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

Washington Square News

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Abortion rights advocates confronted a large crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators near Foley Square this past weekend.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor March 28, 2023

A blockade of police officers divided dozens of protesters and counterprotesters at an anti-abortion march this past Saturday. Counterprotesters yelled, banged on scaffolding and...

Bill de Blasio speaks on a podium with a purple banner that reads “New York University.” He is wearing a navy suit with white-and-red stripe tie.

Off-Third: De Blasio’s NYU course to investigate the art of falling short

Start spreading the news! Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he will teach at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in the spring.
Benjamin Meppen, Contributing Writer October 31, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now 61 years young, is fresh off of a failed congressional race and a steaming hot pile of New York City garbage of...


Demonstrators boycott Chinatown museum to protest new mega jail

Protesters picketed outside of the Museum of Chinese in America to rally behind MOCA 8 — a group who was ticketed for noise violations — on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Michaela Seah, Contributing Writer October 4, 2022

Dozens of protesters picketed in front of the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown on Sunday, Oct. 2, in support of the MOCA 8, a group of protesters who have been given...

A middle-aged man with gray hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a black New York Taxi Workers Alliance shirt.

Taxi workers begin to receive hard-won debt relief

After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance struck a deal with the city last fall, thousands of taxi drivers will see city-funded debt relief starting Monday, Sept. 19.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 20, 2022

A city-backed debt relief guarantee won by New York taxi workers last November went into effect on Monday, Sept. 19, restructuring loans for thousands of drivers who have purchased...

Mayor Eric Adams recently converted his first paycheck to cryptocurrency. He previously declared that he would take his first three paychecks in Bitcoin. (Image via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: Mayor Adams, don’t take your checks in crypto

While cryptocurrency could generate jobs in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams should not encourage the use of Bitcoin as a currency because of its instability and environmental harm.
Kevin Kurian, Opinion Editor January 26, 2022

Eric Adams, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Swagger,” is attempting to breathe new life into a city afflicted by rising crime and a global pandemic. He’s maintained an eccentric...

The NYU Bookstore updated NYU’s Student Government Assembly on its affordability initiative, which was created to counter the high costs of textbooks and course materials. This was one of the topics discussed at the second SGA meeting of the Fall 2021 semester, which was held on Oct. 28. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Student government welcomes NYU’s first dean of students

A summary of developments from the second Student Government Assembly meeting of the fall 2021 semester.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

NYU’s Student Government Assembly held its second meeting of the fall 2021 semester on Oct. 28. Topics of discussion included a bookstore affordability initiative and a new coalition...

2021 New York City election begins at 6 a.m., Nov. 1. The two candidates are Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

New York City elects a new mayor today

This is WSN’s guide to the 2021 New York City election. Read about the candidates, the stakes and NYU students’ voting takes.
Katie Brown, Contributing Writer November 2, 2021

Starting at 6 a.m. today, Nov. 2, New Yorkers will head to the polls to cast their ballots and decide between Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa as the city’s next...

Scott Stringer, Comptroller of NYC is currently running for mayor. Recent sexual misconduct allegations make him unfit for office. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Scott Stringer is wrong for New York City

Recent allegations have come to light about New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer sexually harassing a former employee. His conduct makes him unfit for office, and he should resign as comptroller and drop out of the race.
WSN Editorial Board May 3, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Jean Kim held a press conference on April 30. In this conference, Kim alleged that her former boss, Scott...

Andrew Yang Should Run for Mayor

Andrew Yang Should Run for Mayor

A Yang candidacy for New York City mayor holds the promise of progressive and transformative change for the five boroughs.
Kevin Kurian, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

Andrew Yang recently ended his long-shot campaign for president following a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary. The entrepreneur and political newcomer was propelled...

Rudy Guiliani is a revered NYU alumni. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: Happy Alumni Weekend from Rudy Giuliani

New York City’s former mayor may be famous for his public outbursts and unprofessionalism in his career as a lawyer, but few know that he learned this at NYU.
Noah Friend, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

Happy Alumni Weekend from Off-Third, WSN’s satire section. Try not to take us too seriously. A soaking wet, three-week-old copy of the New York Post; two bags of unsalted...

NYU alum Sal Albanese is running for mayor in New York City this upcoming election on Nov. 7.

A Q&A with Mayor Potential and NYU Alum Sal Albanese

Miranda Levingston, News Editor November 6, 2017
Q&A with NYU alum and mayoral candidate Sal Albanese.
De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor September 27, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited his old Weinstein dorm room. During his visit, he said he would consider taking down certain statues and supported SLAM's objective of getting a student on NYU's Board of Trustees.