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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

NYU’s Quidditch team was looking forward to returning to playing games for the first time since COVID-19 began. However, a new policy from NYU’s Center for Student Life has suspended all in-person activities for performing arts and sports clubs. (Image courtesy of NYU Quidditch)

Performing arts and sports clubs prohibited from holding in-person activities

Students expressed disappointment and frustration after hearing that performing arts and sports clubs — a staple of NYU’s student life offerings — can no longer meet in person.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

NYU’s Quidditch team was looking forward to traveling to games, welcoming new players and heading to Warwick, R.I., for the US Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship...

NYUs own competitive Quidditch Team reflects on the cancellation of their season. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

NYU Quidditch Team Rides Out Their Season’s Premature End

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the NYU Quidditch team will not be able to compete in nationals.
Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

Steinhardt junior Katelin Martinez originally signed up for Quidditch tryouts thinking it would be a way to connect with other Harry Potter fans. What she soon found out was that...

The NYU Quidditch team poses for a photo after its first-ever Northeast Regional Championship win. The team defeated Tufts University by a score of 180*-100 in the final. (Courtesy of NYU Quidditch)

Battling Rain and Wind, NYU Quidditch Crowned Regional Champs for First Time

NYU is now the No. 1 ranked college quidditch team in the country.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor November 4, 2019

Last weekend in Warwick, Rhode Island, NYU’s varsity quidditch team battled 50-degree weather and torrential rain to win its first-ever Northeast Regional Championship, defeating...

CAS senior Landon Garfinkel throws a quaffle in a match against the University of Maryland. NYU won the game 190-170 to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Quidditch Cup 12 for the first time. (Courtesy of NYU Quidditch)

Forget Hogwarts — NYU Quidditch Is Flying High

The NYU Quidditch team finished in fourth place, its best-ever performance, at the U.S. Quidditch Cup 12 last weekend.
Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Managing Editor April 22, 2019

At the start of his first year, Robert Mast tagged along to Club Fest with a friend. He jokingly signed up for NYU Quidditch on a whim, and when his friend asked him if he planned...

NYU’s quidditch teams, Varsity and Pigeons, bring Harry Potter dreams to life by adapting the wizard sport to the grass field.

Magic of NYU Quidditch, Explained

Tori Bianco, Contributing Writer October 30, 2017
An inside look at the NYU Quidditch team.
NYU quidditch team celebrates victory, showcasing its immense spirit for the quirky sport.

Brooms, Beaters and Bludgers: NYU Quidditch Makes Magic on the Field

Jash Babla, Contributing Writer November 8, 2016
WSN caught up with one of NYU's most successful club sports — the quidditch team — to see how their quest to catch the golden snitch has been going.
Club Sports For the Masses

Club Sports For the Masses

Rachel Ruecker, Sports Editor August 28, 2016

You may or may not know this already, but NYU is not exactly a hotbed of excitement about varsity sports. That being said, there is still a myriad of sports to explore, and as...

Quidditch sweeps competition

Quidditch sweeps competition

Bobby Wagner, Sports Editor February 17, 2015
The NYU Quidditch team excels as a niche sport.

J.K. Rowling uses new media to promote ‘Harry Potter’ series

May 1, 2014
The website Pottermore features JK Rowling's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, and "Harry Potter" is not the only franchise that uses transmedia to expand its universe.

NYU Nundu loses sight of snitch, lose at Quidditch World Cup

April 14, 2013
Despite making the playoffs of the Quidditch World Cup, the NYU team lost in the quarter final round.