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Washington Square News

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The Soapbox: Obesity study in the UK, women’s tennis in Saudi Arabia, peace initiative between Switzerland and Russia

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor April 5, 2024

In the United Kingdom, study identifies genes that may contribute to obesity A study led by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council identified genetic variants in two...

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The Soapbox: 2 years into the Russia-Ukraine war

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Creative Director March 8, 2024

Last month marked the two-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war. Since February 2022, more than six-and-a-half million Ukrainians fled while Russian casualties amounted to...

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The Soapbox: Missing officials in China, armament in the Czech Republic, economic recession in Germany

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Creative Director September 29, 2023

In China, Defense Minister disappears China’s Defense Minister Li Shangfu has been missing for a month following investigations of alleged corruption surrounding purchases of...

Yevgenia Albats shown on the left and David Hoffman shown on the right both watching a video of Washington Post reporter Evan Gershkovich locked in a glass cell in a Moscow court.

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats discusses journalists incarcerated in Moscow

Yevgenia Albats, NYU’s Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Russian journalist, hosted David Hoffman on April 18 to speak about the Moscow incarceration of two journalists.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Two journalists who formerly worked out of Russia, David Hoffman and Yevgenia Albats, condemned the recent incarceration of two journalists in Moscow at a Thursday afternoon talk...

Students are seated on the lobby steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life, with one student waving a Ukrainian flag above the crowd.

Guest Essay: Defending Ukrainian sovereignty is an international imperative

Accountability for the war in Ukraine should be held only by Russia.
Lincoln Dow, Guest Contributor April 11, 2023

Lincoln Dow is a senior studying politics.  In a recent essay for WSN, Karsten Stoeber of NYU’s International Youth and Students for Social Equality chapter characterized...

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The Soapbox: Argentina’s economy, Italy to ban lab-grown foods, UAE royalty

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor March 31, 2023

At the White House, Argentinian president renegotiates country’s debt Argentinian president Alberto Fernández visited the White House on Wednesday in an attempt to increase...

In a dimly lit bar, Russian political dissident Alexei Navalny looks into the camera, wearing a dark blue fleece and a light blue buttoned shirt.

Review: ‘Navalny’ is a profound portrait of the Russian activist

Nominated for an Oscar and now streaming on HBO Max, “Navalny” portrays a man who became the face of a movement.
Madeline Kane, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reaffirmed the horrors of President Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime to the world. With strict censorship rules and aggressive law enforcement,...

Two people sit behind a white table with a projector screen behind them. On the left is Yevgenia Albats, wearing a black jacket and a colorful scarf while holding a microphone. On the right is Masha Gessen, wearing a black jacket with a microphone in front of them.

Will Putin nuke Ukraine? Masha Gessen, Yevgenia Albats debate at NYU event

Yevgenia Albats spoke with New Yorker writer Masha Gessen about the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin using nuclear weapons during the invasion of Ukraine.
Allison Argueta Claros, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

What are the chances that Vladimir Putin will use nuclear weapons against Ukraine? Masha Gessen, a reporter and author who has covered Russia for the New Yorker for nearly a decade,...

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The Soapbox: A raid at a refugee camp, African democracies, tanks for Ukraine

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor January 27, 2023

In occupied Palestine, the Israeli military raids refugee camp An Israeli military raid on an occupied West Bank refugee camp resulted in the deaths of at least nine Palestinians...

Two people sit behind a desk and a television behind them displaying a conference call. On the left is David Remnick wearing a black suit and on the right is Yevgenia Albats wearing a purple jacket. A group of people sit in front of them in a packed room.

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, New Yorker editor David Remnick on Ukraine, US midterms

NYU’s Distinguished Journalist in Residence Yevgenia Albats spoke with special guest David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, on the war in Ukraine and U.S. politics at the Jordan Center on Nov. 17.
Yezen Saadah, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats and editor of The New Yorker David Remnick discussed the political and humanitarian state of Russia and Ukraine at an event hosted by NYU’s...

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The Soapbox: Qatar’s World Cup, Iranian intelligence, Russian wheat

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2022

In Qatar, years of World Cup controversy come to a head The World Cup, soccer’s biggest event, begins on Sunday amid continued controversy over the host country’s human rights...

Two shoppers stand in front of a rack of clothes at the Manhattan Vintage Show.

Past is the new present: New York City’s vast vintage world

The Manhattan Vintage Show gathered New York’s most fashionable old souls and global vintage collectors this weekend for a massive retail experience.
Payton Selby, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

While combing through the resplendent clothing assemblage at the Manhattan Vintage Show on Oct. 15, I came across a Russian bekesha coat from the 1930s. As I traced the beautifully...