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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...

An illustration of a gray facade which reads “NYU School of Global Public Health”, with a purple banner that reads “NYU” on the right side, all against a pale background.

Women with disabilities more likely to report food insecurity, NYU study finds

A recent NYU School of Global Public Health study found that adult women with disabilities are twice as likely to report poor diets and food insecurity in the United States.
Nina Huang, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

Female adults with disabilities are more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity in comparison to those without disabilities, according to a recent study from the NYU...

A hand holds a blue, smoking vape labeled “blueberry” on it. The image is enclosed in a foam green circle, and a depiction of space is in the background.

Beyond NYU: Quitting vaping with judgment-free Jones

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Stern MBA student Caroline Huber shares how the startup she founded with her childhood friend helps people quit vaping in a judgment-free environment.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 23, 2022

Stern MBA student Caroline Huber and her childhood friend Hilary Dubin are on a mission to create the new Nicorette — a nicotine replacement chewing gum that was developed in...

An illustration of a white sign that reads “Smoking Indoors Allowed.” On the left is a cigarette emitting smoke.

Off-Third: Destigmatizing the cig

The FDA recently authorized certain vapes. This is a huge stepping stone in the endless fight to permit cigarette smoking.
Hope Donovan, Contributing Writer February 23, 2022

On the heels of the Food and Drug Administration’s recent authorization of certain vape products for the first time — a victory largely attributed to the joint grassroots organizing...

A woman holds a joint in a Brooklyn apartment. Cannabis use is on the rise among people ages 65 and over. (Staff Photo by Alina Patrick).

NYU Study Finds Increasing Cannabis Use Among Boomers

An NYU Langone study has found increased use of cannabis in people aged 65 and older, raising questions surrounding the legality and need to expand research on the issue, according to an NYU Langone researcher.
Dylan Wahbe, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

Cannabis use is increasing among people 65 years and older, according to an NYU Langone study released last week. Dr. Benjamin Han — the study’s lead researcher — found...

With new regulations on e-cigarettes and ban on flavored Juul products, students discuss the danger of e-cigarettes. (Photo by Aidan Singh)

Student Vaping Fears Intensify Amid Recent Wave of Illnesses

Students discuss e-cigarette culture on campus and how first-year students develop their addictions.
Tatiana Velasco, Staff Writer September 30, 2019

He was an NYU student who would never be seen without his Juul in hand. Nicotine was, unbeknownst to him at the time, something he was becoming dependent on. He thought he could...

A Class of Their Own: Defining the Stereotypes Surrounding NYU’s Programs

A Class of Their Own: Defining the Stereotypes Surrounding NYU’s Programs

Students discuss how school reputations burden them with expectations to meet and cliches to disprove.
Sammy Tavassoli, UTA September 23, 2019

A Tisch student enigmatically takes a drag on her cigarette as she belts her latest solo with the accompaniment of 50 of her acting cohorts on the corner of Broadway. A Stern...

Recent Stern graduate Rachel Lee. (Staff Photo by Alina Patrick)

The Stern Student Who Chose Maui Over Wall Street

Rachel Lee is blazing her own path at a Hawaii cannabis distillery.
Elif Kesikbas, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

Bored of the traditional mindset that surrounds the Stern School of Business, Rachel Lee wanted to explore what lay outside the bubble of future finance workers. She took a semester...

An NYU student lights a cigarette. (Photo by Cydney Blitzer)

Adjusting to New York City’s Smoking Culture

Smoking is technically banned on campus, but that doesn't seem to deter students from lighting one up outside Bobst.
Kylie Marsh, Contributing Writer February 11, 2019

Students casually puffing on cigarettes five feet in front of Bobst Library’s no-smoking sign can be a perplexing sight to outsiders. For NYU students, it’s routine. “It’s...

Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

Tyler Crews and Yasmin Gulec October 1, 2018
New York City nightlife can be tricky to navigate for students under 21. NYC Welcome Week tries to eliminate this struggle by providing 18+ events.
A student vapes in Union Square at night. (Staff Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Study Suggests Vaping Increases Risk of Cancer and Heart Diseases

Mariana Castro and Christine Lee February 6, 2018
While the number of young people smoking e-cigrattes continues to rise, a new study released by NYU researchers shows how these smokers may be jeopardizing their health. The study, which exposed lab rats to 12 straight weeks of nicotine vapor, suggests smokers may be at an increased risks of heart disease and cancer.
A new device for vaping is taking over the NYU campus among students, the juul. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new bill bans vaping in public indoor areas or anywhere smoking is already prohibited, as this might affect students on campus.

Juul Electronic Cigarettes: The Biggest New Craze on Campus?

Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor October 27, 2017
With the increased usage of e-cigarettes comes a new craze: the Juul. NYU students have mixed feelings about one of the biggest e-cigarettes on campus.