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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 emergency exit door at the entrance to a subway station. Behind the door there are security guards. The door has a sign that reads “Service Entry”.

Students wary of Hochul’s subway security plan

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to deploy National Guard soldiers in the New York City transit system has been met with concerns from many riders, including NYU students.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor March 13, 2024

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent decision to station hundreds of National Guard troops and police officers has stirred a debate over subway safety among New Yorkers, including...

Several people stand by the window on the Staten Island Ferry with the sun shining on them. In the background is the downtown Manhattan skyline.

The most picturesque MetroCard rides in New York City

The best views of the city skyline only cost $2.75.
Kevin Wu, Multimedia Editor March 27, 2023

An illustration of a wooden box in a park. A pair of legs with blue jeans and black Converse sneakers stands on top of the box. The box reads “WSN.”

The Soapbox: Afghan refugees uprooted, Australian banknotes, German mask mandate

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor February 3, 2023

In London, the government uproots refugees The British government has ordered the relocation of hundreds of Afghan refugees in London, giving 40 families one week to leave the...

Lexie Alford, the youngest person ever to visit every country, holds up a sign that reads Country #111 in front of the The Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing, China.

Q&A: Guinness World Record holder Lexie Alford on traveling to every country

After studying away, we thought we were expert solo travelers — until we sat down with the youngest person ever to visit every single country.
Anthony Ferrara and Roshni Raj May 6, 2022

Last semester, we studied away at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU London, where we fully immersed ourselves in the local cultures. Over 40% of NYU students study away for at least one 16-week...

Disabled subway riders deserve better

Disabled subway riders deserve better

Only about a quarter of New York City subway stations are accessible to disabled residents. Despite this, the MTA spends taxpayer dollars fighting accessibility lawsuits instead of paying for more accessible stations.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor March 29, 2021

Only about 25% of New York City’s subway stations are accessible for disabled people, whether that's through wheelchairs, ramps or elevator access. Of those accessible stations...

America needs high-speed rail

America needs high-speed rail

The rest of the developed world is eating America’s lunch in high-speed rail. Our country needs to act by making it a central part of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal.
Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor March 26, 2021

The United States falls behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to high-speed rail. From the Czech Republic to China, governments across the world are innovating to...

Staff Rants and Raves: Transportation

Staff Rants and Raves: Transportation

We’re all going places in some way or another. Here’s what our staff has to say about it.

Rants On the NYU Airport Shuttle By Bella Gil, Beauty and Style Editor Getting back and forth between JFK airport and campus is one skill I’ve yet to master. If traveling...

Women pay more for transportation for safety reasons, such as taking a cab instead of the subway, a recent study found. (Photo by William Martin)

Transportation Costs Burden Women

Shanti Escalante, Contributing Writer November 26, 2018
NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation finds that women spend more than men on transportation for safety reasons.
NYU commuters are moving into residence halls for the spring semester to save themselves time and stress.

Former Commuters Are Adjusting to Dorm Life This Spring

Natasha Roy, News Editor January 24, 2017
A large number of students who previously commuted to NYU are moving into university housing.
CAS alumna Allie Cai shares her experience of the Hoboken train crash.

The NYU Alum on the Hoboken Train Crash

Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor September 30, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Allie Cai boarded the New Jersey Transit train from Secaucus, NJ to Hoboken, NJ for another day of work. She just graduated from CAS with a degree in...

If the MTA Wont, NYU Should Supplement Student Travel Fees

If the MTA Won’t, NYU Should Supplement Student Travel Fees

WSN Editorial Board February 17, 2016
It is only fair that the school which promises students gathered from far and wide a chance to explore the city should help them make the most of the opportunity.
de Blasios plan for a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar has the potential to improve transportation between the two boroughs.

Proposed Brooklyn to Queens Streetcar Would Stop at Tandon

Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer February 11, 2016
Tandon students could have a new transportation method from Bill de Blasio's new proposed streetcar, which runs along the East River and cuts through Queens and Brooklyn.