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

Washington Square News

A line of activists with megaphones and signs stand in front of a large crowd of people. They hold a black banner with green text which reads “Climate Can’t Wait.” They are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York City skyline is in the background.

Fridays for Future protesters walk out of school to demand climate legislation

Thousands of high school and college students marched from Foley Square to the Brooklyn Bridge to protest government inaction on climate change.
Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer March 7, 2023

Thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge from Foley Square Friday afternoon, calling for legislators to pass a bill aimed at reducing net carbon emissions in New...

Bright red-and-white decorations hang from a tree with a very thick patch of branches. The bramble is in front of an evergreen tree.

Chestita Baba Marta: The monthlong welcoming of Grandmother March

The Bulgarian holiday signifies the coming of springtime.
Jules Roscoe, Deputy Opinion Editor March 31, 2022

March brings a lot of things. We watch the snow give way to budding tree branches, get buffeted by the cold wind tunnels between tall buildings, and, this year, even got somewhat...

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: Vigil for Ukraine and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 28 to March 6.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe February 27, 2022

A vigil in solidarity with Ukraine 5-6 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life Restricted to the NYU community A vigil for Ukraine on the steps of the Kimmel Center...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee has been on strike since April 26 of this year, demanding a renegotiated contract after their previous one expired in August 2020. This strike is not the first time graduate student workers have struggled to get the university to bargain. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

‘The resilience of GSOC’: A look into the union’s history

The ongoing graduate student worker strike is not the first time the Graduate Student Organizing Committee has used strike actions to battle for its demands.
Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein marched alongside fellow graduate student workers and union supporters from Judson Memorial Church to Washington Square Park on April 27, 2006, to support...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

A Far-Flung Goodbye for NYU Shanghai Class of 2020

NYU Shanghai was the first NYU campus to delay classes and eventually shut down as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For a graduating class that was never allowed on campus for their final semester, this meant an unsatisfying and uncertain conclusion to university life.
Ali Zimmerman, Staff Writer May 8, 2020

Clarisse Pinel was in Shanghai for just 48 hours when she got the news that NYU Shanghai was to delay its opening, and immediately packed her bags to head to New York. Kennedy...

Farah Jabir is one of many Tisch Film & TV students whose student film has been put on pause by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gillian Henry)

Farah Jabir, Camaraderie and ‘Kokomo’

The Tisch film student has had the production of her film put on pause due the COVID-19 pandemic, but she, her classmates, crew and the greater Tisch community hold strong.
Fareid El Gafy, Film & TV Editor, Film & TV Editor April 24, 2020

Tisch Film & TV senior Farah Jabir was two months away from shooting her short film “Kokomo” when NYU gave word that the university would be shutting down. With the...

Not All Activism Is Created Equal

Not All Activism Is Created Equal

Activists like Greta Thunberg and the Parkland kids are doing great work. But why are they the face of movements that started long before them?
Sarah John, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

Greta Thunberg is a climate activist. You’ve probably heard of her because of the recent climate strikes or seen the subsequent social media posts applauding her for her work...

Artist Bruno Major performing in a concert. (via Judy Zhang)

Bruno Major Charms in New York City

After less than a year, Bruno Major returned to the United States last week.
Judy Zhang, Contributing Writer May 3, 2019

Bruno Major gained initial fame through the release of his album “A Song For Every Moon,” for which, as the title suggests, he wrote and released one song every month in 2016....

Activists Marcella Gilbert (Oohenumpa and Ihanktowan Bands of the Lakota and Dakota nations) and Madonna Thunder Hawk (Oohenumpa Lakota, enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), in the documentary Warrior Women. (Photo by John G. Larson, courtesy of NMAI)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

Stay entertained this weekend for $20 or less.
Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor March 28, 2019

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come...

Feminist signs rise among the crowds of the 2019 Womens March. (Marva Shi)

You Can Still Celebrate National Women’s Month in NYC

It’s not too late to celebrate women this March.
Calais Watkins, Staff Writer March 24, 2019

If the flood of female power posts on social media didn’t already clue you in, National Women’s Day was celebrated by many on March 8. However, the celebration of women’s...

Book cover for Educated (via Facebook)

Five Books by and About Women for International Women’s Day

If you’re looking for books that offer both realistic and dynamic depictions of women this March, here are some memoirs, novels and poetry collections that do just that.
Aashna Agarwal, Staff Writer March 8, 2019

Beyond the Bechdel Test, I’ve found that my standards for gender equality in books are basically nonexistent. In honor of International Women’s Day, here are five refreshing...

Album for NYC -based artist Brett Castros new single “teach you to fall in love”. (Courtesy of Danny Garcia)

Brett Castro Wants to ‘Teach You to Fall in Love’

Brett Castro releases a romantic break-up song just as cuffing season is coming to an end.
February 22, 2019

New York City-based indie artist and NYU student Brett Castro is a force to be reckoned with, gearing up for the release of his second EP “I’m Sorry” for a March release....