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

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

Washington Square News

A person wearing a black coat, red hoodie and red pants sits on a stone bench in a park with a small table in front of them. On the table is a glass jar with cannabis joints in it.

Opinion: Stop buying weed from Washington Square Park

40% of cannabis sold at unlicensed dispensaries around New York City is contaminated. Cannabis sold at Washington Square Park is no exception.
Abi Rivera, Deputy Opinion Editor December 14, 2022

You have to be high to think you're getting a $10 pre-roll from Washington Square Park that doesn't have E. coli in it.  According to the New York Medical Cannabis Industry...

A gray car with a yellow sticker and a white sticker in the bottom right corner of its windshield. The stickers read 4 and 24 respectively. The car also has a placard that reads New York University displayed.

Illegally parked cars claim NYU affiliation to dodge tickets

WSN spotted several cars sporting faked parking placards claiming affiliation with Campus Safety and the security officers union parked illegally near Washington Square Park. NYU and the security workers union have denied distributing the placards.
Hope Pisoni, Contributing Writer December 8, 2022

Cars using placards indicating an affiliation with NYU and Campus Safety’s security officers union have been parked illegally near university buildings a block away from Washington...

An illustration of pages of a legal document in the foreground and a blurred image of an N.Y.U Campus Safety badge in the background.

Man convicted of murder sues NYU after being denied Campus Safety job

A man who applied for a Campus Safety officer position at NYU is suing the university after he was not hired due to a nearly 50-year old murder conviction.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2022

A rejected applicant for a job with NYU’s Campus Safety Department is suing the university for allegedly violating human rights laws in New York by not hiring him due to his...

A hand holding a small, pink canister of pepper spray that shoots out liquid.

Opinion: Strike down pepper spray restrictions

In a time of increased break-ins, attacks and safety violations, students need better access to self-defense devices. New York state needs to reconsider its pepper spray laws.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

As I finalized my Amazon shopping cart for my first year at NYU, I realized I forgot to add one item: pepper spray. Although it wasn’t as exciting as dorm decorations, I knew...

A plaque that reads “New York University School of Law” next to the front gate of N.Y.U.’s law school.

‘A slap in the face’: Outrage after ICE lawyers invited to NYU Law event

After the NYU School of Law announced an event featuring two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys, students have signed a petition in protest.
Abby Wilson, News Editor October 28, 2022

More than 80 students and faculty are calling on the NYU School of Law to cancel an upcoming career event featuring two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys. The...

Lexie Alford, the youngest person ever to visit every country, holds up a sign that reads Country #111 in front of the The Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing, China.

Q&A: Guinness World Record holder Lexie Alford on traveling to every country

After studying away, we thought we were expert solo travelers — until we sat down with the youngest person ever to visit every single country.
Anthony Ferrara and Roshni Raj May 6, 2022

Last semester, we studied away at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU London, where we fully immersed ourselves in the local cultures. Over 40% of NYU students study away for at least one 16-week...

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The yasses and flops of Grindr, as told by its NYU users

NYU students share their experiences with looking for fun and more on the Grindr app.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Content warning: this article mentions sexual assault. Whether you’re using it to find love, lust or some much-needed validation, dating apps are a quintessential part of...

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting taken during an event called in response to recent anti-Asian hate.

University community condemns uptick in anti-Asian violence across NYC

The Student Government Assembly held a processing space after seven students — three of whom were Asian — were assaulted on campus last month.
Isabella Tapia, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

More than 100 members of the NYU community attended a university event to protest the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City on Wednesday, March 23. The event, hosted...

A subway rider stands on the Times Square station platform. Riders are on alert after a rise in assaults at subway stations. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Subway crime spike unnerves NYU students

After the killing of Michelle Go and assaults at the W 4 St-Wash Sq station, residents of New York City are calling for platform barriers to reduce crime in subway stations.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The recent killing of Michelle Alyssa Go, an NYU alum who was pushed in front of a train at the Times Square subway station on Jan. 15, has furthered a growing push for safety...

Fourplay is a new dating app designed to match duos on double dates. The app’s group focus changes the dynamic of dates. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

I tried Fourplay… and liked it

Like all dating apps in New York City, the women are hot and the men are — well, men.
Anyu Ching, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021

As I sat swiping through the Fourplay app for the first time on a Saturday night, the only thing that ran through my head was Jordan Scott’s infamous “I ain’t ever seen two...

Many students are experiencing crowded classrooms in NYU buildings. The high-density classes contrast with the guidelines that NYU is implementing in other areas of student life. (Photo by Olivia Hughart)

Packed classrooms provoke COVID concerns

NYU returned to full in-person instruction this fall, but students are concerned about large class sizes, limited room for social distancing and contrasting rules for academic and non-academic spaces.
Abby Wilson and Alisha Meghani September 29, 2021

Despite the university’s COVID-19 guidelines for the fall 2021 semester, some students believe classroom regulations are too lenient. Students are frustrated that though on-campus...

Outdoor dining structures deck the sides of many New York City restaurants as they adjust to the pandemic and socially distanced services. However, many New Yorkers are still hesitant about eating at restaurants, despite the new developments in vaccinations and the decrease in COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Kaylah Haye)

The moral dilemma of dining in a pandemic

Despite new developments in vaccinations and a decrease in COVID-19 cases, some people remain hesitant about eating at restaurants.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor March 17, 2021

New York City: the city that never sleeps — because all we do is eat. Home to over 8,000 restaurants across its five boroughs, New York City is a gastronomical hub that offers...