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

Washington Square News

An illustration of a cell phone showcasing on the screen a Tik Tok app video, with a sign that reads “Shein Haul”. Under this, a girl with brown hair and a yellow sweater holding 5 plastic packages.

Slow down and resist fast fashion

TikTok keeps telling me to buy more clothes. The planet is begging me to stop.
Mika Chipana, Contributing Writer March 3, 2022

As an infrequent user of social media, I dedicate one evening a week to a guilty pleasure: mindlessly scrolling through TikTok. Recently, a video claiming to predict spring and...

The Significant Climate Impact of the USMCA

The Significant Climate Impact of the USMCA

With the likely implementation of the USMCA in North America, it is important to understand its disastrous effects on the environment.
Jun Sung, Opinion Editor January 31, 2020

On Jan. 29, President Trump signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, a free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada that builds upon the...

Dumpsters stacked haphazardly on top of other dumpsters near the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

On Bodies of Trash

A counter-archive of the cast away trash in the city.
Marva Shi, Deputy Multimedia Editor December 5, 2019

Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Barack Obama.

Former EPA Administrator Speaks at NYU

Jared Peraglia, Contributing Writer October 1, 2018
Former EPA Director Gina McCarthy spoke at an event hosted by NYU School of Law's Institute for Policy Integrity about how law and sustainability intersect.
New York’s recent spout of abnormally warm weather has further provoked the climate change debate.

NYU Feels Climate Change in Wild Winter

Laura Rubio, Staff Writer March 27, 2017
While some NYU students are enjoying the warm weather, this rise in temperature is bringing the heat to discuss climate change, especially for NYU community members involved in such conversations.
At a university as large as NYU, we have a responsibility to combat climate change to the best of our abilities. This should be a top-down and bottom-up effort for everybody at the university — from students simply turning off lights to the university utilizing sustainable resources and alternatives.

Universities Need to Work to Reduce Climate Change

WSN Editorial Board March 9, 2017
With climate change's effects becoming more apparent and E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt's denying that climate change is tied to carbon dioxide emissions, it is now more important than ever that NYU students continue their efforts to fight climate change in any way they can.
NYU must stand with the Clean Water Rule

NYU must stand with the Clean Water Rule

Anubhuti Kumar, Contributing Writer November 9, 2015
NYU students must do their part and raise awareness about the importance of clean water to every facet of our life.
A member of the EPA discussed the economic impacts of climate policy on Oct. 28.

EPA speaker discusses economic effects of climate policy

Elizabeth Gurdus, Contributing Writer October 29, 2014
Coverage of EPA Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Jean Beauvais's Keynote Speech at NYU's Future of U.S. Climate Policy Conference
NYU Law hosted a panel on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

NYU Law hosts climate panel

Stephanie Grella, Staff Writer October 29, 2014
Coverage of the "U.S. Carbon Markets: The Clean Air Act and Beyond" Panel at the NYU Law Institute for Policy Integrity's Conference on the Future of U.S. Climate Policy.

NYU School of Medicine uses toenail clippings for chemical exposure study

April 2, 2013
NYU School of Medicine scientists seek to study chemical leak's impact on nearby population.