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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

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to This: beabadoobee maintains she’ll ‘See you Soon’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by MUNA, Flume and more.

Folks, here we are … the final edition of “Listen to This” of the semester. We’ve enjoyed writing up our favorite — and sometimes least favorite — singles of the week...

A collage of layered photographs. One image features the neck and torso of a woman. Another features a teal blue sky, and the last features multicolored textiles.

Their Art Club: Giving a voice to artists outside the art world

CAS senior Ivy Lee’s club seeks to create a space for student artists outside of NYU’s arts programs.
Shreya Wankhade, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

During quarantine, everybody took up a hobby or interest they wouldn’t have normally had the time for. Some people stuck with it; others quickly lost interest. For CAS senior...

When asked how he approached photographing the sex educator, Jason Turner explained, When I think of sex, I still think of love. I suppose these pictures show that side of it all. (Photo by Jason Turner)

Tara Jones: sex educator and advocate

College of Arts & Science senior is calling for comprehensive sex education centering around black and queer voices.
Rachel Mashambanhaka, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

When I first sat down with Tara Jones in Jurow Lecture Hall, my mind was racing with all the questions I wanted to ask. She was “the Sex Educator,” according to her Instagram....

After seeing his first drag show in New York, Gary began performing in drag himself as a creative outlet. (Photo by Sofia Lopez Arredondo)

From the fringes to the spotlight: The art of NYC drag

NYU students explore their identities through drag performance.
Vivian Stockley, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

Drag queens were some of Andy Warhol’s favorite muses. According to him, drag queens used to be “on the fringes” of heteronormative American society, but when the sexual...

Greenwich Village is home to many historic queer bars and restaurants, such as The Stonewall Inn in the West Village. Although the neighborhood’s history draws LGBTQ+ applicants to NYU every year, the university still needs to make improvements for its LGBTQ+ students. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The complexities of being LGBTQ+ at NYU

The vibrant queer culture at NYU and in Greenwich Village is often a draw for prospective LGBTQ+ students. However, the reality of being queer at NYU remains complex.
Aria Young, Contributing Writer November 4, 2021

Located in Greenwich Village, a historic hub of queer culture, NYU portrays its environment as diverse and accepting of LGBTQ+ students. Although the neighborhood’s history draws...

As a musician with a growing TikTok fanbase, Stella Smyth has been gaining attention for her unique songwriting and production style. (Photo by Rhianydd Hylton)

Stella Smyth is the electro-pop artist you need to watch

After a somewhat rocky start on TikTok, this Clive Davis student is making a name for herself through her exquisite and introspective hyperpop.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor October 22, 2021

Singer-songwriter-producer Stella Smyth blew up on TikTok — not because people loved her music, but because they hated it. In fall 2020, the NYU student posted teaser clips...

Coming to University and Into Their Own

Coming to University and Into Their Own

A lot can happen in four years of college. These three students have been on the journey of coming out as transgender, and socially or medically transitioning in order to become their most authentic selves.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor May 8, 2020

Dear reader, here you will find three stories of transgender and genderqueer students from NYU. All of them embarked on separate journeys of self-discovery and self-acceptance...

From right to left, Grace Konstantly (Eurota), Megan Abbanat (Telusa), Graciela Blandon (Ramia), Sophie Leiton Toomey (Melebeus), Sam Chachra (Phillida) and Lily Greenberg (Larissa) reviewing blocking during a rehearsal. (Photo courtesy of Keith Morris)

Uproar Theatre Corps, ‘Gallathea’ and Revitalizing Elizabethan Theater by Challenging Heteronormativity

Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU Steinhardt’s Uproar Theatre Corps will not give up on its queer musical adaption of the 16th-century play, “Gallathea.”
Sasha Cohen, Performing Arts Editor, Performing Arts Editor April 24, 2020

Amid the buzzing chatter, mountains of pastel dresses and larger-than-life puppets, one would have found producer Keith Morris and assistant director Jules Talbot leading a...

Burning My Own Face

Burning My Own Face

A multimedia self-portrait investigation into mental illness, psychology of self and other humans.
Joey Solomon, Contributing Photographer October 25, 2019