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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

The logo of New York Universitys Asian/Pacific/American Studies in white in the middle of leaves and flowers.

Opinion: NYU should drop its facade of Pacific Island inclusion

Despite housing the Asian/Pacific/American Institute and an associated major, NYU is failing to provide enough courses on Pacific Island Studies.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor September 15, 2022

I realized my previous major, performance studies, at the Tisch School of the Arts was far too white for me, so this semester, I sought out an internal transfer into a major with...

A basket of purple flowers in the foreground and peoples hands holding flower petals in the background.

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaiʻi

May Day can be a celebration of flowers, lei and aloha — even when you're not in Hawaiʻi.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

In the myriad palms of the Hawaiian islands remains a cultural tradition as distinctive as the fragrant blossoms upon its shores. May Day, the first day of May, is a celebration...

A close-up shot of bright orange lava.

Q&A with ‘Rock Bottom Riser’ director Fern Silva

WSN spoke with Fern Silva about Hawaii, Dwayne Johnson, colonialism and cinema as a point of inquiry.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor March 7, 2022

At first glance, Fern Silva’s “Rock Bottom Riser” is a documentary about Hawaii. But through Silva’s tapestry of visceral sights and sounds, it becomes a sui generis piece...

Palm trees swaying in front of a beach with clouds and mountains in the background in Maui, Hawaii.

Reasons to rethink tropical travel — from the people who live there

While tropical locations might sound appealing for spring break, some students who live there have different takes on tourism, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Spring break is supposed to be a time for students to relax, a reprieve from the chaos of day-to-day school life. But for NYU students from tropical locations, this time of year...

HBO’s The White Lotus was the streaming darling of the summer. The show attempts to probe Americas colonial past in this satire of the tourism industry. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Review: The white existentialism of ‘The White Lotus’

HBO’s splashy summer drama probes at America’s colonial past, but doesn’t manage to rewrite a critical future.
Isabella Armus, Deputy Arts Editor August 30, 2021

Cradled by lapping tides, a boat full of white, wealthy and unreasonably attractive patrons arrive at the paradisiacal island of Maui as doting staff members wave from the distance,...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

A Far-Flung Goodbye for NYU Shanghai Class of 2020

NYU Shanghai was the first NYU campus to delay classes and eventually shut down as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For a graduating class that was never allowed on campus for their final semester, this meant an unsatisfying and uncertain conclusion to university life.
Ali Zimmerman, Staff Writer May 8, 2020

Clarisse Pinel was in Shanghai for just 48 hours when she got the news that NYU Shanghai was to delay its opening, and immediately packed her bags to head to New York. Kennedy...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

The Wedding, Chapter 1: Shutters and Mirrors

The first chapter in Voices’ sophomore serial, following a bride on the day of her wedding.
Jessica Fiorella, UTA Voices Staff Writer November 15, 2019

A wedding is a time for family, levity and love. But what craziness ensues when an unwanted guest, the groom’s ex to be exact, shows up out of the blue? Find out over the course...

Andria Tupola speaks to the NYU College Republicans. She won the Republican nomination for governor of Hawaii in August.

From Music Teacher to Gubernatorial Candidate: Hawaii’s Andria Tupola Speaks at NYU

Meghna Maharishi, Contributing Writer September 28, 2018
NYU's College Republicans held an event Thursday featuring the GOP nominee for Governor of Hawaii.
The Laysan albatross, a federally protected species, with its chick at the Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve in Hawaii.

NYU Student Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for Albatross Murders

Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor July 7, 2017
An NYU student was sentenced to 45 days in jail on July 6 for crimes in 2015 that left over a dozen endangered albatrosses dead in a Hawaii nature reserve. Community members have been petitioning to expel him from the university.
Alyssa Poentis is a junior studying Neuroscience and a part of the women’s golf team, earning national recognition from her athletics.

Poentis Tees Off With Fresh NYC Start

Maddie Howard, Staff Writer October 31, 2016
Talking with NYU golfer Alyssa Poentis about golf, life and coming from Hawaii.
Part of the Ross Howard Festival, Two of Us depicts the assassination of John Lennon in 1980 and discusses the issues of gender equality, mental health, and gun violence.

When Is Lennon’s Death Not About Lennon?

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor October 27, 2016
In its world premiere, Ross Howard's new play "Two of Us" takes what could have been a redundant, sentimental story and makes it into a curiously thoughtful tale.