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

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

Washington Square News

Students stream past the clay-colored main entrance of Bobst Library on a bright fall afternoon. The green scenery of Washington Square Park is reflected off the library’s windows.

A look at ‘Bobst Boy’ 20 years later

Steve Stanzak, the student who lived in Bobst Library for nearly eight months while at NYU, shared his experience and where he is now with WSN.
Julia Smerling, Photo Editor June 18, 2024

It's been 20 years since Steve Stanzak, otherwise known as “Bobst Boy,” lived in Bobst Library for the majority of his sophomore year at NYU after a lack of financial support...

The entrance to The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City with a bus on the street in front of it.

NYU leading initiative for migrants seeking asylum

Students, faculty and staff at the university will be able to help migrants file for asylum in the U.S. immigration system amid the city’s crisis.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor September 6, 2023

NYU is leading a handful of New York City higher education institutions in helping migrants navigate the often complex process of seeking asylum in the United States, as the city...

A flag with N.Y.U.’s logo hangs from a red brick building.

Off-Third: NYU to adopt Ticketmaster strategy for housing and course selection

Think getting into the Eras Tour is hard? Try getting into a Texts and Ideas class.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor May 3, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. After a week full of chaotic at best and absolute failure at worst housing and course registrations, NYU has decided to adopt the Ticketmaster...

An illustration of a college dorm room with two beds and posters hanging on the wall. The bed on the left is purple and a girl wearing a purple tank top and blue pants sits on top. The bed on the right has light blue bedding and a girl wearing a blue long-sleeved jersey and gray pants sits on top. Both of the girls are crossing their arms while turning away from each other, facing opposite walls.

Off-Third: NYU says farewell to randomized roommates

Gone is the delight of coming home to a stranger’s belongings strewn all over the floor of your shared bedroom.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 3, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. In a disappointing turn of events, NYU will retire its beloved random roommate selection starting next year, according to a recent announcement...

A student dressed in a black t-shirt and black checkered sweatpants does laundry in the Coral Tower residence hall laundry room. The laundry room consists of two rows of white washers and dryers.

Opinion: Include laundry in the cost of tuition, please

Everyone’s had negative experiences doing their laundry on campus. There’s no reason NYU shouldn’t make it free.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 14, 2023

Laundry day is the most dreaded day of the week. Whether it’s waking up early on a Sunday morning to get the first spot in the laundry room line, or staring at the timer you...

The facade of a building with orange and red bricks. A white flag with the N.Y.U. logo hangs from the wall. Underneath the flag is the entrance to N.Y.U.’s Lipton residence hall.

Opinion: Why does NYU make it so hard to apply for housing?

NYU’s housing application process forces students to commit to dorms without giving them the information they need to be able to make an informed decision about where they want to live.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor February 9, 2023

One of the biggest stressors about going to college in a big city — or anywhere, really — is finding housing. When I first completed the housing application, during my last...

Scattered tourists walking in the Mayor Plaza in Madrid.

Students scramble for selective study abroad sites

Due to a record number of study abroad applications this year, many students remain on waitlists. Some were rejected entirely.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer October 21, 2022

When spring study abroad decisions for the spring 2023 semester were released to students on Oct. 11, Tisch junior Ryan Wasserman was celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and...

A male holding a microphone standing among a group of people sitting in a conference hall with a projector screen in the back indicating that this is the Fall 2022 Town Hall event of NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Graduate students raise concerns about housing, employment availability at town hall

NYU administrators addressed the financial and academic difficulties that graduate students face during a town hall hosted by the Graduate School of Arts & Science Student Council on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

NYU administrators spoke about internship restrictions for international students and instructed graduate students on how to navigate scholarships and the housing market at a town...

Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at a podium during a press conference. She stands in front of an American flag and a royal blue background. She is wearing a black blazer with a pale blue collared shirt.

Opinion: Struggling New Yorkers need Good Cause Eviction legislation

The state eviction moratorium expired in February, leaving thousands of New Yorkers — Black renters in particular — vulnerable to homelessness. A proposed Good Cause Eviction bill would limit rent hikes and reduce evictions.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Managing Editor March 7, 2022

As New York rent prices increase to their highest levels in decades, Gov. Kathy Hochul has left tenants out to dry. The eviction moratorium that allowed hundreds of thousands of...

Housing Guide 2022

Housing Guide 2022

February 18, 2022

A plan calling for an artificial 1,760-acre expansion of Manhattan below the Financial District has gained undeserved popularity. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: NYC needs more affordable housing, not more land

A plan to solve the city’s housing crisis by extending the island of Manhattan southward gained popularity after a recent New York Times op-ed. Instead of investing millions of dollars into this project, the city needs to focus on fixing its existing affordable-housing system.
Srishti Bungle, Deputy Opinion Editor January 26, 2022

A plan to artificially extend the island of Manhattan went viral last week. The plan, originally proposed by Rutgers professor Jason Barr, calls for a 1,760-acre expansion...

SoHo and NoHo are notorious for their exorbitant rent and upper-crust reputation. Mayor de Blasios upzoning plan will create tens of thousands of affordable housing units in these neighborhoods. (Photo by Aleksandra Pankratova)

Opinion: De Blasio’s upzoning plan will foster housing affordability

Contrary to some unfounded criticisms, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zoning proposal will, in fact, help mitigate the city’s housing crisis in NoHo and SoHo.
Michael Galati, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

In October 2020, Bill de Blasio’s administration proposed an upzoning of the SoHo/NoHo neighborhood that would add 3,200 housing units over 10 years. Village Preservation, a...