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

Washington Square News

A protester holds a mock newspaper called “The New York Crimes” with the headline “STOP THE PRESSES! FREE PALESTINE!”

Students protest media coverage of Israel-Hamas war at journalism career fair

A small group of students protested coverage of the war by various news outlets during a career fair hosted by the journalism department.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence. A group of around 10 students protested the attendance of several major news outlets at a career fair held...

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

Doctor Carl Zimmer speaks from the wooden podium in Hemmerdinger Hall. An audience sits in front of him. Behind him is a projector screen displaying two images.

How science journalists reported on the ‘story of our lifetime’

A science columnist for The New York Times spoke at NYU about the evolution of viruses and the importance of good communication with the public during health crises.
John Kim, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Speaking to a group of more than 100 NYU students and professors, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer chronicled his story as one of the world’s foremost science journalists...

Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

A vigil-turned-march in Union Square on Friday commemorated the life of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager who was killed in England last week, before rallying for increased protections for transgender youth.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer February 20, 2023

Dozens gathered in Union Square on Friday, Feb. 17 to mourn the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who died in England earlier this month after being stabbed...

A tall building complex with a glass exterior in daylight with traffic passing in front of the building.

Winter break recap: What happened at NYU while you were gone

The fibs of a Congressman, a former NYU administrator commits fraud, the new billion-dollar building, and all the other news you missed.

As students return to campus for the start of the spring semester, here is some of the news you may have missed over winter break. Former NYU finance director indicted after embezzling...

A crowd of people outside of The New York Times building holding signs that read “New York Times Walks Out.” The crowd is facing a speaker at a podium.

In photos: Journalists of The New York Times stage a walkout

New York Times employees went on a 24-hour strike on Dec. 8 after unsuccessful contract negotiations with the publication’s management.
Manasa Gudavalli, Editor at-Large December 9, 2022

Multiple people stand under gray scaffolding. In the background, there is an entrance to a building with a sign that reads “The New York Times. A woman wearing a yellow shirt holds a sign that displays an image of a female with blood on her face. Under this image it reads “Hananeh Kia,” “23 years old,” and next to this, it reads in red font “Woman,” “Life,” “Freedom.” At the bottom of the poster in black font it reads: “Was shot and killed by security forces.”

Iranian students from NYU, Columbia refute New York Times reporting

Students from NYU and Columbia University protested the publication’s recent coverage of the Iranian human rights movement on Wednesday, Dec. 7. 
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 8, 2022

Around 50 students from NYU and Columbia University gathered in front of The New York Times headquarters in solidarity with a global movement to secure human rights in Iran on...

Against a purple background, a reel of film with the yellow text “IS THIS BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU !?!?” imprinted on it.

Review: ‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?’ reappraises Black filmmaking

“Is That Black Enough for You?!?” documents the forgotten chapter in American film history when Black directors drove the industry. The film is currently playing in select theaters and is available to stream on Netflix.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

The new documentary “Is that Black Enough for You?!?” was recently screened at the New York Film Festival. It describes the history of Black cinema and its long-lasting impact....

Illustration: Lydia Tár, played by Cate Blanchett, swings a conductor’s baton. She is illustrated with a smeared texture, and she wears mostly gray.

Review: Cate Blanchett delivers an immersive performance in ‘TÁR’

“TÁR” is a psychological drama that questions the basis and implications of power. The film is playing in select theaters in New York City.
Paree Chopra, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Cate Blanchett has always been a force to be reckoned with, but “TÁR” could arguably be her best performance yet. Director Todd Field’s drama encapsulates the downfall of...

Six people stand on stage, from left: Jeffrey Henson Scales, Stephen Shames, Deborah Willis, Ericka Huggins, Cheryl Dawson and Regina Jennings.

Former Black Panthers discuss party history at book launch

Former members of the Black Panther Party reflected on their time with the party at an NYU panel and book launch on Monday, Oct. 24.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

Former members of the Black Panther Party discussed how the revolutionary group impacted their lives at a launch event for two new books about the party’s history on Monday. “Comrade...

A man reading the October 4, 2022, edition of The New York Times. The newspaper headline reads “N.Y.U. Students Were Failing Class. The Professor Lost His Job.”

Editorial: The New York Times article on Maitland Jones was incomplete.

An article published in the New York Times on Monday discussed the firing of Maitland Jones Jr., a renowned chemistry professor. The article, however, gravely misrepresented NYU students.
WSN Editorial Board October 5, 2022

On Monday, The New York Times published a news article about the firing of a renowned professor from NYU’s organic chemistry program this summer. Maitland Jones...

A photograph of a printed edition of The New York Times. The newspaper is turned to a page on which an article titled “N.Y.U. Students Were Failing Class. The Professor Lost His Job” is visible. In the newspaper, the article is accompanied by a photo of a male wearing a blue suit jacket standing in a park.

Students not to blame for Maitland Jones firing, NYU faculty say

After a group of organic chemistry students organized a petition in protest of Maitland Jones’ teaching methods, the professor’s contract was terminated. NYU faculty members say students shouldn’t be blamed.
Abby Wilson, News Editor October 5, 2022

Maitland Jones — an NYU organic chemistry professor whose contract was terminated after his students petitioned against his teaching practices — made headlines this week, appearing...