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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

The façade of Judson Memorial Church, which has columns made of red bricks, stained windows and a cross at the top.

Greenwich Village church that supported abortion access in the ’60s continues activism

Judson Memorial Church, which has historically provided women with reproductive health care referrals, remains vocal in a post-Roe v. Wade world.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor April 18, 2023

Judson Memorial Church is a little-known historic landmark nestled among NYU’s cluster of buildings around Washington Square. Founded by Edward Judson in 1890, the Baptist church’s...

A bar counter with several people sitting next to it. There is painted text reading “Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe” in all capital letters on the wall behind the counter.

Celebrate women’s history year-round at these local spots

Women's History Month is coming to a close, but you can commemorate feminism all year at these city spots.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Women’s History Month may be ending soon, but appreciation for feminism and women’s empowerment is a year-long affair. With a storied past and thriving culture celebrating...

A hand holding a smartphone with the podcast “What is Good Sex @ NYU” playing on the screen, with the Washington Square Arch in the background.

NYU’s new sex-positive podcast tells you how to have ‘Good Sex @ NYU’

NYU’s Health Promotion Office dropped the first two episodes of its newest podcast, talking about what good sex means to the university community.
Aarna Dixit, Contributing Writer September 26, 2022

Growing up in India, I didn’t receive any sex education. Now, the world of sex and sexuality has been crucial to who I am today — I became a sex educator with Planned Parenthood...

People hold signs at an abortion rights protest in Washington Square Park. Signs include Legalize abortion once and for all, We will not go back, and My body my choice.

Thousands rally for abortion rights across NYC in wake of leaked Roe ruling

New Yorkers, including elected officials and celebrities, took to Foley Square, Washington Square Park and the Barclays Center to protest a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Kayla Hardersen and Nicole Lu May 5, 2022

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Foley Square on Tuesday to advocate for abortion rights and protest against the Supreme Court draft opinion leaked by Politico on Monday....

A picture of multiple women at a rally walking on the sidewalk on their way to Washington Square Park, holding posters with an orange background. The posters say in black bold letters: “Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!”

Opinion: It’s now or never for reproductive justice

Recent abortion restrictions and bans threaten reproductive rights — especially with the challenging of Roe v. Wade in June 2022. The way to protect reproductive justice lies in intersectionality.
Aarna Dixit, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

In May 2021, a Mississippi law to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was proposed — two months earlier than allowed by Roe v. Wade’s decision.  On Sept. 1, 2021,...

Cecile Richards (right), activist and former President of Planned Parenthood, had a sit-down conversation with NYU Professor Mitchell Moss on Tuesday.

Former Planned Parenthood President Speaks at NYU

Meghna Maharishi, Deputy News Editor October 4, 2018
Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards visits NYU to discuss how women can make an impact in the upcoming midterm elections.

Victor Leonard

Styling Connections
Pamela Jew, Copy Chief December 7, 2017

With tiger-like eyes, in appearance and nature, Victor Leonard has a keen sense for two things: fashion and making connections. He does everything from designing and styling to...

Canvassing Creates Creepy Conversations

Canvassing Creates Creepy Conversations

Thomas Price, Opinion Editor February 23, 2017
Regardless of the nobility of these causes, the techniques employed to squeeze dollars out of unsuspecting pedestrians are uncomfortable.
Women donned pink pussy hats today for a pro-Planned Parenthood rally in Washington Square Park.

People Rally for Pro-Planned Parenthood

Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor February 11, 2017
Students and prominent feminist figures gathered in Washington Square Park in support of Planned Parenthood today.
The Nasty Woman t-shirt is inspired by a comment Donald Trump targeted at Hillary Clinton on the election trail.

March into Feminist Fashion

Pamela Jew, Staff Writer January 30, 2017
Feeling inspired by the signs and chants from the recent Women’s March? There are plenty of fashionable ways to show your feminist pride.
A woman protests as part of the Women’s March on NYC.

Women, Allies Take to the Streets

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Features Editor January 23, 2017
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington and in other cities both great and small across our nation. As to be expected, hundreds of member of the NYU community participated. Here are a few of their stories.
Collaborating with the Broadway show “Waitress,” Anne Taylor will contribute to the Adrienne Shelly Foundation for women in film.

Fashion and Beauty Campaigns Empower and Inspire

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
From Nasty Gal x Nasty Woman to the 67 Percent project by Refinery29, fashion and beauty campaigns are taking a feminist stand that every woman can rally behind.