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

A person shouts into a megaphone. Behind them, people hold flyers that say “NYU! RECOGNIZE THE RA UNION” with one hand and hold their other fists up in the air.

RAs rally outside Bobst to call for university recognition

The rally comes nearly a week after the recently announced union, Student Workers At NYU, delivered a letter addressed to President Linda Mills demanding official recognition.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 23, 2024

Around 20 NYU students representing the recently announced RA union Student Workers At NYU rallied in front of Bobst Library on Monday afternoon, demanding university recognition....

A graphic on a black background with purple bars with a title that reads “ALCOHOL RELATED DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS AT N.Y.U.”

Alcohol-related violations at NYU decreased 13% from 2021 to 2022

Data from NYU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report showed a decline in liquor law violations on campus over the last few years.
Dharma Niles, Contributing Writer October 17, 2023

The Department of Campus Safety’s 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report showed a decrease in disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations at the university, with an...

The outside of N.Y.U.s Palladium residence hall, with two N.Y.U. flags and two N.Y.U. torches on the side of the building. A car is parked in front and people walk past.

Students find dorm living more expensive than apartments, despite added costs

Due to a lack of affordable housing around NYU’s Washington Square campus, some students are contemplating whether it makes sense to live on campus for the next academic year.
Liam Hibbert, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

As the housing application for the coming academic year opens, and students make the decision between staying on campus and venturing out into the New York City real estate market,...

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. To the left is a pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm. In the middle is a gray gate to enter the residence hall, with two elevators in the background. To the left is a brown desk where security officers typically sit.

NYU RAs demand better response to dorm security failures

There is a “clear and present” risk of danger at NYU dorms, according to a group of RAs who have signed a petition asking for additional training, revised protocols and better communication.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Resident assistants working at NYU dorms are demanding a response from the university to a series of demands alleging that little has been done in response to recent lapses in...

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

April 18, 2022
So you got into NYU. Congratulations! Now what? Let us tell you all about the nitty gritty details of changing your major, navigating the Liberal Studies Core program, celebrating the weekend in NYC, and making lasting friendships.
A collage of icons symbolizing college social life (from top to bottom, left to right): a simple “what’s up” text message, a symbol for joining Greek organizations reading “I pledge ZTA”, a room plaque and notes.

How to win friends at NYU

Forming meaningful connections in the big city is no small task. Here are a few ways to meet people.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

At some point on your NYU campus tour, your admissions ambassador probably uttered the words “the city is our campus” with an overly exaggerated gesture to the surrounding...

Housing Guide 2022

Housing Guide 2022

February 18, 2022

(Illustration by Jae Jin)

What I wish I’d known: Students on residence halls

Former and current NYU dorm residents share what they wish they had known about the residence halls before moving in.
February 18, 2022

Before picking my dorm, I wish I'd known…   …about Alumni kitchens “By ‘kitchens,’ they mean a crusty old stove and counter space the size of a laptop.” —Yas...

Housing Guide 2022: Dorm fast facts

Housing Guide 2022: Dorm fast facts

February 18, 2022
The most important facts you need to know about each residence hall.
On Sunday, Nov. 7, Brown University, Columbia University and Cornell University received bomb threats. Both Cornell and Brown received bomb threats by phone and Columbia’s evacuations appeared to be in response to two threats posted by a Twitter account. (Images via Wikimedia Commons)

Bomb threats force evacuations at Brown, Columbia, Cornell

Brown, Columbia and Cornell Universities are the latest in a slew of bomb threats targeting universities across the United States this past week.

Brown University, Columbia University and Cornell University received bomb threats on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 7. Brown evacuated all buildings on the Main Green, Columbia...

Gallatin sophomore Tara Shear enjoys some quality time outside with her emotional support dog Dakota. NYU students who meet certain criteria are permitted to keep pets in dorms for emotional support. (Image courtesy of Tara Shear)

Emotional support animals offer students comfort

Bringing a pet to college as an emotional support animal is beneficial for some students’ mental health, especially when living away from home for the first time.
Jules Roscoe, Contributing Writer October 19, 2021

For students who leave home for college, the transition is one of the biggest in our lives. It’s an entirely new dynamic of meeting friends, finding work and feeling comfortable....

Students and their helper guests moved into NYU’s 22 residence halls during three move-in days. Students new and returning seemed undeterred by the university’s COVID guidelines surrounding move-in and reported a generally smooth process. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students report a smooth dorm move-in experience after a peculiar year

After a year of remote and hybrid learning, students reflect on an uneventful transition to residence hall life.
Lauren Ashe, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

Students streamed through the doors of NYU’s 22 residence halls, boxes in hand and families in tow, during the fall 2021 move-in days between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29. Many students...