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

Washington Square News

From left to right: Jauna Vitale, Fareed Nassor Hayat and Corey Johnson sit onstage for a panel discussion.

Tampa Bay Times reporter discusses Pulitzer-winning investigation at NYU panel

An investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times spoke at NYU about his award-winning investigation of a lead factory and the ensuing fallout.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor April 14, 2023

Former Tampa Bay Times journalist Corey Johnson spoke to around 50 NYU students and faculty about his Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into a lead smelter in Tampa, along with...

An edited illustration of Michelangelos “The Creation of Adam” showing the index fingers of a pair of yellow hands with black tattoos wearing rings touching.

Review: Yves Tumor cheekily preaches for religious fluidity

The artist's newest album, “Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)” is rich in visual aesthetic and political argument. 
Sandy Battulga, Music Editor March 29, 2023

In “Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds),” Yves Tumor overtly and subtly pokes fun at the rigidity of Christianity, arguing for...

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...

The interior of the N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts building. “N.Y.U. TISCH” is displayed on the wall in purple L.E.D. lights. People are walking by.

NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath January 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...

A woman stands in the middle of a crowd of protesters in Times Square. She shouts and raises her fist.

Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

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Black students leave NYU Berlin early after reports of racism overlooked

After several experiences of racism both on and off campus, some students have opted to leave the study abroad site early.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor December 15, 2022

Jordan Lee, a junior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, was walking to a nightclub with his friends near NYU’s study away site in Berlin, when he noticed that another group...

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Opinion: The University of Kentucky incident indicates a much bigger racism problem.

A white student at the university attacked a Black student and called her the n-word almost 200 times. But the University of Kentucky isn’t the only place with this problem.
Payton Selby, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022
A white student at the university attacked a Black student and called her the N-word almost 200 times. And the University of Kentucky isn’t the only place with this problem.
An illustration of the silhouettes of two people facing one another, against a blue background. A text bubble is drawn, showing the person of the left saying “Can I call you “blank” for short?” to the person on the right.

Opinion: Stop trying so hard to pronounce our names right

We’re just as embarrassed as you are when you pronounce our names wrong.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

It’s move-in day. You and your entire family, grandparents and all, spill into your smaller-than-expected dorm room. You'll hang the clothes that you'll probably never wear,...

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...

The exterior of the Manhattan Detention Complex. A skyway bridge connects both sides of the brown building. On the ground below, cars are parked in parking spots marked with yellow lines on the right side, and a van with the New York Police Department logo and the text “NYCD Correction” on the back is parked on the left side.

Opinion: Anti-Asian hate crimes are not a reason to bolster policing

Asian American communities across the country are being targeted in anti-Asian hate crimes. While these communities deserve to feel safe, an increase in policing is not the answer.
Srishti Bungle, Opinion Editor March 10, 2022

Seven students were attacked on NYU’s campus between Feb. 2 and Feb. 25. At least three of the students assaulted were Asian. These blatantly targeted assaults are part of the...

An illustration of a hand wiping away a swastika graffitied onto a metal pole.

Opinion: NYU, be more vigilant against antisemitism

Following the news that another campus building was marred by a swastika, NYU and its students need to take a stand against antisemitism.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor February 24, 2022

An institution of learning should have no space for hate. Our university resides in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and emphasizes inclusion. Our courses...

Julian Hammond Santander: Thinking about capturing sexuality with Ian, it’s very important to focus on the power of selectiveness in showing. The idea that you’re only seeing as much as Ian—or I—want you to. Maybe it’s half a snarling mouth or the faint line down his abdomen, the outline of a face or an exposed chest presented proudly with pout. (Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Ian Partman on revolution, abolition and activist scholarship

Gallatin sophomore is changing the world, one movement at a time.
Kevin Kurian, Opinion Editor December 10, 2021

Ian Partman strode into the headquarters of WSN, his steps imbued with purpose. The first thing I noticed when I saw him wasn’t the headphones dangling around his neck or the...