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

Two N.Y.U. security officers standing outside the entrance to N.Y.U.’s Lafayette residence hall with a small police car parked on the street

Off-Third: Students upset that Trump arrest delayed their morning commute 

As history happens outside their windows, students at NYU’s Lafayette Hall just want Trump to move on already.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer April 6, 2023

Over the past few weeks, the residents of Lafayette Hall started to notice that their neighborhood was becoming more restricted. Instead of just the single perpetual police officer...

A group of protesters poses in front of the Washington Square Arch for a photo. In the middle is a banner that reads “Abortion Access Day of Action.”

Guest Essay: Linda Mills, we demand action on reproductive health care

In an open letter to NYU’s next president, students from the university’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America call for better access to reproductive health care on campus.
Averi Chen, Samantha Del Rio and Erin Lawson February 23, 2023

The authors of this letter are members of the NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. It is addressed to Linda Mills, who, earlier this month, was appointed...

The backs of multiple people who are sitting down and wearing shirts that are blue, khaki, and white. In the back, there is a wooden podium, and behind it, there is a female with black hair.

What happened at NYU’s annual College Democrats-Republicans debate

In their annual debate hosted by the NYU Politics Society, NYU’s College Democrats and College Republicans faced off over U.S. aid to Ukraine, affirmative action and student loan forgiveness.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2022

NYU’s College Democrats and College Republicans tackled affirmative action, student debt relief and U.S. aid to Ukraine during a three-part debate hosted by the NYU Politics...

A collage of three photos. On the left, Professor Sanford Gordon, dressed in a white shirt and a plaid navy blue blazer. He wears a pair of glasses with black frames. In the middle, Professor Bryant Moy, dressed in a blue shirt and a navy blue blazer. On the right, Professor Julia Payson, dressed in a gray shirt. She is wearing gold earrings and a thin gold necklace.

How Republicans could take control of Congress, according to NYU politics profs

Faculty experts in NYU’s Politics Department spoke to students about the importance of voting and the potential consequences of the 2022 midterm elections.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

NYU politics professors encouraged students to vote in this year’s midterm elections, which have seen Republican candidates lead in many races across the country, at a panel...

New York state Democrats failed to pass initiatives intended to expand voting rights. As a result, barriers to electoral participation will continue to be reinforced. (Photo by Katherine Chan)

Editorial: New York Democrats failed to protect voting rights

New York Republicans launched a well-funded campaign to defeat voting rights ballot initiatives. Democrats did not respond with the same effort or coordination. As a result, barriers to electoral participation, particularly for young people, will be upheld.
WSN Editorial Board November 15, 2021

New York Democrats failed to launch a coordinated campaign to protect voting rights through ballot Proposals 3 and 4 this November, leading to their rejection by voters. As New...

India Walton is a democratic socialist who won the Buffalo’s mayoral Democratic primary in June. While Buffalo’s majority-Democratic electorate would typically ensure Walton’s election as mayor, some of her fellow Democrats have refused to endorse her. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Opinion: Buffalo mayoral candidate India Walton deserves Democrats’ endorsement

The lack of support for democratic socialist India Walton among New York state Democrats is unacceptable and foolish politics. 
Kevin Kurian, Opinion Editor October 26, 2021

Democratic socialist India Walton defeated incumbent Mayor Byron Brown’s attempt to seek a fifth term in the Buffalo mayoral primary in June. In this predominantly Democratic...

Kirsten Gillibrand has served as a junior New York Senator since 2009. Her internship program has been criticized for its inaccessibility to low-income applicants and lack of diversity. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Opinion: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to right the wrongs of her internship program

When it comes to her internship program, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is par for the course on the patronage, exploitation and corruption of Washington, D.C.
Zach Banks, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

As the competitive application season rolls around for those aspiring to be a congressional intern this spring, college students are putting the final touches on their resumes...

New York state RNC director Katie Bloodgood spoke about Republican students’ experience at NYU, a university with a generally liberal community. During the Oct. 13 event, she addressed controversial questions and said that Republicans are frequently misunderstood. (Photo by Anna Letson, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

College Republicans talk being conservative at NYU with state GOP director

New York state GOP director Katie Bloodgood answered a wide range of questions from NYU’s College Republicans during a virtual event on Oct. 13.
Kristian Burt, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

At a meeting with NYU’s College Republicans, Katie Bloodgood, the New York state director of the Republican National Committee, said she empathizes with GOP supporters at NYU. “My...

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

On Saturday, May 2, former President George W. Bush was met with praise for his message calling for national unity amid the coronavirus pandemic. In reality, this praise is part of a larger obsession to sanitize Bush’s disastrous presidency.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor May 5, 2020

Former President George W. Bush shared a message on Saturday, May 2, across his social media platforms calling on Americans to put aside partisan differences amid the coronavirus...

Incompetence and Disaster in the Democratic Party

Incompetence and Disaster in the Democratic Party

After the disaster of the Iowa Democratic caucuses and the Senate’s acquittal of President Trump, it is clear that the Democratic Party is too incompetent to be an important force against the president and the Republican Party.
WSN Editorial Board February 10, 2020

On Feb. 6, President Trump was acquitted of his impeachment charges by the United States Senate. This was after the House of Representatives impeached him over a whistleblower’s...

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US Politicians Don’t Know How to Deal With Hong Kong

The fight for democracy in Hong Kong deserves better than the political maneuvering and schemes of U.S. politicians.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

Images of a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Hong Kong peppered local news outlets and social media in September. Protesters clad in black waved U.S. flags, asking the supposed...

What Does Impeachment Really Mean?

What Does Impeachment Really Mean?

The House of Representatives has begun the impeachment process against President Trump. But why now?
WSN Editorial Board September 30, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry on Tuesday into President Donald Trump. Pelosi, who has long believed that impeachment was too divisive a process...