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

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. A pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm is on the left, a gray gate used to enter the dorm is in the middle and a brown desk, where security officers usually sit, is to the right.

NYU drops rule preventing dorm RAs from speaking to media

Residential life administrators announced that a rule restricting RAs from speaking to the media without university guidance will be lifted, and that the student workers will be more included in conversations about residence hall security.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz February 28, 2023

NYU administrators in charge of housing agreed to make changes to the guidelines resident assistants must follow days after they called for better safety training and the removal...

A student dressed in a black t-shirt and black checkered sweatpants does laundry in the Coral Tower residence hall laundry room. The laundry room consists of two rows of white washers and dryers.

Opinion: Include laundry in the cost of tuition, please

Everyone’s had negative experiences doing their laundry on campus. There’s no reason NYU shouldn’t make it free.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 14, 2023

Laundry day is the most dreaded day of the week. Whether it’s waking up early on a Sunday morning to get the first spot in the laundry room line, or staring at the timer you...

Two tall rows of storage units of different sizes. The doors to the units are red and locked.

Opinion: NYU can improve students’ lives with summer dorm storage

Providing storage is an easy way for NYU to make the lives of international and out-of-state students easier.
Ingibjorg Steingrimsdottir, Contributing Writer February 13, 2023

During winter break, a new source of anxiety added itself to the mountain of college stress already living inside of me. Over the course of the academic year, due to a few trips...

An image of an elevator button panel with a red X drawn over it.

Off-Third: NYU removes elevator buttons in bid to boost student fitness

After months of complaints by higher-floor residents and an uptick in student laziness, residence hall elevators will no longer stop on lower-level floors.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

NYU recently announced that residence hall elevators would no longer have buttons for the second through fifth floors, the latest in a series of actions aimed at improving student...

The entrance of Rubin Hall with an NYU flag and a green overhang.

Opinion: NYU is eliminating its cheapest dorm option

The first-year dorm notorious for its lack of air conditioning is finally getting a long-awaited renovation, but it makes an already pricey college experience even pricier.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

When I was scrolling through housing options back in June, the low prices of Rubin Hall immediately caught my eye. Often the butt of housing jokes for first-years, the residence...

Ditch the Dorm After First Year

Ditch the Dorm After First Year

Beth Sattur, Staff Writer March 5, 2018
After weighing the pros and cons of NYU housing, choosing to live in an apartment after your first-year appears to be the better alternative.
Shraddha Jajal

Shraddha Jajal

IRHC Vice President of Business Administration
Natasha Roy, Editor-at-Large February 22, 2018

Shraddha Jajal balances her life on a tightrope — with precision and grace, she never misses a step. Between balancing her dance team, two jobs and position as the Vice President...

Each semester, National Residence Hall Honorary holds an induction ceremony to welcome new members.

NRHH Lights the Torch for a New Beginning

Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer February 22, 2018

NYU’s Torch Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary prides itself on being dedicated to recognition and service in the residential hall community, according to its president,...

Front row from left: Shawn Kshatriya, Shriya Khonde, Kyle Haynes;
Middle row from left: Tayler Everts, Antonella Cotilletta, Shraddah Jajal, Duncan Lemieux; Back row: Tom Fogle

The Hidden Student Figures of Residential Life

Pamela Jew and Natasha Roy February 22, 2018

There are a handful of students with exclusive insight into the world of NYU residential life. They live among us, but appear to be just like the rest of us. These are the nine...

New York Times covered the story of NYU students living in $300 a night hotels.

Life in Affinias is bittersuite at best

Grace Halio, Deputy Features Editor October 22, 2015
WSN speaks to Gallatin Sophomore Victor Leonard who lives in NYU housing at the Affinia Hotel to set the record straight about the accommodations.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Town hall provides details on student life, services

Valentina Duque Bojanini, Deputy News Editor April 9, 2014
The IRHC held a town hall meeting on April 8, where they discussed topics including student affairs, sustainability, public safety and dining.
Earth Matters at NYU campaigns for conscentious recycling in dorms

Earth Matters at NYU campaigns for conscentious recycling in dorms

November 22, 2013
The NYU Chapter of Earth Matters is keeping the NYU community abreast of the nuances of recycling at one of the the nation's most sustainable schools.