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

An illustration of a gray facade which reads “NYU School of Global Public Health”, with a purple banner that reads “NYU” on the right side, all against a pale background.

Women with disabilities more likely to report food insecurity, NYU study finds

A recent NYU School of Global Public Health study found that adult women with disabilities are twice as likely to report poor diets and food insecurity in the United States.
Nina Huang, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

Female adults with disabilities are more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity in comparison to those without disabilities, according to a recent study from the NYU...

An illustration of a baby lamb against a brown background.

Review: ‘Lapvona’ encapsulates abject apoliticism

As Ottessa Moshfegh’s trademark gallows humor grows formulaic, her newest novel does little more than snicker at a group of Slavic peasants.
Natasha R. Roy, Contributing Writer September 7, 2022

Everything about Ottessa Moshfegh’s newest novel, “Lapvona,” is noncommittal. It is set in a vaguely medieval era, in a vaguely Eastern European village, and espouses a completely...

A study by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing found a correlation between COVID-19, sleep insufficiency and poor mental health among nurses. (Photo by Tony Wu)

Nurses’ insomnia, anxiety linked to pandemic stress

The group offered strategies for nurses to manage stress after exploring how COVID-19 exacerbated sleep deprivation, depression and anxiety among nurses.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

Researchers from a NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing study are calling for immediate action to support nurses during current and future pandemics. The group found increased rates...

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

After the quiet melancholy

A collection of poems about heartbreak, pain, growth, and — eventually — moving on.
Matthew Davis, Contributing Writer January 24, 2022

Going Down   The pain of our pieces not fitting after years of assembly My rage at wet towels and wet socks The joy of seeing your face again The pain of watching you...

New York Citys own resident groundhog Alwayscrying Alex of Washington Square Park forecasts more depressing winter days. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: Groundhog Sees Shadow, Predicting Six More Weeks of Depression

The groundhog forecasted that seasonal depression will continue until spring.
Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor February 4, 2020

Punxsutawney Phil was not the only forecasting groundhog to make a prediction this past Sunday — New York City has a groundhog of its own. On Monday morning, a lesser known but...

Burning My Own Face

Burning My Own Face

A multimedia self-portrait investigation into mental illness, psychology of self and other humans.
Joey Solomon, Contributing Photographer October 25, 2019

Illustrated by Sophia Di Iorio.

Comfortably Modern

Andrew Ankersen, Voices Editor September 3, 2019

“Just remember, once the gas starts flowing, count backward from 10 nice and slowly,” the voice said.   “Ten…” His eyes darted around the room, trying to get...

I Tried Gratitude Journaling for a Week

I Tried Gratitude Journaling for a Week

How five days of gratitude journaling changed my outlook on life.
Kylie Marsh, Contributing Writer February 26, 2019

I have depression. PTSD. Low self-esteem. While many with mental illnesses turn to writing and journaling to cope, I personally hate gimmicky trends. Bullet journals look like...

Club Penguin is Gone, So Now What?

Club Penguin is Gone, So Now What?

Serena Vanchiro, Columnist November 28, 2018

Born at the turn of the century, the crux of my childhood social life was rooted in technologies like Tamagotchi, Club Penguin and Nintendo’s PictoChat. Simply hearing these...

Although NYU does not record annual student suicide statistics, a WSN investigation discovered 15 confirmed cases since 1990.

NYU Does Not Track Suicides

Caroline Haskins, Investigative News Editor January 22, 2018
Despite several suicides in the past two decades, NYU has not publicly recorded or released its suicide statistics.
Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer April 3, 2017
Unfortunately, this shift in what is and is not acceptable to say has created a dangerously misguided flipside, specifically when well-meaning people discourage others from saying that they feel depressed or anxious when they “don’t really mean it.”
Sometimes tears are unavoidable. Luckily, the best spots for a good cry are right around campus.

Best Places to Cry at NYU

Alyssa Kelly, Contributing Writer March 20, 2017
We've all had those kind of days that have made us want to cry on the spot.But in a city as crowded as New York, it can be difficult to find a good place to do so. Here's a list of the best places on campus to get your cry on.