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

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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 girl has black headphones around her neck. The headphones have red and white vinyl paint designs on them.

Tuning in to students’ headphones: A fashion trend and college essential

Have you heard? Headphones have become a fashion statement at NYU. Here’s how students have harmonized their love for music, fashion and self-expression.
Brianna Ly, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Whether it’s to concentrate on assignments, liven up their walks to class or just enjoy a new release, students are always listening to music, and NYU students are no different....

An illustration of a woman at Washington Square Park wearing a purple cardigan and looking towards the left-hand side. Behind her, the Washington Square Arch is visible, as well as a man playing a piano.

Off-Third: The case against AirPods

This is the story of a student — a student who missed all of the wonders of the city, simply because they didn’t leave their AirPods case at home.
Blake Salesin, Contributing Writer April 7, 2022

On March 29, 2022, at 4:29 p.m., an unnamed NYU first-year retraced their daily path to Silver Center through Washington Square Park, AirPods in ears. As they hurriedly weaved...

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...

A boy jumps while holding his two guardians hands in Washington Square Park, the location .

Tuning out to Tune In

Being more mindful of yourself and the world around you can be as easy as taking off your headphones.
Hope Rangaswami, Columnist March 15, 2019

Even if you’re a time management expert, school is stressful. It just is. When we aren’t doing one of the 500 things we need to do, we’re thinking about them — the assignment...

Staff Rants: Tech Edition

Staff Rants: Tech Edition

To quote Patrick from “Spongebob Squarepants”: we have technology! As the WSN staff will soon tell you, it’s an everyday part of our lives that ends up being more frustrating than not.

On Being Made Fun of for Owning AirPods By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief I’ll just come out and say it. I own AirPods. I find it’s better to be forthright about it...

Headphones are a universal “don’t talk to me,” not a welcome sign.

Headphones Should Still Be a Safe Haven

Abigail Weinberg and Ankita Bhanot September 6, 2016
Tired of being harassed in Washington Square Park? Use these tips to make sure that nobody bothers you while you're wearing headphones.
via Flickr

Top 5 accessories for spring weather

April 7, 2014
Check out our picks for the top 5 accessory trends this spring.
Chuck Kuan/WSN

What’s in your bag?

February 27, 2013
Steinhardt freshman John Meurer is a musical mastermind with a stapler to spare in his bag.