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

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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 garden with green grass, chairs and stone paths, surrounds a shallow pool that children are playing in while adults watch. Behind the garden, there is a wall with barbed wire, guard towers and a large red-shingle roofed building.

Review: Why ‘The Zone of Interest’ asks you not to watch, but listen

“The Zone of Interest” is an experimental audiovisual portrait of Auschwitz that questions the nature of violence.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

The lights dim in the theater as “The Zone of Interest” is about to play. The audience puts away their phones, expecting an opening shot that might give them a hint of what's...

A man in a maroon shirt wearing a hairnet behind a counter reaches over the counter, handing two small spoons to a man in a black shirt and a woman in a white shirt.

Inside Tompkins Square Bagels: The East Village’s most cherished bagel shop

From traditional to innovative flavors, Tompkins Square Bagels brings dependably delicious bagels to the East Village.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor December 4, 2023

Despite the more than 200 bagel shops in New York City, Tompkins Square Bagels perseveres as a go-to spot for East Village locals and NYU students alike. Whether your favorite...

Three medicine boxes and one tube of ointment on top of a table.

As the weather cools, students lean into family medicinal practices

With sickness in the air, NYU students share their stories on the traditional Chinese medicine, Southern herbal cures and Indian Ayurveda they use to stay healthy.
Teresa Mo and Polina Belova October 21, 2023

Cough drops are flying off shelves and scarves are becoming a staple accessory: winter is approaching. Combined with our collective midterm stress, prioritizing our mental and...

An illustration of a man with brown hair and a beard, wearing a blue apron over a white long-sleeve shirt. With his left hand, he holds a plate with spaghetti.

Meet legendary chef and pasta maestro Scott Conant

World-renowned chef Scott Conant talks about his career, his family and his famous spaghetti pomodoro.
Talia Scolaro, Contributing Writer November 3, 2022

Growing up in an Italian household, pasta has always been a staple meal in my life. There’s nothing better than waking up on Sunday morning and smelling Mom’s homemade tomato...

Arthur Migliazza, left, sits on his couch while looking at his newborn baby. Arthur is holding a small dog, and wearing an orange and blue plaid flannel shirt and khaki pants. His newborn is wearing a white onesie and is holding a toy.

A Degree in Parenthood

Getting a degree is challenging, but the joys of parenthood are unmatched.
Joshua Becker, Deputy Under the Arch Editor October 20, 2022

Liz Argenziano, Joe Argenziano, and Nick Argenziano pose looking at the camera against a black backdrop. They are all wearing white NYU Athletics uniforms. Liz is holding a soccer ball on her shoulder.

It Runs in The Family

From kids to college students, sports and family have always been inseparable for these three NYU athletes.
Sydney Barragan, Under the Arch Editor October 20, 2022

Illustration of a torta milanesa on a blue plate, with a geographical outline of Texas and a Mexican flag in the background.

The balancing act between familiar spaces and homesickness

Help that homesickness; a first-year gives their tips on finding comfort and embracing the familiar at NYU.
Leeann Mclemore, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022

In the excitement of getting my acceptance letter from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, I only thought about the world of new opportunities and connections I would...

The back of Mayee Yeh’s left arm as they rest their hand on her head. The focal point of the photo is the various red tattoos on their upper arm.

Re: Tattoos to honor

Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 8, 2022

(Photo by Jason Turner)

Beneath the stars, stripes

Jason Turner and friends reconstruct patriotism through their lens, finding pride, power and promise in the tortured history and present reality of Black Americans.
Jason Turner, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

  “Our Flag” by Corey Baron “African Americans are the displaced people of the world. Our roots lie in Africa, while we wilt and flower in America. Our...

Pamonha is a traditional Brazilian dish made from boiled corn husks and sugar or cheese. Food often serves as a cultural connection between older and younger generations. (Photo by Sarah Gil)

What food said that words couldn’t

As a child of an immigrant mother, connecting with my grandparents and foreign family members can be challenging at times. Here’s the story of how food bridged those gaps when I personally couldn’t.
Sarah Gil, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

At the age of three, my mother along with her parents and siblings made the permanent move from the small village of Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais in the southeast region of Brazil...

A representation of Wus Shanghai. Ashley reflects on her grandparents and feelings of loss. (Photo by Ashley Wu)


People recall memories of loss differently.
Ashley Wu, Deputy Managing Editor April 23, 2021

In summers, you used to visit your Wai Po at her small condo in a complex of identical buildings interlaced with ponds. Most of the ponds were pale green and smattered with algae....