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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 small christmas tree placed on top of a wooden shelf with two gift boxes wrapped with brown paper under it. The boxes are tied with red straps with text “FOR YOU” in all caps. In the background are shelves of indistinguishable goods.

The ultimate gift guide for the NYU student in your life

If you’re wondering what your Violet wants for the holidays, look no further.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer November 23, 2022

With the holidays just around the corner and Black Friday sales starting soon, you may find yourself wondering what to get that NYU student you know and love for the holidays....

The holidays can be expensive. Here are some items that are worth the hefty price tag. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Sometimes, expensive gifts… are better

If you’re at NYU, there’s a decent chance that you know some rich people who helped get you here. Here are expensive gifts that are actually worth the money that you can ask them for.
Alexandra Chan, Alex Tey and Alex Tran December 10, 2021

As winter break approaches, here’s a holiday gift guide to help you to take advantage of the rich people in your life. When they ask how to ease their conscience, you can answer...

Clothing designer Cheick Barry (@enwhy.eclaires) sells clothing from his brand Eclairs. (Photo by Camila Ceballos)

Encounters: Washington Square Park vendors

These heartwarming anecdotes feature fleeting encounters between vendors and customers in Washington Square Park.
Camilla Ceballos and Sanjana Nehra October 27, 2021

Eight million New Yorkers interact every day in beautiful, chaotic and unexpected ways. These interactions are often untold. Welcome to the first installment of Encounters, stories...

Choose Love is a store where people can buy gifts for refugees across the world. (Photo by Hanna McNeila)

Students Rally For Refugees At SoHo Pop-Up

Hanna McNeila, Staff Writer November 30, 2018
While the rest of SoHo is focused on holiday shopping, this pop-up is looking to spread a little love to refugees.
For those addicted to their cell phones, craft a customized phone case to showcase a picture, drawing or pressed flowers.

Stylish DIY Gifts for the Season

Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor December 5, 2017
Save money and create an original, handmade gift like these quick and easy stylish presents.
WSNs Tried and True Gift Guide

WSN’s Tried and True Gift Guide

Halle Gold, Contributing Writer December 5, 2016
Holiday shopping doesn't need to be stressful. We've rounded the ultimate gift guide for the fashion lover to the dorky dad.
This Weekend: Dec. 5-8

This Weekend: Dec. 5-8

Sam Del Rowe December 4, 2014
The plethora of holiday-related activities in the city this weekend ensures that no matter who your companions are, you’ll find something festive and inexpensive to do.
The SOHO Sample Store, a holiday pop-up shop on Mulberry Street, offers discounted designer looks.

Sample sales for holiday shopping

Lauren Craddock, Staff Writer December 2, 2014

Shoppers armed with credit cards, walking shoes and gift lists can only mean that the holiday season has arrived. Black Friday brought in millions of dollars in revenue with long...

Dazzle lovers, friends with simple Valentine’s Day gifts

Dazzle lovers, friends with simple Valentine’s Day gifts

February 12, 2014
Whether it's for a special someone or just a friend, any of these Valentine's Day gift ideas will be loved by the fashionista in your life.

FRINGE: Custom tailored gifts

November 21, 2013
Skip the ill-fitting sweaters and the hats that will only gather dust at the back of the closet and opt for these fashionable finds instead.
Clockwise from L: Courtesy of The Central Park Boathouse, via, Rachel Kaplan/WSN, Courtesy of New Line Cinema, via

Gift guide: great Valentine’s presents for all your loved ones

February 11, 2013
Valentine’s Day might seem cliché, but here are some gifts for everyone in your life.

Perfect gifts for food-lovers in your life

December 12, 2012
If you are looking to give a delicious to your food-loving family member or friend, this list is perfect for you.