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

Washington Square News

A model in blue jeans and a detailed white bikini top with sunglasses on her head poses.

NYU Program Board fashion show spotlights student designers’ unique visions

The Program Board fashion show, hosted by drag queen Jan Sport, gave seven student designers an avenue to showcase their art and style.
Julia Smerling, Photo Editor April 12, 2024

A graphic of a purple pie chart on a black background. At the top a title that reads “S.G.A.’s Violet 100 budget allocation.” The category “Violet Ball” takes up more than half of the pie chart, with “Violet 100 Concert” the next-largest, though less than half the size. Most of the remaining space is budgeted toward “All-University Games” and “Merchandise, Giveaways and Tabling.” The “Violet 100 Service Events” category is so small the text doesn’t fit.

SGA increases Violet 100 budget to $335,000

NYU’s Student Government Assembly raised its operating budget for the spring spirit week event Violet 100 by around $37,000 this year. The event will use up most of the student government’s $500,000 budget.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2024

Violets or Bobcats? A dilemma that has plagued the minds of NYU students for decades.  The Student Government Assembly increased its Violet 100 budget by around $37,000 this...

Artist TisaKorean rapping on stage.

Program Board’s mystery concert brings new levels of fun to NYU

Performers TisaKorean, Diz and Safa put on electrifying sets at a concert hosted by NYU’s Program Board last week.
Olivia Olson, Contributing Writer September 26, 2023

NYU students had Bleecker Street’s Le Poisson Rouge bursting with infectious energy on Thursday, Sept. 21, for the Program Board’s annual Mystery Concert. This year’s show,...

Three gala attendees in blazers and turtlenecks chatting under the purple lights of the V100 Gala event.

V100 is a better spirit week than your high school’s

If you didn’t know what V100 was before, here’s your quick guide to NYU’s spirit week events.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 18, 2022

I’ve never had school pride. My high school’s name was synonymous with its top Science Olympiad team, much like NYU is known for its Sternies and Tischies. Never falling into...

The Colloquium Room at the Kimmel Center is where the Student Government Assembly meets. SGA wrote a letter last Friday condemning the new Department of Education CARES policy. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has decided to bar DACA recipients from receiving emergency aid during this time.(Photo by Jorene He)

Student Organizations Put $75,000 Toward COVID-19 Emergency Relief

The Student Government Assembly, Program Board and Student Activities Boards have transferred a total of $75,000 from their budgets — money that was initially allotted for programming — to NYU’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor April 22, 2020

The Student Government Assembly has donated $75,000 to the NYU COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, according to a statement released by SGA on Wednesday, April 15.  The money primarily...

Program Board hosted its annual Strawberry Fest on Friday, featuring the longest strawberry shortcake in New York City. (Photo by Chelsea Li)

Another Year, Another (Straw)berry Good Festival

Students braved the brisk weather to enjoy Program Board’s annual Strawberry Fest on Friday.
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer May 3, 2019

Live music, free food, games galore and the oxymoronic “longest strawberry shortcake.” Despite the cloudy skies and light drizzle, NYU students flocked to West Third Street...

Young Thug performing at Terminal 5 on April 5. The concert was an NYU exclusive event hosted by NYU Student Government Assembly and Program Board.

Young Thug Headlines Violet 100 at Terminal 5

Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer April 10, 2018
Young Thug graced the Terminal 5 stage on April 5 for NYU’s annual Violet 100 concert.
Lil Uzi Vert was likely the mystery performer of the now rescheduled Violet 100 Concert.

Rumored Lil Uzi Vert Violet 100 Concert Canceled

Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2018
NYU's Program Board canceled the Violet 100 Concert, in which Lil Uzi Vert was expected to be the mystery headliner.
Rapper and musician Wyclef Jean performs during an event at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life on Feb. 13, marking the end of his masterclass in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

In the Classroom with Wyclef Jean

Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer February 19, 2018
Legendary rapper and musician Wyclef Jean came to NYU to hold a master class and conversation about his life, work and the state of the music business.
On September 7, artists D.R.A.M., Kamaiyah, and Kelela performed at NYU’s annual Mystery Concert at Poisson Rouge.

D.R.A.M. Stuns at Mystery Concert

Natalie Whalen, Contributing Writer September 12, 2016
The Program Board's annual Mystery Concert, a Welcome Week staple, seriously stunned with its hip-hop lineup of Kamaiyah, D.R.A.M., and Kelela.
D.R.A.M. performed at this years South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

Mystery Concert Lineup Revealed, Features Three Up-and-Coming Artists

Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large September 3, 2016
This year's Mystery Concert features an eclectic group of musicians, including a pair of fast-rising female artists.
Denim Day at NYU opened up discussion about sexual assault with panelists that included actor Josh Hutcherson.

Denim Brings Attention to Sexual Assault on Campuses

Carlos Michael Rodriguez, Staff Writer April 25, 2016
NYU held it's first Denim Day, featuring guest panelist Josh Hutcherson, as a symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about sexual assault.