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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

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Spook-ify these sweet recipes for your Halloween night

This spooky recipe guide to Halloween sweets and treats has you covered whether you want to make spiderwebs or eyeballs.
Sar Perez, Contributing Writer October 31, 2023

Halloween is upon us and aside from devouring bags of fun-sized candy or relentlessly decorating our living rooms, we often forget that there are other ways we can make the season...

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Staff Rants: Spooky season

Our staff shares their thoughts on Halloween.

On still having class Molly Koch — Opinion Editor It’s simple, wear your halloween costume to class.    On trick-or-treating — or the lack thereof Krish Dev —...

Barks in Tompkins Square Park: Annual Halloween Dog Parade returns

From fairies to barbies to superheroes, this parade has everything.
Doga Usanmaz, Video Director October 23, 2023

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A multimedia piece of an “Only Murders in the Building” poster, a portrait of musician John Maus, a red book cover titled “Berlin” by Bea Setton, a blue book cover for “In The Miso Soup” and a Yeah Yeah Yeahs album cover of a hand cracking open an egg.

Staff Recs: BOO!

With the Halloween season officially starting, WSN’s Arts Desk highlights books, songs and more to get you in the holiday spirit.

Trick or treat from WSN’s Arts Desk! We can’t give you candy, but we can give you something even more delicious — our Halloween-themed favorites.  In case you haven’t...

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What to do this week: Celebrate Halloween early, free roller skating, uptown night market

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 11-17.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 10, 2023

The red facade and sidewalk entrance of Bobst Library is decorated with ornaments and garland. N.Y.U. president Andrew Hamilton puts ornaments on two Christmas, which are side by side.

Off-Third: NYU should celebrate Christmas even earlier

November isn’t soon enough. We need to celebrate Christmas for the entire second half of the year.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1, Instagram stories everywhere go from pictures of lingerie-with-animal-ears costumes to red...

The intersection of East Fourteenth Street and Broadway.

Man shot multiple times near Village Halloween Parade

A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times by an unknown perpetrator as Greenwich Village’s annual Halloween celebrations came to a close on Monday, Oct. 31.
Abby Wilson, News Editor November 1, 2022

A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times near the intersection of East 13th Street and Broadway just before midnight on Monday, Oct. 31. The shooting occurred while the Village...

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Village Halloween Parade returns to New York City

Creatively costumed party-goers from all over the city came together to showcase their Halloween spirit at the 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa November 1, 2022

Dressed in costumes ranging from the Statue of Liberty to the inflatable tubes that often populate car washes, thousands of people celebrated Halloween at New York’s 49th...

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Opinion: Wear your Halloween costume to class today

College students underappreciate Halloween, but it should be our favorite holiday of the year.
Jules Roscoe, Opinion Editor October 31, 2022

Today marks the end of spooky season. The extensive costume planning and horror movie marathons will culminate tonight as Halloween — one of the United States’ most popular...

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Haunted spots near NYU

Midterm season isn’t the only spooky thing at NYU this Halloween.
Sarah Whitacre, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

There’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than visiting a place that is rumored to harbor ghosts and ghouls. If you’re trying your hand at ghost hunting this fall,...

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Staff Recs: Spooky Season

WSN’s Arts Desk highlights some Halloween favorites.

In the spirit of ghouls, WSN’s Arts Desk has decided to put together a list of spooky recommendations worth diving into this Halloween weekend. From Nick Cave to the latest nerve-wracking...

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Costumes for your Halloweekend parties

If you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween costume, look no further.
Noor Maahin, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

At my last Halloween party, I dressed as Nana Osaki from “NANA.” I thought it was my best Halloween costume to date. It never occurred to me that not everyone watched this...