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

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

Washington Square News

Multiple students sit at long tables working on their computers. To the right is a long window facing Washington Square Park.

Opinion: Dear NYU, upperclassmen are students too

Just because we’re no longer first-years, doesn't mean we don’t deserve support as the semester begins.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 5, 2023

As a peer mentor for a pre-orientation program, I had the privilege of moving in two weeks prior to regular move-in for upperclassmen students. I was so excited to be back on campus...

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

April 18, 2022
So you got into NYU. Congratulations! Now what? Let us tell you all about the nitty gritty details of changing your major, navigating the Liberal Studies Core program, celebrating the weekend in NYC, and making lasting friendships.
An illustration of a black-and-light-purple direction pole against a dark purple background. The pole has five different signs that individually read: “What is L.S?,” “G.L.S.?,” “Transfer?,” ‘Major?” and “r/nyu.”

The case for Liberal Studies

One Liberal Studies first-year on the program that so many newly accepted NYU students find themselves in.
Mellak Abduelal, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

On Dec. 15 of my senior year of high school, I opened an acceptance letter to the school of my dreams: NYU. “Congratulations” jumped out of the phone screen. I rejoiced, but...

Members of NYUs Asian Fusion Dance club appreciate and showcase their culture and artistic talent through choreography and performances. With over 300 clubs and organizations on campus, NYU has many arts organizations on campus that are seeking new members. (Image courtesy of Asian Fusion Dance)

NYU arts clubs that will let you dive into your passion

Looking for a way to get involved with the arts at NYU? Whether you’re a new or returning student, here are a few arts organizations on campus that are seeking new members.

NYU can be an intimidating place for anyone. Between the New York City skyscrapers, choosing classes, making friends, and, of course, navigating the subway, there are moments that...

Rubin Residence Hall is located at 35 5th Ave. Most students in this facility ended their quarantine period on Sept. 16 after the detection of four asymptomatic COVID cases on Sept. 14. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Rubin Residents Free To Leave Quarantine

Two students shared their experiences quarantining in Rubin Residence Hall. Meanwhile, NYU has changed the format of its COVID-19 dashboard.
Aarushi Sharma and Trace Miller September 18, 2020

Most students living in NYU’s Rubin Residence Hall were cleared to end quarantine on Wednesday night, Sept. 16, at around 8 p.m. The freshman dorm’s residents — all of whom...

The Rubin Hall NYU student dormitory is on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street. University spokesperson John Beckman released a statement confirming four COVID-19 cases at Rubin and indicated the hall will be on lockdown for the next few days. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU’s Rubin Hall placed under mandatory quarantine

After four Rubin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the rest of the residents have been confined to their rooms until at least Tuesday.
Matthew Fischetti and Trace Miller September 14, 2020

NYU’s Rubin Residence Hall has been placed under temporary quarantine after NYU’s testing program detected four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. At around 5 p.m. residents of...

Earlier this week, Washington Square Park was the venue for an impromptu “rave” attended by a crowd of young people. NY Governor Cuomo and NYU Spokesman John Beckman have argued over the university’s jurisdiction to break up the crowd of people. (Photo by Alex Bazeley)

Cuomo Blasts NYU for Not Breaking Up Rave

NYU replied that it had no jurisdiction to do so and attempted to rectify seemingly contradictory statements.
Matthew Fischetti, News Editor September 10, 2020

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped into NYU’s administration for failing to break up the Sept. 5 rave, which is suspected to have been attended by NYU students. “You...

For years, Washington Square Park has acted as a hub for social gatherings. In light of social distancing precautions, the midnight rave earlier last weekend raised multiple concerns on students ignoring guidelines. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Rave at Washington Square Park Sparks Outrage and Confusion at NYU

Students, New York City residents, and university officials are angered by a rave that was held in the park Saturday night largely consisting of young people.
Trace Miller, News Editor September 8, 2020

Hundreds gathered together at Washington Square Park partying to electronic dance music on Saturday night, Sept. 5. Some wore masks, others did not; a few appeared to be smoking...

Tisch first-years Jeremy Herron, Hailey Irvin, Toby Romero, Sebastian Duran, Emilio Torres, Ryan Wise, Chandler Crump and Victoria Delvalle make up the team of creators for Ultrawave. (Photo by Emilio Torres)

Tisch First-Years Make Waves Outside of the Classroom

Catch the wave with a media collective that highlights up-and-coming artists.
Anna de la Rosa, Deputy Culture Editor March 4, 2019

It was like love at first sight. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, Toby Romero stood out to Emilio Miguel Torres even among the restless crowd whose jumping threatened to fracture the...

Temporary Housing Dulls Shine of NYU Experience

Temporary Housing Dulls Shine of NYU Experience

Though temporary housing may be a necessary accommodation, it inevitably impacts the experience of first-years negatively.
Sima Doctoroff and Sarah John, Contributing Writers September 18, 2018
Though temporary housing may be a necessary accommodation, it inevitably impacts the experience of first-years negatively.
Students in the Liberal Studies class in which Milo Yiannopolous was slated to speak said they were upset to hear about his visit. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Spring Admission Program Expands

Kaitlyn Wang, Editor-at-Large September 4, 2018
NYU's first batch of spring admits just finished their first full academic year. Here's what they had to say about their experience.
Washington Square Park aerial photo. (WSN File Photo )

College Advice Students Didn’t Follow

Sherry Yan, Staff Writer May 2, 2018
Sometimes parents give great advice. Sometimes they don't.