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

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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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Ranked: Energy drinks

From Monster to Red Bull, these drinks will make your heart skip a beat — literally.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer March 25, 2024

Let's face it — at NYU all-nighters are inevitable, especially during the chaos of midterms. The best way to keep your eyes open in those cozy Bobst Library chairs is by downing...

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Opinion: Spring break couldn’t have come at a worse time

The university’s spring break comes amid a heavy study period, making what is meant to be a relaxing time a stressful one.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor March 13, 2024

Breaks at NYU are usually welcomed by students, who are craving a pause in the never ending cycle of assignments, exams, work and classes they go through for weeks on end. But...

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Midterm grades replaced with progress reports

Under the new system, faculty will indicate student progress through three categories: “Strong Progress,” “Satisfactory Progress” or “Concerns about Progress.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 24, 2024

Students’ midterm grades will look different starting this semester, with the letter grade system being scrapped in favor of progress reports. Rather than finding their midterm...

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Opinion: All-nighters are a midterm mistake

Just because Bobst is open 24/7 doesn't mean you need to be there 24/7.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 12, 2023

Ah, midterm season — the time of year when you can enter any study space and feel the test anxiety in the air. With Bobst Library being open 24 hours a day, students can conveniently...

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Opinion: Upstate New York is underrated

An upstate New York getaway can be the perfect way to take a break from preparing for midterm season and the bustling city while enjoying the changing weather.
Valentina Plevisani, Deputy Opinion Editor October 4, 2023

I was scrolling through Instagram a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon a reel of a quaint, Gilmore Girls-esque upstate New York town, with leaf-covered main streets and charming...

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Opinion: A longer spring break is the simple solution to burnout

With travel, assignments and exams to study for, NYU’s one-week recess is hardly a break at all.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

Next Monday, NYU students begin their highly-anticipated one-week spring break. The time off is too brief, leaving students feeling like they only have a few days to recover from...

An illustration of two sheets of exam paper stacked on top of each other against a blue background with text “final exam” written on it. There is a red circle with a diagonal line through it drawn on top of the two papers.

Opinion: Traditional final exams are impractical

With increasingly negative stigma surrounding the final exam period, it’s time to bid farewell to traditional final exams.
Molly Koch, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

As I said goodbye to my mother at the train station, heading back to New York City after a cozy Thanksgiving break, I remembered the intense stress that shows up right around finals...

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Opinion: The red wave did hit New York. Is this the new normal?

New York Republicans made immense gains during the midterm elections. But the results are far from the country’s status quo, where Democrats staved off a greater Republican takeover of congressional seats.
Blake Salesin, Staff Writer November 23, 2022

If you are the type of person who says “My vote doesn’t matter in New York,” consider yourself wrong. It seems that as the dust settles following this year’s midterm elections,...

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How Republicans could take control of Congress, according to NYU politics profs

Faculty experts in NYU’s Politics Department spoke to students about the importance of voting and the potential consequences of the 2022 midterm elections.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

NYU politics professors encouraged students to vote in this year’s midterm elections, which have seen Republican candidates lead in many races across the country, at a panel...

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Opinion: NYU should have more than one parents weekend

NYU's Alumni and Parents Weekend is a time to reconnect with family. Students deserve more than one opportunity to do that.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

In case you missed it, this past weekend was NYU’s annual Alumni and Parents Weekend. From Oct. 20-23, NYU welcomed student families to campus and celebrated its extensive alumni...

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Staff Rants: Midterms and midterms

It’s the middle of the term! The WSN staff offers our thoughts on our exam-packed weeks and the ongoing congressional election season.

On unoriginality: It’s really unoriginal of NYU to hold midterm exams during the midterm elections. As an academic institution that discourages plagiarism, it shouldn’t steal...

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Beyond NYU: Reporting the midterm elections for an ABC docuseries

Abby Wilson, News Editor October 21, 2022

With midterm elections looming, many are just now tuning in to a number of high-stakes races across the country. But Libby Cathey — along with six other young political reporters...