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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A person at a concert holds a large sign that reads “Have my kids.” People behind them look surprised.

The 5 golden rules of concert etiquette

Study up on these do’s and don’ts so everyone can have a great time this concert season.
Katherine Manatos, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023

“My friends are right up there.” If I had a nickel for everytime I heard that line at a concert, I’d be rich.  This common refrain is used to prey on people's kindness...

The green spire and marble buttresses of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

The best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

New York City has a rich Irish history, and you should explore it all on St. Patrick’s Day.
Kasey Goldenberg, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

It’s the luck of the Irish that this year’s St. Patty’s Day falls on a Friday. Considering its strong Irish heritage and community, New York City is definitely one of the...

A mocktail glass with a dried citrus fruit on top against a yellowish background.

A hangover remedy guide

We’re not trying to enable you, but here are some ways to help that headache.
The Culture Desk May 4, 2022

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Ranked: Hard seltzers

Because there’s more out there than White Claw.
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung November 8, 2021

We're basically seltzer sommeliers now. Our sports editor hunted down all of these seltzers for us (so shoutout to him), and we did the fun part. They were all roughly the same...

Another Round takes place in Copenhagen, where the town’s youth partake in chaotic drinking games to offset the stress of their exams. This sets the stage for the prevalence of drinking culture in the film. The main character, Martin, is a depressed and unsatisfied school teacher who decides to test out a theory that humans are born with a blood alcohol content that’s too low and drinking actually helps people reach their full potential, both professionally and emotionally. (Images by Sophia Di Iorio, Debbie Alalaide. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

‘Another Round’ review: An intoxicating film about drinking to find meaning

Thomas Vinterberg untangles the complexities of substance abuse with a tale of four friends who engage in binge-drinking to break away from the monotony of everyday life. The Academy Award Nominated film is currently playing on Hulu.
Sophia Carr, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Abusing substances to feel better about your life is never a good idea. Four men attempt to test if this presumption is actually true in the Danish Academy Award-nominated movie,...

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of  Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students share mixed feelings about reopening the university

After last month’s spike in on-campus COVID-19 cases, residence hall lounges are reopening, but students are undecided on whether that is the right decision.
Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Earlier this week, many NYU residence halls announced they are reopening their lounges to residents. The dorms reopening lounges are Brittany Hall, Gramercy Green, Palladium Hall,...

Pepsi’s recent commercial received a lot of negative backlash for its tone-deaf approach to social activism. Starring Kendall Jenner, the commercial appropriated the struggle of minorities for its capitalist motive.

Pepsi Ad Leaves a Bad Taste

Laura Rubio, Staff Writer April 18, 2017
On April 4, Pepsi released a new ad featuring Kendall Jenner “joining the conversation” alongside fellow protesters and easing tensions with riot police by handing one of the officers a Pepsi. Talk about missing the mark.
Hangovers are like roller coasters - just like the one from Winter Wonderland in London.

Hang in There: It’s Only a Hangover

Alice Li, Staff Writer December 2, 2016
Suffering from a hangover? Some experienced NYU students chimed in with their advice.
Residence Hall Fire Drills Have Wrong Priorities

Residence Hall Fire Drills Have Wrong Priorities

Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer November 14, 2016
It is ridiculous that the university creates an environment where students, who may or may not have alcohol in their room, fear getting written up in the midst of evacuating in an actual emergency.
NYU’s Alcohol Policy Needs a Change

NYU’s Alcohol Policy Needs a Change

Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer October 17, 2016
Even though NYU wants dorms to be alcohol-free, students should not be made to feel like the only place they can drink without getting into some form of unknown administrative trouble is in a shady nightclub.

Get yo’ holiday drank on

Kendall Levison, Dining Editor November 30, 2015
Learn how to mix drinks right in your dorm this holiday season.
NYU announced that it will no longer spend money on plastic water bottles. WSN File Photo.

‘Eight Glass of Water’ rule is challenged

Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer November 23, 2015
NYU students and staff sound off on how much water is too much, too little or just right.