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

An illustration of a black C.D. with Lana Del Rey’s face on it is laid against a black background.

Review: The unwavering honesty of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’

Del Rey’s ninth studio album may be her most authentic to date.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer April 7, 2023

Since 2019’s “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff have proven to be an unstoppable pop duo. In December of last year, Del Rey announced that the two...

An illustration of a phone displaying the text “Spotify Wrapped” against a background with green and pink wave patterns. The phone stands against a solid purple background.

Spotify Wrapped: The limitations of listening 

Spotify’s recently released end-of-the-year recaps ask whether listeners can still have original taste in music.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

I’ve taken the Amtrak to and from Massachusetts at least 18 times. Despite the practice I have with train procedures, spotty Wi-Fi leaves me with little to do for four hours,...

A headshot of Taylor Swift placed beside a photo of Judith Heumann.

Taylor Swift, Judith Heumann to speak at NYU graduation

Graduates of NYU's classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be honored at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 18.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and disability rights activist Judith Heumann were selected as commencement speakers for NYU’s 188th and 189th graduation ceremonies. A ceremony...

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who found solo success after his duo Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970. Paul Simon and Bob Dylan have continually been construed as rivals as they both have similar 1960s folk roots. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Paul Simon is no historical footnote

Another catalog sold, another legacy at stake.
Ana Cubas, Music Editor April 21, 2021

What good does it do to pin two influential artists against each other? Jeff Slate’s April 2 piece for NBC Think argued that Paul Simon would end up a ‘historical footnote’...

The Grateful Dead performing on stage in Golden Gate Park in 1967. (via

Rock Has Slowed Its Roll: How Rock Music Lost Its Edge

Sophie Lee, Contributing Writer October 25, 2018
50 years ago, rock music was at its zenith. In 2018, the genre's power has subsided as hip-hop and EDM take over. What happened to make rock 'n' roll lose its edge?
HBO new TV series Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge looks back at 50 years of the pop culture magazine.

New Documentary Proves Rolling Stone Magazine Is More Than Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jonathan Silverman, Contributing Writer November 7, 2017
The Rolling Store has had a long and storied past. A new documentary on the publication is proof of its versatility in both genre and art form.
NYU Steinhardts Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions bring music icons to engage in a conversation about their careers and how to get started.

Rosanne Cash talks songwriting

Abigail Weinberg, Contributing Writer October 13, 2015
Songwriter Rosanne Cash was the latest guest of NYU Steinhardt's Songwriters Hall of Fame series

Flubbed story shows need for campus reform

WSN Editorial Board April 7, 2015
Rolling Stone deserves to be sued for its damaging journalistic incompetence in the discredited UVA rape article.
Fraternity culture must improve

Fraternity culture must improve

Annie Cohen, Staff Columnist December 4, 2014
Fraternities need to change their culture, or should be banned.