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

Washington Square News

Law students vote to oust SBA president from position

Law students vote to oust SBA president from position

Students at NYU Law voted to remove the president of the school’s Student Bar Association after they sent a statement in support of Palestinian resistance in a newsletter.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor November 29, 2023

NYU School of Law student Ryna Workman will no longer serve as president of the school’s Student Bar Association, after a schoolwide vote to remove them from the position....

A group of people sitting in a room. Two speakers stand in front of the crowd, and one of them holds a microphone while pointing to the crowd.

Opinion: The CAS Student Council’s decision to oust a candidate was unfair

The student council president’s unprecedented overreach of executive power sets a dangerous example for future presidents.
Noah Zaldivar, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

This month has been tumultuous for the College of Arts & Science Student Council. Two weeks ago, amid elections for the council’s next president, one of the candidates, Adiba...

Two N.Y.U. security officers standing outside the entrance to N.Y.U.’s Lafayette residence hall with a small police car parked on the street

Off-Third: Students upset that Trump arrest delayed their morning commute 

As history happens outside their windows, students at NYU’s Lafayette Hall just want Trump to move on already.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer April 6, 2023

Over the past few weeks, the residents of Lafayette Hall started to notice that their neighborhood was becoming more restricted. Instead of just the single perpetual police officer...

An illustration of a pie chart and the silhouette of N.Y.U. president Andrew Hamilton with a question mark on his face. The pie chart is divided into two parts with forty-one percent “yes” and fifty-nine percent “no.”

More than half of NYU students likely don’t know who Andrew Hamilton is, WSN survey finds

As university president Andrew Hamilton prepares for the end of his tenure, he remains an unknown presence to most students on campus.
Jenny Seo and John Kim March 29, 2023

Andrew who? More than half of the NYU student body seemingly has no idea who university president Andrew Hamilton is, according to a survey conducted by WSN. Hamilton, who will...

A rally attendee dressed in a gray mouse costume holding signs that read Democrat Rhino Politician and Trust me demonstrates in Collective Pond Park while two media personnel record the attendee from behind.

Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

A small group of protesters was surrounded by reporters outside of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Monday as they protested the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz March 20, 2023

The interior of the Skirball Center. A crowd of ceremony attendees gather in front of a projected screen that reads Make It Big, Andrew D. Hamilton, Make It Here, Make It Bold.

NYU to announce next president on Wednesday

After a monthslong search process, NYU’s Presidential Search Committee has chosen the university’s next president. An announcement will be made on the morning of Feb. 15.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor February 14, 2023

NYU will announce its next president on the morning of Feb. 15, according to multiple employees and students who knew of plans for the announcement. The successor will replace...

The COVID-19 restrictions implemented in resident halls have forced resident hall student governments to create a sense of community in their halls virtually.  They’ve held a variety of events, from cooking classes to trivia nights, all to foster a more tight-knit community. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Residence hall councils must find new ways to adapt to a remote year

In past years, residence hall councils have established a community within dorms through a variety of in-person events. In this virtual year, they must get creative in doing the same.
Felicity Huang, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions implemented in residence halls have created a unique challenge for resident hall councils. During a time when students cannot meet one another in person,...

“Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,” a new documentary from director Mary Wharton, explores Carter’s friendships with some of the great musicians of the 1970s. The movie begins against the backdrop of Vietnam and Watergate, twin disasters that contributed to the largest drop in the public’s trust in government in the history of polling. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

Rock and Roll With President Carter in Mary Wharton’s Feature Debut

The new documentary “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” tracks Carter’s lifelong friendships with the best musicians of his era.
Sam Gray, Contributing Writer September 9, 2020

Less than five minutes into the new documentary “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,” former President Jimmy Carter corrects the well-known story of Willie Nelson smoking...

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

On Saturday, May 2, former President George W. Bush was met with praise for his message calling for national unity amid the coronavirus pandemic. In reality, this praise is part of a larger obsession to sanitize Bush’s disastrous presidency.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor May 5, 2020

Former President George W. Bush shared a message on Saturday, May 2, across his social media platforms calling on Americans to put aside partisan differences amid the coronavirus...

Bloomberg Is Everything Wrong With Money in Politics

Bloomberg Is Everything Wrong With Money in Politics

A race between Trump and Bloomberg would be a disastrous hit to democracy and a symbolic shift toward an American oligarchy.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor February 25, 2020

American elections are devolving into a tournament of oligarchs. The President of the United States is a billionaire businessman from Manhattan, and a current Democratic presidential...

Beto’s Success Amounts to Pretty Privilege

Beto’s Success Amounts to Pretty Privilege

Much of the optimism and excitement around Beto’s audacious presidential run can be attributed not to any unique political ideas, but his attractiveness.
Emily Dai, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Beto O’Rourke, tumbling in poll numbers and dwindling in fundraising figures, recently dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. After struggling to channel...


Off-Third: Andrew Hamilton Kicks off Welcome Week with Presidential Address, Says NYU is “F-cking Lit”

The speech broke John Sexton’s record for the most profane Presidential Welcome in NYU history.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor September 4, 2019

Off-Third is WSN’s satire section. Though NYU’s Welcome Week always begins with a speech from President Andrew Hamilton, this year was a little different than the rest....