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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

Three women perform on stage. The far right woman holds a cello while the woman on the far left has an acoustic guitar.

UltraViolet Live recap: 13 acts competed for $1,000 cash prize

NYU students competed at the final round of the university's annual Violet 100 talent competition.
Mikaylah Du, Illustration Editor March 4, 2024

A person with brown hair in a black and white accented jacket and dark jeans leans against a pillar covered in various stickers.

Producer and artist Nicknames discusses finding confidence in his musical journey

Nicknames’ most recent single, “It’s Alright,” was released on Jan. 17.
Alan Zhang, Contributing Writer January 22, 2024

Back when NYU senior Max Strite was still a high school student living in Washington D.C., he dreamed of becoming a professional DJ. Inspired by artists like Calvin Harris and...

A person in a white shirt and beige and brown jacket and black pants holds a brown guitar.

Life outside pre-med: How four students balance hobbies and homework

Some might think pre-med students are all work and no play, but these four CAS students suggest otherwise.
Ava Duchin, Contributing Writer October 25, 2023

If you’ve walked into Bobst Library at 4 a.m., or any other hour of the day, odds are you’ve passed by a pre-med student poring over their laptop, eyes glued to the screen...

A woman in a camo-colored plaid jacket wearing a green baseball cap and sunglasses sits behind the wheel of a car.

Review: Doja Cat’s ‘Scarlet’ fires back at the doubters

Doja Cat spent months hyping up her next album as a departure from her signature sound. While “Scarlet” shows some originality, it’s not what she promised.
Sophia Anderson, Contributing Writer October 3, 2023

Doja Cat’s latest album is determined, bold and empowering in a way that makes for a fun listen. She’s celebrating small joys — friendships, her mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese...

Singer-songwriter and N.Y.U. student Val Olson, or Deadbeat Girl, sings on a concert stage lit up in blue alongside a bass player. Under the stage, audience members record her performance on their phones.

Deadbeat Girl speaks on artistic collaboration and current tour

Singer-songwriter and NYU student Val Olson has turned their background in music production and passion for lyricism into a budding career.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

Val Olson may be 20, but Deadbeat Girl has just celebrated their first birthday. In the whirlwind year since releasing their kickoff single, “Another Day,” the indie-rock artist...

A group of students sitting in a music recording studio while listening to two instructors speaking. The room is filled with various music production equipment.

NYU Nashville provides music students with hands-on experience

The university’s January-term course provides music business students with support to achieve their career aspirations.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

Students taking the Nashville: Production and A&R in the Music Industry course in the music business program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development...

NYU sophomore Andie Mackenzie showcases lyrical pop at its best in ‘Afterthought’

Released on Sept. 8, the artist’s five-track debut EP demonstrates strong lyricism.
Karina Rower, Contributing Writer September 18, 2023

If you’ve exhausted the tracks on Spotify’s suggested playlists like “Chill Vibes” and “Lorem,” and still want more, look no further than Andie Mackenzie’s newly...

Olivia Rodrigo wearing an all black outfit and rings that spell out ‘G.U.T.S.’

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ embodies the teenage girl experience

The pop star’s latest project is a mix of repetitive-yet-fiery anthems and powerful bedroom ballads.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer September 14, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo is back and more confident than ever on her second album “GUTS.” A little over two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “SOUR”...

Will O’Connor and Matt Connelly, both wearing sunglasses, sit on a stoop in front of wire fencing. Behind them in the distance are the benches and trees of a public park.

Q&A: How Wilmah went from writing music in a spare bedroom to headlining NYC shows

WSN spoke with Wilmah about the band’s backstory, writing techniques, and upcoming show at Baby’s All Right on May 4.
Katherine Manatos, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

From the band’s beginning, Wilmah members Matt Connolly and Will O'Connor have maintained a signature sound by staying true to their personalities. Originally from Buffalo, New...

A man in a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up holds a microphone to his mouth under dim red, yellow and blue lights. Behind him is a man at a table with D.J. equipment.

Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Earl Sweatshirt, Doechii and NYU student artists put on an unforgettable show at Terminal 5.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

NYU often lacks the fervent school spirit of other large universities. That is, until Violet 100 rolls around. Every February, NYU students bleed purple and praise the university...

From left to right: Noelle Scaggs, Michael Fitzpatrick, John Wicks, Joe Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna and James King all dressed in semi-casual outfits, posing in front of a colorfully patterned background.

Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums on his musical philosophy and upcoming tour

Michael Fitzpatrick discusses success within the music industry and the resurgence of “Out of My League” on TikTok. 
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

With over 400 million streams on “Out of My League” and 200 million on "HandClap,” Fitz and the Tantrums has everyone singing along, regardless of age. The band is composed...

The east-facing view from the intersection of Washington Square East and Washington Place. On the right is the N.Y.U. Steinhardt Pless Hall.

Teachers in training fight for future of NYU music education program

The Steinhardt music department announced that it will not accept new applications to an education program, sparking concerns among students studying to become music educators.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The music education program at NYU’s Steinhardt school will stop accepting applications starting in the fall 2023 semester, according to administrators. Several students in the...