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

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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

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Opinion: NYC is the best place to get over heartbreak

Feeling sad at the end of a relationship? Don’t worry: the city streets have plenty to help you recover.
Aksha Mittapalli, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

You just got out of your first long-term relationship since starting at NYU, and you don’t feel any of the freedom or relief you thought you would. It’s not high school. You...

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The Night Shift

An adrenaline junkie meets a new friend and faces their fears in a corporate janitorial gig.
Poe Rosenberg, Contributing Writer December 11, 2022

A dark-haired man with yellow highlights wearing a white shirt and a small, gold dangling earring with a red gem looks off into the distance while sitting to eat food at a diner with another dark-haired man.

Men Like Us

Set in 1980s New York City, “Men Like Us” tells the story of a man who has everything except the ability to be himself.
Catherine Kenny, Contributing Writer December 11, 2022

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Review: Ari Lennox navigates relationships and self-love in ‘age/sex/location’

The singer’s sophomore album combines R&B and neo-soul influences to explore the complexity of love in today’s age.
Paree Chopra, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

On her sophomore album “age/sex/location,” Ari Lennox returns with a beautiful blend of R&B, soul and hip-hop elements that merge with her smooth and raspy vocals. This...

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Off-Third: How to make enemies at NYU

Because some of us are sick of this nice guy stuff.
Ayva Strauss, Contributing Writer September 12, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. So you’ve devoured all of the guides about how to make friends at college, and to your surprise, the advice of Reddit psychologists is...

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Photography and multimedia series ‘Show One’ illuminates prevalent themes in modern culture

From the Photography & Imaging department class of 2022, “Show One” displays works that cover themes prevalent in modern society through a variety of artistic mediums.
Bryn Borzillo, Contributing Writer March 2, 2022

“Show One” is the first in this year’s series of photography and multimedia showcases by the Photography & Imaging department at the Tisch School of the Arts. Pieced...

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Opinion: Why it’s important to teach sex ed through a pleasure perspective

Pleasure is glaringly absent from sex education curricula around the country. Educators should encourage healthy dialogues around sexual pleasure, not teach abstinence and stunt children’s sexual development.
Aarna Dixit, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Sex education is crucial to building healthy relationships and social interactions, but our society often fails to provide comprehensive sex education. Nineteen states in the United...

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From classmates to friends to lovers

Getting in a relationship wasn’t on my 2021 bingo card, but here we are.
Mayee Yeh, Identity and Equity Editor February 14, 2022

My boyfriend and I like to constantly ask one another how we ended up as we did: Dating right before finals were in full swing, with what is currently half of our relationship...

Clothing designer Cheick Barry (@enwhy.eclaires) sells clothing from his brand Eclairs. (Photo by Camila Ceballos)

Encounters: Washington Square Park vendors

These heartwarming anecdotes feature fleeting encounters between vendors and customers in Washington Square Park.
Camilla Ceballos and Sanjana Nehra October 27, 2021

Eight million New Yorkers interact every day in beautiful, chaotic and unexpected ways. These interactions are often untold. Welcome to the first installment of Encounters, stories...

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Still Feeds on Insecurity

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Still Feeds on Insecurity

An unrealistic literary trope, popularized and fetishized by young-adult fiction writers, has negatively influenced the self-esteem of women who read these books during formative years.
Ashley Wu, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

I loved John Green’s writing in middle school. When my seventh-grade crush took my hands and said, “You remind me of Margo from ‘Paper Towns,’” my brain produced so many...

Steinhardt seniors Brianna Dishman and Zach Gulino join hands in the park. (Photo by Talia Barton)

High School Romances That Defied All Odds

These high school sweethearts have miraculously stayed together through their time at NYU.
Alex Tran, Contributing Writer October 2, 2019

The rush of being a new college student can often erase the person we were in high school. The barrage of assignments makes you wonder why you were so stressed about the SATs....

Gallatin 2015 alumna Jordan Scott created idk tonight, scheduled to release in October. (Photo by Li-Chun Pan)

Alumna Develops Couples’ Dating App for ‘Life After the Swipe’

With Jordan Scott’s idk tonight, you’ll never run out of date night ideas.
Elif Kesikbas, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

Swipe left, swipe right, swipe left. Online daters are more than familiar with this game. But what happens after you settle down with a right swipe? Jordan Scott, 2015 Gallatin...