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

Washington Square News

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Beyond NYU: Mastering movies and music videos

Tisch alum Jason Baum moved across the country to produce music videos for some of the music industry’s biggest artists. He now has five Grammy nominations and one Grammy win under his belt.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor March 7, 2024

Tisch alum Jason Baum initially entered the school’s Undergraduate Film & Television program with limited industry experience, but has since transformed into an award-winning...

The entrance of N.Y.U’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, with glass windows, and plants on the street outside.

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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V100 return headlined by Baby Keem

Kendrick Lamar’s protege performs for the university where nobody sleeps.
Moriah Reibman, Contributing Writer May 4, 2022

Violet100 is an annual concert hosted by the NYU Program Board, a student-run organization that co-sponsors events. After a grueling hiatus from live music, V100 is back after...

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What to do this week: MLK Week, New York Fashion Week

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Attend NYU’s MLK Week events or watch the Super Bowl.
Kristian Burt and Rachel Cohen February 6, 2022

A vigil for Michelle Go 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom Free, open to the public Join the university community in a memorial for NYU alum Michelle Go, who was killed in the...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 27 – April 2

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.

The world’s halt has driven many creatives to fully involve themselves in their craft. Whether it be Arca taking over Twitch or Nick Hakim announcing a new album, the music world...

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Thundercat Dazzles Historic Blue Note

Bassist Thundercat just wrapped up his residency at the Blue Note on Third Street, a historic venue where jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Stanley Clarke have also performed.
Kamau Littletree-Holston, Contributing Writer February 22, 2019

Thundercat, whose real name is Stephen Bruner, has released a number of projects over the past decade, including his most recent records, 2017’s “Drunk” and 2018’s “Drank.”...

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Rock Has Slowed Its Roll: How Rock Music Lost Its Edge

Sophie Lee, Contributing Writer October 25, 2018
50 years ago, rock music was at its zenith. In 2018, the genre's power has subsided as hip-hop and EDM take over. What happened to make rock 'n' roll lose its edge?
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Unpopular Opinions: Albums

Think you have a hot take on an underrated or overrated record? See how it holds up against WSN's picks in Unpopular Opinions: Albums edition.
Young Thug performing at Violet 100 earlier this year.

Mumble Rap: A Genre or a Joke?

Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer September 24, 2018
The mumble rap genre includes artists like 21 Savage and Lil Uzi Vert, but it still has critics questioning its musical validity.
Kendrick Lamar Is a Black Artist, Not a Wack Artist

Kendrick Lamar Is a Black Artist, Not a Wack Artist

Janice Lee, Contributing Writer April 23, 2018
After Kendrick Lamar became the first rap artist to win the Pulitzer Prize, the response is telling. Lack of support shows, perhaps, the result of vulgar topics rap sometimes delves into or maybe another institutional barrier against the black community.
The crowd at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago.

Best Festival Lineups

From New York to Spain and even Alabama, WSN staff has compiled a list of the best festival lineups this summer.