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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

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Review: ‘On Selfhood: Young Lesbians within the Margins’ creates an archive of lesbians today

The exhibition, created by NYU alum Olivia Newsome and co-curated by two recent NYU graduates, is showing at The Center through May 26.
Adrita Talukder, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024

Currently on view at The Center, a historic community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, “On Selfhood: Young Lesbians Within the Margins” is an exhibition expanding the scope of...

An illustration of three hands outstretched upward, all with tattoos, and one with the word “HARD” written on the knuckles. The background is blue and fades to yellow at the bottom.

Review: ‘the record’ demonstrates the power of pain and friendship

Three of today’s best indie artists come together once again to release an album that captures companionship and vulnerability.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

In 2018, indie royalty Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker joined forces to create the supergroup “boygenius.” Two-thirds of the group’s members had initially connected...

A long, empty stark white office is pictured with little saturation. The only distinct feature is the neon red EXIT sign.

The Night Shift

An adrenaline junkie meets a new friend and faces their fears in a corporate janitorial gig.
Poe Rosenberg, Contributing Writer December 11, 2022

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Off-Third: How to make enemies at NYU

Because some of us are sick of this nice guy stuff.
Ayva Strauss, Contributing Writer September 12, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. So you’ve devoured all of the guides about how to make friends at college, and to your surprise, the advice of Reddit psychologists is...

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.
A collage of icons symbolizing college social life (from top to bottom, left to right): a simple “what’s up” text message, a symbol for joining Greek organizations reading “I pledge ZTA”, a room plaque and notes.

How to win friends at NYU

Forming meaningful connections in the big city is no small task. Here are a few ways to meet people.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

At some point on your NYU campus tour, your admissions ambassador probably uttered the words “the city is our campus” with an overly exaggerated gesture to the surrounding...

“The Girl and the Spider” explores themes of love and loss. The film centers on two roommates clashing as one of them moves out of their apartment. (Image courtesy of Cinema Guild)

Review: The brittle poetry of ‘The Girl and the Spider’

“The Girl and the Spider” is a graceful film that explores how love can leave the loss of friendship in its ashes.
Egesi Iheduru, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

The soft Swiss drama “The Girl and the Spider” (dir. Silvan Zürcher, Ramon Zürcher) captures the emotional side of a tense relationship between former roommates, Lisa and...

Fringe Fall 2019

Fringe Fall 2019

November 7, 2019

A group of NYU students pose during Welcome Week. (via NYU)

Shoot Your Platonic Shot

Students reflect on how they made friends in their first year.
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer August 24, 2019

Starting your first year at college is hard enough already — you’re leaving behind all semblance of structure and delving into a new world of opinions, experimentation and...

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Staff Recs: Best TV Friend Groups

In light of Galentine’s Day recent passing, the WSN Staff compiled a list of our favorite friend groups on television.

Vibe Out

Jalil Johnson, Staff Writer November 6, 2017
Is it just us, or are you feeling the NYU Vibes too?