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

Washington Square News

An interior space surrounded on all sides by bookshelves. In the middle are two red chairs. In the background, a person wearing a black shirt stands in front of a bookshelf.

Independent bookstores that are better than the Strand

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 29 with some of our favorite local stores.

With the rise of Booktok, interest in reading is at an all-time high among young adults. Whether you’re an avid reader already or are looking to start a new habit, buying books...

Text “USE YOUR VOICE” and seven stars in purple color on top of text “NYU SHOULD VOTE” with “NYU” and “VOTE” in blue color and “SHOULD” in red color.

Opinion: NYU urges you to vote, and so do I

As an international student, I applaud the NYU Votes campaign, but it’s up to you to go vote.
Valentina Plevisani, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

The midterm elections are approaching, and if you’re an American citizen, this Nov. 8 it’s time for you to vote. Now is your time to elect who will make decisions on your behalf...

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Will Twitter’s Ad Ban Change Political Discourse? NYU Professor Says It’s Hard to Tell

The social media company announced it will ban political ads starting at the end of November, in sharp contrast to Facebook’s statement that it would continue to allow such ads on their site.
Julia Santiago, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

A professor in NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation Laboratory said Twitter’s recent announcement that it would ban political advertisements may reduce misinformation,...

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry with children at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Curry worked with Nothing But Nets, a charity that donates malaria-preventing nets to communities across Africa.

NBA Leads the Way in Social Justice

Brendan Duggan, Contributing Writer January 22, 2018
Brendan Duggan gives insight into the NBA's history of social justice and philanthropy.
The Arts Issue: Political Art

The Arts Issue: Political Art

Jordan Reynolds, Arts Editor October 5, 2017
Politics and art are connected in inextricable ways — the nuances of each are explored in this issue.
Bill De Blasio speaks at the NYU College Democrats’ “NYC Youth Rise Up Panel” in the Kimmel Center for University Life, April 26.

NYU College Democrats Host NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor April 26, 2017
NYU College Democrats hosted an event at which guest speaker New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the importance of civil engagement.
A 1998 political satire, “Bulworth” was brought back to the big screen at the Metrograph Theater as the election draws near.

‘Bulworth’ Relevant 20 Years Later

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer November 7, 2016
"Bulworth" might have been released in 1998, but its political satire seems eerily familiar in the context of today's presidential race.
Personal Attacks Dumb Down Political Discourse

Personal Attacks Dumb Down Political Discourse

Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer October 24, 2016
Young voters, disenchanted with the state of politics, are choosing to pass when it’s their turn and then have the audacity to wonder why they are still discontented with the political game.
Students Must Offer More Than Slogans, Signs

Students Must Offer More Than Slogans, Signs

WSN Editorial Board October 24, 2016
With NYU’s hotbed of student talent, the next generation of activists are bound come up with more creative ways to enact change.
Elvis & Nixon is a film starring Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey as President Nixon.

Tribeca 2016: ‘Elvis and Nixon’ Shames the Figures it Depicts

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
"Elvis & Nixon," starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, recounts the story of the two men meeting at the White House.