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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 department of physical therapy hosts race to raise money for research

The department’s annual 5K fundraiser event supported the Marquette Challenge, a student-led organization that has raised millions for physical therapy research.
Lianna O'Grady, Staff Photographer April 12, 2024

An illustration of a woman wearing a yellow dress and a man wearing a black shirt and brown pants. They are dancing in front of a building with a red exterior.

The case against Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Hide your theater kids for this one.
Andre Garcia, Contributing Writer March 10, 2023

This Sunday, Steven Spielberg will return to the Oscars in recognition of “The Fabelmans,” his addition to the trend of wistful semi-autobiographical bombs like “Licorice...

A crowd of protestors gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are holding copies of the same poster, all of which have the text “DISCRIMINATION IN THE NAME OF DIVERSITY IS WRONG.”

What the Supreme Court’s impending affirmative action decision means for NYU

NYU and other universities may be prohibited from considering race in admissions decisions after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on two cases next June.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases this week that will decide whether race-sensitive college admissions processes are constitutional — a decision that may prohibit universities...

Demetrius Williams (Denzel Washington) and Mina (Sarita Choudhury) cuddling, naked, in a white bed.

‘Mississippi Masala’ explores mixed-race relationships and the feeling of home

The recently restored ‘Mississippi Masala’ showcases director Mira Nair’s progressive depictions of different diasporas on film.
Indranil Basu, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

The new 4K digital restoration of “Mississippi Masala,” undertaken by the Criterion Collection and supervised by director Mira Nair and cinematographer Edward Lachman, will...

Anna Deveare Smith’s play “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” first premiered on Broadway in 1994. Now running at the Signature Theatre, the story of the Rodney King uprising is as relevant as ever. (Photo by Joan Marcus, Image courtesy of Signature Theatre)

Review: ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ calls out America’s racial hypocrisy

Playing at The Signature Theatre, Anna Deveare Smith’s play about the Rodney King uprising is still tragically relevant.
Katie Brown, Contributing Writer November 2, 2021

In March 1991, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department kicked, manhandled and beat Black motorcyclist Rodney King on Interstate 210, sparking protests in which shops and...

NYU’s board of trustees includes an election conspiracist and a CEO who profits from immigrant detention. These people, among others on the board, contradict NYU’s self-proclaimed diversity and progressivism. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: NYU’s board of trustees contradicts the university’s mission of inclusivity

Election conspiracists, CEOs who profit from immigrant detention, and other proponents of inequality have no place leading NYU. These trustees should be removed from office.
WSN Editorial Board September 13, 2021

The presence of an election conspiracist and the CEO of an investment firm with massive holdings in private prison and immigration concentration camp operators proves that the...

Recently, bills that restrict teaching critical race theory have been introduced in 27 states. In a city as diverse as New York, education about racism is extremely important. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: Opponents of critical race theory fail to understand its design

The rage against critical race theory comes from a place of ignorance. Education about racism is essential for students of all ages.
Alexis Tretschok, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Over the summer, Republican legislators commenced a new phase in the ongoing debate regarding how to teach history classes about our nation's controversial policymakers. In June,...

In light of Texas passing a law banning abortions after six weeks, many memes comparing the law to the novel The Handmaid’s Tale have been posted on social media. These memes ignore the people most historically impacted by reproductive rights — people of color. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: White women, Texas is not your personal ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

In response to a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks, many white women posted memes comparing the law to Margaret Atwood's novel “The Handmaid's Tale.” But these memes ignore the history of those most affected by this new law: people of color.
Srishti Bungle, Deputy Opinion Editor September 9, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law in May banning all abortions past the six-week mark and allowing private citizens to sue abortion providers, abortion seekers and those enabling...

Dispelling the model minority myth must include Jewish Americans

Dispelling the model minority myth must include Jewish Americans

The national conversations sparked by recent attacks against Asian Americans are necessary and long overdue, but action must also be taken to combat discrimination against Jewish Americans.
Lucy Yama, Contributing Writer April 6, 2021

The recent attacks on people of Asian descent in Atlanta and New York City sparked a national discourse around hate and intolerance against Asian American communities. While anti-Asian...

Mount Sinai social worker Carolyn Hutson discussed racial and ethnic biases in the United States’ healthcare system. (Staff photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU Alumna Talks Racial and Ethnic Biases in US Healthcare System

NYU graduate and Mount Sinai Clinical Instructor Carolyn Hutson discussed racial and ethnic biases in the United States healthcare system during an event Tuesday evening.
Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor February 5, 2020

Mount Sinai Clinical Instructor and NYU alumna Carolyn Hutson spoke on Tuesday about the dangerous consequences of distrust between minority groups and the medical establishment...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Monday Musings: On Colin Kaepernick, Harden’s Heroics and the Internet’s Favorite NBA Player

Our sports editor tackles what is happening — or rather, not happening — with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL, the conundrum that is James Harden and Alex Caruso, the Lakers’ cult hero.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor December 2, 2019

Don’t Forget About Colin Kaepernick In case you missed it, ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a 40-minute workout with eight NFL teams last month. Despite being out of...

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The NBA MVP Race: Harden or Giannis?

This year’s NBA race for Most Valuable Player is tighter than ever with two lightning-hot superstars leading the way.
Nico Davidoff, Contributing Writer April 10, 2019

The 2018-2019 NBA regular season came to a dramatic close last night, and the race for the MVP award is tighter than ever. Unlike previous years, NBA analysts, players and fans...