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

An illustration of an old-fashioned red T.V. with a heart-shaped button and wires folded into a heart shape. Next to it is a heart-shaped pink-and-white layered cake with cherries. On the top, there are illustrations of a wine glass with red wine swooshing out and a vision board with hearts and a smiley face on it.

Roses are red, violets are blue, unsure about Valentine’s? Galentine’s is for you!

No Valentine's date? No problem! Here are three ways to celebrate Galentine's Day, a holiday focused on friendship, self-love and fun.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer February 8, 2024

Valentine’s Day can be divisive, splitting the population into two groups — those in a relationship and those not. Just because you don’t have a partner to indulge in PDA...

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Off the Radar: Ramen, ambition and love in ‘Tampopo’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Tampopo” is available to stream on Kanopy and Max.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor January 26, 2024

As NYU students find themselves reluctantly scurrying past frozen patches of sewage on their way to an 8 a.m. class, they all yearn for summer warmth. While a sunny picnic at the...

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Swipe it Forward returns with new banking system

The student government announced changes to its meal swipe donation initiative, Swipe it Forward, at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2023

NYU’s meal donation program, Swipe it Forward, recently returned to select on-campus dining locations, despite limitations from NYU Eats, the organization that operates the university’s...

Customers ordering from the counter in the restaurant Raising Cane’s. The words “One Love” are above the counter.

Raising Cane’s at Astor Place opens after weeks of anticipation

NYU students can now check out the Louisiana chain’s second New York City location.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 14, 2023

Raising Cane’s, a fast-food chain specializing in chicken fingers and a signature sauce, opened its second restaurant in New York City on Sept. 13. Located at 20 Astor Place,...

Two students lining up in front of a food station inside a university dining hall. A television above the counter shows that the counter serves Indian food.

Opinion: Dear NYU Eats, samosas are not protein

Chaat House, the newest addition to Palladium dining hall, makes avoidable mistakes in its take on Indian cuisine.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor February 1, 2023

When I said my goodbyes at the end of winter recess, all I could think about was everything I would miss: my mom, her cooking, my dad, his cooking, my grandma, her cooking, my...

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Rolf’s NYC: Christmas sleigh or neigh?

Relatively ignored during the off-season, Rolf’s is packed until closing from November to January. Do the reviews and social media exposure live up to the hype at this German bar?
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

Christmas in New York is famous for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show, its Rockefeller Center decorations and window displays galore. As a born and raised New Yorker, even...

An illustration of a teal crocheted grocery shopping bag on a light orange background. Inside the bag is a bundle of three bananas, a head of broccoli, a triangular block of cheese, a small carton of milk, a baguette, a plastic bag with pasta inside and a jar of red pasta sauce.

Opinion: NYU’s food security initiatives are inadequate

NYU students make countless sacrifices to attend the university, but a meal should never be one. Food-insecure students deserve autonomy.
Shamon Lawrence, Deputy Opinion Editor December 1, 2022

On a recent Tuesday, while waiting in line to check out at the Palladium dining hall, I overheard a student quietly ask the cashier if they could use the Swipe it Forward program....

A photograph of the Matto Espresso location at Mercer Street. The chain’s logo and a display of food items for sale can be seen through a window.

Matto Espresso, famous for $2.50 coffee, opens at Stern

Matto Espresso, a coffee chain that is known for its $2.50 coffees and pastries, has a new location in the Stern School of Business.
Evelyn Chen, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Matto Espresso, the discount coffee chain that has been the affordable go-to for sleep-deprived NYU students for years, has opened a new location inside the Stern School of Business...

The front entrance of a single-story Morton Williams supermarket. Above the entrance is black awning with the text “THE FRESH MARKETPLACE.”

‘Save our supermarket’: Morton Williams shoppers skeptical of NYU promises

The back-and-forth brawl over a local Morton Williams supermarket continues, despite NYU’s commitment to save the store.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 11, 2022

After NYU pledged to save a Morton Williams supermarket located on university-owned property that was at risk of being redeveloped, many in the neighborhood are worried that...

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Finding Diwali at NYC restaurants

Being so far away from home doesn't mean I have to reduce my Diwali dishes to just butter chicken.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

Within the tightly-knit Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Newar Buddhist communities across the world, Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the biggest and most awaited events to celebrate...

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Opinion: NYU students need to eat more fruit

It's time that meal plans provide more fruit options.
James Bisceglia, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

Say you’re at one of the dining locations on campus and would like to round out your meal with a piece of fruit. Between Third North dining hall, Downstein, Market at Sidestein,...

A bowl of rice and Sinigang, a Filipino soup made of fish and vegetables, sit in a bowl on a counter with a mug in the background.

Cooking Your Way Home

A look at how memories and connections with food never leave us.
Sunny Sequeira, Under the Arch Editor October 20, 2022