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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

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: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: watch a discounted Broadway show or join a conversation with Angela Davis.
Kristian Burt and Rachel Cohen January 31, 2022

A food tour in the Village 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 277 Bleecker St. $56 per ticket, open to the public Take a food tour across Greenwich Village and try the different cuisines...

The 2021-2022 NBA season commenced on Oct. 19. With the start of the new season comes a lot of drama. (Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara, Images via Wikimedia Commons)

Keeping up with the NBA: the 75th anniversary

Recapping the best of the league’s drama and storylines as the 2021-22 NBA season continues.
Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

Phoenix Suns: Drama in the desert: Sarver’s last stand with the NBA The Phoenix Suns’ sudden accession last season caught the entire league by surprise. They ended a decade-long...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Is This the End of Smart Sports Commentary?

The cancellation of ESPN’s smartest television show, “High Noon,” is just the most recent example of a shift away from nuanced discussions about the intersection of sports, politics, race and culture.
Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large March 2, 2020

Last week, ESPN announced that it was canceling “High Noon,” a studio talk show featuring two of ESPN’s smartest commentators, after less than two years.  The company...

Houston general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong sparked outrage from Chinese fans. (Via Getty)

The NBA Wants You to Forget About Hong Kong

With the start of the NBA regular season last week, the league thinks it has moved on from its China controversy. But the protests are still continuing, and so should the conversation.
Bin Cho, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

In their 21st consecutive week, demonstrations in Hong Kong have become increasingly violent. A police officer shot an 18-year-old protestor earlier this month. Despite attempts...

NYU students make predictions for 2020 NBA final. The Los Angeles Lakers got a lot of attention this summer. (Via Facebook)

NYU Predicts: NBA Edition

We asked NYU students their season predictions, including which teams will make the 2020 NBA finals, who will win MVP and which teams people may be sleeping on.
Arvind Sriram, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

After an offseason rife with player movement and drama, the 2019-2020 NBA season looks wide open. Los Angeles’ teams made the splashiest moves this summer, but the Milwaukee...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Problem With Kobe Bryant’s Support of Women’s Sports

Why do female athletes and leagues like the WNBA continue to prop up men with questionable pasts?
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor August 24, 2019

It has been an objectively good summer for women’s sports. The United States women’s national soccer team won its fourth FIFA World Cup and continues to make national news...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Despite Its POC Star Players, Sports Has a Race Problem

The racial abuse suffered by black Italian soccer player Moise Kean last week is just the latest example of the enduring history of racism in sports.
Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Managing Editor April 8, 2019

Last week, Moise Kean, a 19-year-old black Italian soccer player, was subjected to incessant racial abuse from opposing fans during Juventus’ match against Cagliari. After Kean...

Illustration by Tony Wu

Way-Too-Early NBA Award Predictions

Zach Han, Sports Editor October 9, 2018
Predictions of the award winners for the upcoming NBA season: rookie of the year, MVP, 6th man of the year, defensive player of the year.
For LBJ and CR7, It’s a New Era

For LBJ and CR7, It’s a New Era

Bela Kirpalani July 17, 2018
LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo both switched teams this offseason. Which one will find more success with their new side?
Lauren Holtkamp is the third woman to become a full-time referee for the NBA.

The Case for More Female Referees

Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Sports Editor April 23, 2018
There is currently a lack of female referees in the sports world.
Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry with children at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Curry worked with Nothing But Nets, a charity that donates malaria-preventing nets to communities across Africa.

NBA Leads the Way in Social Justice

Brendan Duggan, Contributing Writer January 22, 2018
Brendan Duggan gives insight into the NBA's history of social justice and philanthropy.

The National Basketball Association’s 2017-2018 season started off as what some fans didn’t expected it to be, like the Cleveland Cavaliers losing several games.

NBA Commentary: The State of the Cavaliers

Tom Dreyer, Contributing Writer November 27, 2017
A commentary on the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.