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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

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A senior’s guide to starting the new semester

Whether you’ve never been in the Big Apple or you’ve perfected your campus routine, here’s how to shake off those first week frazzles.
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor September 2, 2022

With yesterday being my last first day of college, I think I’ve collected enough knowledge to hone in on my pre-semester preparations. I remember being an all-too-excited first-year...

A boy and two girls stand side by side smiling at the camera. Each holds different styles of food shopping bags. Behind them, the green trees of Washington Square Park.

Gallatin first-years mobilize students to donate meal swipes to mutual aid

XR University NYC, revived in March, is challenging students to address issues ranging from climate change to food insecurity.
Tori Morales, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

It’s no secret that NYU has a food insecurity problem. The university’s Swipe it Forward program, which allows students to donate meal swipes that would otherwise go to waste,...

An illustration featuring a Cuban NYU student carrying the stories of her Cuban heritage with her. Behind her, a group of seagulls encircle a raft with Cuban asylum seekers, also known as balseros.

‘Patria y vida’: Cubans and Cuban Americans discuss differences in identity, expression

Cuban and Cuban American students weigh in on generational conflict, peer interactions and Cuban identity at NYU.
Bianca de Ayala, Contributing Writer March 3, 2022

Around 2.4 million Cuban immigrants have taken residence in the United States as of 2017. This diaspora consists of three generations, ranging from recent immigrants to third-generation...

An illustration of a hand holding up an iPhone with a camera app open. The back camera frames a sink and the front camera frames a woman in a blue hood. Above the camera app are the words “2 minutes to share what you’re up to.”

Can social media app BeReal deliver on its eponymous promise?

NYU students have mixed feelings on whether the BeReal app provides its users with a truly genuine social media experience.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Like many NYU students, I prefer the casual photo dump to the edited selfie, a preference that’s taken to the extreme by the social media app BeReal: every day, you’re given...

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Diamond in the rough: THEO continues mining for brand identity

Is it supposed to be subversive minimalism or tacky ZARA party glam?
Victoria Maung, Abroad Arts & Culture Editor February 16, 2022

THEO’s digital presentation of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection, “_Crystalline_,” was confusing. THEO, lead by designer Theo Dekan, is a Kyiv-based fashion brand that erases...

Bo Burnham concluded his last comedy special, “Make Happy,” in 2016. Burnham will be returning with a brand new special that he filmed alone over the course of the past year. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

Bo Burnham surprises fans with upcoming Netflix special

After a five-year comedy hiatus, Bo Burnham’s teaser for his new Netflix special, “Inside” picks up where he left off in 2016’s “Make Happy.”
Caitlin Hsu, Under the Arch Managing Editor April 29, 2021

Bo Burnham concluded his last comedy special, 2016’s “Make Happy,” by walking out the door of his dimly lit guest house into a blindingly bright sunlit backyard as a chorus...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 27 — April 2

Read about the most notable singles released this week.

As March comes to an end and April begins, we are welcomed by the blooming buds of spring flowers and increasingly pleasant weather. Two of this week’s tracks, “Mountain Crystals”...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Feb. 22 – Feb. 28

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.

A wave of lovely strangeness prevails in this week’s edition of Weekly Radio Roundup. From The Weeknd’s latest late-night atmospheric melody to the airy sounds of The 1975’s...

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‘Greener Grass’: A Lackluster Attempt at Social Satire

The suburban soccer mom comedy falls short of social commentary but entertains with its bizarre premise.
Nico Pedrero-Setzer, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s “Greener Grass” plays out like an over-extended SNL skit by David Lynch. Satirizing the preservation of the status quo in a listless suburban...

Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2005 solo debut comes to America for the first time. It follows three strangers in a strange alliance to recreate homicides. The writer explains how the film failed to reach its potential both in its aesthetics and character development. (via Haos Film)

‘Kinetta’: A Cornucopia of Wasted Potential

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2005 drama makes its American debut 14 years later, but American audiences weren’t missing much.
Nico Pedrero-Setzer, Staff Writer November 1, 2019

Unseen by American eyes up until now, Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2005 solo debut has finally arrived in the U.S. courtesy of the Museum of the Moving Image. Following a photo-store clerk,...

Christopher Sandoli will be joining NYU’s Track and Field team as an assistant coach for the team’s pole vaulters. (Via NYU Athletics)

Track and Field Hires Decorated New Assistant Coach

Christopher Sandoli will coach the men’s and women’s pole vaulters.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor October 28, 2019

The indoor track and field season is only a few months away, and on Tuesday the Violets moved to add a new pole vaulting coach to their staff. Christopher Sandoli comes to NYU...