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

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For international students, NYU can feel like a running race

Becoming an adult at NYU as an international student can feel like a bind — the more we explore what our true interests are, the more pressure there is to get a job.
Katie Liao, Contributing Writer December 12, 2023

It happened in a dimly-lit cafe in Brooklyn. No more than 10 minutes into a consulting meeting for pre-law advice with a professor, I began oversharing my anxieties about the impending...

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Opinion: The precarious path to employment for international students

Job prospects are too narrow for international students, especially those who are pursuing careers within the United States.
Valentina Plevisani, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

As an international student, coming to study in the United States involves navigating a never-ending obstacle course. You must apply for and attain a student visa. You are restricted...

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Off-Third: What to do when you’re stuck in the US for Thanksgiving

Not going home for the holiday? Here is a list of things to do in the city while you wait for your American friends to come back to campus.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer November 23, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Alone in the city this Thanksgiving, thousands of miles away from your family? Here’s a great plan of fantastic things you can do to fill...

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Some Scars Stay

Two weary spouses breaking apart leads to endless cracks for the rest of this Asian family.
Joy Li, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

Sara Sharma holds a bouquet of orange flowers while standing in front of a deli displaying flowers in Union Square. Sara is looking into the distance, and is wearing a white floral dress and a lilac cardigan.

Finding New Delhi

Navigating a sense of home within familiar and unfamiliar spaces, through physical spaces, tributes and souvenirs.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

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Opinion: Stop trying so hard to pronounce our names right

We’re just as embarrassed as you are when you pronounce our names wrong.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

It’s move-in day. You and your entire family, grandparents and all, spill into your smaller-than-expected dorm room. You'll hang the clothes that you'll probably never wear,...

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Opinion: NYU should speak up about the violence in Iran

As an institution that prides itself in global diversity, NYU should be actively supporting Iranian women and students.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer October 3, 2022

NYU prides itself on its diversity. The class of 2026 represents 107 countries — five more than the previous year. When a major crisis happens in one of those countries, then,...

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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...

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Opinion: U.S. media coverage of international news is half-baked

American newspapers take a sensationalized approach to covering global affairs, and it is polluting the identity of developing nations.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer September 13, 2022

Another summer has passed, and the United States continues to grace the world with its unsolicited, international involvement. As a global superpower, the United States continuously...

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Opinion: The racist, anti-worker closure of NYU’s English Language Institute

By closing the English Language Institute at the School of Professional Studies, NYU administration is harming workers, international students and non-English speakers. The decision is emblematic of NYU’s callous policies.
Alexandra Chan, Managing Editor December 7, 2021

The effective closure of the NYU School of Professional Studies’ English Language Institute and its programs, announced to staff in October and reported by WSN on Monday, is...

A screenshot from the US State Department’s Visa Appointment Wait Times page reveals the difficulty of obtaining visas of all kinds for individuals from Russia. Russian international students have to go through unusually extreme measures to study in the United States this year. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

How COVID-19 affected my visa status

Family members catching COVID, apprehension by Swiss cops and a last-minute trip to Warsaw: my journey around Europe to obtain a U.S. visa during the pandemic.
Polina Tyurikova, Contributing Writer August 25, 2021

International students at NYU are familiar with the hardships of the visa process, but most don’t have to worry about renewing their visas until they’re already out of college....

Palladium Residence Hall is located at 140 E. 14th Street. It is currently housing NYU students unable or choosing not to leave their dorms along with Gramercy Green and UHall. (Photo by Max Lerner)

One Student’s Perspective on Social Distancing in NYU Residence Halls

A student who remained in NYU housing shares his experience remaining in the city and trying to avoid catching the coronavirus.
Jessica Xu, Contributing Writer April 15, 2020

After some initial confusion, the few students still living in NYU residence halls are able to practice social distancing and continue their lives in the city amid the pandemic.  In...