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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

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Exercise evolution: the unique ways students stay active

Exercising can be much more than going to the gym. Here’s how three NYU students exercise both their body and brain beyond 404 Fitness.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer December 5, 2023

When you hear the word "exercise," the first thing that comes to mind is the typical arm-day or leg-day routine. However, sometimes, the same gym routine every week can get repetitive....

An image of an elevator button panel with a red X drawn over it.

Off-Third: NYU removes elevator buttons in bid to boost student fitness

After months of complaints by higher-floor residents and an uptick in student laziness, residence hall elevators will no longer stop on lower-level floors.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

NYU recently announced that residence hall elevators would no longer have buttons for the second through fifth floors, the latest in a series of actions aimed at improving student...

An illustration of a person, seen from the knees down, walking while wearing black heeled boots and blue jeans against a gray background.

Opinion: In praise of the Hot Girl Walk

The No. 1 thing to take advantage of in New York City is your own two feet.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor April 13, 2022

I was recently gifted an Apple Watch, which means I have been forced to adopt a new personality to overcompensate for the not-so-chic addition to my wrist that peer-pressures me...

404 Fitness serves as the popular gym for NYU students. With gyms still closed, students have become more creative with exercise routines during COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

The student experience with exercise during COVID-19

Since NYU gyms are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, students are getting creative with their exercise routines to maintain their physical fitness and mental health.
Sabiq Shahidullah, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

When most gyms were closed, and people were stuck at home, the sedentary lifestyle had never been more prevalent. Since the start of the pandemic, 42% of American adults experienced...

Amidst the chaos of remote learning, GCASL’s free yoga sessions have also shifted onto Zoom. Students reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of yoga at home. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Yoga Adjusts to a Virtual Reality

Students try to find some balance as the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life programs, including yoga and meditation classes, shift to Zoom.
Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

As I’m lying on my living room floor with my laptop perched on the mantel on a Saturday morning. I try to empty my mind, keeping my eyes closed, a yoga instructor’s disembodied...

On October 29, NYU Strength and Conditioning posted a video of a student doing high velocity contractions on Instagram that garnered 57k views and went viral on other platforms as well. (via Instagram @nyu_strength)

‘Man, I’m Going to Be a Meme’: The Story Behind the NYU Swimmer That Went Viral for His Workout

After NYU Strength and Conditioning posted a video of NYU swimmer Nathan Huot doing an odd-looking exercise, it was picked up and made viral by popular Instagram accounts like Complex and Barstool Sports.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor November 15, 2019

NYU swimmer Nathan Huot can now consider himself internet famous. The CAS sophomore was featured in an Instagram video, participating in an uncommon exercise in which he lays horizontal...

A student works out at 404 Fitness on campus. (Photo by Angelica Kurtz)

Change up Your Workout at These Affordable Places Near Campus

Don’t sweat over getting the most bang for your buck at a workout.
Taylor Jeffries, Staff Writer February 22, 2019

Keep running into people you know at the NYU gyms? There’s a solution. Around campus, there are cost-effective workout spots that can provide the same results without the awkward...

The Fitness Feature

The Fitness Feature

Maddie Howard and Rachel Buigas-Lopez March 26, 2018

Fitness. It’s something we love to hate. But like it or not, being active is an incredibly important part of our health. It’s been proven that taking the time to plan physical...

The Rise NYC hosting a class in Washington Square Park.

Break a Sweat Without Breaking The Bank

Rachel Buigas-Lopez, Creative Director March 26, 2018
Working out alone can be boring but going to classes around the city is expensive. Here are some hidden gems that won't drain your wallet.

An Inside Look at NYU’s Varsity Performance Center

Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor March 26, 2018
Take a look inside the exclusive equipment room, training room and strength and conditioning center for student athletes at Palladium.

Alexandra Pezzotti

Putting the Style in Lifestyle
Maddie Howard, Sports Editor March 8, 2018

Alex Pezzotti exudes eloquence. Her voice is soft like velvet and her language is always precise. Each word she quietly utters packs both a deliberate and all-powerful significance...

A student works out at 404 Fitness on campus. (Photo by Angelica Kurtz)

Tips and Tricks to Staying Fit

Sophie Brach, Contributing Writer March 1, 2018
Staying healthy while at college isn't easy, especially when there's $1 pizza everywhere. Here's some advice on how to stay healthy at NYU.