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

A sign inside Grand Central Terminal that says “Hudson Lines Departures”, with departure times, track numbers, and destinations listed on it.

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...

A painting titled Blue Hill Number Two, 1916. The watercolor painting shows large splashes of blue paint spread across the canvas.

‘Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time’ welcomes viewers into scenes of solitude

Georgia O’Keeffe is more than her sexualized flower paintings. The MoMA’s newest exhibition presents more than 120 works spanning over four decades of the pioneering American artist’s career.
Julia Mejia, Contributing Writer May 1, 2023

An ode to the places she has lived, “Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,” a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, includes several series of subjects and material...

Models stand on the side of the runway with Nikita Shah.

First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Amid protests prior to the runway, South Asian New York Fashion Week pays homage to South Asian heritage through design.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor September 22, 2022

Pleated cottons, flowy chiffons and lightweight silks — mainstays of South Asian fashion — were carefully draped on models as they got ready to close out the first-ever...

A panoramic view of the greenfield at Governors Island, with the Manhattan skyline visible in the background.

Opinion: You need to be around more trees

This semester, it's time to seek out more parks and green spaces in New York City.
Abi Rivera, Deputy Opinion Editor September 8, 2022

Being in nature is linked to improved health. According to the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, “Spending time around trees and looking at trees reduces...

On top of a pink checkered picnic blanket is a white tote bag with black decorations and a gold scarf with pink stars. On top of the tote bag is a round pink music speaker.

Ring in spring with the perfect picnic

National Picnic Day is this Saturday. Our guide will help you curate that Instagram-worthy charcuterie board, or at least arrange your Sidestein snacks.
Roksaneh Salartash, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

As the cherry blossoms bloom and the days grow longer, NYU students are flocking to Washington Square Park to enjoy the warmer weather. There’s nothing better than celebrating...

Influentials 2021

Influentials 2021

December 10, 2021

While NYCs reputation as a busy city is well-earned, theres still bits of wilderness to be found. Parks throughout the citys boroughs offer chances to explore nature. (Staff Photo by Alex Tey)

Ranked: NYC nature

If you’re tired of Washington Square, Union Square and Tompkins Square, these slices of nature offer an escape from city life without having to leave the city itself.
Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor October 4, 2021

Are you tired of pretending that the trees in Washington Square Park are a forest? Want to return to the wilderness? Well, you’re more or less out of luck. New York City is pretty...

Barrow Street Garden at St. Luke’s in the Fields is dressed in greenery and plant life. As Earth Day approaches, New York City can provide for those searching for nature and a seasonal spring atmosphere, despite being labeled as the Concrete Jungle. (Staff Photo by Sabrina Choudhary)

Finding ways to connect with nature while living in a concrete jungle

As Earth Day approaches, a Vermont native reflects on how Manhattan’s surprising natural beauty has kept her going through the pandemic.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor April 21, 2021

On a rainy day, stepping into the Barrow Street Garden at St. Luke’s Church feels like stepping into another world. Cardinals and sparrows flit through the trees, their squawks...

The Evolution Store, founded in 1993, is a museum-style shop located on 687 Broadway. This family-owned business carries science & natural history-related items. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The weird and wonderful world of The Evolution Store

The Evolution Store is a local family-owned business with an eclectic collection that makes it feel less like a shop and more like a museum. This article is part of WSN’s small business series.
Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor March 30, 2021

In a glass case rests a rainbow of brilliant crystals cut into points, pyramids and glittering orbs. Art pieces with swirling patterns made out of pinned butterflies and beetles...

Washington Square Park’s iconic fountain is often turned on when the weather begins to warm. Though the park provides a laid-back place to hang out on sunny days in the city, students reflect on enjoying spring in their respective hometowns.
(Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Getting in Touch With the Great Outdoors

Students discuss why this extended break away from the city isn’t as bad as we think.
Addison Aloian, Deputy Culture Editor May 4, 2020

Due to the abrupt move to remote classes for the rest of the semester after the outbreak of COVID-19, some students have relocated miles away from New York City, either in their...

Fresh, ripe apples may be a hard find in the city, so check out these apple-picking locations if you’re looking for a fun fall activity. (Via Pixabay)

Sweet Escape: The Best Places to Pick Apples Near New York City

Take a short trip from the city’s hustle and bustle to pick some delicious farm-fresh apples.
Cloris Yang, Contributing Writer October 15, 2019

Overwhelmed during midterm season? Take a break from your stresses and indulge in a relaxing Northeastern pastime: picking your own apples. Here are four good farms near New York...

Exposure | Snapshots of Sydney

Exposure | Snapshots of Sydney

Julia Moses, Staff Photographer April 22, 2018
It’s really amazing how a city so far away has the same ‘big city on the water’ feeling as New York does. Sydney is still very different since the pace is much slower than New York’s and allows you a second to breathe.