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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 close-up shot looking past the windshield of a car. A red circle inserted into the image highlights the head of Frank James, who can be seen as a blur in the background.

Relief in East Village after alleged Brooklyn shooter arrested

Frank James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting, was arrested on Wednesday, April 13, after Zack Dahhan spotted him walking on the First Avenue sidewalk.
Kristian Burt, Rachel Cohen and Abby Wilson April 13, 2022

Zack Dahhan was repairing security cameras inside of Saifee Hardware & Garden in the East Village when he saw Frank James — the man accused of the mass shooting in a subway...

The platform of the uptown local track of the R/W trains at Eighth Street station near NYU. A screen at the platform indicates major delays of the B/D/F and N/Q/R/W lines.

Students frustrated with NYU’s communication following Brooklyn shooting

Messages from NYU Campus Safety and the Tandon School of Engineering dean came hours after a mass shooting disrupted commutes to and from campus and left community members wary of taking the subway.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2022

Gallatin senior Anushka Dhoot woke up on the morning of Tuesday, April 12, to several texts from her family and friends telling her to avoid taking the subway. After seeing in...

The interior of the lobby of Rubin Hall. Three elevators are in the back as people wait for them. A security guard is sitting at the desk with plexiglass in the front. The walls are covered with NYU posters.

Unidentified man spotted wandering around Rubin Hall

NYU Campus Safety and the New York City Police Department responded to reports of a man claiming to be a graduate student roaming through the residence hall on Monday, April 11.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2022

The New York City Police Department and NYU Campus Safety responded at about 8 p.m. on Monday, April 11, to a report filed the previous day of an intruder in Rubin Hall. The man...

A portrait of Eric Adams wearing a gray suit, white collared shirt and navy blue printed tie. He stands in front of a royal blue background and an American flag on a floor stand.

Editorial: Eric Adams needs to house the homeless, not attack them

Mayor Adams wants to make our trains safer by removing unhoused individuals. His plan, unfortunately, relies heavily on policing and other forms of carceral violence.
WSN Editorial Board February 28, 2022

Michelle Go was tragically pushed to her death at a subway station by an unhoused individual on Jan. 15. Her death incited much needed conversations about the rise in crime in...

A subway rider stands on the Times Square station platform. Riders are on alert after a rise in assaults at subway stations. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Subway crime spike unnerves NYU students

After the killing of Michelle Go and assaults at the W 4 St-Wash Sq station, residents of New York City are calling for platform barriers to reduce crime in subway stations.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The recent killing of Michelle Alyssa Go, an NYU alum who was pushed in front of a train at the Times Square subway station on Jan. 15, has furthered a growing push for safety...

A break-in occurred at a room in Lafayette Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 3. After the incident was reported to dorm authorities, it took over an hour for security to arrive and remove the intruder. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

Repeat dorm intruder infiltrates Lafayette, security response delayed

NYU security took over an hour to arrive when two Lafayette residents reported a stranger in their room harassing them and refusing to leave. This was the second time that the intruder was snuck into the dorm by the same hall resident.
Arnav Binaykia and Kristian Burt November 12, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual harassment.  An outsider not affiliated with NYU gained unauthorized access to Lafayette Hall and harassed two...

On Oct. 18, New York’s police watchdog agency recommended 65 officers be charged with misconduct. In order to hold police officers accountable, the NYPD commissioner should not have the final say in the disciplinary hearings. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: NYPD officers must be held legally accountable

Recent findings of NYPD officers' misconduct underscore the importance of strict disciplinary accountability.
Michelle Han, Deputy Opinion Editor October 28, 2021

On Oct. 18, in response to an ongoing investigation into over 300 filed complaints of police brutality during the Black Lives Matter protests from the summer of 2020, New York’s...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee has been on strike since April 26 of this year, demanding a renegotiated contract after their previous one expired in August 2020. This strike is not the first time graduate student workers have struggled to get the university to bargain. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

‘The resilience of GSOC’: A look into the union’s history

The ongoing graduate student worker strike is not the first time the Graduate Student Organizing Committee has used strike actions to battle for its demands.
Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein marched alongside fellow graduate student workers and union supporters from Judson Memorial Church to Washington Square Park on April 27, 2006, to support...

Police departments across the United States have joined the 30x30 Initiative, a research coalition affiliated with the Policing Project at the NYU School of Law, that aims to address women’s inadequate representation in police forces in an effort to curb police brutality. However, with cases like the killing of Daunte Wright by former female police officer Kimberly Potter some scholars and students argue that hiring more women will not address the structural flaws in policing. (Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

NYU Law Policing Project wants to curb police brutality by hiring more women

Scholars and students, however, argue that hiring more women will not address broader structural issues in policing.
Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter shot and killed Duante Wright on April 11 after allegedly mistaking her gun for her taser. Former Dallas police...

Photo Essay: Strategy for Black Lives leads Justice for George Floyd rally in Times Square

Photo Essay: Strategy for Black Lives leads Justice for George Floyd rally in Times Square

The activist organization, founded in the wake of Floyd’s murder, is now demanding an end to police terror and brutality.
Paul Kim and Taylor Knight April 21, 2021

Photo Essay: Hundreds of protesters gather at Barclays Center to call for abolition of police

Photo Essay: Hundreds of protesters gather at Barclays Center to call for abolition of police

After various activists spoke to the crowd about systemic racial and economic injustice, defunding the police and reinvesting in communities, protesters marched down Flatbush Ave to Grand Army Plaza.

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

The NYPD has been entrusted with public health and safety during the pandemic but their racist, violent and reckless track record only puts New Yorkers in more danger.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis that is only getting worse in some parts of the country. Some state and local governments have mobilized...