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

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Recipient of $12,500 NYU journalism award will report on climate crisis

Adam Willis, a reporter for the local news nonprofit The Baltimore Banner, received NYU’s Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor April 25, 2023

NYU’s journalism institute has named Adam Willis, a city government reporter for nonprofit news website The Baltimore Banner, as the ninth recipient of its prestigious Matthew...

Yevgenia Albats shown on the left and David Hoffman shown on the right both watching a video of Washington Post reporter Evan Gershkovich locked in a glass cell in a Moscow court.

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats discusses journalists incarcerated in Moscow

Yevgenia Albats, NYU’s Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Russian journalist, hosted David Hoffman on April 18 to speak about the Moscow incarceration of two journalists.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Two journalists who formerly worked out of Russia, David Hoffman and Yevgenia Albats, condemned the recent incarceration of two journalists in Moscow at a Thursday afternoon talk...

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What to do this week: Kimmel blood drive, Earth Day festival and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 10-16.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor April 9, 2023

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Lana Del Rey course comes to Clive Davis

Some students believe the class will give them a unique look into the artist’s career and impact on the music industry.
Veronica Shirokova, Contributing Writer October 6, 2022

A look into Lana Del Rey’s career in pop music is coming to the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music in a new two-credit course, “Topics in Recorded Music: Lana Del Rey.”...

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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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The yasses and flops of Grindr, as told by its NYU users

NYU students share their experiences with looking for fun and more on the Grindr app.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Content warning: this article mentions sexual assault. Whether you’re using it to find love, lust or some much-needed validation, dating apps are a quintessential part of...

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Off-Third: Give the Oxford comma a break

One little mark is a helpful, clarifying, and necessary breath of fresh air. Stop getting rid of it. 
Matthew Franco, Contributing Writer April 21, 2022

I know, I’m late to the conversation. It's been years since debating the Oxford comma was quirky, edgy or indicative of genius-level IQ. But WSN gives me an outlet nonetheless,...

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

April 18, 2022
So you got into NYU. Congratulations! Now what? Let us tell you all about the nitty gritty details of changing your major, navigating the Liberal Studies Core program, celebrating the weekend in NYC, and making lasting friendships.
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Opinion: Coverage of Brooklyn shooting ignores lessons of previous mass shootings

Mainstream media coverage following last week's Brooklyn shooting has failed readers on multiple counts, focusing on the alleged attacker rather than the victims and failing to use trigger warnings.
Steph Wittstruck, Contributing Writer April 18, 2022

Content warning: This opinion piece discusses gun violence and trauma. When I opened Instagram on Tuesday morning, I was met with a barrage of unsolicited images of people bleeding...

Illustrations representing different academic majors. A music note combined with a vinyl record in front of a line graph, a plant sprouting from a vial, math operations symbols, the silhouette of a human head combined with swirling leaves and a globe covered in electronic devices connected by wires.

The truth about changing your NYU major? It’s not that bad

WSN staff members explain the reasons they changed their major and whether they regret it.
April 18, 2022

I originally applied to NYU as a Psychology major. Instead, I got accepted into the Liberal Studies Core program, which meant I couldn’t officially declare a major until the...

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2 NYU alumni nominated for student filmmaking awards

"Eagles Rest in Liangshan" by Bohao Liu and "Finding Freedom" by Fiqah Rahman are in the running for a Television Academy Foundation student-produced television award.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Bohao Liu and Fiqah Rahman, alumni of NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, have been nominated for the Television Academy Foundation's 41st College Television Awards....

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Opinion: Stop publishing pieces on how to ‘cope’ with the invasion of Ukraine

Coverage of the war should focus on how to help Ukrainian people, not how to destress.
Jules Roscoe, Deputy Opinion Editor March 8, 2022

I was walking out of a morning class on Feb. 28, just four days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Two of my classmates strolled...