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

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

Washington Square News

A person in a white shirt and beige and brown jacket and black pants holds a brown guitar.

Life outside pre-med: How four students balance hobbies and homework

Some might think pre-med students are all work and no play, but these four CAS students suggest otherwise.
Ava Duchin, Contributing Writer October 25, 2023

If you’ve walked into Bobst Library at 4 a.m., or any other hour of the day, odds are you’ve passed by a pre-med student poring over their laptop, eyes glued to the screen...

An illustration of a female-presenting figure sits, with legs crossed, listening to music with black over-ear headphones. In the background, a urban landscape approximating Times Square in New York City. The signs in the background read “Cinema,” “Bank,” “Fitness Center,” “Tattoo,” “Art,” “Great Recipe,” “Green Tea,” “Restaurant,” “Jazz” and “Cupcake.”

How moving to New York helped me rethink my relationship with anxiety

I had expected my anxiety to get worse after moving to Manhattan. Instead, my relationship with it got exponentially better. 
Alexa Donovan, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022

I have always been more anxious than the average person. A panicker. A perfectionist. A people pleaser. I overthink, I overshare, I overexert myself.  New York City works better...

An illustration of students sitting in a colloquium room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the NYU torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “‘NYU SGA.”

Student gov’t advocates for hybrid learning, plant-based dining options

The Student Government Assembly discussed the next chairperson election and addressed the university’s inadequate mental health services during its meeting on March 31.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 4, 2022

The Student Government Assembly announced its potential candidates for the next SGA chair, passed a resolution to provide plant-based meals on campus, spoke about improving the...

An image of Bobst Library looking down on the ground-floor atrium. On each level, metal screens run from the floor to the ceiling.

Bobst Library’s enduring history of suicide

Alyssa Goldberg, Features Staff March 7, 2022
How a string of student deaths in the early 2000s shaped NYU’s architecture, curriculum and mental health services.
Bobst Library is NYU’s hub for studying and research. Its main atrium is a sight to behold that ought to be graced with a slide. (Staff Photo by Luca Richman, Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Off-Third: Bobst Library needs a slide

The title says it all. NYU can do more with Bobst Library. Put a slide in it.
Jules Roscoe, UTA Staff Editor February 10, 2022

The installation of solar panels on the roof of Bobst Library is a welcome move by a university that has faced substantial environmentalist criticisms. But sustainability isn't...

NYUs Student Health Center, located on 726 Broadway, has removed the 10-session limit on counseling sessions this semester. Students are now allowed to make appointments for free counseling services at the NYU Wellness Exchange based on clinical needs. (Photo by George Papazov)

Student Health Center removes cap on therapy sessions

Free counseling services at the NYU Wellness Exchange are now available based on clinical need.
Kayla Hardersen, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

The Student Health Center has removed the 10-session limit on counseling sessions this semester, instead allowing students to make appointments based on their clinical need. The...

Students read Anonymous Affirmations, a Lipton Residence Hall initiative that sends messages of positivity to NYU students. (Photo by Jorene He)

Current Wellness Resources Fall Short of Expectations

Fourteen students who have used NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services told WSN they did not receive adequate care.
Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor April 29, 2019

*Some of those who spoke to WSN asked to only be identified by their first name for privacy reasons. Jaelynn Ortiz’s first semester at her dream school did not always feel...

The NYU Student Health Center at 726 Broadway.

NYU Therapy Redirects Students To Outside Services

Caroline Haskins, Staff Writer March 22, 2017
Students find that the school's wellness center does not help them enough with finding mental health care.