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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 man wearing a backwards cap, a white shirt and a black jacket stands behind a D.J.’s turntable. Behind him is a wall decorated with records.

Producer and NYU junior Ryan Jacob on his musical journey

The British American musician and DJ is adding to his list of successful projects while studying at NYU.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor October 4, 2023

When Ryan Jacob was 3 years old, he heard “Ode to Joy” ringing out of his nanny’s phone. He was sitting by the piano and, intrigued by the tune, started playing it back,...

A band performing on a stage with amps in Washington Square Park, with pastel colored guitars, a saxophone and a drum set. Two of the band members wear N.Y.U. merch, and the lead singer is wearing sunglasses. A brightly colored banner with a spiral design hangs behind them, and reads “Stolen Gin,” the name of the band.

Stolen Gin, the soundtrack to your spring 

Meet the NYU grads with an eclectic sound that is equal parts Grateful Dead and Daft Punk.
Natasha R. Roy, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

If you ambled through Washington Square Park at any point on 4/20, chances are you caught the steadily growing crowd dancing to Stolen Gin’s jazzy performance. If you noticed...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: The Drums deliver a strong single with ‘I Want It All’

From revisiting childhood trauma to attending a high energy party, this week’s featured singles cover a whole range of scenes that necessitate a soundtrack. Read on for more. “I...

An illustration of a D.J wearing a black sleeveless top and a black and purple headset and mixing music. Fluorescent green audio waves can be seen on the bottom of the illustration, and dark blue sound bars can be seen behind the D.J.

This weekend: NYU DJs to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the dance floor

This Friday at 10 p.m., NYU student DJs will turn Astor Place Hairstylists from a barber shop into a dance party.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

This Friday night, the unassuming exterior of a classic New York barbershop will be teeming with fun beats and good vibes. Each DJ is sure to bring their own personal flair to...

From left to right: a man wearing a green hoodie, a woman wearing a black puffer jacket, a man wearing a black leather jacket and a woman wearing a red puffer jacket dancing in a room. There is a tripod with a camera in front of them.

Barbershop by day, dance club by night: Astor Place Hairstylists

Astor Place Hairstylists, a New York City institution, recently broke into the party scene with help from NYU sophomore Quincy Davis.
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

I walk past Astor Place Hairstylists on my way to class every week, and I have always admired their sign: “We speak Italian, Russian, Greek, Spanish, French, Polish, Uzbek, Farsi,...

A bird’s-eye view of the Bobst atrium: a DJ and dance pool to the left; the entrance to Bobst and an ice sculpture to the right

Violet Gala and Ball bring back high school prom nostalgia

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Violet Gala and Ball are back, Bobst transformation and all.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 25, 2022

Nearly 300 students were seated inside a tent in the middle of Gould Plaza on Saturday night. Most were dressed in their best suits, cocktail dresses or floor-length gowns....

For years, Washington Square Park has acted as a hub for social gatherings. In light of social distancing precautions, the midnight rave earlier last weekend raised multiple concerns on students ignoring guidelines. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Rave at Washington Square Park Sparks Outrage and Confusion at NYU

Students, New York City residents, and university officials are angered by a rave that was held in the park Saturday night largely consisting of young people.
Trace Miller, News Editor September 8, 2020

Hundreds gathered together at Washington Square Park partying to electronic dance music on Saturday night, Sept. 5. Some wore masks, others did not; a few appeared to be smoking...

In quarantine, Kelly Drake has managed to keep her creative outlet of radio shows afloat. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Drake)

Kelly Drake, Community in Crisis and Support on the Airwaves

Amid the mass setbacks in artistic endeavors among the student body, Kelly Drake has managed to keep her creative outlet of radio shows afloat.
Ethan Zack, Arts Editor, Arts Editor April 24, 2020

Kelly Drake was on top of it all. Prior to NYU’s closure of its facilities, the Steinhardt junior was pursuing a major and three minors, all while holding the position of...

Noams and Trafton at Pride Fest in 2019. They performed a remix of Trafton’s song Hyperreal. (Photo Courtesy of Alena Spalenska)

EDM, Beyond the Festival

Electronic Dance Music has exploded around the world into a genre that is prolific, diverse and welcoming. But confined by the physical restraints of New York City, NYU EDM enthusiasts and artists have had to rethink some of its traditions.
Ali Zimmerman, Contributing Writer October 7, 2019

If you attend a DJ Kali rave, you can expect to arrive at an unassuming warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. Enter, and you’ll find yourself thrown into a crowd of 300 college...

A turntable display in Good Records.

An Old Music Style Becomes New: Records

Beth Sattur, Contributing Writer March 1, 2018
Looking for some new vinyls to add to your collection? Here are some of the best record stores around NYU.
Taylor Swift’s Assailant Should Not Have Been Hired as a DJ Again

Taylor Swift’s Assailant Should Not Have Been Hired as a DJ Again

Beth Sattur, Contributing Writer February 15, 2018
The DJ who sexually assaulted Taylor Swift was finally hired by a new radio station. Now he has the ability to make his female coworkers, fellow employees and guest stars feel uncomfortable and violated, just as he did with Swift.
Craig David performing at Bowery Ballroom on Jan 15.

Craig David Takes Bowery Ballroom

Amelia Reardon, Staff Writer January 24, 2018
British Hip-Hop artist Craig David headlined a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom, Monday.