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

Washington Square News

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Review: ‘Problemista’ and the laughable absurdity of the immigrant experience

Salvadoran comedian Julio Torres’s promising directorial debut humanizes the immigrant identity in a wonderfully surreal and innovative tale.
Lulu Chatterjee, Contributing Writer March 5, 2024

It’s no secret that obtaining a visa in the United States is a bureaucratic nightmare. The entire process is often recounted as a strenuous uphill battle where all odds are against...

Three metal boxes decorated as tenement buildings placed on the top of numerous concrete bricks.

Review: ‘Histories We Carry’ intertwines a New York and Latinx upbringing

The Latinx Project at NYU artist-in-residence Estelle Maisonett’s exhibition will be on display at 20 Cooper Square until May 10.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

“Histories We Carry” is a collection of eye-catching collages, sculptures and paintings by Estelle Maisonett, the artist-in-residence at the Latinx Project at NYU. Maisonett...

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Xyza Cruz Bacani explores community and sacrifice in ‘Komunidad: Filipinos in the UAE’

The exhibit represents the lives of five workers, the complexity of their identities and experiences working in the UAE.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer January 31, 2024

On Monday, Jan. 29, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York displayed a project by artist Xyza Cruz Bacani titled “Komunidad: Filipinos in the UAE.” Bacani, a Filipina photographer...

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The Soapbox: Immigration policy across Europe

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Creative & Multimedia Director December 8, 2023

In the United Kingdom, official resigns after deportation bill proposal British immigration minister Robert Jenrick resigned Wednesday after the government introduced an emergency...

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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 woman wearing an orange dress sits in a sofa chair on stage in front of a gray backdrop with smudged square patterns on it.

Q&A: Marjan Neshat on ‘Sandra’ and her Iranian identity

The Iranian actress discusses preparing for the one-woman play, and channeling her heritage while performing.
Roksaneh Salartash, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

A spotlight illuminated the Union Square’s Vineyard Theatre stage, revealing only an actress and a single chair. Marjan Neshat is the star of “Sandra,” a one-woman thriller...

The New Jersey side tower of the George Washington Bridge.

Opinion: New York housing programs shouldn’t exclude immigrants

One New York state assemblymember is introducing a bill that would help keep families out of overcrowded shelters, terrible conditions and in homes, regardless of their immigration status. The bill should be passed.
Blake Salesin, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Many of the families staying at The Hotel Wolcott on West 31st Street in Manhattan’s Midtown are not in the Big Apple for a holiday vacation. They aren’t some of the thousands...

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NYU condemns politics prof. who made ‘odious,’ ‘troubling’ comments

At a panel hosted by a conservative think tank, NYU professor Lawrence Mead — who has been criticized by his colleagues for making racially charged comments — made more racist remarks.
Logan Wong, Contributing Writer November 10, 2022

NYU politics professor Lawrence Mead has come under fire for racist comments he made during a panel hosted last month by an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has...

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Past is the new present: New York City’s vast vintage world

The Manhattan Vintage Show gathered New York’s most fashionable old souls and global vintage collectors this weekend for a massive retail experience.
Payton Selby, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

While combing through the resplendent clothing assemblage at the Manhattan Vintage Show on Oct. 15, I came across a Russian bekesha coat from the 1930s. As I traced the beautifully...

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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...

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Uncovering immigration issues in Paris brings the city out of its romanticized shell

Both in and out of class, learning about immigration in Paris elevated my study away experience and made my trip more interesting than the average tourist's.
Stella Lin, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

PARIS — Before I came to Paris for my semester abroad, I rewatched Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” to prepare for my semester away in France. It only strengthened my...

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Beneath the stars, stripes

Jason Turner and friends reconstruct patriotism through their lens, finding pride, power and promise in the tortured history and present reality of Black Americans.
Jason Turner, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

  “Our Flag” by Corey Baron “African Americans are the displaced people of the world. Our roots lie in Africa, while we wilt and flower in America. Our...