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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How students at NYU find community during Passover

Considered one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year, Passover can seem daunting for students celebrating away from home.
Annie Emans, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

Passover, which takes place from April 22 to April 30 this year, is a deeply important holiday in the Jewish faith as it remembers the Hebrew people's liberation from slavery in...

An N.Y.U. flag hangs above the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Cars line the road to the right of the building and an entrance to Washington Square Park can be seen in the background.

Student criticizes NYU’s handling of antisemitism at House Republican briefing

The student joined Jewish students from three other U.S. universities in criticizing administrators for their response to antisemitism on campus at a news briefing hosted by House Republicans on Tuesday.
Dharma Niles, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Jewish students from NYU, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology testified about their experiences with antisemitism on...

As commuter students, Sarah Elfarra (left) and Melanie Mohsen (right), spend their time between classes on the fourth floor of G-CASL to be close to the mosque prayer space. (Photo by Ali Zimmerman)

Making Space for Religion at Secular NYU

At a secular institution like NYU, being a devout student of faith can be an isolating experience, but within religious centers, tight-knit student networks offer support and friendship.
Ali Zimmerman, Staff Writer February 3, 2020

The end of spring marks Melanie Mohsen’s favorite time of year. Beginning on April 23rd, she along with millions of other Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan. During this...

 Nicole Beremovica a CAS sophomore who was raised in Dusseldorf, Germany, speaks at a vigil honoring the victims of a Yom Kippur attack in Halle, Germany. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Students Mourn After Anti-Semitic Attack in Germany

A vigil was held on Thursday for the two who died and two who were injured in a shooting in a synagogue on Yom Kippur in Halle, Germany.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor October 11, 2019

Humming Jewish hymns to the strumming of guitars and beating of drums, around 50 NYU community members gathered at a vigil on Thursday to honor those affected by a recent attack...

NYU Isn’t Doing Enough for Religious Students

NYU Isn’t Doing Enough for Religious Students

The religious exemptions policy places the burden on students, further alienating those who are active in their faith.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor October 8, 2019

From before I learned to speak to the time I graduated high school, I attended the same Jewish school. Class was not only canceled for religious holidays — it revolved around...

Jewish Voice for Peace demonstrators protest in front of the Ziegfeld Ballroom in April 2018. Rebecca Vilkomerson, the Excecutive Director of JVP, participated in tonights panel discussion at NYU. (Photo by Sarah Jackson)

Jewish Voice for Peace Protests Gala Celebrating Pro-Israel Supporter

Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor April 16, 2018
Jewish Voice for Peast members gathered in Midtown to protest Birthright and Israeli practices.
Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott talking on the set of Shiva Baby.

Tisch Alumna Talks Sugar Babies, Shivas and SXSW

Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor March 19, 2018
Emma Seligman's senior thesis "Shiva Baby" premiered at SXSW last week. WSN sat down with the student filmmaker to discuss shivas, sugar babies and the acclaimed Texas festival.
The Religion Issue

The Religion Issue

Natasha Roy and Abbey Wilson October 23, 2017
Religion is a major part of everyday life for many people. In the Religion Issue, we look at different ways religious life affects students at NYU.
To honor Elie Wiesel, a well renowned author of several Holocaust novels, the Bronfman Center hosted a panel with Holocaust survivor Mirian Adler for students to broaden their perspectives.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Panel Commemorating Elie Wiesel

Coco Wang, Deputy News Editor February 6, 2017
During Holocaust Remembrance Week the CAS Dean Office and Realize Israel hosted a celebration of Elie Wiesel in the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life.
Take Bobst out of the library

Take Bobst out of the library

Max Schachere, Staff Writer November 30, 2015
Bobst Library invokes a poisonous legacy, similar to that of Wilson and Calhoun, and should be renamed.
Joy Ladin is the first openly transgender employee of a Jewish Orthodox Institution.

Jewish transgender professor shares story

Kati Garrity, Contributing Writer September 8, 2015
Professor Joy Ladin gave a lecture about being transgender and Orthodox Jewish.