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

Washington Square News

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Review: ‘Barbarian’ is a gleeful homage to things that go bump in the night

An Airbnb rental mishap goes awry in a horror debut for the ages. “Barbarian” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
Colleen Secaur, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Zach Cregger’s “Barbarian” seems to be multiple films in one. Just when you think you’ve got your finger on what you’re watching, the tone, plot and pacing shifts and...

A protester holding up a sign saying “NYU + Sabatini = Disgrace” in front of the NYU Langone Health Center. A black-and-white headshot of Sabatini is superimposed on the left.

Editorial: Do no harm, Grossman. Reject Sabatini.

Hiring biologist David Sabatini would display a gross disregard for sexual assault survivors on the part of NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine.
WSN Editorial Board May 2, 2022

Content warning: This article mentions sexual harrassment and abuse. A history of sexual harassment. Pushed out of three institutions following allegations of sexual misconduct....

A portrait of Angèle sitting on a black reflective floor in front of a pink, orange and gray tie-dye background. She is wearing a blue ruffled halter top, blue jeans and pink heels.

Angèle’s success is crossing the Atlantic

Belgian pop star Angèle has been topping French music charts and recently recorded a song with Dua Lipa. Her New York City concert proves American audiences are starting to join the crowd.
Sarah John, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

Angèle — born Angèle Van Laeken — is a pop star who is currently making a splash in the French pop music scene. The Belgian-born singer is known for her dance-pop music and...

Edgar Wright’s new film “Last Night in Soho” is both a horror film and a nostalgic depiction of 1960s London. The story is told from the perspective of modern teenager Eloise Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) as she follows aspiring singer Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Sandie’s career-serving romantic relationship with Jack (Matt Smith). (Image courtesy of Focus Features)

Review: ‘Last Night in Soho’ ditches comedy for horror

A mixed bag of great influences, the latest film from Edgar Wright is jumbled in its execution.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy — Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End — are some of the smartest comedies of this century, especially in the...

The wait time to mental health support at NYU Student Health Center may be up to a month, an issue for student victims of sexual assault. Sexual assaults of NYU students on and off campus have been the center of discussion and prevention. (Photo by George Papazov)

Opinion: Recent gropings highlight NYU’s weak approach to sexual misconduct

In light of this semester’s string of serial gropings, serious changes must be made to NYU’s sexual harassment policy.
WSN Editorial Board September 20, 2021

Content warning: This article discusses sexual harassment and sexual assault. The recent attacks by a suspected serial groper who sexually assaulted 10 people, including four...

Scott Stringer, Comptroller of NYC is currently running for mayor. Recent sexual misconduct allegations make him unfit for office. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Scott Stringer is wrong for New York City

Recent allegations have come to light about New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer sexually harassing a former employee. His conduct makes him unfit for office, and he should resign as comptroller and drop out of the race.
WSN Editorial Board May 3, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Jean Kim held a press conference on April 30. In this conference, Kim alleged that her former boss, Scott...

The #MeToo movement has brought the actions of many prominent figures in the film industry to light since 2017, but the problems they created are far from solved. Some of Hollywood’s big names like Polanski, Allen, and Weinstein, who have been exposed for their acts of sexual assault, are still praised for their work. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Dear Roman Polanski, Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein: You Are Not The Victim

The #MeToo movement has made great strides since its peak in 2017, but the injustices that it spoke out against and those that profit from it are far from disappearing.
Samaa Khullar, Contributing Writer April 6, 2020

Content warning: this article addresses rape and sexual abuse against children. “Well done, pedophilia” echoed in the halls of the Salle Pleyel, the words chanted by French...

Believing Survivors Still Matters

Believing Survivors Still Matters

If predators believe in each other’s innocence in the public’s eye, why can’t we believe survivors who accuse those predators?
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor March 9, 2020

Content warning: this article contains mentions of rape and discusses sexual violence. Last Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein was convicted after a prolonged trial, which was momentous...

Professor Avital Ronell is returning to teaching in Fall 2020, after a leave of absence during the previous semester. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Ronell Takes Leave of Absence After Contentious Return Last Semester

German and Comparative Literature Professor Avital Ronell, who returned to NYU after being found guilty of sexually harassing her mentee via a Title IX investigation, is taking a leave of absence for the spring semester.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor February 4, 2020

Professor Avital Ronell — who returned to teach last semester after a year-long suspension for sexually harassing a student — will be taking a leave of absence this spring,...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

This Should Have Never Happened To You

In these video-diaries, three survivors of sexual violence share their stories of experiencing assault and the way it affected their lives.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Lu Limanowski and Claire Feng January 27, 2020

Content warning: the introduction and each video include graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Proceed with caution if you find such content triggering or disturbing. At...

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Respond to Negative News, Don’t Ignore It

News may be negative, but it’s important we pay attention to the world around us and respond to its problems, not sink into privileged ignorance.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

I recently asked a friend if she’d read an article I had written for WSN and she told me that she doesn’t read the news — it’s too negative, she said, and it always has...

The Green Movement protests in Tehran, which were largely organized through and influenced by Twitter and other social media in 2009. (via Wikipedia)

How the Twitter Revolution Went From Green to Red, White and Blue

Social media’s democratization of information makes us stronger, but also more vulnerable.
Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 8, 2019

On June 12, 2009, the streets of Tehran radically combusted into protest. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s ultra-conservative Islamist President, had just been re-elected for a second...