those in a relationship and those not. Just because you don’t have a partner to indulge in PDA...

An illustration of three girls in a dorm playing Monopoly. The girl on the left looks shocked, the girl on the right is laughing and the girl in the middle is watching and smiling.

Tackle tense roommate relations with these 4 bonding activities

Your roommate relationships can make or break your college experience. Here are activities to help you break the ice and ease tensions with your living companions.
Noor Maahin, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

One of the easiest ways to make conversation in any social setting is sharing roommate horror stories. It’s like those who’ve endured the trials of terrible roommates are forever...

A side view of the entrance to the La Maison Française. The words “New York University” and “La Maison Francaise” are displayed on the red brick walls on either side of the door in black letters.

More than Core: How language courses can go beyond the requirement

Three NYU students share how language courses have shaped them, both personally and academically.
Michael Lando, Contributing Writer February 1, 2024

Across universities, world language often finds its way into Core programs. Especially in a multicultural place like New York City, the subject is particularly applicable. While...

An illustration of two long brown coats, one long green coat, one long black coat and one short black coat scattered on a blue background.

The trendiest winter coats to brace New York City winter

With these trendy coats, you can conquer the New York City cold in style.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer January 25, 2024

As this semester welcomes you to New York City’s unbearably freezing weather, it might be a challenge to decide what coat will guarantee ultimate warmth. Whether you’re running...

The finance bro: An illustration of a man with brown hair wearing a black suit, white shirt and a blue tie standing in front of a red background. The Tisch girl: An illustration of a girl with red hair wearing a light blue shirt, a pair of dark blue trousers and a pair of white shoes laughs in front of a bright pink background. The Gallatin student: An illustration of a girl with dark blue hair wearing a light blue shirt, a pink vest, a long light purple skirt and a pair of dark blue shoes standing in front of a gray background. The film bro: An illustration of a man wearing a red hat, a white shirt with a dark brown jacket, a pair of dark blue trousers and a pair of brown shoes holding up a peace sign in front of a light green background. The It girl: An illustration of a girl with brown hair wearing a light pink hoodie, a pair of light pink sweatpants and a pair of dark brown shoes holding a green cup.

5 students you’re sure to run into this semester

From theater kids to finance bros, here’s a guide to some students you will see during the first week back.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer January 24, 2024

It’s a new semester, which means new classes and new people you can meet. At every college, there are the cliche characters: the loveable class clown, the artsy loner or the...

A colorful illustration of Ryan Cole with lettering below displaying ‘Beyond NYU’

Beyond NYU: Enhancing sound in film and television

Ryan Cole channels his love for music to create sound for movies and shows like the Emmy-award winning show “Stranger Things.”
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 28, 2023

Steinhardt alum Ryan Cole was always captivated by the world of music and film, yet he initially struggled to find a way to transform his passion into a career. His journey eventually...

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

An illustration of a white speech bubble that reads “This shit sucks” in black font. Next to it, another speech bubble that is blue and reads “Right?”. Both speech bubbles are against a gray grid background.

Opinion: A 3-step guide to complaining correctly

Life sucks sometimes. School is hard. It’s OK to complain about it.
Noah Zaldivar, Contributing Writer December 14, 2022

It’s finals season and we all know what that means: everybody is complaining. Just walk through Bobst Library, and you’ll hear the classic “Writing the Essay is killing me!”...

The east-facing view from the intersection of Washington Square East and Washington Place. On the right is the N.Y.U. Steinhardt Pless Hall.

Teachers in training fight for future of NYU music education program

The Steinhardt music department announced that it will not accept new applications to an education program, sparking concerns among students studying to become music educators.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The music education program at NYU’s Steinhardt school will stop accepting applications starting in the fall 2023 semester, according to administrators. Several students in the...