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

Hair products on display at a store.

Opinion: Sidestein should sell curly hair products

With such a diverse student body, it’s time NYU Eats started stocking essential items for curly-haired people in its university markets.
Abi Rivera, Opinion Editor April 3, 2024

Maintaining my hair is an essential part of my daily routine, and sets the precedent for my confidence and comfort on campus — a sentiment shared by a lot of curly heads. However,...

A performer in short golden hair wraps a red blindfold around the eyes of another female performer sitting down and wearing a red gown. The audience surrounds them on chairs in a room dimly lit by red lights.

‘Say Please’ to an entertaining evening of burlesque and sexuality

Wink and A Smile produces a tasting menu of kinks between sultry burlesque performances to develop your sexual palate. 
Shay Jones, Contributing Writer November 22, 2022

An illustration of the back of a Black girl’s head while she sprays products into her hair in front of a mirror. On the right is a table with eight assorted hair care product containers.

The US hair care industry lags behind in accepting Black hair

Hair is an essential part of Black identity and culture in America. It’s time for hair care brands to reflect that.
Mika Chipana, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

Hair matters. It is a part of our identity, our sense of self. Hair is an extension of culture, a unified experience. But my hair did not start mattering to me on a personal level...

Gallatin sophomore Cameron* called for an improved screening process for first-year housing. They’re asking NYU to expand their housing questionaire to make room assignments more precise to gender preference. (Photo by Justin Park)

Outside the Checkbox: Invisible in NYU Housing

In theory, NYU’s gender neutral housing is there to ensure the safety and comfort of transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students. But does it work in practice?
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Under the Arch Deputy Editor February 21, 2019

The day is surprisingly warm for mid-February in New York — warm enough for Cameron* to only be wearing a black leather jacket over a flannel. They stand in the sun outside their...

Over 500 students packed into Tandons gymnasium for a 48-hour hackathon, the largest in New York. Prizes this year were valued at over $28,000.

HackNYU Emphasizes Sustainability, Inclusivity

Students across all three of NYU’s degree-granting campuses participated in a Hackathon with total prizes valued at over $28,000.
Akiva Thalheim, Social Media Editor February 19, 2019

Over 500 students squeezed into the Tandon School of Engineering gymnasium on Sunday for a 48-hour celebration of coding and creativity. CAS senior and Executive Co-Chair of...

Jèrôme Bel’s “Gala” made its NYC Premiere at Skirball from March 1-3.

Jérôme Bel’s ‘Gala’ Comes to Skirball

Devanshi Khepartal, Staff Writer March 5, 2018
Jèrôme Bel attempts to redefine our perception of dance, bodies and structure with the New York City premiere of "Gala."
A Dove advertisement at the CVS on Astor Place.

CVS So Sick and Tired of the Photoshop

Carol Oliveira, Contributing Writer February 12, 2018
CVS is joining the fight against Photoshop.
U.K.-based beauty blogger Amena Khan recently became the first hijab-wearing women to be given a major hair campaign. With the beauty industrys apparent rise in inclusive ad campaigns, skeptics wonder if companies are truly concerned about increasing diversity or are just using it as a advertising tactic.

Haircare For All — Hijabis Too

Thomas Chou, Beauty and Style Editor January 29, 2018
L'oreal takes a turn for the inclusive in it's newest announcements regarding a new shampoo advertisement.