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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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Swipe it Forward returns with new banking system

The student government announced changes to its meal swipe donation initiative, Swipe it Forward, at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2023

NYU’s meal donation program, Swipe it Forward, recently returned to select on-campus dining locations, despite limitations from NYU Eats, the organization that operates the university’s...

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Opinion: NYU’s markets are unusable with their expensive prices

The university’s campus convenience stores: a concept that only works in theory.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor April 28, 2023

NYU’s dining hall hours suck. The good locations are never open late, and even the mediocre ones run out of food long before they close. That’s part of the reason why NYU has...

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Opinion: Unpredictable dining hall wait times make it impossible to plan ahead

Despite the convenience of the Grubhub app, listed pickup times are unreliable, sometimes forcing students to wait up to two hours during peak periods to get their food. 
Abi Rivera, Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

As a hungry college student, I often find myself standing in the bustling Upstein food court, desperately refreshing the Grubhub app and scanning the room.​​ The large monitors...

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Opinion: I lost 112 meal swipes last semester. They should roll over.

Meals are going to waste. It’s time for the university to revisit how meal swipes are distributed. 
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor January 31, 2023

WSN’s Opinion section strives to publish ideas worth discussing. The views presented in the Opinion section are solely the views of the writer. NYU’s meal plans are confusing....

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This holiday season, take your trash out the right way

Here’s a few ways to give back to Mother Earth before you leave for winter break.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

With winter break approaching, most of us are just trying to make it through finals week long enough to see the holiday lights at the end of the tunnel. However, with all the excitement...

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Swipe it Forward meal donation returns, undeterred by red tape

The student-led initiative seeks to combat food insecurity, but its launch has seen NYU Eats struggle to cooperate with the student government.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Swipe it Forward, NYU's dining hall meal swipe donation program, returns today. The Student Government Assembly, which runs the program, struggled to work with NYU Eats, the organization...

Photograph of a banner saying “N.Y.U. Farmer’s Market” on the right, and an assortment of fruits and vegetables on a table covered in a purple N.Y.U.-branded tablecloth on the left.

Opinion: NYU students need to eat more fruit

It's time that meal plans provide more fruit options.
James Bisceglia, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

Say you’re at one of the dining locations on campus and would like to round out your meal with a piece of fruit. Between Third North dining hall, Downstein, Market at Sidestein,...

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Opinion: NYU’s nutrition curriculum should not promote diet culture

For a class titled “Nutrition and Health,” the professor and the syllabus promote rather unsettling, unhealthy eating attitudes.
Annabelle Thompson, Contributing Writer October 12, 2022

Content warning: This article contains mentions of eating disorders. My heart sank when I read my Nutrition and Health syllabus. I thought that as a nursing major, I would be...

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Opinion: NYU should reduce students’ out-of-pocket costs

Students pay thousands of dollars out of pocket on top of already expensive tuition. It’s time the university helped bring down those costs.
Pia Sharma, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

NYU is widely recognized as one of the best schools in the country. Just this year, its ranking jumped three spots, which places it in the top 25 — and some people have even...

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Off-Third: Homesickness is not real

Everything is so great here, why would you miss home? This is better than home!
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. We are now entering week three of the semester. You’re finally getting used to your schedule and settling in. You’re so happy and everything...

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Gallatin first-years mobilize students to donate meal swipes to mutual aid

XR University NYC, revived in March, is challenging students to address issues ranging from climate change to food insecurity.
Tori Morales, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

It’s no secret that NYU has a food insecurity problem. The university’s Swipe it Forward program, which allows students to donate meal swipes that would otherwise go to waste,...

Staff Rants and Raves: NYU Dining

Staff Rants and Raves: NYU Dining

Lots of things related to food at NYU have changed recently. Hear what our staff has to say about it.

Rants On Serving Sizes By Alexandria Johnson, Deputy News Editor One thing I have noticed with Chartwells, the new dining provider, is that the serving size options have...