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

Washington Square News

An illustration of a man wearing a dark blue sweater and white pants leaning against the rear of a white convertible whose license plate number reads “4.T.H.W.A.L.L.”

Review: Ruel breaks the ‘4TH WALL’ with debut studio album

Ruel’s highly anticipated debut studio album touches hearts and minds with its reminders that love and loss are part of growing up and into ourselves.
Rojienne Groves, Contributing Writer March 28, 2023

I vividly remember the first time I listened to Ruel. I was 14 when my best friend sent me his sophomore EP, “Free Time.” Little did I know that almost six years later, I would...

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: An Easter parade and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 11 to April 17.
The News Desk April 11, 2022

A discussion about women reporting under the Taliban 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom Free registration Human rights activist Metra Mehran and journalists Fatima Faizi, Zahra Joya and...

A line-art illustration of a hand holding a Polaroid of a long-haired figure. One bubble contains the words “i love you too,” and another contains “i love you… …goodbye”.

Five stages of grief

A poem about profound loss and healing.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Managing Editor March 4, 2022

On the left, a person’s hand writing a letter with a pencil. On the right, an illustration of a pedestal sink and mirror.

Finding solace again

Two poems I should send you but never will.
Sunny Sequeira, UTA Staff Editor February 22, 2022

i forgot your number and it shames me  grief chugging up my throat  whenever i think of you — i still haven’t returned your last call.    we spent...

A representation of Wus Shanghai. Ashley reflects on her grandparents and feelings of loss. (Photo by Ashley Wu)


People recall memories of loss differently.
Ashley Wu, Deputy Managing Editor April 23, 2021

In summers, you used to visit your Wai Po at her small condo in a complex of identical buildings interlaced with ponds. Most of the ponds were pale green and smattered with algae....

Making Room to Mourn the Ordinary During Extraordinary Times

Making Room to Mourn the Ordinary During Extraordinary Times

Accepting and validating different kinds of grief is a necessary step to dealing with this pandemic.
Mili Mansaray, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

This situation is unprecedented. Since December 2019, the coronavirus has devastated the globe, rampaging country after country at an exponential rate and bringing life as we know...

Young and old hands interweave in a figure-eight. This was shot for a personal project titled “Life After Death.” The idea came to be from the concept that the living carry the real afterlife. Passing is just that⁠ — Passing along / Composite of mirrored multiple exposure images.


Photographer Sam Smith experiments with analog work across a variety of subjects and mediums.
Sam Smith, Contributing Photographer October 18, 2019

Earl Sweatshirt performs a show at Irving Plaza on March 30. (via Facebook)

Earl Sweatshirt ‘Fires Up’ Irving Plaza

The artist played his first New York City show in two years.
Kamau Littletree Holston, Contributing Writer April 8, 2019

Thebe Kgositsile, better known as Earl Sweatshirt, returned to New York City Saturday to put on an unforgettable sold-out show at Irving Plaza, his first concert in the city in...

Juno Temple and Julia Garner as Iris and Catherine, in Liz W. Garcia’s truthful portrait of womens guilt and loss, “One Percent More Humid.”

Tribeca 2017: Oppressive Humidity, Stifling Grief in ‘One Percent More Humid’

Hailey Nuthals, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2017
Liz W. Garcia's "One Percent More Humid" accurately and messily depicts grief and the process of healing for two young women.
Shai Avivi and Evgenia Dodina portray mourning parents Eyal and Vicky following the death of their 25-year old son in “One Week and a Day” by Israeli director Asaph Polonsky.

‘One Week and a Day’ Is an Uneven Portrait of Grief

Tyler Stevens, Contributing Writer April 24, 2017
What happens when your allotted week-and-a-day of postmortem grieving are up, but you're still not over your loved one's death?
Katell Quillevere’s third feature film, Heal the Living, depicts the devastating affects of a car accident. The stunning juxtaposition of visuals portray the clashing of unrelated lives into one story.

Film ‘Heal the Living’ Weaves Stories of Loss and Chance

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Katell Quillevere's new film "Heal the Living" is a slow burn, and a carefully crafted examination of narratives of grief.
“Manchester By The Sea,” written and directed by NYU Tisch alum Kenneth Lonergan, has been nominated for six Academy Awards.

Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor February 21, 2017
Before he faces the nerves and excitement of finding out which of six Academy Award nominations he won this week, Kenneth Lonergan spoke with WSN about his latest film, "Manchester By the Sea," and what he feels when looking back at his time at Tisch.