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

Washington Square News

A crowd surrounds a memorial filled with candles, flowers, posters and Israeli flags in front of a storefront.

Mass shooting near NYU Tel Aviv campus prompts university response

After a shooting in Tel Aviv last week and a number of attacks in Israel over the last month, site administrators advised students to exercise greater caution and avoid traveling outside of Tel Aviv.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2022

NYU Tel Aviv provided transportation back to campus and advised students to temporarily stay indoors after a mass shooting near campus on April 7. The shooting left three dead...

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, a school shooter shot 11 people at Oxford High School in Michigan. In light of this, it is important to reject attempts to blame bullying for mass murders. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: Stop blaming school shootings on bullying

In light of the tragic school shooting in Michigan, it is important to reject attempts to link bullying to mass murder.
Srishti Bungle, Deputy Opinion Editor December 8, 2021

A 15-year-old sophomore school shooter committed a senseless act of violence at Oxford High School on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Eleven people were shot, three students died from their...

Police and guards surround the Tandon campus in Brooklyn. An individual was shot near 6 Metrotech on Tuesday afternoon. (Staff Photo by Arnav Binaykia)

NYU student shot on Brooklyn campus

A Tandon sophomore was wounded in a shooting on the Tandon School of Engineering campus.
Arnav Binaykia September 21, 2021

An NYU student was shot at approximately 3:15 p.m. outside 5 MetroTech Center on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering campus. The victim, a Tandon sophomore, was wounded in the...

The Center for Global Spiritual Life, Office of Global Inclusion, Wellness Center and Division of Student Affairs hosted a virtual vigil to honor the victims of the Atlanta shooting, as well as all other victims of anti-Asian hate crimes and racist violence, on Wednesday, March 17. This is an opportunity for the university community to come together after the disheartening Atlanta shooting. (Illustration by Minji Kim)

NYU holds vigil for Atlanta shooting victims and victims of anti-Asian violence

The university community comes together to mourn the victims of the Atlanta shootings.
Mei Lamison, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Julie Park, Hyun-jeong Park, Paul Andre Michels and Xiaojie Tan were among eight people — six of whom were Asian women — shot dead by a 21-year-old...

The shots were fired on the same street as the NYU Bookstore.

Shots Fired Near Broadway and West 3rd, No Injuries Reported

Victor Porcelli, News Editor September 27, 2019

Updated 12:25 p.m. Shots were fired near Broadway and West 3rd St. — a few minutes away from the NYU Bookstore, NYU’s 194 Mercer St. and the Washington Square Park campus...

A student speaks at the vigil on Tuesday to commemorate and mourn the victims of Saturdays Poway Synagogue shooting. (Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Students Mourn and Reflect at Vigil for Poway Synagogue Shooting

Students and New Yorkers gathered under the Washington Square Arch on Tuesday to mourn the victims of the Poway Synagogue shooting.
Bethany Allard, Deputy News Editor May 1, 2019

As the sun began to set over Washington Square Park, a group of approximately 75 students and New Yorkers gathered in a circle under the arch to commemorate the victims and...

Mariam Abukwaik calls for justice. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Muslim Students Continue to Mourn After Christchurch Shootings

More than a week after the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, Muslim students mourn and reflect on what happened.
Meghna Maharishi, News Editor March 24, 2019

Silver sophomore Mariam Abukwaik was overwhelmed by the headlines. At least 49 were presumed dead in Christchurch, New Zealand in a horrific massacre which targeted two mosques....

Cristina Maria de la Puerta, Freshman, Liberal Studies

Students Take a Second on the Gun Debate

Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer March 21, 2018
The school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School led to intense debate about gun control laws and gun violence in the United States.
Kim A Snyder’s documentary, “Newtown” focuses on the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut back in 2012 by exploring the lives of victim’s family members, as well as the greater community.

“Newtown” Highlights the Aftermath of Mass Shootings

Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large October 7, 2016
In a stunningly poignant portait of grief, Kim A. Snyder's documentary of the Sandy Hook shooting brings us back to the awful fact that the events that day were not just a stunning addition to a saddening statistic, but real people who lost their lives.
NYU Law held a roundtable discussion on NYPD officer Peter Liang’s conviction.

Student Roundtable for Liang Convention

Rebecca Oh, Contributing Writer March 7, 2016
On Friday, NYU Law held a roundtable discussion regarding the implications of Peter Liang's case for communities of color, police accountability, and NYPD reform.
Excessive gunman coverage fuels murder

Excessive gunman coverage fuels murder

Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor January 27, 2014
Media outlets should lessen coverage of mass shootings.
Julie DeVito for WSN

NYU community gathers to hold vigil for Newtown victims

December 18, 2012
Over a hundred students and staff gathered in Kimmel last night to hold vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.