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

Washington Square News

A man in a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up holds a microphone to his mouth under dim red, yellow and blue lights. Behind him is a man at a table with D.J. equipment.

Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Earl Sweatshirt, Doechii and NYU student artists put on an unforgettable show at Terminal 5.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

NYU often lacks the fervent school spirit of other large universities. That is, until Violet 100 rolls around. Every February, NYU students bleed purple and praise the university...

An illustration of Kanye West, also known as Ye, dressed in a pink sweater holding both his hands up. On top of his right hand is the Twitter logo — a bird in light blue. On top of his left hand is the Adidas logo, three slanted white stripes.

For Kanye West, fame shouldn’t overpower accountability

The artist was recently banned from Twitter and Instagram after spewing antisemitic beliefs.
Melissa Derzavich, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

As I shuffle through my Spotify playlist, “Violent Crimes” by American rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, starts playing. Instead of singing along...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Bumper cars and a date night at the Met

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 21 to Feb. 27.
Abby Wilson and Gabriel Hawthorne February 20, 2022

An art display for the Bronx fire 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 231 10th Ave. Free, open to the public More than two dozen local artists will feature their work at the West Chelsea...

(Photo by Justin Park)

Foresight into fashion’s future: emerging designers’ visions for menswear

Fashion Week commenced with New York Men’s Day. Budding brands were invited to showcase their Fall/Winter 2022 collections, and the next generation of designers shared their interpretations of modern menswear.
Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor February 18, 2022

From the heights of a Hudson Yards high-rise, the New York Men’s Day afternoon showing commenced against the backdrop of an uncharacteristically bright February day. The showcase...

Podcasts are a great way to learn more about your favorite songs and artists. Listening to these podcasts about the music industry can be both entertaining and educational. (Illustration by Bridget Harshman)

Music podcasts for every mood

Want to be a music insider? Here are five podcasts to keep you in the know about industry trends, emerging artists and new perspectives on your favorite music.
Candace Patrick, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

The music industry is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, there are a plethora of podcasts available to keep you in the loop. Whether you want to geek...

Donda, the tenth studio album by Kanye West, was released on August 29, 2021. This album is composed of twenty-seven tracks, approximating a two-hour runtime altogether. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Review: ‘Donda’ is a godsend

After several rounds of editing and an expected series of delays, Kanye West’s “Donda” is finally out.
Nico Pedrero-Setzer, Abroad Arts Editor August 31, 2021

Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda Donda. Through mantric divination, Kanye West introduces us to “Donda,” a work of hard drums and heavy tears. Listening...

The Grammy Awards is presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. While the Grammy Awards preach diversity, they fail to recognize LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color. (Illustration by Chandler Littleford)

In Memoriam: The Grammys

The Recording Academy preaches diversity, but still neglects to recognize LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color.
Valentina Arrieta, Contributing Writer March 22, 2021

Watching the Grammy Awards this year, it became evident the Recording Academy is entirely disconnected from its audience and artists. After a year of tragic losses, I found myself...

Kanye West and the Commodification of Christianity

Kanye West and the Commodification of Christianity

Kanye’s turn to Christianity is emblematic of the large influence of the prosperity gospel in the United States.
Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor December 3, 2019

Kanye West released “Jesus Is King” on Oct. 25, an album showcasing his reconnection with Christianity. Though it may seem like a newfound dedication to Christ, the reality...

A Perspective on Creating in College: Bailey Gore

A Perspective on Creating in College: Bailey Gore

A portrait interview series about life and work with NYU music business student Bailey Gore.
Andrew Fullerton, Exposures Staff Photographer November 8, 2019

Rapper T-Pain performs during his dazzling 2019 tour, mixing fan favorites and trap throwbacks to create a nostalgic atmosphere. (Photo by Iffat Nur)

T-Pain Gets a Roll on at PlayStation Theater

The ’00s rapper brought fan favorites and throwbacks to the New York venue.
Iffat Nur, Contributing Writer March 24, 2019

The name T-Pain, especially for those in college, probably first evokes the phrase “throwback.” It makes us stop and reminisce the incredible buzz he generated as one of the...

Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy Album Cover (via Facebook)

Staff Recs: Workout Albums

Next time you go to the gym, listen to the Arts Desk’s music recs, not the gym’s outdated playlist.

Despite the recent snow day, we are finally approaching spring, meaning that NYU students can no longer cite the weather as an excuse to avoid the gym. Here are the Arts Desk’s...

Media art for Billie Eilish (via

Billie Eilish’s ‘bury a friend’ Is a Terrifying Ode to Personal Demons

The rising pop star confronts unsettling themes with her latest single.
Michael Muth, Staff Writer February 15, 2019

Billie Eilish is about as close to an overnight sensation as one can hope for within the music world. After her first single in 2016, “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish, 17, put out her...