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 a person wearing a white sweater, looking at a painting of a city skyline against a red background. A ray of light shines on the painting, and there are other frames hanging on the wall next to the painting.

Experiencing art in NYC: A guide for students on a budget

Sightseeing in New York City can be expensive, but being a student has its perks.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase “the city is our campus,” I could probably pay for one of my overpriced and underused textbooks. Still, how many students...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Free ice skating, NYU Club Fest, student film festival

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor January 29, 2023

A screening of Shyamalan's suspenseful ‘Knock at the Cabin' 7-9 p.m. at AMC 19th Street, 890 Broadway Attend the NYU Program Board’s pre-release screening of “Knock at...

An interior view of the Bluestocking bookstore. In the foreground are shelves of comic books. On the wall is a painting of Julia de Burgos in brown. On the wall is text that reads “Soy La vida, La Fuerza, La Mujer,” which translates in English to “I am Life, Force and Woman.”

Finding comfort and community at Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore

This queer, trans, and sex worker run bookstore moonlights as a cafe, free store and activist space.
Sunny Sequeira, Under The Arch Editor November 7, 2022

When I walked into Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore, a radical bookstore in the Lower East Side, a couple Saturdays ago, I didn’t expect to leave with two pairs of trousers...

The Public Theater plans to reopen Shakespeare In The Park this summer in Central Park. This free production is returning with an adaptation of “Merry Wives of Windsor.” (Staff Photo by George Papazov)

Hark, Shakespeare fans! Shakespeare in the park plans to reopen in the summer

Public Theater’s free production in Central Park is ready to turn its lights back on with an adaption of “Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Jennifer Ren, Performing Arts Editor April 7, 2021

With the announcement of Broadway’s reopening in the fall and the approaching NY PopsUp program, many of New York City’s in-person performances are planning to return to the...

Freedom by Movement: Freedom from the act of surrender.

Infinite Body / Finite Space

A look at the body in the vastness of space.
Ida María Obediente, Contributing Photographer May 5, 2020

Scene from Easter Snap, directed by Oscar nominee RaMell Ross. (Via Field of Vision)

‘Easter Snap’ Is What Nonfiction Films Should Strive to Be

RaMell Ross’s “Easter Snap” is a quietly elegant look into a distant way of life.
Nicholas Pabon, Contributing Writer October 7, 2019

“Easter Snap” is not a normal documentary; there is no narration and it isn’t explicitly informative. No, “Easter Snap” is hardly a documentary at all — it is a piece...

Ben and Jerrys Free Cone Day will be on Tuesday, April 9. (Staff Photo by Alina Patrick)

How to Finesse Some Free Food

You should never have to choose between going broke or being fed. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to eat in the city without breaking your wallet.
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer April 8, 2019

As the weather gets warmer and students slowly begin to creep out from the shadows and into the sunlight, there are bound to be more midday trips to SoHo or Chelsea Piers to enjoy...

Acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine, who will be speaking with Layli Long Soldier at the New School on Friday. (via

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: Mar. 1 to 3

Stay entertained this weekend for $20 or less.
Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor February 28, 2019

With Oscars season finally over and the first of the summer blockbusters still months away, we’re in a bit of an entertainment doldrums at the moment. If you want to keep yourself...

Veterans Future Lab - one of the Future Labs set up by NYU Tandon. (via NYU Tandon)

Tandon Program to Offer Free Housing for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Tandon’s Future Labs is providing free housing and other support for veterans trying to start their own businesses.
Bethany Allard, Staff Writer February 7, 2019

NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Future Labs has been helping veteran entrepreneurs grow their businesses for the last four years. Now, the program is offering veterans free...

These four free apps will help to simplify your life.

Apps to Make Your Life a Breeze

Shivani Agarwal, Contributing Writer March 28, 2018
Here are some apps that will help you organize your life
A pedestrian walks past 41 Cooper Square, which houses many of The Cooper Unions classrooms and studios.

After Years of Protest, Cooper Union Plans to Reinstate Free Tuition

Louise Choi, Staff Writer March 21, 2018
The selective East Village university faced heavy pushback and a decrease in applications after it first instated tuition costs in 2014.
Customers using laptops at Stumptown Coffee Roasters on 8th street.

Little Less Conversation and a Little More Wifi Please

Jennifer Sanchez, Contributing Writer March 21, 2018
Coffeeshops and Wifi go hand to hand for many NYC residents. What do NYU students think about this relationship?