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Washington Square News

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Trump and Mayor Adams speak on NYU encampment

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized encampments at college campuses across the nation.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2024

Pro-Palestinian encampments at universities across the country, including at NYU, Columbia University and Yale University, have become the forefront of political discussions, with...

A man holding a red and blue pro-Trump banner in front of a building with the words CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING on it.

Max Azzarello, man who died after self-immolating outside Trump trial, distributed pamphlets with NYU-related conspiracies

Azzarello had been seen sharing similar pamphlets in Washington Square Park in the days leading up to the demonstration.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 22, 2024

Max Azzarello, the man who set himself on fire outside of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse where former U.S. President Donald Trump is currently on trial late last week, dispersed...

Donald Trump wearing a blue suit with a red tie, an American flag pin on his lapel and white undershirt with his arms outstretched. Behind him to the left is his son Eric Trump in a gray suit with a light blue tie, as well as his legal team all standing in front of a large brown door with golden words on them.

Trump PAC, org. paid Stern professor almost $900,000 to testify at trial

The professor was paid nearly $900,000 to testify in a $250 million accounting fraud case against former President Donald Trump, claiming there is “no evidence” to support the lawsuit.
Dharma Niles, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

A professor at the Stern School of Business was paid almost $900,000 to testify at a New York civil trial for former president Donald Trump last week, saying there was “no evidence...

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Off the Radar: 6 minutes of masks and fascism in ‘The Fall’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Fall” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Jonathan Glazer’s short film “The Fall” depicts a spiraling descent into a macabre dimension of human barbarism and fascistic mob violence. Released in 2019, six years after...

Video: Protesters, supporters clash ahead of Trump arraignment

Former President Donald Trump was arraigned on Tuesday at the New York City Criminal Court on charges surrounding his 2016 hush money payment case. A WSN reporter spoke to some of his supporters and dissidents near the courthouse.
Aria Young, Staff Videographer April 8, 2023

Grant: I'm here today because I wanted to see for my own eyes what Donald Trump, Trumpism, and all the horrible, racist, antisemitic, and just problematic, overall problematic...

Former President Donald Trump leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court while surrounded by security guards.

Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

Pro-Trump demonstrators and counterprotesters clashed outside a lower Manhattan courthouse on the day of former president Donald Trump’s arraignment.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 4, 2023

A rally attendee dressed in a gray mouse costume holding signs that read Democrat Rhino Politician and Trust me demonstrates in Collective Pond Park while two media personnel record the attendee from behind.

Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

A small group of protesters was surrounded by reporters outside of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Monday as they protested the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz March 20, 2023

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...

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Dan Goldman wins hotly contested NY-10 primary

A look into how the former federal prosecutor’s policies on student loan debt, public safety and climate change may affect NYU students as he advances to the November congressional election.
Lauren Ashe and Carmo Moniz August 25, 2022

Former federal prosecutor Dan Goldman won yesterday’s Democratic primary congressional election in New York’s 10th District, which encompasses Greenwich Village, SoHo, the...

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The Soapbox: Migrants continue to suffer at borders

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Kristian Burt, News Editor March 4, 2022

Polish and Ukrainian border guards reportedly discriminate against African and South Asian students Among the more than one million refugees who have fled Ukraine since the start...

One year ago today, domestic terrorists in support of former President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Opinion: The Jan. 6 insurrection, one year later

In order to ensure the health and safety of U.S. democracy, the Senate must censure or expel Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley.
Kevin Kurian, Opinion Editor January 6, 2022

A year ago today, right-wing rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to silence 81 million people who voted against former President Donald Trump. They came bearing firearms...

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff led the first impeachment of Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, he spoke about the 2021 impeachment trial following the Jan. 6 insurrection and his new book at a virtual event with NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Adam Schiff discusses rise of authoritarianism at NYU Law event

At an NYU event, former impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff expressed concerns about the future of democracy following the 2020 presidential election.
Katie Brown, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) discussed the global push toward authoritarianism, his involvement in the Trump impeachment trials and his new book in a virtual event with NYU’s...